Terra del Duca is
made up of the lands that belonged to the ancient Dukedom of Urbino;
complex progress of history, as it has unfolded slowly over the course
centuries, has meant that today, this area covers part of the Marches
and part of the Pesaro-Urbino and Ancona provinces, along with a strip
Umbria, with the towns of Gubbio, Costacciaro and Scheggia. It borders
and with Emilia
tour around the Terra del Duca leads you through rolling hills, from
Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, and
on an extraordinary journey through time, from Prehistory to the
in a continual stream of fascinating sights and emotions.
are lots of things to see in the countryside, still
pollution and studded with the valleys of the Marecchia, Conca, Foglia,
Metauro, Cesano and Misa rivers, set deep in an area where the works of
stand out in the villages that they have created – villages which
intact with their rich store of monuments and history, surrounded by
hand-cultivated farmland that offers genuine, typical products, full of
Terra del Duca is
still today, just as it has always been, a comfortable place for human
able to offer a new lifestyle that follows the natural rhythms of time.
extraordinary unity of style in its cultural and artistic treasures
over four and a half centuries of common history: from the governments
Montefeltro and the Della Rovere families, to the Pesaro-Urbino
to the Unification of Italy, these lands have all shared the same,
uniqueness, in the range of what it offers the tourist, is in being
of lots of important towns, already capitals of their own areas, and of
model-towns of the eight dukes of Montefeltro and Della Rovere who
over the years.
cities, model-towns, fortified villages, forts, castles and
fully justify this new, virtual representation of the Terra del Duca.
from "La terra del
Montefeltro ai Della Rovere" - Marinella
Bonvini Mazzanti and Giambaldo Belardi .
Cooperation: Maria Vittoria Ambrogi.
Volume realizzato nell'ambito del
"La Terra del Duca" promosso dai Comuni di Gubbio, Novafeltria,
Pesaro, Senigallia ed Urbino.