Something that is a routine in America can become an adventure in Italy, like laundry. How hard can it be, throw clothes in, add detergent, water, and in half an hour your clothes are clean, right? Well as can be seen from the photo below, Italians take their clothes very seriously.
There is a booklet to accompany this washing machine, even if it was written in English I don’t think it would be any help. For my American brain, there are way too many choices. I ended up choosing the selection for “mixed cotton clothes”… I think. Well, whatever I picked, it worked.
Now my clothes are up to dry on the balcony. Adventure accomplished!