Urbino, at the court of Duke
An intense day dedicated to visiting Urbino where you will be captivated by the refined Renaissance atmosphere of Palazzo Ducale, admire the treasures and art masterpieces of the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, you will be thrilled in the face of a sensational Last Supper by Barocci exhibited in the cathedral, you will be enchanted by the beauty of the Oratories of San Giuseppe and San Giovanni and finally you will meet a giant of the Italian Renaissance who was born here: Raffaello Sanzio.
Urbino is a destination outside the usual tourist routes. It is an idyllic city built on the top of a hill. Houses and buildings with red bricks are perched on steep streets while in the distance spectacular misty mountains can be seen. Between the 15th and 16th centuries, Urbino was, par excellence, the cultural capital of the Renaissance. Many painters of the time like Piero della Francesca and exponents of Renaissance culture came here to offer their services.
On this intense day of visits, you will be captivated by the refined Renaissance atmosphere of Palazzo Ducale, admire the treasures and art masterpieces of the National Gallery of the Marche, you will be thrilled in the face of a sensational Last Supper by Barocci displayed in the cathedral, you will be enchanted by the beauty of the Oratories of San Giuseppe and San Giovanni and finally you will meet a giant of the Italian Renaissance who was born here: Raffaello Sanzio.
Morning: meeting with the guide and visit of the Ducal Palace and the National Gallery of Marche. The Ducal Palace of Urbino is an extraordinary example of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. The palace, built by the great patron of the city, Duke Federico di Montefeltro, has housed the National Gallery of the Marche since 1912. Its rooms boast an incredible collection of works by Raphael, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello, Tiziano and Barocci. with a visit to the cathedral, located next to the palace and home to three of Barocci’s paintings. Lunch at a typical restaurant to taste some local specialties. Afternoon: visit of the Oratories. The Oratory of Giovanni Battista with its colorful frescoes and a work on the life of the Saint painted by the Salimbeni brothers in 1416; and the Oratory of San Giuseppe, with its life-size crib of the 16th century carved in plaster and located in a natural cave. The last stop of the day is the birthplace of Raphael, for the visit of the house where the parents lived of Raphael and where the same painter spent his first years of life.
The price includes:
– Private guide,
– All entrances;
– Lunch, 3 courses, drinks included;
The price does not include:
– Transfers to Urbino;
– Tips and any personal extras;
– Foods and beverages where not provided;
– Any additional hours of service;
– Anything not included in “the price includes”.
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