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Piazza Municipale

Piazza Municipale was once the former court of honour of the Ducal Palace that is dominated by the magnificent Scalone d’Onore (stairway of honour) built by Pietro Benvenuto degli Ordini.
Piazza Municipale

These steps blend the Gothic Medieval elements like the Venetian style marble banisters with other obviously Renaissance style elements like the arches and the dome. The wing alongside the stairway presents elegant marble windows that denote the position of the living quarters of many Duchesses from the past and the most famous of whom was no doubt Lucrezia Borgia. Federico da Montefeltro, the famed leader and Duke of Urbino died in the same apartment. A large marble surround now denotes the entrance to the communal theatre that was once the Ducal Church of Santa Maria di Corte.

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