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Cultural City Founded by a Great Ruler: Historic Centre of Urbino. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1998
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Cultural City Founded by a Great Ruler: Historic Centre of Urbino

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Summary/Historical Context

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The small hill town of Urbino, in the Marche, experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century, attracting artists and scholars from all over Italy and beyond, and influencing cultural developments elsewhere in Europe. Owing to its economic and cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards, it has preserved its Renaissance appearance to a remarkable extent.

Place/country: Italy,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1998

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