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Palazzo Ducale

Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
+39 075 927 5872
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I found this to be most interesting and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Based on some negative reviews, I almost decided to give this a miss - thank goodness I chose to... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Beautiful place.. but empty!

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

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Paul G
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
+39 075 927 5872
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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
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The summer palace of Federico da Montefeltro with the wood inlay study on the first floor near the courtyard, completely reproduced and installed (original in the Met in New York). The large salon on the first floor nearby is cavernous, the upper rooms cosy and...More

1  Thank Emily D
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is one of those places where you can really step back in time. This wonderfully preserved and intriguing palace is located at one of the high points in Gubbio. Since Gubbio is on a hillside, one should definitely ask where the elevator is and...More

1  Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Palazzo Ducale is not such a pearl as the big one in Urbino but it is worth a visit to see archaeological findings, inner courtyard, rooms with paintings and first and foremost Studiolo. You can browse around alone and feel the spirit of Renaissance noblemen.

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This should be a for sure stop on any visit to Gubbio. The building is situated in a lovely spot on a piazza with a view over the town and valley below. The interior of the building has not been ruined or distorted by poor...More

1  Thank bbinder
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