Apartments in Rome are very different from apartments in the United States. I quickly learned that in Rome, landlords must completely furnish their units before renting them out. This includes not only beds, chairs, tables, and wardrobes, but also basic essentials like bowls, silverware, appliances, paintings and wall decorations, linens and towels, and lights. Unlike in the United States, this ensures that the renter will not need to bring their own furniture and other basic items.
The apartment I am living in while in the city is rented through CIS Abroad, and has three bedrooms (one of which I am sharing with my roommate), a bathroom, a kitchen, a balcony, and an entry room. There is also a small collection of English, Italian, and Greek books and movies in the hallway that have been left behind by past residents.
Places we've gone, things we've seen, stories worth telling