Urbania: home of the Epiphany, what to see, attractions
What to see in Urbania, attractions and places to visit in this ancient village of the Marches surrounded by walls, where the House of the Epiphany.
Town located in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, Urbania until the thirteenth century had the name of Castel delle Ripe, then replaced with Casteldurante until 1636 when it got its current name in honor of Pope Urban VIII.
The village, protected by a wall surrounded on three sides by the River Metauro, is characterized by medieval streets with ancient arcades and preserved buildings of particular historical and artistic interest.
To visit the Duomo (IX-XVIII century), dedicated to St. Christopher martyr and built on the foundations of the ancient abbey of St. Christopher’s Bridge (eighth century), the Ducal Palace, which overlooks the Metauro and encloses the Library , the Art Gallery, the Museum, the Agricultural History Museum housed in the cellars of the fifteenth century, the church of the Dead, which keeps inside the cemetery of mummies, known for the phenomenon of natural mummification.
Moreover Urbania has been recognized “City of Ancient Tradition Ceramics”, a tradition that has produced the most beautiful Renaissance majolica, continued in the following centuries until the rebirth today. Every year in Urbania, from the early days of the year until January 6, there is the National Day of the Epiphany.
In the city center, in via San Cristoforo, is the house of the Epiphany, where the party starts with parades, songs and dances. There are various stands, exhibitions of ancient crafts and the possibility of tasting, while the witch descended from the tower bell between fireworks and acrobatics.