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Urbino Project 2014 | May 22, 2024

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Arts & Culture

Arts & culture in the Marche Region of Italy.

Getting the Pointe

June 27, 2014 |

Professionalism is the rule at Italy’s local dance schools

CAGLI, Italy – It’s dance recital night in this small Italian mountain town, an event many American parents might think they can identify with. But the scene unfolding inside the Teatro … Read More

A Festival of Flowers

June 27, 2014 |

Cagli residents paint their streets with flower art to celebrate Corpus Domini

CAGLI, Italy - On the Sunday morning celebrating Corpus Domini the procession that flowed from the Catholic found the streets in this historic Roman town  awash in a sea … Read More

Life and Death in Urbino

June 27, 2014 |

Stepping inside the Oratorio Della Morte

Standing outside the cold metal gates, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not supposed to be here. The street is abandoned, and the quiet is thick. My only company is the Madonna portrait … Read More

She Gives Leather an Afterlife

June 27, 2014 |

Designer Debora Uguccioni turns leather leftovers into fashionable bags

Six years ago as the work day was coming to an end, Debora Uguccioni found herself alone at a factory in Fano that made upholstery for boats. As all the other … Read More

The Monuments Man of Italy

June 26, 2014 |

A perilous mission achieved in saving art

URBINO, Italy – On the night of October 19, 1943, as German soldiers entered the historic Palazzo dei Principi in Carpegna, a clandestine operation hung in the balance: hiding thousands of masterpieces from … Read More

A Saintly Obsession

June 26, 2014 |

Urbino’s celebration of its patron saint is a tradition shared by cities across Italy

URBINO, Italy – Like every June 1 in this picturesque Renaissance town, the 2014 edition found a crowd gathered with mounting anticipation in the piazza before … Read More

Modern Art in an Ancient City

June 26, 2014 |

In the birthplace of Raphael, new artists try to work on the edge

Two peacocks stare down from their cage as the group gets out of the car at Cafe Molena. Gabrielle Arruzzo sits at the head of the table … Read More

Modern Day Da Vinci Code

June 25, 2014 |

Pietro Barsotti retraces Leonardo Da Vinci’s steps to help bring Urban Trekking to Urbino

Scaling the walls of the 14th century Fortezza Albornoz in mid-June presents all kinds of challenges for a visitor unaccustomed to the Mediterranean sun. But self-taught … Read More

Urbania’s Threatened Tradition

June 25, 2014 |

Urbania’s majolica ceramics have been renowned since the Renaissance. Is that fame about to fade?

A ceramic plate decorated with a mythological angel sits on the mantelpiece in Ettore Benedetti’s and Claurisa Cosmi’s living room. The plate is 700 years … Read More

Cinema Nuova Luce

June 25, 2014 |

Shining a new light on the old Italian tradition of serious filmmaking

URBINO, Italy – Tucked away on Via Federico Veterans, one of the cobblestone streets  that wind through this hilltop city,  lies a charming, one-room theater with the optimistic … Read More