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
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.
This year’s Camerano faculty
* Director: John Caputo (Gonzaga
* Photography: David Maialetti (C.C. of Philadelphia & Phil.
* Videography: Dan Garrity (Gonzaga
* Web Design: Brian Carroll
* Journaling: Tom McFarland (Lewis-Clark)
* Web & Video: Afi-Odelia
Scruggs (free-lance journalist & educator)
* Storytelling: Elissa Papirno (U.
streets are mostly quiet; its residents friendly.