Hope you are doing well. I'm excited to report that I have my appointment with the Italian Consulate on MONDAY! YAY! I have all of my paperwork ready and they claim it will only take 4 weeks to receive my student visa *fingers crossed* Still looking at apartments in Florence and haven't found the "right" one yet. You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find a rental with a washing machine! I'm not sure what people do who get these apartments that don't have one. Also, these are not cheap apartments either. You can pay 2,500 euro per month and not have a washing machine!!! Crazy if you ask me.
Other that that, having a great day. How's yours?
Much love, xoxo-pm