Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo

Basilica in Gubbio

SantUbaldo Gubbio
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Perched atop the precipitous slopes of Mount Ingino, overlooking the sprawling city below, stands the illustrious basilica that serves as the final resting place of the revered patron saint, Ubaldo. This sacred sanctuary is not only a repository for the bronze urn containing the saint’s remains but also holds a special place in the hearts of the local populace as the culminating site of the renowned Corsa dei Ceri festival, a time-honored tradition that unites the entire community in homage to Saint Ubaldo every year on May 15th.

Originally erected upon pre-existing medieval structures, the basilica underwent significant expansion during the early 16th century, coinciding with the construction of the adjacent convent and cloister. While its exterior exudes an understated simplicity, the interior reveals a breathtaking splendor characterized by five magnificent naves and a semicircular apse. Stepping through the cloister adorned with 16th-century frescoes attributed to Pier Angelo Basili, depicting scenes from the life of Sant’Ubaldo, visitors are enveloped in the timeless beauty of the church’s interior, adorned with frescoes spanning the 16th to 18th centuries. Each brushstroke within these hallowed halls bears witness to centuries of devotion and artistic mastery, inviting pilgrims and admirers alike to bask in the spiritual and aesthetic wonders of this sacred sanctuary atop Mount Ingino.

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Visiting Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo

Address: Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo, Via Monte Ingino, Gubbio, Province of Perugia, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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