By car, the SS298 branches north from Perugia, off the E45, through rugged scenery. Faster but less scenic is the new four-lane SS318, connecting Perugia and Gubbio in about half an hour—making it all the easier to include this rewarding stop on an Umbrian itinerary. Gubbio is not served directly by train, though Fossato di Vico, 18km (11 miles) south, is on the Rome–Ancona line, with trains arriving about every 2 hours. Buses run from that station to Gubbio about every hour. Eight or nine daily BusItalia Nord buses (www.fsbusitalia.it; tel. 075/963-7001) run between Gubbio and Perugia (70 min.); they arrive at Piazza 40 Martiri, named for citizens killed by the Nazis for aiding partisans during World War II.
The tourist office, Via della Repubblica 15 (www.comune.gubbio.pg.it; tel. 075/922-0693 or 075/922-0790), is open daily (Mon–Fri 8:30am–1:45pm and 3:30–6:30pm, Sat 9am–1pm and 3:30–6:30pm, Sun 9:30am–1pm and 3–6pm; Oct–Mar afternoon hours are 3–6pm). Staff hand out maps and, for 1€, sell a brief but handy walking guide to the town.
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