Urbino ~ Le Marche
Have you ever been to Urbino? If you answer no to this question, then you should feel guilty because you are missing a whole dimension of Italian civilization. ~Carlo Bo
“Those who come to Urbino without knowing its history and its importance find themselves before an extraordinary surprise, or indeed, a miracle. In the midst of the spectacle of the hills along which the access roads run, an enchanted palace, left untouched by the passing of time, appears suddenly. It is a leap back in time, a dive into the purity and freedom of the soul.”
The palace idealized by Carlo Bo is that of Federico da Montefeltro, the lord of the city during the Renaissance.