For the best first impression approach the town from Arezzo to see the fairy-tale twin towers of the palace that give Urbino its unmistakable skyline; already you will see that it was built by a benevolent and secure ruler who had no need to intimidate or brag. The hub of the town is the animated triangle of Piazza della Repubblica that lies in a dip between the twin humps of a hill. From here follow the signs up to the Palazzo Ducale. A rarely visited but nevertheless delightful stop is the Orto Botanico. This small, walled botanic garden is full of rare plants, the shade is welcome, and there are definitely no paintings. The entrance is in Via Bramante.
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