- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
- Partially accessible
What to expect
- Use the reserved access to the Ducal Palace and avoid long queues
- Discover the Courtyard of Honor and the beautiful Duke's Apartment
- Admire the National Gallery with works by Piero della Francesca, Raffaello and Tiziano
- Once entered, spend inside the Palace all the time you want
A fairy palace
The city of Urbino is dominated by the wonderful Ducal Palace, a splendid architectural example of the Italian Renaissance, of which still today we can admire the various construction phases.
The oldest part of the palace, the "Jole Palace", was built by the will of the father of Federico da Montefeltro, but it is only thanks to the latter that in 1454 some Florentine architects headed by Maso di Bartolomeo began to work on the project; from about 1464 to 1472, the second phase of the work was carried out by the new Dalmatian architect Luciano Laurana, which was responsible for important interventions such as the Studiolo of the Duke Federico and the famous Torricini facade.
The third phase was headed by the Sienese Francesco di Giorgio Martini who cared a lot of the decoration of the private spaces as well as the water system of the Palace.
In 1912 the Marche National Gallery was set up inside the palace, so as well as admiring the decoration and furnishings of the various environments and private apartments, such as the Bedroom, the Audience Hall, the Guidubaldo's Chapel, the Studiolo, The Duke's Wardrobe, today we can also enjoy masterpieces of Piero della Francesca as the Flagellation of Christ and the Virgin of Senigallia, works by Leon Battista Alberti, Paolo Uccello, Raffaello and the splendid Resurrection and Last Supper of Tiziano.
A perfectly preserved palace where time seems to stand still...
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the guided booking on this website.
- EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
- Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Palace starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Palace.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Palace.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.
The Palace has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Palace or Italy Tickets.