Find mid-term rentals in Rome

With so many reasons to study abroad in Rome, it should be pretty obvious by now that the housing market is probably in pretty high demand. Therefore, even more than in other cities, it is extremely important to begin your search for accommodation in Rome. It also helps when you’re armed with all of the right information.

Tips to find housing in Rome

  1. Short leases are not the norm.
    Most leases in Rome are for longer terms, so when you’re only going to be studying abroad for a few months, it might make finding a suitable contract a bit more difficult. However, all of the rooms on Housing Anywhere supply the full details of the terms of the agreement. All of the properties offer calendars so that you can see the availability of that room/apartment. This way, you don’t waste time going to look at properties that require a longer commitment than you can provide.
  2. Some apartments in Rome come completely unfurnished. Be sure to look through all of the images so that you can be sure what the property offers. More than likely, you may want to only look for rooms or apartments that come fully furnished. However, there are a few ways to find inexpensive furnishings that you could potentially sell or give to a friend when you move back home.
  3. If you are on a budget, look for a double room. If you happen to want to rent a room in Rome with a friend, or you don’t mind sharing with a new classmate to save some money, you may be in luck. Lots of rooms in Rome come with double accommodation with two double beds. Shared rooms start off around €300, while single rooms are generally €550. Of course, this can depend a lot on the location.
  4. Location matters. Nothing can impact the price of your housing more than its location. But when you aren’t sure of what’s where, then it can be difficult to find a place that’s close to your university, but not so close that you’re paying way more than you have to. This is why Housing Anywhere has a map that shows each room or apartment, letting you see its proximity to your university.
  5. Bills. Don’t forget that the actual rent payment is not the only expense associated with living in Rome. Additional bills can be quite expensive, and they are often estimated, so be sure that you’re not paying more for the actual services that you use. If you can, your best bet is to find housing that includes all of the utilities — that way there are no surprises.

Prices

While there are many variables when searching for Rome apartments or rooms, prices can vary from €250 to €350 for a shared room, while private rooms usually range between €450 to €800.

Rome neighborhoods

Rome has many universities that are popular with incoming international students, and they are scattered around the city center and beyond. Many of the neighborhoods in Rome that tend to draw students are near both the universities and the nightlife. Be sure to check out the following neighborhoods when you plan on finding accommodation in Rome.

Pigneto

Pigneto is an area popular with hipsters, which was originally named for long rows of pine trees planted along the rows of some of the most prominent villas. It was once one of the famous locales for the film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. However, it’s now a trendy locale for students of the universities and up-and-coming professionals. There are dozens of hip cafes, cool bars and vintage clothing and record shops. On the first Sunday of each month, there’s also a nice antique market. To make getting around simple, the metro stop at Line C connects to Line A, offering more quick ways to get to where you’re going.

San Lorenzo

Once a working-class neighborhood that is set just south of Termini Station, San Lorenzo is now one of Rome’s most popular places for students to live, due in part to its proximity to Università La Sapienza, the largest university in all of Rome. The area has become quite a Bohemian favorite and hosts artist studios and bars with drink specials. Plus, each Saturday night in the piazza, a meeting point breaks out, and young people arrive with drinks to socialize. But if this neighborhood is a distance from your particular university, know that San Lorenzo does not have a metro station, and getting to one will take a 15-minute walk.

Piazza Bologna

This neighborhood is also close to La Sapienza’s campus. It’s mostly a rather quiet residential area, with plenty of shared rooms and apartments. Additionally, you can get into the city center via a metro stop on the B Line.

Trastevere

Trastevere may be one of most expensive student neighborhoods, but it’s also home to two of the large American universities. It’s even very popular with incoming international students. Plus, when you need to unwind, it has plenty of nightlife, breweries, late-night pizzerias and more. If you like markets, there’s also a daytime one with lots of bargains, along with two English bookstores.


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