Gubbio
The medieval town of Gubbio on the northern edge of Umbria was another favorite.

It is set on a steep hill so there are stairs everywhere, but the views make climbing worth the effort!

At the center of town is a large open square, on one side of which is the magnificent medieval town hall (now a museum of Umbrian history).

A film crew was shooting a scene for an Italian television show in the square--a police drama of some sort.

Farther up the hill is the former palace of the Dukes of Gubbio, with its gardens, now a museum of fine arts.

We wandered around the town, admiring the sights: the lush interior of a medieval church
(below left), or the crisp line of columns to a portico for the medieval market (below right).

 

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