The house was built in the fifteenth century and purchased by Giovanni Santi, painter and poet, in the 1460. It was the birthplace of Raphael, the house where he was born Friday March 28th 1483 and where he spent his youth. With Raphael’s death, which took place in Rome Friday April 6th 1520, the house passed to his heirs. In 1635 the property was taken by the architect Muzio Oddi and finally, in 1875, became the property of Raphael Academy, which restored it.
On the first floor there is a large room with the “l’Annunciazione”, a painting by Giovanni Santi, along with nineteenth-century copies of two works by Raphael: “la Madonna della Seggiola” and the “Visione di Ezechiele”. In a small adjoining room, which is considered the Raphael birthplace room, there is the fresco of the “Madonna col Bambino”. Upstairs are preserved manuscripts, rare editions, coins, portraits and typical examples of nineteenth-century culture.
The architecture of the building is typical of the fifteenth century, inspired to the Ducal Palace. Doors frames still have fifteenth century parts while the windows of the first floor may have renovated in the seventeenth century . Very picturesque is the courtyard that once had to be connected to the shop.
From November 1st to February 28th:
From 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
From March 1st to October 31st:
From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm – From 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Sundays and holidays:
From 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
- December 25th
- January 1st
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Web – www.accademiaraffaello.it
Address – Via Raffaello Sanzio 57 – URBINO (PU)