I think it is pretty easy to tell why Urbino is a World Heritage Site:
The walled city seems to climb over itself, with layers of pointed roofs culminating at the Ducal Palace.
With the gorgeous palace at its core, Urbino still feels like a college town. The University infuses a young vibe into a very Renaissance village.
I loved Urbino in no small part because I love symmetry.
The architecture of the palace was striking without feeling too imposing.
Plus, herring bone bricks gets me. every. time.
Urbino was one of my favorite stops in Le Marche — a region that I visited for the first time this month after 5 years in Italy.
We lucked out during a weekend of showers, and had bits of blue sky for our stroll around the village.
Urbino is a city where the average side street is just as picturesque as the main palace and Duomo.
What an unbelievable place to spend your college years.
But who am I kidding? A big reason that I fell for Urbino was timing. Our stop coincided with a local organic market.
And local organic markets mean free samples of uva fragola — a grape with a great flavor and a texture that definitely leaves an impression.
Seasonal gourds? Don’t mind if I do!