The panoramic Gubbio summit
Mentioned by Dante in the 11th canto of Paradise as the “Hill chosen by Blessed Ubaldo”, Monte Ingino is the peak that dominates Gubbio. It is part of the Umbria-Marches Apennines and is one of the sacred areas of the area, rich in spirituality. It is no coincidence that the Basilica dedicated to Saint Ubaldo, the patron saint of Gubbio, stands here majestically, in its Baroque style, 850 metres above sea level.
The scenic peak is ideal for wonderful hikes. Walking along the wild slopes of the mountain, along well-trodden paths and wide mule tracks, you can climb its sides to reach the remains of the Rocche di Gubbio, an ancient defensive system of the city. You can walk under imposing metal structures, which are shaped like a comet star and are lit up every year from 7 December to make Monte Ingino the world’s largest Christmas tree.
You can also take on the uphill climb of Monte Ingino comfortably by cable care, in small, cylindrical, open-top cabins with a maximum capacity of two people.