Urbino is unique and beautiful hill-town off the tourist trail in the region of Marche. It is tricky to fit into itineraries, but the town holds a very important place in the artistic history of Italy. The principal tourist sight today is his palace, which houses the National Gallery of Le Marche (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche).
Urbino has UNESCO World Heritage status for representing 'a pinnacle of Renaissance art and architecture, harmoniously adapted to its physical site and to its medieval precursor in an exceptional manner'. Urbino is still proud of its cultured standing and is a university town.