Urbino Focus Archive

  • White corsages glow in the continuous flash of cameras under the blue and white balloon arch. As portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Bob Marley look down from the walls, boys adjust their ties and girls head to the bathroom to fix their hair, imagining a tiara crowning their heads.

    Prom Comes to Urbino

    By Teddy Nelson
    White corsages glow in the continuous flash of cameras under the blue and white balloon arch. As portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Bob Marley look down from the walls, boys adjust their ties and girls head to the bathroom to fix their hair, imagining a tiara crowning their heads.

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  • Straducale bike race multimedia presentation.

    Straducale Bike Race

    By Amanda Presley
    Straducale bike race multimedia presentation.

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  • A narrow yellow house sits unnoticed on the edge of Urbino’s Borgo Mercatale, where the Marche buses pick up and drop off their passengers.

    Urbino’s Hidden Museum

    By Casey Wagner
    A narrow yellow house sits unnoticed on the edge of Urbino’s Borgo Mercatale, where the Marche buses pick up and drop off their passengers.

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  • An upbeat pop song blasts from the speakers, echoing through the empty space. At Consorzio Centro Commerciale, the new mall located directly beneath the walls of Urbino, it is 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday—prime time for shopping. Yet the mall is nearly empty.

    Not a Statistic: Urbino Faces the Economic Crisis

    By Bethany Blakeman
    An upbeat pop song blasts from the speakers, echoing through the empty space. At Consorzio Centro Commerciale, the new mall located directly beneath the walls of Urbino, it is 11:15 a.m. on a Saturday—prime time for shopping. Yet the mall is nearly empty.

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  • University of Urbino professor Marco Rocchi is known for revealing the secrets behind ancient symbols found on buildings in this famous Renaissance town. But there is one group of symbols scattered across the city he seldom talks about.

    Urbino’s Secret Society

    By Hannah Spurrier
    University of Urbino professor Marco Rocchi is known for revealing the secrets behind ancient symbols found on buildings in this famous Renaissance town. But there is one group of symbols scattered across the city he seldom talks about.

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  • In one Urbino supermarket a customer is loading groceries into a cardboard box supplied by the manager. In others the clients are using a bags they brought along or buying special biodegradable plastic bag to haul home the evening’s purchases.

    Italy Bags the Plastic

    By Cory Smith
    In one Urbino supermarket a customer is loading groceries into a cardboard box supplied by the manager. In others the clients are using a bags they brought along or buying special biodegradable plastic bag to haul home the evening’s purchases.

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