Mojan Nourbakhsh

Once Urbino was a city with a university but in recent decades it has evolved into a university with a city. Now the last native of this beautiful Renaissance town wonder what their future holds.

According to city authorities, of the 5,000 people living inside the walls of this ancient town, 4,000 are now students. Although the exact figure isn’t known, some local experts, including University of Urbino professor Eduardo Fichera, estimate that the actual number of families living fulltime within the walls of Urbino is less than two dozen.

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