Occupations Archive

  • “<em>Ciao</em>!” says the short, elderly woman standing behind the counter.  This is Elide Beltrami, wife of Vittorio Beltrami, a man who has been ordained the “Einstein of cheese” by famous chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich...

    Sempre Famiglia

    By Nandi Alexander
    Ciao!” says the short, elderly woman standing behind the counter. This is Elide Beltrami, wife of Vittorio Beltrami, a man who has been ordained the “Einstein of cheese” by famous chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich...

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  • It’s 5 a.m. in Urbino. Broken glass and scattered trash litter the streets and alleyways of the piazza. Flyers float with a bobbing beer bottle in the fountain. The stairs along the cafes are sticky and reek of alcohol. As the sun rises, so do the faithful employees of the Marche Multiservizi.

    The Morning After

    By Elizabeth Zabel
    It’s 5 a.m. in Urbino. Broken glass and scattered trash litter the streets and alleyways of the piazza. Flyers float with a bobbing beer bottle in the fountain. The stairs along the cafes are sticky and reek of alcohol. As the sun rises, so do the faithful employees of the Marche Multiservizi.

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  • An irrevocable vow binds the women who choose this order of marriage, the marriage to God. Describing her first profession of vows as a nun brings a smile to Sister Antida Tavon as she recalls her engagement with her heavenly spouse 53 years ago. Her face and glasses are tightly framed by a white habit, with only a small hint of silver and gray hair showing near her widow’s peak.

    Sisters of the Vow

    By Kaitlin McKinney
    An irrevocable vow binds the women who choose this order of marriage, the marriage to God. Describing her first profession of vows as a nun brings a smile to Sister Antida Tavon as she recalls her engagement with her heavenly spouse 53 years ago. Her face and glasses are tightly framed by a white habit, with only a small hint of silver and gray hair showing near her widow’s peak.

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  • Don Ezio brings calm and purpose along with education to students’ lives. In a small corner of this town known for its large, modern university, Don Ezio, a priest, has...

    Il Pellicano: Priest’s Vision a Saving Chance for the Unemployed

    By Natalie Craig
    Don Ezio brings calm and purpose along with education to students’ lives. In a small corner of this town known for its large, modern university, Don Ezio, a priest, has...

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  • The bees rush madly, crawling, buzzing among the stacked boxes of faded orange, red, yellow and green stacked spottily in the rolling hills outside this Renaissance city. Fabrizio Pesare dons fluorescent yellow pants, omitting the usual beekeeper’s suit and netted mask, daring to remove the screens of pale, yellow wax brimming with his bees, unprotected from the their stings.

    Beekeepers Feel the Sting of Loss

    By Emily Harmon
    The bees rush madly, crawling, buzzing among the stacked boxes of faded orange, red, yellow and green stacked spottily in the rolling hills outside this Renaissance city. Fabrizio Pesare dons fluorescent yellow pants, omitting the usual beekeeper’s suit and netted mask, daring to remove the screens of pale, yellow wax brimming with his bees, unprotected from the their stings.

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  • Before the sun rises over the Metauro Valley, Vittorio Angeli has pulled on his blue jeans, fastened his belt buckle that is the size of his fist, and covered his silver hair with a black cowboy hat.

    Home on the Marche Range

    By Chelsea Judge
    Before the sun rises over the Metauro Valley, Vittorio Angeli has pulled on his blue jeans, fastened his belt buckle that is the size of his fist, and covered his silver hair with a black cowboy hat.

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  • Local police in Urbino mete out justice tempered by close relationships with a citizenry they know well. URBINO, Italy–On a cloudless summer day, Captain Davide Branchesi, 59, navigates his police...

    Law and Order With a Smile

    By Jennifer Horab
    Local police in Urbino mete out justice tempered by close relationships with a citizenry they know well. URBINO, Italy–On a cloudless summer day, Captain Davide Branchesi, 59, navigates his police...

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  •  The sound of a bell pierced the calm in the city’s fire house recently after a propane tank exploded in an apartment building in the center of town.  One by one, firemen slid down the sleek, metal fire pole to the locker room, and in less than a minute they were tearing toward the blaze in a bright red fire truck.

    The Vigili Del Fuoco: Fighting Fires in a Living Museum

    By Jena Frick
    The sound of a bell pierced the calm in the city’s fire house recently after a propane tank exploded in an apartment building in the center of town. One by one, firemen slid down the sleek, metal fire pole to the locker room, and in less than a minute they were tearing toward the blaze in a bright red fire truck.

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  • As he watches the line of young boys maneuver their mountain bikes down a rocky slope, Michele Piersantini shouts pointers on how to handle a downhill, how to take a sharp turn, how to brake. It’s the kind of lesson a student would expect at a mountain biking school.

    Pedalo Sicuro Teaches Lessons for the Trail, and Life

    By Hamlet Fort
    As he watches the line of young boys maneuver their mountain bikes down a rocky slope, Michele Piersantini shouts pointers on how to handle a downhill, how to take a sharp turn, how to brake. It’s the kind of lesson a student would expect at a mountain biking school.

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