A private tour awaits you to discover Gubbio, one of the nicest city of Umbria that over the centuries has jealously preserved its medieval appearance reflected both in the appearance of the buildings but also in the structure of the streets. You private guide will show you the major attractions.
Umbria is a region rich in art, culture, nature and excellent food. It stands out in fact for the enchanting villages that have been preserved very well, since medieval times. When you visit them you feel like travelling though time! One of these villages is Gubbio, located north-east of the Umbria region, not far from Perugia.
Churches in Gubbio
Your private tour will start by meeting your private guide in the center of Gubbio, at the agreed meeting point. Being a private visit you can decide together the itinerary, focusing on what is more interesting to you. A highly recommended stop is definitely the splendid Church of Sant'Ubaldo. The Church is located on Mount Ingino and can be reached by a scenic cableway with an exceptional panoramic view over the rooftops of Gubbio and the surrounding countryside. Sant'Ubaldo is the patron saint of Gubbio, so the Chruch is very much know in the area. In the center of the city is located the Church of San Francesco, dedicated to Saitn Francis, associeted to the city by many legends.
The beating heart of the city of Gubbio is Piazza Grande, that looks like an extraordinary hanging garden where you can enjoy a splendid view of the valley. The square in fact serves as a background to the incredible palaces of medieval times including Palazzo dei Consoli and Palazzo Pretorio, From here you can stroll with your guide through the streets of the center, not failing to visit the historic small shops artisans, famous especially for the processing of wrought iron. You will certainly find some beautiful souvenirs here!
The elegant historic center of Gubbio is dotted with several buildings, mainly from the Middle Ages. Together with your guide you will discover the main ones, including the already mentioned Palazzo dei Consoli, symbol of Gubbio and one of the most significant Italian public buildings. It was the first Italian building to have water conncection and modern toilets. You arrive at the entrance through an elegant fan-shaped staircase, and also the interior is very impressive, with the large Sala dell'Arengo, the Palatine Chapel, frescoes and furnishings of the era. On the opposite side of the square there is another historic building, the Praetorian Palace.
Tours in Umbria
If you are interested in discovering more towns of Umbria, check our private tour of Assisi or a guided private visit of Perugia.