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foto-115This is Jocopo’s bedroom.  He’s 20 and studies at university foreign languages. He lives in Rho (near Milan) with his parents, older brother and grandmother. He also works for a local newspaper since he’s really good at writing and wants to become a journalist (maybe..). This is not really his room, it’s a sort of living room on the first floor of his house,  since her grandma sleeps in his room, he moved here 5 years ago. Even though it’s a long time that  it  has become his room, this space doesn’t seem an “official bedroom” and has a very temporary appearence. He doesn’t mind sleeping here, he doesn’t spend much time here anyway, he only sleeps and reeds. Here we have Jacopo, he’s not always as serious and melancholic as in this picture though ; ) 

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p12900981This is Alessandra’s room. She’s a cute 20year old girl who lives in Milan with her family, she studies Foreign Languages and Literatures in Università Statale. She loves music, travelling and she’s really good at drawing. She shares her room with her sister Daniela, who is 2 years younger, they love each other but they sometimes fight, Alessandra claims that she’s always the one who cleans up the room!! Ale’s side of the room is completely covered by posters (mostly music posters but also paintings and other random stuff), the shelf above her bed is so overloaded with books, cds etc. that she fears one day it will fall on her head while sleeping. Alex spends a lot of time in her room, on the computer, playing guitar, reading, eating…when she’s at home she’s practically always there! She would like to paint the room walls in a different colour but her father has never permitted her, he says it doesn’t let the light come in! Anyway I don’t think that she and her sister would agree on a colour 🙂 p1290085

anna-2This is Annamaria’s room. She’s an artist who lives in Albissola Marina, a town on the seaside near Savona, she mainly works with ceramics also because in Albissola there’s a great pottery tradition. She lives by herself in a tiny apartment in a characteristic “carruggio” in the centre. Her room is quite small and has an ancient window that connects it with the living room. Since she’s a very active person she doesn’t spend much time in her room and that’s why the room it’s also quite bare, she chose to decorate other parts of the house instead. However the entire house is quite simply decorated and all in blue and white shades. In the same building where her apartment is, there’s also her little laboratory where she has a ceramic oven and all the objects and materials she uses for her work; she is really good at anna3doing artistic portraits and everyday objects such as gloves, puppets  etc (www.annamatola.com ). And this is her having a coffee in the morning.

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This is Albina’s room. Or, to be more accurate, it’s Albina’s and Martino’s room (her cat!). Albina is 87 and lives in small town near the Lake Maggiore; since she became a widow she lives alone in an apartment, but in the same building where she lives, live also most of her relatives and friends, so she’s got always a visitor coming.  However  she never ever wants to go out of her house, not even to go to her neighbours, or to the doctor. Since she has friends, two daughters and four grandchildren she is never left alone! And she also has her cat Martino, who is 10 years old but looks very young, like Albina, he hates to go out because he’s afraid of other cats, he loves to stay in her bed, aspecially under clean sheets 🙂 Albina doesn’t spend much time in her room, but she’s very affectionate of the old objects and furnitures that are in her room. She would never chalbinaange anything in this room since it has been this way for nearly all of her life. And this is Albina on her rocking chair, isn’t she adorable?!

p10102961This is Simone’s room. He’s 20 and studies economics in Bocconi, he comes from Imperia and moved to Milan to attend university. He’s a very brilliant guy, passionate in journalism, literature and art. He lives in the Navigli area with his flatmate Andrea, with whom he shares this spacious and lively room. Consisting the 80% of the area of the apartment this room is vital for Simone, he often invites friends for dinners and parties, and this is the room where everyone can stay! The room-walls are full of posters (some really cool!) or drawings (above his bed there’s Simone caricature!).  Simone decorated it with the photos,pictures and cards he finds in the city or that he collectected in his travel. Everyp1010297 guest can add post-it note with his message, a sort of colourful guestbook 🙂 and this is him brushing his teeth in the morning!