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Urbino | La Citta Ideale | Ben Pentreath Ltd

Urbino | La Citta Ideale | Ben Pentreath Ltd | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

[...] Urbino is one of those places, like Pienza in Tuscany, or perhaps, I guess, like Florence itself, which was built at a time when people were obsessed about creating the Ideal City. Of course, it’s far from that (um, for a start, it’s incredibly hilly… which makes it very beautiful but somehow not Ideal), but there’s something – something - about Urbino which is as pretty close to the idea of Civilisation as I’ve seen.  So it’s no surprise to find this painting, Laurana’s Ideal City, hanging in the Ducal Palace.  Yes, yes, I should have known that, but all I can say is I was never particularly brilliant at paying attention to the facts. [...]

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Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
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