Went to the housing office today and found out that Vicenza is under mandatory housing assignment. Which means that if they have government housing available, you pretty much have to take it. The only way around it is to turn down government housing, at which point they stop giving you housing money and you pay your own rent until their is nothing available at which time your housing allowance will resume.
They don’t have anything in the “Villagio” (the on post housing) but they do have some government leased apartments available. So we go on Monday to have a look at those. We saw a few pictures and frankly I’m not too impressed….we’ll see.