Discovering Gubbio, Italy’s “City of Madmen” – March 6th, 2021
Discover Gubbio with me, baptized by the Italians as “la citta dei matti” – and find out if they are truly “mad.”
After a stop at Gubbio’s 1st-c. B.C. Roman theater, we’ll stop at the Mausoleum of the 40 Martyrs, tied to World War II history.
We’ll explore medieval churches, visit an artisan friend of great skill and learn about Gubbio’s beloved patron saint.
We’ll learn how Gubbio’s festival celebrating their saint links to the fascinating pre-Roman religious rituals inscribed on ancient bronze tablets: an archaeological treasure of Italy conserved in the stunning 14th-century city hall. Feel the emotion as we join the bell-ringers in the civic palace bell tower for the manual tolling – announcing the start of a race you’ll never forget.