Saturday, 5 November 2016

Italy: Palazzo Ducale in Urbino

Yesterday I got a postcard from Italy.

It shows the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino. Urbino is a small hill town in the Italian Marche Region. It had its heyday under Duke Federico III da Montefeltro in the Renaissance era, when it was a centre of attraction for famous artists from all over Italy, who created there an exceptional urban complex of remarkable homogeneity. In 1483 the Renaissance' Great Master Raphael was born in the city. The Palazzo Ducale is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Italy and is now home to one of the most important collections of Renaissance art in the World, the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. The Historic Centre of Urbino is since 1998 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice (issued 20-10-2016)


Thank You very much Alessandro!

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