Gubbio is a wonderful town in Perugia district, in Umbria. It is known for the Candles’ Festival, dedicated to St. Ubaldo, the patron Saint of the town.
The Basilica of St. Ubaldo is in fact one of the most significant sites of Gubbio. It was built in 1513 on an existing church also dedicated to the saint; the basilica houses the remains of the patron inside the urn in the main altar in Gothic Revival style. The large glass windows of the church are decorated with images of St. Ubaldo’s life, and various artistic and cultural value paintings hang on the walls. Partial frescoes of the 500 are visible in the arches. The basilica also houses the candles, that have been replaced by wooden structures since the 500, and are protagonists of the race on May 15, when they are temporarily moved to the Palazzo Consoli where they start their journey.
In Gubbio’s main square we can find the Palazzo dei Consoli, dating back to the fourteenth century. The structure of the building is very rich and complex, and the facade made of stone has arched windows and battlements. On the Gothic portal we can see the frescoes of the sixteenth century. The palace houses the Civic Museum with the Art Gallery and numerous archaeological finds.
The Way of Assisi passes through Gubbio, it is one of the many pilgrimages to San Francesco. And it’s in Gubbio that Francis found shelter for a short period and the legend of the Wolf of Gubbio is among the best-known episodes of the life of the saint. St. Francis was able to calm the ferocious wolf and reconciled the animal with the locals.
In Gubbio, Charminly offers you the possibility to stay in a beautiful Charming Agritourism, and in other destinations the possibility to stay in Charming Hotels, Charming B&B and Country House Hotels.