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August 8th, 2009 - 3:30 pm § in 3. Journals

Ironies in Italy: A Reflection

Written by Lisa Hagen Italy is filled with life’s little paradoxes. For example, Italians drive super fast, BUT eat really slow. Case in point.  Today I was nearly killed several times by speeding motorcycles, fiat automobiles, as well as a little kid on his bike.  If something has wheels, the I[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 12:24 pm § in 1. Stories, Change

Entrepreneurial Spirit in Cagli

By Lynsey Genson Twenty-six year old Elisabetta Panico owns a clothing boutique on the ancient piazza in Cagli, Italy.  Determined to stay close to her family, she worked in the store for three years before a combination of entrepreneurial spirit and government incentives allowed her to become one [...]

July 9th, 2009 - 9:38 am § in 1. Stories, Family

Built on a Foundation of Trust

by Julie Ngov “When you are Italian, you are never really independent.” Familial obligation is an Italian tradition emphasizes Elena Luchini, co-owner of the Ristorante Bar Guazza di Luchini. Elena and her brother, Lorenzo, inherited the business from their parents. The Luchini family has owned [...]

July 9th, 2009 - 8:06 am § in 1. Stories, Family

Growing Up Teen in Cagli

Story by Lisa Hagen Bzzzzzzzzzzzz. The Piaggio velo zips by as the young rider bounces and sways along the narrow and rugged cobblestone street.  Her wavy brown hair dances in the wind beneath a pale pink helmet.  Three more scooters whiz by at nearly full throttle.  Their converse sneakers touch[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 7:57 am § in Family

Food to go in Cagli

by Jennifer Brookes In a time when many residents of Cagli, Italy, look outside the city for employment, Michele Marinelli, a 24 year old entrepreneur, found opportunity inside the city’s ancient walls.  He purchased La Mezzaluna, a modest café, in the beginning of 2009. Proving great things com[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 7:36 am § in 1. Stories, Change

Old Cagli Moves Toward the Digital Future

By Joan Stack In a world where our lives pass at light-speed, there are still places where people mark the passage of time by the ringing of bells in the clock tower.  Cagli, an ancient city in the Le Marche region of Italy, is one such place. Local people from multiple generations agree.  “Not [...]

July 9th, 2009 - 5:20 am § in Women

Melissa the Barista

By Millie S. Liu There are very few female baristas in Italy. There are few inter-ethnic Italians. Cagli has both. At 20 years old, she is one of the few successful baristas in her profession and fell into it by accident after answering a job posting. Her barista lessons began at 16. She exudes ener[...]

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 - 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 [...][...]