Regina Elena 57 Hotel
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... the old city walls. They separate the old historic town from the much newer one surrounding it now, which has gradually developed over the years. It's not a flat walk, as the wall builders followed the natural contours of the land, but the effort of going up and down is more than rewarded by the views of the hills and mountains (the Appennines we think) which can be seen quite clearly. Hopefully the ...
... Raphael was born. Other than that Joy had an idea of only 4 paintings held in this gallery.
The Ducal Palace is an impressive building near the top of one of the hills in Urbino and was closed for the New Year celebrations, so we set off hoping it was going to be opened today, but not really being sure. As we rounded the corner of the buildings we realised the door was open.....so today's itinerary was possible.
There is an €8 entry ...
... and changed over the years, you still are very much aware that you are in a family home of that time. As well as original paintings by Raphael's father, himself a much in demand painter, the highlight is a painting of the madonna and child by the young Raphael, and you can plainly discern the wonderful capture of light and colour which was to make him famous in later years.
Somewhat in awe we slithered back down the hill to relax with a ...
... sitting with a mouthful of it (halfway through it) trying to swallow it but not able to squeeze it down into any spare digestive space. We swore we wouldn't need to eat for a week!!
At 11.56 all dirty crockery was cleared, an espresso was brought, and drunk, and our glasses were filled with bubbly as the bells chimed midnight and the band in the square outside started up .....magic experience.
Afterwards, having ...
... enjoying stunning views and absurdly cheap wine. After a couple of hours, we had no real choice but to find the bus stop and return to the hotel where we had the best meal of the holiday. Our only real mistake was that we should have taken the bike up to the town so we could come back when we were ready. We went to bed with another country crossed off the list and another micro-state to visit the next day.