As I’ve written before, I hope this blog ultimately becomes a way I can write about my experiences, ideas, “musings,” and more, but at first I feel like I should “set the scene” by describing some of the more basic aspects of my life in Rome.
My apartment is located in a fairly central and metro accessible part of Rome. I am in the middle of two of the metro stations – Re di Roma and San Giovanni. They both are on the red line/Line A, and they both take less than five minutes to walk to.
My roommates are the landlord, who is in her mid-30s and works as a travel agent and a Danish girl in her mid-to-late-20s who is studying in Rome for a semester for her master’s degree in political science. I have my own room with a twin bed (this is almost a necessity for me! As an introvert, I need time alone to recharge and get reenergized). The rest of the apartment is a long corridor, two other bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry/storage room, a kitchen, and a balcony. The two other bedrooms have doors to the balcony, but my room does not, so I have to go through a different bedroom to get out there. There is no real “sitting room” or a common room with a TV, sofa, chairs, etc, instead, our bedrooms are in a row on the right side of the narrow corridor.
We are on the ground floor of an apartment complex that is on a busy road in Rome. Like many apartment complexes in Rome, you enter ours via two big doors on the street, and inside there is a courtyard with the apartment buildings surrounding it.
I don’t need much – just something clean/well-kept, central to transportation and my own room.
I’ve taken pictures that I’ve added below.
Courtyard from 2 different angles with our apartment complex buildings surrounding it: