Huntington Beach, CA
Lady In Urbino
Photograph - Img_7157
This image along with 23 others, is now on exhibit at the Coffee Cup Cafn Long Beach, Ca. See EVENTS & PRESS RELEASE for info. Photo taken of an elderly Italian lady walking up a steep street with a cane in Urbino, Italy. Also, favorite exhibited at the Muzeo Museum in Anaheim, California. Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Raphael, the famous artist, was born at Urbino, where his family's house is a museum-shrine. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino. Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana. The main attraction of Urbino is the Palazzo Ducale, begun in the second half of the 15th century by Federico II da Montefeltro. It houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. The Duomo di Urbino (cathedral) is a church founded in 1021 over a 6th-century religious edifice.
September 17th, 2012
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