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July 28, 2009

Family Business is Buzzing

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Plugged Into the Past

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A Special Calling

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Posts by Scott Peter Burry

Agriturismi: Raising food and tourists in Le Marche

High on a hill in central Italy, Giulia Savini can hear a collective ‘moo’ rising in intensity as she approaches a corral holding dozens of cattle on her farm, Valle Nuova. These cattle are happy because they know her visit means meal time.

For Savini, happy cows are important because Valle Nuova isn’t just about harvesting [...]

July 28th, 2009 | | 1 Comment »

Cracked Shell

My experience here in Urbino has been far different than I had expected when I was getting ready to make the trip; different in the best way possible. I came here to Urbino expecting to do the normal tourist stuff, write a couple of stories, and meet some new American people here in the program. [...]

July 27th, 2009 | | No Comments »

In the Battle Between Man and Four Liters of Beer, Man is the Victor

 When most people think of alcoholic beverages in Italy, they instantly think of wine.  Italy is a country famous all over the world for its superior wine-making ability.  This is why when I saw an advertisement for a beer festival in the local paper I thought there was a misprint.  Beer in Italy? Who would have [...]

July 27th, 2009 | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Echoes

My experience with the Greeks did not end at the bar.  The Italian guy I was with that night and  who was now friends with the Greeks happened to work at a discotheque in Rimini.  He said he would love to have us as his guests.  I really didn’t want to go at first.  I [...]

July 17th, 2009 | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Curious American + Ethnic Divide = BFF

Here in Urbino I haven’t seen a lot of racial/ethnic diversity.  One day I ran into a buddy and asked him why there was such little diversity in Urbino.  He told me that there is actually some ethnic diversity here.  He said that there is a small Greek population in Urbino, but they are very [...]

July 17th, 2009 | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »
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