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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.