The positioning of electrical outlets in Europe can get very creative. Look at this picture, for instance. It was taken in the bedroom I’m subletting on the attic-floor of a cute little house in Amsterdam. Only the way I have to plug in my computer is not so cute. The only outlets are on the roof beams, so my computer, camera and phone chargers are constantly dangling from the ceiling.
These outlets may be strangely located, but at least they all work. That’s more than I can say about my outlets in Italy!