Travel Diary 48: Gubbio, Italy

by Agnes Felber November. 16, 2013 3223 views

The city is the setting for the popular story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio, recorded in the medieval Fioretti di San Francesco.
In Hermann Hesse's novel Steppenwolf (1927) the isolated and tormented protagonist- a namesake of the wolf- consoles himself at one point by recalling a scene that the author might have beheld during his travels: “(…) That slender cypress on the hill over Gubbio that, though split and riven by a fall of stone, yet held fast to life and put forth with its last resources a new sparse tuft at the top”.
The town is a backdrop in Antal Szerb's novel Journey by Moonlight (1937) as well as Danièle Sallenave's Les Portes de Gubbio (1980).
Starting in 2000 the TV series Don Matteo has been shot on location in Gubbio, where the title character ministers to his parish while solving crimes.

Landscape from Northern Umbria

Gubbio, the oldest town in the Umbria region.

Gubbio was also one of the centres of production of the Italian pottery (maiolica), during the Renaissance. The most important Italian potter of that period, Mastro Giorgio, was active in Gubbio during the early 16th century.

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Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 5 months ago

wonderful shots from a very beautiful town!

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Maud - Normandie - France 7 years, 5 months ago

Extraordinaire set ! on ne s'en lasse pas ! merci pour le partage !!!

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Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 6 months ago

Lovely city

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Yves Monast 7 years, 6 months ago

awesome set ...

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Tomie Poodle 7 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful! i like the first one.

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Darlene Foster 7 years, 6 months ago


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