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Urbino Project 2015 | April 15, 2024

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Food & Wine Archives - Urbino Project 2015

Food and wine in the Marche Region of Italy.

Special Pigs, Special Salumi

June 24, 2015 |

Loris Fraticelli slimmed down his company, fattened his pigs, and won awards

On a cool, cloudy morning in June, high on a hilltop overlooking the village of Calcinelli, the field alongside the pig house is empty. Rain begins to fall, … Read More

Taste-Testing Olive Oil

June 23, 2015 |

One man does all he can to uphold the standards of Italy’s favorite ingredient

MONTEMAGGIORE AL METAURO, Italy – Giorgio Sorcinelli has been instrumental in the encouragement of quality olive oil and oil tastings. He promotes the art throughout Italy … Read More

A Family Gelateria

June 23, 2015 |

Mother and son scoop a business out of a tough job market.

URBINO, Italy – The bells from the Ducal Palace echo through the empty Renaissance streets as the bell tower strikes eight. While the city is still waking, Nikolas … Read More


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

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