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A view inside the 'courtyard'
We had an interesting apartment. While the guys got to stay in an older place, we girls got a 4 story dorm type apartment. Each floor had a communal kitchen/living area and there was a looong hallway. An interesting thing was that the windows didn't have screens on them. I LOVE that fact a lot, the only downside is it gets really warm and you want to keep the windows open, but their tiger mosquitos leave HUGE bug bites on you, which is really annoying. There were three bedrooms, each housing 4 beds and a bathroom. It was situated around a sort of courtyard. All the furniture was Ikea and modern looking. It was nice and clean. We all shared a washer and dryer that you paid to use as well. We lived on a wonderful street, Via Ricasole. It was right near the Accademia as well as il Duomo. So we were right in the heart of the city. It was really a great spot. We lived over a restaurant, a block away from a grocery store and just down the street from a bunch of cool shops. There were internet cafes all over the place, which was great as well. There was even seller down the street who took a liking for Trista, but once she brushed him off the first week it was a little awkward to see him around all the time when we walked past his store and even when he would be hanging out around the gellaterias and restaurants nearby. It really is a lot like a community. 
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A view inside the courtyard
A view inside the 'courtyard'
We were on the 3rd floor, this is …
We were on the 3rd floor, this is…
Here is his porch.
Here is his porch.
This is looking down...dont fall!
This is looking down...don't fall!
Here is the inside of the courtyar…
Here is the inside of the courtya…
That is right accross the way, the…
That is right accross the way, th…
These are two of the beds in our a…
These are two of the beds in our …
Here are a couple of the desks.
Here are a couple of the desks.
That is the other side of the room…
That is the other side of the roo…
This is a look at the two beds aro…
This is a look at the two beds ar…
Here is our bathroom, it wasa bit …
Here is our bathroom, it wasa bit…
Here is the shower. You could bare…
Here is the shower. You could bar…
Trista...SHOWING how small the sho…
Trista...SHOWING how small the sh…
Toilet and bidet.
Toilet and bidet.
Bidet, of which, I will never unde…
Bidet, of which, I will never und…
The long hall.
The long hall.
Our kitchen/living room table.
Our kitchen/living room table.
Living room section.
Living room section.
Our non-working fireplace and Ikea…
Our non-working fireplace and Ike…
A view from the living room accros…
A view from the living room accro…
This is looking down on the restau…
This is looking down on the resta…
This is looking down the street fr…
This is looking down the street f…
This is the other side looking dow…
This is the other side looking do…
See! You can see the dome from our…
See! You can see the dome from ou…
Heres a closer view.
Here's a closer view.
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photo by: monky