Gubbio’s history dates back to the pre-Roman times, when Ikuvium was already an important town of the Umbrian country. Today the town has 35.000 inhabitants, with many historical buildings belonging to different ages. The Palazzo dei consoli dates back to 14th century, and many Roman finds are kept inside. On 15th May Gubbio celebrates its most important day: every year the Corsa dei Ceri takes place on this day: 20 people carry a huge wooden statue running along the narrow streets of the town. Gubbio’s origins are witnessed in the famous Tavole Eugubine, an important document belonging to the pre-Roman, Italian era. The Roman theatre is just outside the city walls. The Basilica dedicated to the Patron St. Ubaldo was built on a hill overlooking the city centre. Gubbio has many architectonic jewels, witnessing the power of this centre in the medieval time. Gubbio also plays an important role in St. Francis’s life: here he actually met the famous dangerous wolf.
This beautiful town is also characterized by the excellent food and its typical products, like the friccò and the torta al testo, which you can try in one of the various restaurants.