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July 9th, 2009 - 4:31 am § in 1. Stories, Women

Touching Without Contact

An interview with Sister Anna Lucciarini, a cloistered nun, in Cagli, Italy.[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 4:24 am § in 1. Stories, Women

Comfort and Confidence: Fashion in Cagli

by Jessica Beckendorf Elisabetta Panico picks up a lime green belt and hands it to a customer waiting behind the fitting-room curtain. “Italian women are the most fashionable in the world, if you’ll allow me to say so” she boasts as she walks to the brightly colored racks of clothing in th[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 3:40 am § in Women

A Woman’s Role: Changes in Cagli

by Emily Wirth A friendly Italian bar is tucked inside the cold and damp stones of a 17th century palace. Inside, the sounds of milk being steamed and customers chatting greet all who enter. A smiling young woman welcomes patrons with a “Ciao.” One after the other, customers walk away with smile[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 2:37 am § in 1. Stories, Change

The Essence of Change

By Gavin Roddy To walk through the streets of Cagli, Italy, one might think that change is an uphill battle. At the heart of the city is a piazza made of cobblestone roads, medieval churches, and today an archery festival with men and women looking as if they walked right out of the pages of [...][...]

July 9th, 2009 - 1:10 am § in Traditions

Medieval Archery Tournament in Cagli

By Jennifer Caudle Photos by Sophie Harbert Throughout Italy, a common thread sews together the fabric of family, church, and community. This thread is tradition. Traditions encompass the values, celebrations, and customs of everyday life and the unique traditions of Cagli, Italy give meaning to lif[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm § in Traditions

The Wednesday Market in Cagli

by Pamela Lake Every Wednesday as Cagli awakens, white vans pull into the piazza and surrounding streets of Old Cagli.  Vendors transform these vans into small shops within minutes.  Shop owners from other parts of the region come weekly to set up business in the streets of Cagli.  These temporar[...]

July 8th, 2009 - 10:44 am § in Traditions

Finding Community in the Religious Traditions of Cagli

by Sophie Harbert All of Cagli participates in Corpus Domini, a major church festival observing the 12th century miracle in which blood sprang from a piece of bread broken during the Eucharist.  Each house collects the flowers and herbs to make an infiorate, or floral arrangement.  Red and yellow [...]

July 8th, 2009 - 10:17 am § in Traditions

Beer Festival 2009 in Cagli, Italy

by Kata J. Dora A stroll through small town Cagli, Italy, suggests there is a strong emphasis on maintaining the old buildings amidst the new buildings. Tradition matters. For someone from the western world, it might be strange to listen to the city hall’s bell ringing every 15 minutes, followed b[...]