Gubbio is a small medieval town with roots reaching back into pre-Roman times.
One of its main claims to fame are the Eugubine (or Iguvine) Tables - bronze tablets inscribed in the dead Umbrian language, bearing the longest text to survive to this day.
The other is the Corsa dei Ceri ( [link]
In the Middle Ages Gubbio was quite powerful - even able to send 1000 knights to the First Crusade, which indicated a high level of wealth (e.g. a knight's chain mail alone could cost as much as 70 sheep)
The time between the 12th and 14th century was quite turbulent with several wars against other Umbrian city states and changes in leadership (for a long time it was part of the Montefeltro state), finally (1631) it fell fully to the Papal state. In 1860 Gubbio was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy along with the rest of the Papal States.
Location: Gubbio (Province of Perugia), Umbria, Italy
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