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Basilica of Sant Ubaldo: photos, description Basilica di Sant Ubaldo)

Basilica of Sant Ubaldo is on the top of a steep hill at an altitude of 827 meters above sea level at the end of the same street, going from the small square opposite the Cathedral of Gubbio up the slopes of Monte Ingino. You can get here on foot from Porta Metauro, or on funicular, which goes from Porta Romana.

In 1194, the Bishop Ubaldo, who later became the patron Saint of the city, was buried in the old parish Church Pieve di San Gervasio. Between 1514 and 1525 years on the orders of the countesses Elisabeth and Eleonora della Rovere was built by the current five-naval Basilica. The same year it was dedicated to St. Ubaldo, whose incorrupt body rests on the main throne in ornate bronze tomb, covered with gold. While the interior of the Church is practically devoid of ornaments, except the main front door. Even the frescoes in the cloister has not survived to our days.

Another building in Gubbio, associated with the name of St. Ubaldo, is a small well-preserved house of the 13-14-th centuries. Its facade was probably redone since it was built several public buildings. Inside are traces of wall paintings. In the Middle ages, this house belonged to the family of Accoramboni. Despite the fact that there is no reliable evidence that this house could live a Holy Ubaldo, the rumor persistently connects this building with his name.

Most of the year in the right side chapel of the Basilica of Sant Ubaldo is stored the so-called Chery placed on the coat of arms of Umbria and which are the main "heroes" of the colorful festival - during this festival, young people are fleeing from the Piazza della Signoria up the mountain, carrying on shoulders, Chery. The latter are three carved wooden fixtures in the form of octagonal prisms, mounted on the platform with long poles. At the top of each prism is placed the statue of a Saint - Ubaldo, protector of masons, George, the patron Saint of merchants and craftsmen, and Anthony, the patron of farmers. Every citizen of Gubbio participates in the festival of the Corsa dei CERI, which, among other things, attracts a thousands of tourists from all over Italy and from abroad. In order to get Cheri on the narrow and winding medieval streets, require remarkable physical strength and dexterity, as these devices weigh a few hundred kg, and so strive to overturn.