The one-time cultural capital of the Renaissance lures fewer visitors than its rival cities across the Apennines. People don’t know what they’re missing, says Nick Trend.
1. Palazzo Ducale
The Telegraph: The palace is one of the great Italian buildings of the 15th century – the central courtyard is particularly elegant, with fine Corinthian capitals around the arcades.
2. Piazza della Repubblica
The Telegraph: Take in the evening passeggiata around the Piazza della Republica, for a first impression of this university town with a young, laid-back feel.
3. Via Bramante
The Telegraph: Enjoy the late afternoon sunshine in the lovely, quiet shade of the walled Botanical Garden, which is 200 years old and maintained by the university. The entrance is on Via Bramante.
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