Escorted Rail Tours to Urbino
A hidden treasure of northern Italy
Built on two large hills at the head of the Metauro and Foglia Valleys, the charming town of Urbino is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of northern Italy's hidden treasures. It is best known for its rich Renaissance legacy, including many preserved 15th century buildings.
The town actually has a long history dating back to its settlement by the Romans, though virtually nothing remains from that time. After being inhabited by numerous different groups and tribes, Urbino passed into the possession of the Counts of nearby Montefeltro - and from this point it grew in significance.