Urbino is a picturesque Renaissance hill town and the jewel of the Marche region of central Italy. Although Urbino was a Roman and medieval city, its peak came during the 15th century when Duke Federico da Montefeltro established one of Europe's most illustrious courts. Urbino's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Urbino is relatively small and off the beaten path of tourists, yet it's a hip college town with one of the oldest universities in Italy. The town is nestled on a sloping hillside and the surrounding scenery is awe inspiring. You're not likely to see buses with large groups of tourists here.
Beautiful Adriatic beaches are a short distance away and reachable via local bus service that runs multiple times per day. Florence and Venice are easily reachable via train in the nearby town of Pesaro.
The sites below were made each summer for the Urbino program run by ieiMedia and James Madison University. I created nine separate sites (from 2011 - 2019) to showcase student work in writing, photography and video. The 2020 Urbino program was cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
ROLE: Program Director | Instructor | Website Creator
LOCATION: Urbino, Italy (Marche Region)
DATES: Four weeks in May/June from 2011 - 2019
AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY: University of Urbino
SUBJECTS: Multimedia Storytelling | Magazine Production | Documentary Video