Houses / Homes
Where do people in Italy live?
|They live in apartments in the historic downtown or recently built apartment buildings in newer parts of the town. Apartments usually have at least a balcony and the old ones are sometimes beautifully renovated. More than 53% of the people living in Italy live in an apartment.
|They live in single-family homes and in row homes in residential areas.
|They live in apartments in housing projects in the outskirts of a city or big town. These buildings have been constructed in the last sixty years to accommodate a growing urban population.
|They live in country homes and in old farm houses sometimes beautifully renovated.
Homes may have:
- un balcone [balcony]
- una terrazza / un terrazzo [terrace]
- un giardino [flower garden]
- un orto [vegetable garden]
- un garage
Le stanze [rooms]:
IL SALONE / IL SOGGIORNO
LA CAMERA DA LETTO
Some adjectives to describe houses and rooms, and a few more useful terms:
|il pian terreno||ground floor; first floor|
|il primo piano, il secondo piano…||the second floor, the third floor…|
|il pavimento||floor (surface you walk on)|
|il portone||main door of a building|
|affittare / l’affitto||to rent / rent|