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UNESCO towns and cities in the Marche

 

Unmissable jewels

 
The visit to Urbino and Fabriano, the two towns that have achieved UNESCO recognition really is an itinerary not to be missed. Urbino, listed as a World Heritage site since 1998, and Fabriano designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013, have earned their prestigious titles due to their distinguishing characteristics that make them famous throughout the world.

Urbino for being one of the most important centres of art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance that has retained its appearance up to modern times, harmoniously in keeping with its physical environment and medieval past that make it an exceptional place.

Fabriano is known for its paper manufacturing industry and for watermarking, an invention introduced by master paper makers of Fabriano during the second half of the 13th century and boasting an invaluable artistic and cultural heritage passed on to the present day. A visit to the nearby Caves of Frasassi should not be missed, a unique spectacle of nature that will amaze visitors time after time for its extraordinary beauty that is incessantly renewed, drop by drop.
 
 
 

UNESCO towns and cities in the Marche

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Fabriano - Cathedral of San Venancio

Fabriano - Cathedral of San Venancio

The Cathedral of St. Venancio is one of the most important and prestigious churches of the Marche, both for its fine architectural structures and for its works...

Discover the attraction of Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Portrait of a Gentlewoman

Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Portrait of a Gentlewoman

National Gallery of the Marcheoil on panel, 64 x 18 cm1507-1508.The Portrait of a Young Woman, also known as La Muta, is a portrait by the Italian Renaissance artist...

Discover the attraction of Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

The work (an oil on panel, size 39 x 15 cm.), was originally part of a triptych, made between 1599 and 1503,(an oil on panel, size 39 x 15 cm.), probably with the role of...

 
Discover the attraction of Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Madonna with Child

Urbino - Raffaello Sanzio - Madonna with Child

The earliest reference to the beautiful fresco of the Madonna and Child (solid wood fresco, 97x67 cm), preserved in Casa Santi in Urbino, dates back to the '600 when the...

Discover the attraction of Urbino - Raphael’s Native house

Urbino - Raphael’s Native house

Raphael’s native house was built in the 14th century. Raffaello’s father, Giovanni Santi (1435 - 1494) purchased it in 1460.Giovanni Santi himself was a...

Discover the attraction of Urbino - National Gallery of the Marche – Ducal Palace

Urbino - National Gallery of the Marche – Ducal Palace

In the second half of 15th century, Urbino changed from a medieval village into a renaissance city by the will of the duke Federico da Montefeltro. In the city centre the...

 
Discover the attraction of Fabriano - Paper and watermark museum

Fabriano - Paper and watermark museum

Even back in the 14th century, Fabriano's paper mills were producing a million sheets of paper a year and it was here that watermarked paper was developed. Its paper is...

Discover the attraction of Fabriano - Civic Art Gallery Bruno Molajoli

Fabriano - Civic Art Gallery "Bruno Molajoli"

This gallery is dedicated to the important art historian Bruno Molajoli (died 1986), born in Fabriano. It preserves one of the most important collections of mediaeval art...

Discover the attraction of URBINO - PALAZZO DUCALE (DUCAL PALACE)

URBINO - PALAZZO DUCALE (DUCAL PALACE)

Federico da Montefeltro, heroic captain and enlightened patron, lord of the Duchy from 1444 to 1482, wanted the realization of what is still considered to be one of the...

 
 
 
 

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