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Urbino Project 2015 | June 16, 2024

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Featured Stories.


June 23, 2015 |

A lot of delicious food comes with your wine or beer at Happy Hour.

URBINO, Italy – Luigi “Gigi” Andreoli rushes back and forth between his small café and the outside areas it caters to. On the inside, Gigi and … Read More

Not Olive Oil—Olive Liquor

June 22, 2015 |

Giuliano Berloni’s family-run olive liquor business is coming to a crossroads

Giuliano Berloni leans back in his chair and lets out a bellowing laugh that fills his tiny office. His stomach bounces under a blue and white pinstriped button-down shirt. … Read More


June 22, 2015 |

Learning about the art of cave-aged cheese from the Beltrami family.

CARTOCETO, Italy – Cristiana Beltrami was carefully approaching the cement-sealed mouth of a cave deep in the cellar of Palazzo Rusticucci when she turned to her visitors and whispered, … Read More

La Muta Speaks

June 22, 2015 |

A Raphael portrait, restored and less of a mystery, returns to his hometown.

URBINO, Italy – This is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Raphael, but Urbino holds only three of his original paintings. One of these is a famous … Read More

Murder in Urbino?

June 22, 2015 |

Modern German TV mystery series shooting in historic town.

URBINO, Italy - Traffic cop Roberto Rossi had ducked into one of the tunnels beneath the Ducal Palace to cool off away from public view when he made a frightening discovery: … Read More

Reintroduction to Mountain Biking

June 22, 2015 |

Biking in Le Marche has its ups and downs.

URBINO, Italy - In the blink of an eye, my handlebars turned sharply left, bringing the bike to an abrupt stop, launching me into the blue Italian sky, arms outstretched to … Read More

Pausa: A Fading Italian Tradition

June 22, 2015 |

Italy’s traditional three-hour lunch break is slowly disappearing.

Urbino, Italy – The Bucci family left their home for work and school around 7:30 a.m., but at 1:00 p.m. they pour back through the door to prepare and bond over the … Read More

A Pride of Woodworkers

June 22, 2015 |

Two shops, each in its own way, are keeping traditional Italian woodcraft alive.

URBINO, Italy – Walking down one of the many mysterious alleyways of this city, you come across a large intricate wooden door that is open. Italian music … Read More

The Other Oil Crisis

June 22, 2015 |

Olive growers hope to avoid last year’s disasters.

PERGOLA, Italy – Mario Baiocco, 57, takes a magnifying glass out of his neatly pressed lavender button-down shirt and looks closely at a small branch of olives. He leans over the table, … Read More

The Italian Pulitzer?

June 21, 2015 |

The Urbino Press Award focuses attention on the best U.S. journalists – and the city.

URBINO, Italy - On a warm June morning residents and tourists gathered in the main piazza awaiting the approach of a parade of townsfolk dressed … Read More