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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Walking around Urbino, Italy

One of the gateways entering the walled city

 Urbino is an ancient walled city in the Marche region of Italy.  A World Heritage Site with a history extending back to the time of the Romans, it reached its pinnacle of influence during the Renaissance under the patronage of Frederico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino.

View from entrance of Raphael's childhood home.

the main piazza....grappa central

The Ducal Palace on horizon.