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Palazzo Ducale
It stands opposite the cathedral. And 'the result of enlargement and transformation of a group of medieval buildings: it was built in Renaissance style, starting in 1476 for Federico da Montefeltro, designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini from Siena, possibly completing a project initial Laurana .. The work was completed under Guidobaldo. The walls of the buildings above, including the former residence hall, are easy to find out, especially in the downstream side. Inside the palace is a beautiful courtyard, reminiscent, in a smaller size, the buildings and yards of Urbino and which corresponds to the space previously occupied by the ancient town square. Below, on three sides, were succeeded by slender arches of the porch columns and pilasters at the corners at top floor with an elegant architrave windows divided by pilasters. Currently you can visit the ground floor rooms, which keep chimneys and other architectural ornaments, the copy of the "study" of Federico da Montefeltro (the original work is at the Metropolitan Museum in New York), as well as underground with interesting findings of the excavation. Other wings of the building are used as temporary exhibitions.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9337 W: 132 N: 17988] (116931)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 10:50
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