Urbino, Italy

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Urbino, Italy, is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited, and worthy of a post on my website. Dominated by the stunning twin towers of the ducal palace commissioned by Federico Montefeltro from Luciano Laurana, it has been famous throughout Europe for the last five hundred years. The Renaissance has had a great influence on St. Louis architecture.

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The cathedral, on the location of the earlier structure which collapsed in an earthquake in the late Eighteenth Century, completes the northern half of the historic ensemble of buildings on the ridge that forms the center of town.

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You still enter the city through several gates, and you soon realize that the entire city is very hilly.

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The views of the surrounding countryside are truly stunning.

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