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Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Marche, Italy.

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The Renaissance spawned the creation of Urbino’s Historic Centre. A World Heritage Site, Urbino was the birthplace of Raphael and his house has since been turned into a museum. A number of Renaissance masterpieces can be found in the Palazzo Ducale’s Galleria Nazionale della Marche, and examples of Renaissance architecture in the form of Palazzos and churches are everywhere throughout the town.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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Historic Centre of Urbino

The small hill town of Urbino, in the Marche, experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century, attracting artists and scholars from all over Italy and beyond, and influencing cultural developments elsewhere in Europe. Owing to its economic and cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards, it has preserved its Renaissance appearance to a remarkable extent.

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