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Urbino Project 2015 | July 17, 2024

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People Archives - Urbino Project 2015

People of the Marche Region of Italy.

From Farm to City Hall

June 23, 2015 |

Maurizio Gambini’s journey has taken him from the family farm to Urbino’s top job.

SCHIETE, Italy – “Maurizio Gambini, the mayor of Urbino, is surrounded by friends young and old in the Centro Socio Culturale waiting to kick off Palio … Read More

A Lasting Impression

June 23, 2015 |

Marcello Tiboni, retired master engraver, plans to open a school for traditional printmaking

URBINO, Italy – Marcello Tiboni carefully uses his thumb and index finger to pick up a sheet of paper, as thin as the translucent page of a … Read More

Coming out in Urbino

June 23, 2015 |

Gay community faces old prejudices in a country out of step with Europe.

URBINO, Italy – In an effort to start a dialog with local residents, the Gay and Proud Association of Urbino (GAP) last June held a screening of … Read More

Benelli Born and Raised

June 23, 2015 |

A love for the Benelli shotgun factory trickles down from one generation of employees to the next

Tito Micheli, 67, smiles quietly as he listens to his daughter excitedly describe her childhood memories of his employer, the Benelli shotgun factory. … Read More

Man’s Best Friend, in Training

June 23, 2015 |

Vittorio Scalbi teaches dogs to hunt truffles, just for fun

Attenti ai cani”—beware of the dogs—reads a sign on the narrow dirt road that leads to Varea le Coste, a bed-and-breakfast two kilometers outside Urbino, Italy. My companion and I … Read More

Italian Family Circles

June 22, 2015 |

For families like the Spadonis, the generations still stick together

URBINO, Italy – The Cathedral pews are half empty for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, but the three Spadoni women are there as usual sitting side by side: the grandmother … 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