The town:

In the north
of the Marche

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Situated in the north of the Marche, in the upper valley of the Metauro river, in 1636 Casteldurante, which was a dominion of the dukes of Urbino, changed its name to Urbania in honour of pope Urban VIII. The terrain of Durante was elevated, with papal bull, to the rank of city and diocese, due to its beauty and the civility of its inhabitants,"amoenitale loci, humanitate civium".

Urbania is a delightful town. As well as its sights and tourist attractions, it has its own rich history and many traditions for the visitor to get to know. The friendliness and spontaneity of the locals single it out and make it a memorable place to visit.


There are many reasons for coming to Urbania

As well as its prestigious cultural, artistic and architectural heritage from the ducal palace to the Bramante theatre, the cathedral and diocesan museum, the Barco Ducale and the mummies’ cemetery, Urbania also has a considerable tradition of local crafts, in particular of ceramics and majolica, which made it famous in the Renaissance.  The tradition is still very much alive today as the many workshops in the town testify. Why not discover the stunning local landscape with Apennine walks or bicycle routes or get involved with the CEA San Martino and the Bosco dei Folletti?  Urbania is also proud of its excellent and genuine traditional cuisine.