When I came to Urbino, I was taken aback by how beautiful it actually is. The long, uphill walks to the classrooms were well worth it for the gorgeous view of rolling hills and the homey, small town feel of the area. It's been such an amazing experience getting to know other students, learning from incredibly talented professors and being immersed in Italian culture. I have been able to see parts of the countryside that I would never have the chance to explore on my own as well as gain valuable journalistic skills in photography, writing and video.
In a corner of the storeroom at the Maxiconad, a large modern supermarket outside the walls of this famous Renaissance city in central Italy, workers sort through crates of packaged salads, pizza, yogurt, fruits and vegetables nearing their “best-by” dates. They will all be donated to a charity, a practice the store’s owner, Luca Galuzzi, credits to his parents – and the Italian government.