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We had a very short visit to Gubbio were we met up with my sister and niece. What a wonderful medieval town and one that I hope to return to one day and explore in more detail. The location across the Cinque Colli (five hills) gives rise to the Gubbio’s emblem which you can see on the red banner hanging in front of the Palazzo dei Consoli.

Gubbio's striking Piazza Grande is dominated by this medieval palazzo, attributed to a local architect known as Gattapone, who is still much admired by today's residents (though some scholars have suggested that the palazzo was in fact the work of another architect, Angelo da Orvieto). In the Middle Ages the Parliament of Gubbio assembled in the palace, which has become a symbol of the town and now houses a museum with a collection famous chiefly for the Tavole Eugubine. These seven bronze tablets are written in the ancient Umbrian language, employing Etruscan and Latin characters, and provide the best key to understanding this obscure tongue. Also in the museum is a fascinating miscellany of rare coins and earthenware pots. A lofty loggia provides exhilarating views over Gubbio's roofscape and beyond. For a few days at the beginning of May, the palace also displays the famous ceri, the ceremonial wooden pillars at the centre of Gubbio's annual festivities.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6454] (29338)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 5:41
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