Road Cycling Highlight
The origins of Urbino are ancient. The name probably derives from the Latin word Urvinum urvus (urvum is the curved handle of the plow). Urbino is one of the most important centers of the Italian Renaissance. Since 1998, the old town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
August 28, 2017
Urbino is worth a trip in many ways. On the one hand, the city, also known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a single major attraction. Whether you're into art, culture or simply the city's great atmosphere, with its narrow, steep streets and great views of surrounding hills and villages, you'll love it. On the other hand, you can really race bike around Urbino. In the valleys of Metauro and Foglia you can cycle and Urbino is the perfect starting point.
October 2, 2018
To reach Urbino from Rimini you will cross two very interesting villages, which present very well preserved medieval castles, respectively Montefiore and Tavoleto. the Giro does not present particular difficulties in altitude, from Rimini are about 60 km (120 if you also consider the return; Basically there are 3 uphill climbs one of about 7 km that goes up to Montefiore with a maximum gradient of 7%, then the climb towards Tavoleto about 4 km long with a maximum gradient of 8% and the last ascent to Urbino, about 9 km long with slopes that do not exceed 6%
Immersed in the rolling hills of the Marche region, between the Metauro valley and the Foglia valley, rises Urbino, a city of immense historical and artistic richness. Precisely for this reason, in Urbino it is easy to get lost with the nose upwards while walking in its historical center.
Surrounded by a long terracotta wall and adorned with sandstone buildings, thanks to the work of important artists from a simple village, Urbino became the "cradle of the Renaissance" and, even today, walking through its historic center you can breathe the fifteenth-century air . A feature that earned him the honor of entering the World Heritage List in 1998.
October 4, 2018
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