Located in the hinterland of Pesaro, the town formerly called Casteldurante, was ruled by the Montefeltro and Della Rovere during the Renaissance, and was called “Urbania” in honor of Pope Urban the 8th, who raised it to diocese status, “due to the civility of its inhabitants and the beauty of the place” .
The old town is full of important architectural and artistic remains, such as the Cathedral of St. Christopher, the Duke’s Palace, the Diocesan Museum, the Barco Residence and the Mummies Cemetery, where there are some amazing examples of mummified bodies.
The artistic ceramics tradition made Urbania famous since the 16th century, when some of the most beautiful faience in the Italian Renaissance were made here. This tradition is still alive in the town today.