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A walk around the fine renaissance city centre of Urbino
Narrow city streets with steps and steep bits aplenty.
Hazards and warnings
In summer the heat of midday makes walking unpleasant, so early in the morning or later in the day is the best time to go.
Walk up from the parking area to the walls, and head up the Via A Saffi to the Ducal Palace (Palazzo Ducale,) which contains a wealth of art from the renaissance in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. Try to time the visit to the gallery to escape the hottest part of the day. Visit the Duomo next door. Then head up the long hilly street of Via D Bramante to the very top part of town at a gate in the walls. Turn left outside the walls (there trees and a nice shady walk here) before going back inside the walls into the La Fortezza, and into the grounds of a park, where a fantastic view over the town unfolds.
Head back down from the park, and cross the street you climbed before, and then dive into the shade of the narrow streets above the Palazzo Albani, before crossing the Via Battisti, and then thread your way back towards the Chiesa di S.Domenico on a series of narrow, winding passages before you eventually come back to the bottom of Via A. Saffi.
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