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  Urbino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Panorama of Urbino with the cathedral and the palazzo ducale
Urbino is a city in the Marche in Italy, southwest of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site with a great cultural history during the Renaissance as the seat of Federico da Montefeltro.
The modest Roman town of Urvinum Mataurense ("the little city on the river Mataurus") became an important strategic stronghold in the Gothic wars of the 6th century, captured in 538 from the Goths by the champion of the Emperor of the East, Belisarius, and frequently mentioned by the Byzantine historian Procopius.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Archdiocese of Urbino
Urbino has a university with faculties of law, mathematico-physics, and a school of pharmacy and obstetrics, and a hospital founded in 1265.
Urbino is the native place of Bartolommeo Carusi, theologian and professor at Bologna and Paris; Federico Commandini (1509), mathematician; Bernardini Baldi (seventeenth century), poet; Ludovio della Vernaccia (thirteenth century), poet; Laura Battiferri-Ammanati (seventeenth century), poet; the archeologist, Mgr.
Urbino is the ancient Urbinum Mataurense, a Roman municipium.
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 Urbino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Urbino is the chief city (or rather, according to its name, "two cities") in the province of Romagna in the Marche region, south and east of Tuscany and extending to the Adriatic.
The dominant feature of Urbino is the Ducal Palace, placed atop the dramatic steep hill and marked by twin towers underneath which are balconies from which the Duke addressed his subjects.
Urbino was ruled by the Montefeltro family from 1213 to 1508; the family’s most famous ruler was Federico, who had the palace built in 15C.
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 Marche Voyager - Guide to Urbino
Urbino remains one of the most important towns in the Marche - indeed in Italy - for the tourist in search of great Italian art and architecture and its beguiling streets well reward the curious traveller.
The hub of the town is the animated triangle of Piazza della Repubblica that lies in a dip between the twin humps of a hill.
Giovanni Santi was a court painter at Urbino who might have been consigned to the lumber room of art history if he hadn't been the father of the divine Raphael.
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 The Architectural Review: Long game at Urbino: Giancarlo de Carlo's tapes... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Long game at Urbino: Giancarlo de Carlo's tapestry at Urbino is an inventive reworking of old and new, in which interventions grow out of weaving the existing with modern needs.
His special relationship with Urbino dates back to 1958 when he was first invited to embark on a masterplan.
Urbino became the principal vehicle for his developing exploration of techniques for reading the territory': that is for understanding a place, its forms and spaces, and how they reflect both its social history and current state.
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 Urbino Summer Study Abroad Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Urbino is an ideal town for total immersion in Italian life and language.
Urbino is a great base from which to explore and there is plenty to do and see within its own walls as well.
The 25,000 inhabitants of Urbino are very proud of their city and country and celebrate life in the traditional Italian spirit.
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 Hotel Urbino, Hotels Urbino, Welcome, Urbino, Hospitality Urbino, Lodge Urbino, Lodges Urbino, Lodging Urbino, Lodgings ...
Higher still are the apse, dome and bell tower of the Cathedral and, to the side of them, next to the large windows of the palace's hanging garden, the magnificent western frontage of the Ducal Palace.
Urbino is known for its highly frequented University, which offers courses also for foreigners, as well its "Accademia di Belle Arti, Istituto Superiore di Grafica and Istituto d'Arte del Libro".
Urbino celebrates La Festa del Duca each August - this is an historical procession in period costume through the streets of the town centre, in which acrobats and fire-eaters take part, and which culminates in a tournament held in the presence of the Ducal Court.
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 A Pope from Urbino
In 1508 at the death of Guidubaldo, Urbino was bequeathed to his nephew Francesco Maria della Rovere and the coat of arms of the Montefeltro was enriched with the oak of the Della Rovere.
For Urbino the election was a lottery as the pope and his family tried to reverse the downward trend of the local economy.
Clemens XI erected in Piazza della Rotonda an obelisk from the Temple of Isis; his nephew transferred to Urbino another obelisk from that temple and as usual topped it with the family symbols (to see all the obelisks of Rome click here).
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 URBINO - LoveToKnow Article on URBINO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
1497 he was expelled from Urbino by Caesar Borgia, son of Alexander VI., but regained his dukedom in 1503, after Caesars death.
Guidubaldo was the last duke of the Montefeltro line; at his death in 5508 he bequeathed his coronet to Francesco Maria della Rovere, nephew of Julius II., and for about a century Urbino was ruled by its second dynasty of the Della Rovere family.
During the reigns of Federigo and Guidubaldo, Urbino was one of the foremost centres of activity in art and literature in Italy.
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 URBINO HISTORICAL INFORMATIONS Hotels booking and reservations in Italy , farmhouse , campings , b&b , bed & breakfast ...
The history of Urbino is ideally and physically related to the history of its university whose first nucleus dates back to 1506.
The medieval residence of Count Antonio di Montefeltro, today the head office of the university, is linked to the modern structure of the university colleges positioned on the western ridge of the Cappuccini hill.
This combination of ancient an modern is a testimony of the cultural role that Urbino continues to have today in the intemational field.
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 Pottery - Urbino
If that historian is correct, Urbino does not signify the name of the town, but the protection of the successive Dukes of Urbino, under whose favour and encouragement this ceramic art flourished from about 1477 to 1630.
He adopted Fontana as his surname and transmitted it to his children, of whom his son Orazio, who died in 1571, was the most celebrated of the Urbino painters on majolica, his works being remarkable for their exquisite design and superb execution.
Another artist migrating to different fabriques was Giulio da Urbino, who signed his works with this name and added the name of the fabrique where he was at the time working.
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 review of urbino: the story of a renaissance city
But Urbino has always had — and will always have — its passionate amateurs, and June Osborne is one of these, determined to share her love of Urbino with the wider public.
To allow the reader to appreciate Urbino’s (and Federigo da Montefeltro’s) place in the political affairs of early Renaissance Italy, Osborne provides a readable historical context in the fourth chapter, ‘Prelude to a Golden Age.’ We are introduced to Federigo in chapter five.
Urbino from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries is treated in the last chapter, under the rubric ‘Over the Hill.’ Perhaps the most useful chapter for the Englishspeaking student will be chapter eleven, devoted to Baldassare Castiglione, a Mantuan nobleman who served the court of Urbino from approximately 1505 to 1516.
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 Italian Cooking and Living - Travel - Destinations: Urbino
The skyline of Urbino is hard to miss with its twin-towered palace that reminds visitors of the area's history.
The city is the birthplace of one of the greatest artists of all time—Raphael—and is still a center of fine arts and mathematics, appetizing rustic food and peculiar festivals such as the famous "Frog Race.".
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, Urbino saw the development of artistic, architectural and academic masterpieces under the rule of the Montefeltro family.
www.italiancookingandliving.com /travel/destinations/urbino.html   (629 words)

  
 The Marches, Urbino, and San Marino
Tiny, quiet, beautifully clean and vibrantly alive, Urbino appears to have remained unchanged by the last 4 or 5 centuries.
The tiny streets filled with the shouts of children and the smells of simmering pasta sauce are linked together by even more narrow stairways.
The spires of the Duke's castle and the dome of the principal church are visible from virtually every vantage point so that it is impossible to get lost.
www.bonetumor.org /bologna/urbino.htm   (328 words)

  
 ISEP Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Academic notes: Urbino provides an ideal setting for students of classics, Italian language, linguistics, literature, and art and archeology, particularly Etruscan, Greek, Roman, and medieval periods.
Law, letters, science and education are the major emphases at Urbino, which also features the Istituto Statale d'Arte, specializing in engraving, lithography, animation and ceramics.
The birthplace of Raphael, its centerpiece is the 15th-century palace built by the Duke of Montefeltro.
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 Urbino on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Urbino was particularly noted for its school of painting (15th-17th cent.) and for the manufacture of majolica ware.
The contours of tolerance: Jews and the Corpus Domini Altarpiece in Urbino.
Travel Etc: In search of- Federico in Urbino; He had a lust for power, an eye for a good painting and one of the most extraordinary noses in history.
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 Discoveritalia - Weekend - Urbino: Modern
Urbino has remained during the centuries an artistic city without becoming overwhelmed with tourists.
Moreover, thanks to its University, Urbino is a young city, full of students who keep it active and lively, an important cultural centre.
During the year, Urbino hosts several events linked to its artistic and cultural history: the city unveils its perfect mixture of history and novelties, a great blend between tradition and modernization.
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 Urbino
With the clandestine move from the central Italian city of Urbino on the back of a mule, records of any link between the two paintings and their creator...
It is billed as an exploration of his artistic development from his origins in Urbino to the big 1513 career break at Rome’s papal court.
BMO honcho Gilles Ouellette and his wife, Julia, shone as the Duke and Duchess of Urbino from a 1465 painting by Piero della Francesca.
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 Hotel, B&B, Farm Holiday, Apartment in pesaro-urbino
Ca'vernaccia is a beatiful ancient country house :it dates back to 1700 and it is situated in the open country, in a wonderful scenery of uncontaminated places it is only 2,5 km away from urbino (ducal capital of montefeltro), it offers ospitality to 40 people and the possibilit...
Is a typical farmhouse country of Marche, to the borders with Umbria, partially restructured, with wide farmyard and park planted with trees, inserted in an agricultural property of beyond 30 hectares, with private lake.
Near the village of Isola del Piano, the dai mori farmahouse is set in a valley entirely farmed with organic methods (a tradition going back 40 years) on the slopes of the Urbino hills (I Monti delle Cesane), a vast unspoilt woodland area with views of the sea and mountais....
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 Black Bridge by Edward Sklepowich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Urbino looks forward to his favorite season of the year and his usual invigorating visits with the Contessa.
Or at least Urbino considers their friendship to be special, until the arrival in Venice of the Contessa's longtime friend, the charismatic actor Barone Roberto Casarotto-Re (Bobo), who comes to town to perform a one-man show in which he impersonates a deceased writer of somewhat dubious repute, Gabriele d'Annunzio.
When the Contessa summons Urbino from a therapeutic mud bath to look into threats made against the Barone, Urbino reluctantly responds to her call.
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 Historic Centre of Urbino - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
As long as I have known who Rafael of Urbino was, it did not dawn on me that this would be the same place, when I drove down from Ravenna to Pesaro (wonderful lunch there) and up to Urbino.
Urbino is a haven for the wanderer, the stoller, the person who will not fail to look down and explore every alley along the way, from alleys with dead ends to alleys with miracles of beauty around the last corner.
Urbino is most of all a haven for peace.
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 Discovering Urbino...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Nestled between the valleys of the Metauro and Foglia rivers, Urbino has maintained the Renaissance splendor of times past, when its Duke Federico da Montefeltro, illustrious example of an enlightened prince, bound the city's history to his fame.
Beneath a limpid sky cleared by strong winds, "Urbino ventoso" (or "windswept Urbino", as Giovanni Pascoli referred to it in his poem "L'aquilone", remembering the years he spent at school here during his youth) shows its hidden treasures, revealing its origins as a noble duchy and ideal court.
The Palazzo, conceived by Luciano Laurana as wished by Federico da Montefeltro, perfectly expresses the two souls of the latter, whose skills in combat were found alongside his qualities as a humanist of great wisdom.
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 Titian's Venus of Urbino
Daniel Arasse has suggested that the Venus of Urbino may be understood as such a figure, released, as it were, from the concealment and displayed in the very bedroom that the cassoni themselves decorate.
The Venus of Urbino, like her prototype in Dresden, is a depiction of female sexuality, powerful, to be sure, but finding (in fact, demanding) appropriate fulfillment in marriage....
The Venus of Urbino may be understood as a metaphor, Titian's image of the woman as wife, transcending narrative time in order to express eternal truths, in this case, the verities of the wifely (sexual) role as perceived by Renaissance people.
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 Urbino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Born and raised in Tavullia, near Urbino in eastern Italy, his early mentor was, and still is, his father, Graziano, a works rider who won three grands prix.
The chancellor of Urbino University, Giovanni Bugliolo, defended the decision to award the motorcycling champion a degree.
Orphaned when she was an infant, Catherine was the daughter of Lorenzo, duke of Urbino, and a niece of Pope Clement VII.
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 AllRefer.com - Urbino, Italy (Italian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The court of Federigo da Montefeltro, 2d duke of Urbino (1444–82), was a great artistic center during the Renaissance.
Urbino was particularly noted for its school of painting (15th–17th cent.) and for the manufacture of majolica ware.
The splendid Palazzo Ducale (1444–82) today houses a major museum, with paintings by Raphael (born in the town), Titian, Piero della Francesca, and others.
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 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
It might be a good idea to re-post your question with a more precise thread title so that people who actually know about Urbino and how to get there might pick it out as one of the threads they want to open.
There is also bus service from Rome to Urbino; it is a 5 hour journey, but I can't find the SITA site that has a schedule.
Urbino is a cute and quaint town but there is not much to do.
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 AllRefer.com - Lorenzo de' Medici, 1492–1519, duke of Urbino (Italian History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Lorenzo de' Medici 1492–1519, duke of Urbino (1516–19); son of Piero de' Medici.
His uncle, Pope Leo X, made the youthful Lorenzo duke of Urbino.
A patron of the arts and humanities, Lorenzo has been immortalized by Michelangelo, who designed and made his tomb in the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence.
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