Gubbio is among Italy’s best preserved medieval
towns, situated on the slope of the Monte Ingino. A
walk through its alleys is like going back in time.
The main square is a daring construction, a
so-called hanging-square upon which rises an
impressive town-hall: the Palace of the Consuls. The
Palace now hosts the City Museum which keeps, among
other treasures, the only written testimony of the
autochthonous Umbrian population: the so-called
seven bronze tablets of Gubbio.
On the 15th of May, the locals organize Italy's most
peculiar procession, the 'Candle Race' :la
Corsa dei Ceri, to the sanctuary of Saint
Ubaldus on top of the mountain. An unforgettable
event where the enthusiasm of the population will
contaminate all visitors.
• half day Itinerary
- San Francesco Church
- Piazza Grande (Central square)
- Consoli palace and Podestà palace (only from
- Ducal Palace (only from outside)
- Medieval back roads and view points
full day Itinerary
One of the following sites can be added
- Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo
- Consoli Palace Museum*
- City Museum *
- Ducal Palace *
* Entrance fee
•► Practical information
The usual appointment with the guide is on Piazza
Quaranta Martiri. Two elevators - one to the main
square, a second-one to the cathedral - can make the
visit a little easier.
They are free of charge.