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Palazzo Ducale

Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
+39 075 927 5872
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Wonderful and well worth the climb

If you have any interest in history - especially the rather complicated past of Italy - get to this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
susankeppe
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Gubbio, Italy
How the rich lived

We happened upon the Palazzo Ducale by chance and although we had limited time to stroll around its... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
alanroberts619
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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Built in 1476 AD and restructured at the end of the 15th century, this palace is an important example of Renaissance architecture, with an elegant interior surrounding a courtyard built of stones and bricks.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
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+39 075 927 5872
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have any interest in history - especially the rather complicated past of Italy - get to this place - it is stunning and so well presented.

Thank susankeppe
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We happened upon the Palazzo Ducale by chance and although we had limited time to stroll around its 'jaw dropping' rooms before the place was due to close for the day we were so glad we found this treasure. The fee of 5 euros is...More

Thank alanroberts619
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A miniature version of the palace of Urbino, with some very similar characteristics, including a scaled-down courtyard and a “studiolo” decorated with marquetary. There was an exhibition of sculpture by a local artist in the basement, and an exhbitionof posters and a few works from...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a palace full of paintings, not a lot of anything else but the paintings are wonderful. The information cards that are in each room make your visit very enjoyable. The wonderful wooden studio (even if it is a copy) has been done so...More

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Based on some negative reviews, I almost decided to give this a miss - thank goodness I chose to ignore them and make up my own mind. I will accept that, unlike many of the Country piles we visit in the UK, the rooms here...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The palace is magnificent and really makes you feel history, However, bar a couple of rooms it's completely empty..

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a pigs ear of a visit. The lady at the ticket office is certainly not interested in breaking off her conversation with friends to pay you much attention. It sets the tone for a rather unfriendly and cold place. However, this Renaissance Palace...More

Thank FoodieArch
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Duke's Palace has been amazingly restored but somehow it’s mostly dull and boring apart from the Duke’s library/studio, which is covered in beautiful marquetry exhibiting the most amazing trompe-l’oeil effects. It's the only part of the palace that's worth seeing. It's not the original...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Palazzo Ducale is another sight to spend some time viewing the grandeur of the local dignitary, as was, some few hundred years ago. There is an 'empty' quality to this place, almost as though the life has been sucked from it.

Thank MustBe
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The outside is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, tall and lofty, standing on the west side of a sweeping square, framed by other elegant period buildings on the other three sides. The atmosphere is amazing.

Thank opossumd
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