Sunday morning, and our last whole day in Le Marche!. Not long enough! We wanted to go back and see the inside of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, so that was our first stop of the day.
This palace was built for Duke Federico III da Montefeltro around the mid-fifteenth century. As you can see from the photographs, it really is a fitting palace for royalty. It was built high on a cliff, so the architecture is even more amazing. The Galleria Nazionale delle Marche is also housed in the palace with an amazing collection of Renaissance art including Urbino's native son, Raphael.
We took a self-guided tour, and for some reason the 10 Euro entrance fee was free that day. I like the Duke's garden, and especially the basement floor of the palace where there were cavernous stone rooms that were the kitchen and Duke's bathroom with a sunken Roman bath.
We took a caffe break, and did a little shopping and walking around Urbino.
We had a delicious crescia for lunch, and then headed to the Furlo Gorge...