I finally got to move into my apartment today… at 7:30 this morning. Just my luck I would be the first group of people to move in. My apartment is on the second floor of the building (thank god I only had to lug my suitcases up one flight of stairs) and it is HUGE. I was honestly expecting to be living in a shoe box, but it is bigger than my suite back at Bryant. When you come through the front door, there is a long hallway, which my room and my flat mate’s room is off of. At the end of the hall there is a bathroom straight ahead, the living room to the right, and the kitchen to the left. I’m surprised by the size of the kitchen. The way Italians are obsessed with food and cooking with the family, I expected it to be bigger. The stove/oven is the old gas kind you have to light with a lighter, so that should be interesting.
The Living Room
After moving in and unpacking, we had a cooking class by professional chefs. We made a full three course meal.
Appetizer: Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella
Main Meal: Gnocchi with Tomato and Meat Sauce, all made from scratch.
After the cooking was over, we went into the basement of the cooking school to eat our meal. It was delicious. When we were leaving they gave us the recipes of everything, so I will definitely be making it back when I get to the states.
Tonight is going to be just a quiet night in with one of my flat mates, Jori. We’re probably going to get some gelato and stay in. I am still getting a hang of this whole time change thing.