The house where Raphael was built in the fourteenth century. Raphael’s father, Giovanni Santi (1435 – 1494) bought it in 1460.
The same Giovanni Santi was a humanist, poet and painter at the court of Federico da Montefeltro, and right there the young Raphael (1483-1520) learned the basics of painting.
Since then the house was purchased in 1635 by Muzio Oddi, an architect from Urbino, and then become the property Raphael Academy in 1873, founded in 1869 by Pompey Gherardi, which has since promoted all sorts of studies and initiatives dedicated to the painter.
On the first floor there is a large room with coffered ceiling where it is preserved by the St. John ‘s “Annunciation”, along with reproductions of the “Madonna of the Chair” and the “Vision of Ezekiel .
Information courtesy of Cultura e Turismo Urbino
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1st Mar. – 31st Oct. 09.00 – 13.00 + 15.00 – 19.00
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With a long coast on the Adriatic sea, Marche cuisine includes fish and seafood dishes in it’s regional specialities. Brodetta is the most famous of the fish stews. Olives grow well in Marche as do grapes, mushrooms, grains and a wide selection of vegetables. Pastas tend to be rich with eggs with the main pasta dishes being lasagne and papparadelle, Marche‘s best known and best loved dish is Vincisgrassi a pasta and meat sauce dish.
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