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Urbino: Private Walking Tour with Ducal Palace Ticket

1. Urbino: Private Walking Tour with Ducal Palace Ticket

Explore the stunning UNESCO-listed site that is Urbino on a private walking tour. Let your local guide unveil the walled city's artistic and architectural masterpieces that date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, while learning about its significance during the Renaissance. Meet your guide at the Piazza Rinascimento, from where you will start your tour to discover Urbino and its secrets. Make your way to the magnificent Ducal Palace — one of Italy's most important monuments and a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site — and walk through its historical rooms. Admire Urbino Cathedral, and the Oratory of St. John the Baptist, a jewel of Gothic architecture. Visit the birthplace and memorial of Raffaello Sanzio, one of the Renaissance's most famous painters. End your tour with a picturesque view of the city from the terrace of the Albornoz Fortress, before returning to the center through Porta Valbona.

Urbino: Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

2. Urbino: Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Discover an idyllic hill town in the Italian region of Marche where houses and palaces of weathered brick and pantiles cluster around steep narrow streets, surrounded by misty mountains and green and yellow hills, like the background of a Leonardo portrait. Maybe you didn't know it but because it is on the opposite side of the Apennines to the more famous Florence and Siena, Urbino has been half-forgotten by tourists and art lovers.  In its time during the 15th and 16th centuries, Urbino was one of the cultural capitals of the Renaissance and also, even now, a quite unique and picturesque university town. During this private, you'll explore the famous University of Urbino, Piazza del Rinascimento, the Church of San Domenico, the dome, the monument to the great Raffaello and the beautiful Palazzo Ducale. Get ready to take amazing pictures of this real hidden Italian gem.

From Urbino: Montefeltro Tour with Truffle Lunch

3. From Urbino: Montefeltro Tour with Truffle Lunch

This excursion takes you to the discovery of the ducal lands around Urbino, which will be the starting point. In the morning, your driver will pick you up at the meeting point to head to Urbania, formerly known as Casteldurante. You will have a few hours to explore this small, excellently preserved and pretty village that nevertheless offers interesting sights. In the price of this activity you will have included admission to the town's Ducal Palace (directly overlooking the course of the river providing a very impressive glimpse) and the lovely Bramante Theater. But it doesn't end there, during your time in Urbania a local guide will walk around with you while narrating anecdotes and stories about these ducal lands, but most importantlym, guide will have a special key that will open a palace generally closed to the public: The Barco Ducale. This ancient structure was used as a hunting lodge by the Dukes of Montefeltro and you will get to explore a portion of it before visiting another rare gem. It is the Church of the Dead and the Cemetery of the Mummies. In fact, in Urbania there is this particular church that houses mummified and exposed bodies.  At the end of teh visit, driver will then take you to Acqualagna, the truffle capital of central Italy. We have already booked everything for you and hope you will arrive with an empty stomach because the smells and flavors will make you salivate. The Acqualagna truffle is one of the most renowned in Italy and you will have the opportunity to enjoy it with a meal based on this prized ingredient. Once lunch is over, the car will take you to the Furlo Gorge. This is a gorge carved out by the Candigliano River, later barred by a dam that created an artificial lake of it. You will have a chance to take photos and take a short walk before returning to Urbino, comforrably carried by your car after a memorable morning. 

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