Adventures in village driving:
We ended up following a large truck through the tiny one way roads snaking through the village. At every block the Tom-Tom is telling us that we are entering a new street. After going through a couple of medieval looking gates without problem, the truck got stuck going around a corner where a car was parked at a crazy angle. After several attempts going forward and then back and repeating - and with Mike trying to guide him by telling he had more room before he would hit our car, he finally made it. At the next corner he turned right and we continued to the left with no one to guide us. We had a serious discussion on whether a road was a one way coming toward us or a two way with only a single lane as all the cars seemed to be parked facing us, but there was no sign indicating it was a one way. We finally decided to try it - half way through several cars started coming toward us. Mike pulled to the side of the street to let them by - no one beeped at us. That is the sure sign that you are going down a one-way the wrong way. So we continued on. We made it to an area for angled parking. We walk up and down trying to find a parking ticket machine. (Instead of meters by each parking spot a lot of countries opt for a single machine. You pay for how ever much time you think you will need and the machine spits out a ticket which you place on your car's dashboard.) There isn't one. I look on the dashes of all the cars parked near us. They all have a local Gubbio parking pass. We check all the signs to see if they say this is a local parking area only. We can't find any signs that indicate that. Do we want to keep driving and search for another parking area driving through more narrow streets - not really. So we decide to take a chance and leave the car here.
There are some mountain villages who get a lot of tourists who have put in escalators or elevators to aid people getting to the top. Luckily Gubbio is one of them. We opt to take the two elevators to the top and then work our way down to the lower part of the village. At the top is a very Gothic, church-like building that was actually the home to the town government. Unfortunately it was closed for "works".