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Birth-House of Raffaello

About Birth-House of Raffaello

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The Birth-House of Raffaello

In a beautiful Renaissance House located in the heart of the neighborhood craftsman Raffaello was born on March 28 in 1483. He spent many years of his father's workshop.

The building was purchased in 1635 by architect Muzio Oddi of Urbino and partially restored. In 1873 the house was acquired by the Raffaello Academy that helped to recover over the times many important donations.

Today the Raffaello's Home is a House Museum dedicated to the artists from Urbino and houses works of various types and origins.

The workshop of Giovanni Santi, a court artist at the time of Duke Federico da Montefeltro is located on the ground floor of the house and is now used for temporary exhibitions.

The first-floor "Great Room" was enriched with a beautiful fireplace and a sixteenth-century offered wood ceiling houses works by Giovanni Santi and copies of paintings by Raffaello.

In the "Bedroom of Raffaello" is instead secured a fresco depicting the "Madonna with Child" that is considered a juvenile study made ​​by the young artist in collaboration with his father.

A small compartment also houses a fine collection of Renaissance majolica that is a result of the donation by Paul Volponi - a leading figure of the culture of Urbino.

Very impressive are the kitchen and the courtyard of the house, the latter with a well, sink and stone for grinding colors

On the second floor there are various host of environment copies of the famous paintings by the artists, portraits, and donations of Raffaello Academy.


Opening Hours

From November 1 to February 28:

From Monday to Saturday: 09.00 - 14.00,

Sunday and holidays: 10.00 - 13.00

From March 1 to October 31:

From Monday to Saturday: 09.00 - 13.00 15.00 - 19.00,

Sunday and holidays: 10.00 - 13.00

Closed: December 25th and January 1st.



Urbino, Marche, Italy

☎ +39 199 151 123


Web Site: Official Web Site


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