: 522 mt above sea level 32.000 people
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is a medieval town if Umbria situated in a panoramic position
and in a beautiful landscape on the slopes of mount Ingino. Notable for its
beauty, Gubbio is the most classic village of Umbria characterized by narrow streets,
bridges, small piazzas and medieval quarters.
San Francesco : The church has a plain faēade
embellished by a Romanesque portal and nice rose window. On the left
side is the 5th Century polygonal bell-tower. Interiors with scenes from
the life of Our Lady and several 3rd Century fresco
cycles. Inside the convent visitors can admire a large art collection
with jewelry, sacred vestments, paintings and archeological finds.
Roman Theater: It is one of the biggest Roman
theaters and it bears witness to the importance of Gubbio during the Roman
Not far from there is the "Mausoleo", the remains
of a Roman tomb.
San Giovanni Battista: 14th Century
building with wide Gothic portal and bell-tower with ogival windows.
Church aisles characterized by pointed arches. Inside, it preserves nice
paintings of Perugino's school and a Renaissance baptismal font.
Piazza Grande : Wide open place offering beautiful
Palazzo dei Consoli: It is one of the most
beautiful Town halls of Italy. It is a very important example of
medieval architecture. Built between 1332 and 1349 it is a very elegant
building characterized by squared stone blocks, tower and merlons. Seat
of Civic Museum and local picture gallery, it preserves many archeological
finds, from which are of note the famous "Tavole Eugubine"; seven bronze plates with Etruscan and Latin inscriptions. On the upper floor
the "Pinacoteca" houses several works of art, mostly of local painters.
Duomo: Imposing Gothic building. It lies at the
top of the town. Church aisles with big ogival arches. Many works of art of
the Sixteenth century.
Palazzo Ducale: In front of the Duomo emerges
this renaissance building . It hosts the Museum of Palazzo Ducale with
several paintings, frescoes and ligneous works of art.
Sant' Agostino : 13th Century church,
lying outside the city walls, close to "Porta Romana". It hosts the "Museo
della Ceramica" ( Ceramics museum)
To complete your trip to Gubbio do not miss visiting the
Basilica of Sant' Ubaldo, on the slopes of Mount Ingino.
The best way to reach the Basilica of Sant' Ubaldo is by a cableway
starting from "Porta Romana". It surmounts a drop of 360 mt within 6
minutes and during the ascent visitors can enjoy the landscape. The
Basilica has medieval origins, a magnificent sixteenth Century portal
and an elegant Franciscan cloister. The Church has a nave and double
aisles. On the high altar is the richly decorated renaissance urn,
preserving the body of Sant' Ingino, Gubbio's patron saint ( 1194)
On the right aisle, are The "Ceri", 5 big wooden platforms, leading actors
of the " Corsa dei Ceri" historic competition.
It takes place on the eve of St. Ubaldo's death,
last Sunday of May and it has secular
traditions. The "Ceri" are 3 gigantic wood platforms, surmounted by the statues of the saints Ubaldo, Giorgio and
Antonio which are carried on one's back from the old town center to the top of Mount Ingino, where the basilica of the Patron
Saint stands. On the way the "Ceraioli" are engaged in a wild race through the city's streets, and in the difficult,
hard climb up the mountain, are followed by the excited and cheering crowd. The feast which takes place during the day, is
one of the most singular popular religious events of Italy. It is imbued by a great mystical emotionality, which fascinates
During Christmas time Mount Ingino hosts the tallest Christmas tree from all
over the world.
Palio della Balestra:
Exciting competition of capable bowmen in period costumes. The Contest is enriched by a flag-wavers spectacle
and by a rich historic parade.
Typical products : Agricultural products, ceramics, wrought iron works,
other local handicrafts.
By Train : The closest railway stations are :
Distances from Gubbio:
Ancona km 113 ; Arezzo km 90 ; Assisi km 48; Bari
km 569 ; Bologna km 230 ; Fabriano km 35 ;
Fano km 75 ; Firenze km 170 ; Foligno km 80 ; Milano km
385 ; Napoli km 433 ; Perugia km 39 ;
Roma km 200 ; Siena km 110 ; Spoleto km 88 ; Terni km 116 ; Urbino km 70