Sunday, April 10, 2016

Gubbio

Our second day-trip from Perugia was to Gubbio, another Umbrian hill town with ancient origins. The bus was almost empty; just us and another couple who we later saw in town begging in front of a church. Hmmm. Gubbio was happening that Sunday with a kite festival and free admission to some of the museums. We also rode the mini gondala - quite fun.

Palazzo dei Consoli.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

View from the Palazzo dei Consoli.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

The Duomo's interior with unique arches.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

And the Ducal Palace, modeled after the one in Urbino, is larger and higher than the Palazzo dei Consoli.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

With some cool archaeology going on beneath.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

City streets are narrow and piazzas small.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Many of the oldest dwellings have a 2nd, smaller front door with narrow stairs behind - a good defensive arrangement.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

A procession headed to the Church of St. Francis where we saw our companions from the bus begging by the front doors.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Looking from the Ancient Roman Theater back to Gubbio.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

The Kite Festival was behind the Roman Theater. Cool.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

The 7-minute ride on the mini-gondola up to the Basilica of St Ubaldo was lots of fun and with views back to the Kite Festival.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

St. Ubaldo's Basilica house's 3 wooden pillars that are "raced" around town once a year on Saint Ubaldo's Day.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

And a final view of Gubbio from the bus stop. That's St. Ubaldo's at upper left.
Gubbio, Umbria, Italy

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