The National Gallery of the Marche is located in the Palazzo Ducale of Urbino and its collections are largely derived from works collected in the nineteenth century by churches and convents of the Marche region. Relatively scarce are the works of the Ducal collections, which have been dispersed over the centuries. The most famous section is linked to the Renaissance Urbino, with two works by Piero della Francesca and others by the artists of the court of Federico da Montefeltro, as well as an important nucleus of works from the early sixteenth century, including works by Raffaello and the seventeenth century. The work of Federico Barocci. On the top floor there is a large collection of ceramics. In some environments on the ground floor there is also the Umbrian archaeological museum, rich especially of ancient epigraphs. The Ducal Palace was defined in the Renaissance as one of the most beautiful princely palaces in Italy. Built largely at Federico da Montefeltro's time, with the oversight of several architects, including Luciano Laurana and Francesco di Giorgio Martini, was often described as one of the most extraordinary princely palaces in Italy with an unparalleled and exterminated library Collections of paintings, sculptures (ancient and modern), bronzes, silverware, tapestries, painted leather, inlaid furniture. This sum of donations and purchases has contributed to giving the Gallery a "national" breath, in spite of some shortcomings that still persist in works by top Marxists or who in the Marche left a significant part of their business (Carlo Crivelli and Lorenzo Lotto , eg). Another limit to current collections is the scatter, temporal, stylistic and historical, between numerous works present and the environments that preserve them: if the 14th century polyptych, along with the late seventeenth and eighteenth century works, are outside the chronological limits of the building's construction, Other sacred works of a popular taste, such as wooden sculptures, tend to harmonize with the aulic decoration of the halls. In order to overcome these inconveniences, an outline has been studied that, as far as it is sometimes the chronological order, seeks to match as closely as possible the correspondence between the container and the contents: the picnic room and the Camerine works, the late-night works in the halls The oldest decoration, the fifteenth century in the halls of Laurana, Giovanni Santi in the Veglie Room, Baroque and 17th-century ceramics in the roveresque apartment. The 1982 set-up, improved later in the following years, also sought to use the simplest, almost invisible supporters. Once past the entrance to Piazza Duca Federico the visitor is in the beautiful courtyard of honor: the shape is rectangular with five arches on the north and south sides, while you are on the other. In the south-eastern corner there is a seventeenth-century well. In the eastern wing of the palace, consisting of seven halls, lies Jole's apartment. In this section, among the works there is the alcove of Federico da Montefeltro (by Giovanni da Camerino), a rare testimony of the furniture of the fifteenth century, as this was the apartment inhabited by Federico not yet a Duke, pending the end of the construction Of its sumptuous dwelling on the opposite side of the palace called the Apartment of the Duke. In these rooms are the sculptures of the first Renaissance (Luca della Robbia, Michele of Giovanni da Fiesole called Greco, Agostino di Duccio, Francesco di Giorgio Martini); The rooms V and VI host the works of the first Quattrocento marchigiano; In the last hall, set up in recent times, there are paintings of the fourteenth century.