Place of Cantagallina
4 - Villastrada Umbra 06061
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The researchers think the repeated invasions, on behalf of the Indo-Europeans, gave origin to different italic peoples; between these the umbrians civilization must be comprised, in contrast to the etruschi that they inhabited over there the Tevere river, of which Gubbio was the sacred city. Its houses and its bindings were castled to the mountain and there it took to body the Gubbio reported also on the eugubine tables, preserved in the Consoli Building. They are considered the more important testimony of the Umbrian civilization. Rome starts its expansion with the conquest of the italy territory: even Gubbio comes interested by the political and military events that imply to that operations. When Gubbio becomes "Municipio Romano" concludes its Romanization of that period, even if nobody of the consular ways touches it, important signs, most obvious of which remain are the magnificent Teatro Romano.The position of this indicates to us clearly that the roman city, not having enemy from which defending itself, was come down from the mount installing in the comfortable and productive lowland.

The Palazzo Ducale is declared the expression of a pattern life that is inspired to the humanistic civilization. Very interesting is the inner courtyard that remembers, with dimension redoubts, the buildings and the Urbino courtyards; surely when the building was delivered has to be splendid for the ornaments and the Renaissance accessories. The "small studio" of the duke, today to the Metropilitan Museum of New York, covered the walls until to m. 2,68.
From the square near the Cathedral starts the St. Ubaldo street for the slopes of the Ingino Mountain until the Basilica di S. Ubaldo, to 827 m of altitude. Saint Ubaldo bishop was buried in 1194 in the ancient Pieve di S. Gervasio, whose body is conserved in a urn in gilded bronze and glass on the greater altar. On the right instead they are, guarded during all the rest of the year, the famous "Candles", in occasion of the eve of the dead of S. Ubaldo, 15 May, they come transported in one  madman race from  Signoria square until the di St. Ubaldo Basilica. They are three machines of carved wood, to shape of two overlapped octagonal prisms, mounted on one fortified platform.
The run of the Candles, unique manifestation in its kind, involves all the population of the city, resident or emigrated that is, over to attract thousands of spectator. It is impressive, as succeeded to transport to shoulder these blots very heavy (approximately 400 kg), of notable height, of a precarious equilibrium in an unbridled run across the medieval lanes of the city, on for the hill for a gradient of 300 meters, doing of the flying changes of the runners.