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On the slopes of the Apennine Mount Igino, Gubbio is Umbria's oldest town, well preserved over the centuries and rich in monuments which evoke its glorious past. 

The Iguvine Tablets, one of the most important Italic documents, and the Roman Theatre, located just outside the walls, bear testimony to this ancient past. Dominated by the monumental Basilica of St. Ubaldo, which houses the incorrupt remains of the saint, Gubbio boasts architectural masterpieces that symbolise and reflect the power once wielded by this medieval city-state.

Let’s begin our tour of Gubbio from the Cathedral, an immense artistic treasure built in the last twenty years of the twelfth century. The scenic and panoramic Piazza Grande is also home to the Palazzo dei Consoli, a symbol of the city, built in the Gothic style and reflecting the importance of Gubbio in medieval times. The imposing complex of the Palazzo dei Consoli, the Palazzo Pretorio and the raised piazza that connects them was built in the first half of the fourteenth century and is now home to the art gallery and the archaeological museum. Inside are the Iguvine Tablets, which are the most important document for the history of the Italic peoples. Opposite the Duomo is the Ducal Palace, commissioned in the fifteenth century by Duke Federico of Montefeltro, where you can admire the small study - a faithful copy of the original exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in New York - as well as an attractive inner courtyard consisting of a series of arches supported by columns and decorated capitals.

Just outside the ancient walls of Gubbio, you'll find the Roman Theatre, dating from the first century BC and restored in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which still serves as a venue for classical plays and other performances, especially during the summer season. Another important stop on a holiday in Gubbio is the Ranghiasci Park, a green area that runs along the old walls, starting from one of the ancient walls and offering one of the best views of the city from above. And if you’re not feeling dizzy yet, it’s worth taking the cable car to the top of Mount Igino to admire the Basilica of St. Ubaldo, which houses the remains of the saint and the famous candles.

Gubbio's special feature is the "licence to be mad", which anyone can obtain by going to Largo Bargello and walking around its small fountain three times to earn the coveted recognition and citizenship of Gubbio. Umbria and the city of the mad await you: check out our holiday packages to Gubbio today and get ready for a new exciting adventure!

Top hotels in Gubbio

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Bosone Palace
Hotel Bosone Palace
4 out of 5
Via XX Settembre 22, GPS: Piazza Quaranta Martiri, Gubbio, PG
The price is £63 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Palazzo dei Consoli, Piazza Grande and Museo Civico e Pinacoteca Comunale. Palazzo Ducale ...

4.2/5Very Good! (206 reviews)
A fine, centrally situated hotel.

"A good choice for exploring the historic centre of Gubbio. The small suite was fine and the bed comfortable. It was fairly priced, the Wi-Fi though was poor."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

Hotel Bosone Palace
Hotel Villa Montegranelli
Hotel Villa Montegranelli
3 out of 5
Località Monteluiano, Gubbio, PG
The price is £83 per night

Situated in Gubbio, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gubbio Roman Theatre, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and Museo Cante Gabrielli. Church of San Francesco ...

3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)
Italian Gem

"The hotel was very traditional in a lovely idyllic area just outside Gubbio. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. The staff were helpful and polite. We had breakfast each day and used the pool once which was a relaxing treat. We had a meal on our last night which was beautiful, and ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2018

Hotel Villa Montegranelli
Faro Rosso
Faro Rosso
Via Montanaldo, Gubbio
The price is £74 per night

Situated in Gubbio, this agritourism property is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gubbio Roman Theatre, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and Museo Cante Gabrielli. Church ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)

"The property is very nicely decorated and has a great view on the city of Gubbio. The facilities are big and roomy and nicely decorated. The cousine is excellent! The place seems to be a popular destination for weddings and birthday parties. The room are in a separate building so the parties do not ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Faro Rosso

Popular places to visit in Gubbio

Palazzo dei Consoli
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Palazzo dei Consoli

You can learn about the history of Gubbio with a trip to Palazzo dei Consoli. Discover the area's countryside and monuments.

Piazza Grande
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Piazza Grande

You can find out about the history of Gubbio with a stop at Piazza Grande. Make time to visit the monuments and churches while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Gubbio

Dining experience at a local's home in Gubbio
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Dining experience at a local's home in Gubbio

£77
Per adult
Gin tasting experience in Gubbio
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Gin tasting experience in Gubbio

£72
Per adult
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Gubbio
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Gubbio

£132
Per adult

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