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Urbino Project 2015 | August 17, 2017

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Arts & Culture Archives - Urbino Project 2015

Arts & culture in the Marche Region of Italy.

The Shakespeare Connection

June 24, 2015 |

From settings to culture to educational programs, there are strong links between Shakespeare and Italy

Laughs echo off of the brightly painted, gold-trimmed walls of Teatro Comunale in Cagli. The voices of British actors Julian Curry and Mary Chater fill … Read More

Carved in Stone

June 23, 2015 |

The last sandstone sculptor in Sant’Ippolito keeps her city’s ancient traditions alive

Natalia Gasparucci is strolling the quiet streets of Sant’Ippolito, leading an informal tour of the stonework that decorates the city’s houses and ancient walls. She points to a … Read More

Lost in Translation

June 23, 2015 |

Having American culture on your t-shirt seems pretty cool, whatever it means.

URBINO, Italy – Overheard in the classical Piazza della Repubblica are hundreds of Italian conversations. One young woman is seen wearing a t-shirt that says “Be Happy. It … Read More

The Return of the Illustrious 28

June 23, 2015 |

For a few special months, the portraits that inspired Duke Federico have been back in Urbino.

URBINO, Italy - The room is small and square and smells of wood. From the floor to just above the heads of spectators, … 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

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