sorry i have been so delinquent! i leave next week. things are crazy. a lot of shopping, digging through things i already own, reading and studying, watching tourism videos and italian films, and vacillating between extreme excitement and trepidation. but, some great news. . . fellow and i found an apartment!
i don't know which one it is, but this is the street we're going to live on. and we have a garden too! psyched :)