Traditions Archive

  • The dining room of Ristorante Cavaliere is packed full. The crystals hanging from the room’s six elaborate chandeliers clink as the room virbrates with the presence of 200 celebrating Italians. At the head of the room sits a family of 12 – here to honor a member’s graduation from the University of Urbino.

    The Dark Side of Urbino

    By Myra Krieger-Coen
    The dining room of Ristorante Cavaliere is packed full. The crystals hanging from the room’s six elaborate chandeliers clink as the room virbrates with the presence of 200 celebrating Italians. At the head of the room sits a family of 12 – here to honor a member’s graduation from the University of Urbino.

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  • In Canavaccio di Urbino, a suburb of the university town, a factory welcomes visitors with a sign that reads “Artista del Legno”—Artist of Wood. Inside, countless hand-crafted, three-dimensional wooden pictures hang on the walls of the hallway and offices.

    The Art of Evolving

    By Funda Tekin
    In Canavaccio di Urbino, a suburb of the university town, a factory welcomes visitors with a sign that reads “Artista del Legno”—Artist of Wood. Inside, countless hand-crafted, three-dimensional wooden pictures hang on the walls of the hallway and offices.

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  • It’s Saturday morning and a sea of demanding customers wave their tickets at the Gramolini family working behind the counter of their mobile cheese and meat store. The scene is repeated at a line of other vendors stretching for hundreds of yards on the street outside the walls of Urbino, a famous Renaissance town in the Le Marche region of east-central Italy.

    The Shopping Mall on Wheels

    By Teddy LaMotta
    It’s Saturday morning and a sea of demanding customers wave their tickets at the Gramolini family working behind the counter of their mobile cheese and meat store. The scene is repeated at a line of other vendors stretching for hundreds of yards on the street outside the walls of Urbino, a famous Renaissance town in the Le Marche region of east-central Italy.

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  • It was hot and humid and the mosquitos were swarming, but there was nothing Guido Edera would have rather been doing one Sunday evening than gathering wood in the forest. One swing and his rusted machete cut half way through the arm-thick tree trunk. With the second swing he yelled joyfully, “Two swings for a tree, one for a head!”

    Palio dei Trampoli

    By Steven Schmucker
    It was hot and humid and the mosquitos were swarming, but there was nothing Guido Edera would have rather been doing one Sunday evening than gathering wood in the forest. One swing and his rusted machete cut half way through the arm-thick tree trunk. With the second swing he yelled joyfully, “Two swings for a tree, one for a head!”

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  • If you were to pull out a map of the Pesaro-Urbino region, you would be hard-pressed to find on it the small town of Sant’Angelo in Vado. But for one month in the summer, this scenic Italian town is found more easily not with your eyes, but with your ears.

    The Universal Language

    By Connor Drew
    If you were to pull out a map of the Pesaro-Urbino region, you would be hard-pressed to find on it the small town of Sant’Angelo in Vado. But for one month in the summer, this scenic Italian town is found more easily not with your eyes, but with your ears.

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