We are back and we have an apartment! After looking at 12 different apartments, we found one that we love. We checked email this morning and got news that the owner has accepted the requests that we made and they have settled on a price, so we definitely have a new apartment! Yay!!
The apartment is in Vedano al Lambro, just north of Monza and just a few blocks away from the giant Parco di Monza. We are so close that we will here the sounds of the races at the Autodrome in the summer (and will have to worry about traffic jams). We also have a public park right next door to us with a playground. We are two or three blocks away from Brandon’s school on Via Schiatti. It will be a 20 or 30 minute drive for me to work (depends a lot on traffic, it is only ~5 miles but lots of roundabouts away).
The apartment is very nice. It is 148mq (1593 sq ft), which is actually bigger than our house! We are going to be spoiled living here. It has: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living/dining room, kitchen, laundry room, balcony and a one car garage (or “box”) under the building. There is lots of storage in the apartment with wardrobes, shelves, cabinets in every room. Go here for pictures of the apartment. These pics aren’t fantastic but you will get an idea of what it looks like. I will post more once we are moved in and settled.
You can also go here for a Google Maps view of the area.