My experience in Urbino has been something I will never forget. This is my first time ever going abroad, and I could not have imagined a better place to be. The town of Urbino is so homey and I loved that I could feel so at home here so quickly. I will definitely miss being in the Piazza and taking in all the city has to offer. The best part of my experience here has been the people I met. I did not know anyone before going on this trip, and now that it is almost over I can say that I have found some great life-long friends. We all got so close very quickly and it has been amazing sharing this experience with them. The Urbino Project has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons, immerse myself in a new culture, and improve my writing and reporting skills.
Part costume designer, part promoter, part hostess, and all storyteller, Cristina Ortolani stages events and recruits participants throughout the Marche to share the memories, traditions, and characters of the region with its inhabitants and, with the help of the internet, beyond.