Villages and Castles
The province of Pesaro and Urbino situated between Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria, is the ideal base where to visit old villages, abbeys, medieval fortifications, museums, fortresses, castles and historical villas.
Pesaro and Urbino hinterland is rich in historical centres and architectonic beauties. Just to mention some of them: Urbino, Unesco world heritage site and its sumptuous ducal palace; the medieval citadel of Gradara, with its fascinating castle evoking the love between Paolo and Francesca, immortalised by Dante in his Divine Comedy; Fano, roman town reached by the Flaminia consular road; Pesaro and its roman treasures, Renaissance architecture to the more recent elements of Liberty style.
Without forgetting the examples of military fortifications (defensive works) planned by the Renaissance architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini: the Castle of Mondavio is one of the masterpiece of Italian military construction which also houses an history museum and original weapons realized between the VIII and the XVII century; the Ubaldini fortress in Sassocorvaro, with its elegance and majesty houses a typical small 18th century theatre; Cagli old town of romn origin with its important tower, today Centre for contemporary sculpture.
Old villages, dominated by the fight of Malatesta and Montefeltro families, complete the tourist offer of The province of Pesaro and Urbino Art, culture and beautiful nature are an invitation experience the hospitality of the “beautiful province”, the land of Rossini and Raffaello