Tourist Attraction in Urbino: Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso della Grotta
The Museum of the City of Urbino was a museum that proposed to present the history and characteristics of the city by means of a modern and addictive setting. It was located in the basement of Odasi palace, with its main entrance on Via Lorenzo Valerio. Since 2015, she has been replaced by the House of Poetry, officially inaugurated on March 27. It consisted of four rooms revolving around the 15th-century porch of the palace. First room, It was devoted to exchanges, there was only a scale reproduction of the old city center, in cardboard. Second Hall, This was dedicated to the signs, both natural and human, left over time. There was the great device of a nineteenth-century clock and on the walls a large-scale reproduction of the city map on which were attached photographs and paintings linked to Urbino.
Third Room, This was dedicated to engraved signs, with reference to the great tradition of engraved engraving, linked to the masters of the School of the Book. In fact there were three engravings corresponding to the three engraving techniques (Lithograph, Calcography and Xylography) and the three great urbined masters (Ceci, Bruscaglia and Sanchini). In addition there were antique printing presses. Fourth Hall, The latter was devoted to desire, or how could it be the city; for this reason, some of the most important architectural-urban projects, never realized, were exhibited in the last century. Courtyard. In the courtyard were exposed scale models of the rocks wanted by Duke Federico III from Montefeltro. Room for Cultural Activities, Located below a Museum, is dedicated to the City and Memory. You can access both from inside the museum and from the outside, as it has an entrance to via Francesco Budassi. The hall houses a series of monumental sketches of bronze or steel sculptures by artist Umberto Mastroianni.