About Urbino

Urbino is a picturesque Renaissance hill town in the Marche region of central Italy. Although Urbino was a Roman and medieval city, its peak came during the 15th century when Duke Federico da Montefeltro established one of Europe's most illustrious courts. Its impressive Ducal Palace houses one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in Italy. Urbino has a university started in 1506 and it's a center for maiolica ceramics, art, and culture. Urbino's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Urbino Location:

Urbino is in the northern part of central Italy's Marche Region, one of the more remote and least touristed regions of Italy. Urbino is about 30km from the Adriatic coast. (see Marche region map

About the University of Urbino "Carlo Bo" see the web site: