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Historic Centre of Urbino
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 15th century
Date of Inscription: 1998
Location: Europe, Italy, Marche Region, Province of Pesaro
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Description: In the 15th century the small hill town of Urbino, in the Marche, encountered an immense cultural blossoming; it drew in artists and scholars from all over Italy and outside it, whilst also greatly influencing cultural advances around Europe. As a result of its economic and cultural recession as of the 16th century, Urbino has vastly preserved its Renaissance appearance. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Katie is a city in the Marche in Italy, southwest of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of its then duke, Federico da Montefeltro. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect, somewhat distracted by the large carparks below the town. The city hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino (see below). Its best known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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