Scenes and stories from a small town in the hills of Italy's Le Marche region

About Camerano, Italy

Camerano is in the heart of the Marche Region’s wine- producing area surrounding the provincial capital of Ancona. The town of almost 7,000 people has a commanding mountaintop position on the Conero Peninsula, which encompasses the Conero Regional Park. Beaches are a mere three miles away with regular bus service. The tourist office in nearby Sirolo organizes walking, horseback riding, and cycling tours along Parco Conero’s 18 trails.

Camerano is an ancient site dating back to 600 BC and today one can still see vestiges of its medieval and renaissance past. The region is now a thriving economic center known for its famed wine production (the Rosso Conero Festival), local crafts and other cultural activities. Camerano is about an hour by car from IEIMedia's other project site in Cagli.

To develop this Web site, 22 undergraduate and graduate students from around the country met in Camerano for the month of July. The first three weeks were spent interviewing, videotaping, reporting, getting photography and gathering content. The final week was spent converging the content in this site. We hope you enjoy it.

Our Camerano Partner

Centro Culturale Conero is located in Camerano. Classes were held in the Centro's newly acquired, renovated school. Centro staff provide support services for Institute students, and they specialize in groups coming to Italy for language study. They assign private apartments to students and offer a daily menu of leisure and cultural activities. In addition to conversational Italian, the Centro’s extracurricular offerings include cooking lessons, visits to wineries, museums and castles, shopping trips, nature excursions and cultural events.

The Faculty

This year’s Camerano faculty team:
* Director: John Caputo (Gonzaga University)
* Photography: David Maialetti (C.C. of Philadelphia & Phil. Daily News)
* Videography: Dan Garrity (Gonzaga University)
* Web Design: Brian Carroll (Berry College)
* Journaling: Tom McFarland (Lewis-Clark)
* Web & Video: Afi-Odelia Scruggs (free-lance journalist & educator)
* Storytelling: Elissa Papirno (U. of Hartford)



Camerano's Piazza Roma



Camerano's streets are mostly quiet; its residents friendly.



The Le Marche region is known for its vast and abundant sunflower fields.

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