Craft, Cuisine, Services


Among the craft activities historically established in Gubbio, ceramics, wood and wrought ironwork hold a particularly prominent position. The production of ceramics expanded rapidly between the end of the 15th c. and the middle of the 16th c., in conjunction with the lustreware from the workshop of Master Giorgio Andreoli. It enjoyed renewed popularity with the 19th c. historicist revival. From 1920 onwards many pottery and decoration workshops were opened, anumber of which still continue production today. A similar evolution can be traced in ironwork, a very important craft as early as the 14th c., which, from the end of the 19th c., evolved into an artistic craft, a character it still retains today. The mediaeval and Renaissance revival also influenced woodworking, which flourished particularly between the end of the 15th c. and the first half of the 18th c. Beside the production of period furniture, today we also find the restoration of antique furniture. Other craft activities include instrument making, leatherwork and plaster moulding.


In Gubbio the art of eating well has a long tradition. The plain wholesome cuisine of Gubbio uses mainly typical local products: meat from mountain pastures, game, cheeses and charcuterie, several local varieties of salad, olive oil and fine wines from the hilly regions, various mineral waters from the Apennine chain (some with particularly therapeutic properties). The local dishes are those of the old days, cooked in the tried and tested manner: grilled meat, filling "tagliatelle", the 'crescia di Pasqua' (Easter Cheeesecake), and 'crescia al panaro'- typicl round, flat bread baked on the griddle and especially delicious with sliced ham or fricassee (of lamb, duck, chicken or rabbit). All this may be pervaded by the unmistakeable aroma of white or black truffle, which are very common in the Gubbio area. Typical Gubbio dishes can be found on the menus of all local restaurants, often places full of character which offer a warm, simple welcome, typical of the Umbrian people.

Services and Facilities

The town of Gubbio has two cinemas, many sporting facilities (swimming-pools, tennis courts, gymnasiums, stadiums, bowling-alley), public parks (Coppo Park on Monte Ingino, the Roman Theatre Park, the Vittorina Park as well as the Ranghiasci Park) discoteques, libraries and archives, such as the Biblioteca Comunale Sperelliana (Municipal Library), the Sezione di Archivio di Stato (State Archives), the Archivio della Curia Vescovile (Archives of the Episcopal Curia).


Links the town with Monte Ingino (908 metres above sea-level) and the Basilica of Sant' Ubaldo. The mountain is rich in extensive and beautiful pinewoods and offers an unforgettable view of the Apennines of Umbria and the Marches.
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