Laura Weeks

First, this month in Urbino can’t be described in a couple of sentences. The past four weeks immersed in Italian culture have helped me to grow both as a journalist and as a person, as an American. Working with interpreters and befriending locals has been the most valuable part of this experience. Memories from Urbino will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Stories by Laura Weeks

  • Marco Pierleoni is an expert on all the things he hates. As a guide at the National Gallery of Marche here, the 23-year-old spends his days explaining the history and significance of the city’s treasured Renaissance masterpieces that surround visitors to the famous Ducal Palace. And he can’t stand it.

    Italian Students Yearn for a Life in the U.S.

    By Laura Weeks
    Marco Pierleoni is an expert on all the things he hates. As a guide at the National Gallery of Marche here, the 23-year-old spends his days explaining the history and significance of the city’s treasured Renaissance masterpieces that surround visitors to the famous Ducal Palace. And he can’t stand it.

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