Known as one of the most important centers of the Italian Renaissance, Urbino was the home of Raffaello Sanzio and is home to one of the oldest and most important universities in Europe. Not to be missed is its historic center, which since 1998 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Raffaello here spent the years of his youthful formation at his father's workshop. Today the structure is a house-museum dedicated to the Urbino artist and houses works of various kinds and origins.
The palace was built during the 15th century by the Florentine Maso di Bartolomeo, the dalmata Luciano Laurana and the senese Francesco di Giorgio Martini.
The building, originally a hospital, dates back to 1365. The interior is an explosion of colors of frescoes made by the Salimbeni brothers from San Severino around 1416.
The Cathedral Basilica is located on the right side of Piazza Duca Federico, next to the Ducal Palace.