apartments in italy vary in extreme cases. sometimes you live with strangers, sometimes you live with people you know. sometimes they're new, sometimes they're old. thankfully, i am living in one of the newer apartments. there's two other rooms, a bathroom and a nice little kitchen. i'm about a 10 minute walk from school, there's market around the corner and a piazza two blocks away.
i've got school from 8 am till about 530 pm, M-F and about
3 hours of homework, depending on the night. brutal... yes.
but my room has been my safe haven. and the fact that i've got my own private terrace... i can't beat that. :)