Last summer, my hubby and I scrapped the surface of Gubbio as we spent the evening in the old town for a stroll and dinner. I love the medieval architecture and flock of stores and restaurants that make up the centre. With numerous “hole-in-the-wall enoteca’s“, wine and food is the heart of this town that is known for its abundance of truffles.
With centuries of history behind every corner, every cobblestone evocative street leads you to another gothic palace or church that mesmerised with its stunning preservation. Dating back to the pre-Roman times ,Gubbio is the oldest town in Umbria that is small and angular perched up on the steep slopes of Monte Ingino.
Gubbio is a real culinary treat that has great views over the Umbrian countryside and the architecture spreads of gray limestone that brings you back in time. The cuisine not only includes the intense taste of white truffle but also dishes based around pasta, meat, cheese and vegetable. We walked around the old town and saw stores for pottery, leather, iron, gold and a little bit of embroidery and is evident that the town is rich in historical and artistic heritage. The main attractions include the magnificent Palazzo dei Consoli (Consular Palace) with the most magnificent sunset, the renaissance The Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace) and the cathedral.
Restaurant tip: Officina dei Sapori (Via dei Consoli, 13, 06024 Gubbio PG, Italy)