Why visit GUBBIO?
Because it is one of the Umbrian cities that preserves better the medieval architecture including the so-called "doors of the dead".
Because here, he took refuge in 1206 San Francesco, after leaving his father's house and managed to tame a terrible bad wolf that sowed terror in the woods of Mount Ingino on which the city stands. Because it hosts the Christmas tree that has been considered the world's largest since 1991 by the Book of Records, made up of 1000 lights, 7 km of electric cable and 2000 hours of assembly and disassembly work.
Because it hosts the most fascinating historical event in the region so much so that, it has become the very symbol of the Umbria Region: the candle’s race. This event takes place on May 15th and consists of a race procession in honor of the patron saint, Santo Ubaldo.
Because within the Municipal Art Gallery, there is a very rare document written in the Umbrian language between the third and first centuries BC, "Le Tavole ikuvine" which provide brief but valuable information on the mysterious Umbrian people, from whom it took its name region.