Painter (1706 – 1773)
Between Gubbio and Urbino, in the historic lands of the Dukes of Montefeltro, you can stay in the complex of Casa Lapis in the historic center of Cagli. It is a small and ancient city, rich in history, art and traditions, that still has the quiet of the typical ancient towns of the Marche.
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Ten minutes from Urbino by car, this fascinating 16th Century building takes its name from the shape carved out by the river Metauro (‘isola’ means island in English). The first part of the building dates back to the XVth Century, and was erected as a hunting lodge belonging to Count Federico Bonaventura , a figure of some importance in the Duchy of Urbino. It was here that Torquato Tasso wrote the celebrated ode to the Metauro.
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This hamlet was built on the site of an ancient dovecot near the old town of Cagli. The houses, which have all been restored, nestle in the surrounding river landscape. There is a splendid view of the town from the beautiful gardens and their tempting swimming-pool surrounded by oaks and holm oaks.
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The Palazzetto is set within close walking distance of Pesaro’s old town centre and boasts a beautiful 17th Century facade, in a street that is characteristic of this pleasant town on the Adriatic coast. It is also very close to the Teatro Storico Rossini (historical theatre)and the Music Conservatory, where an internationally acclaimed Festival is held each August in honour of the great musician.
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