Gubbio is an ancient city and commune in the Italian province of Perugia (Umbria). The hills in the background were occupied in the Bronze Age (around 2,300 BCE). It was home to the Umbrian people in pre-Ronman times.
Narrow streets winding through the city take you past homes of the current residents. Many of these homes date back to the 14th and 15 centuries.
Winding streets converge on a small plaza.
These X-shaped iron objects are found on the walls of buildings throughout the city. They may appear decorative, but they have an important function. Attached to iron rods that pass through the building, they provide structural support to the walls.
There are numerous small shops.
This shop features truffles. On the last weekend of each November Gubbio holds a white truffle festival.
In what looked like not much more than a hole in the wall was this shop selling "antigue" (perhaps?) pottery and art.
The Palazzo dei Consoli dates to the 14th century. Today it is a museum that includes the Eugubine Tables, bronze tablets that contain text in ancient Umbrian.
The building in the background, the Municipal Palace, faces the Palazzo dei Consoli across the Piazza della Signoria. This piazza, Gubbio's main square, is supported by four immense arches.
The four arches that support the Piazza della Signoria. The Palazzo dei Consoli rises into the sky.
This colorful sign was sitting outside what I assume was a toy shop.