OPTION 1: Students looking to live alone or to SHARE apartments with other students should be at orientation the Wednesday before classes begin. There are rental agencies that we work with that will help to find you find accommodations. Most students find an apartment in this way within one or two days. See the Calendar for exact housing orientation dates.
OPTION 2: Those who wish to live ALONE or already have a roommate can reserve apartments from abroad through. www.FlorenceAndAbroad.com. The 'Florence And Abroad' agency lists mostly apartments in the center and charges a 5% commission. You can email them directly to request a list of places with photos. Below are approximate prices for rooms and apartments per month
Prices for rooms and apartments per month:
Room in a shared apartment from 450 euro+exp*
Single apartment from 700 euro+exp*
*Please remember to budget extra for utilities – gas, water and electricity, which can be very expensive in Italy. Minimum 50 Eur per mo.
ADDITIONAL RENTING COSTS:
Apartment agents charge between 5% and 10% commission baised on the total rental contract
-Rental contracts (over 30days) are registered with the city. Costs are around 200euro per contract.
-As in most countries, please note that it is required when renting apartments in Florence to leave a security deposit of one month’s rent before entering the apartment, which will be refunded at the end of your stay (if there is no damage to the apartment).
We advise that you research potential apartments before you arrive in Florence, and try to set up appointments to view some when you get here.
We advise an economical hostel to stay when you first arrive to allow you time to find suitable permanent accommodation. All of these are approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the school. See our Student Guide MAP
Florence HOUSING agents
*Please Note: FIDI is not responsible for agrements made among FIDI students or between students and housing agencies. We recommend that you are careful reserving apartments online. Its is better you have seen them, as sometimes photos do not fully represent the reality of the apartment. In addition, it is advisable to visit the apartment to gauge distance from the school and see the area nearby. Websites to research rooms or apartments:.
FlorenceAndAbroad.com (Housing Agency)
HousInginFlorence.com (Housing Agency)
WindowsonItaly.com (Higher quality apartments)
Firenzelodging.it (booking service to many agents)
Palazzo Branchi (Quality Apartaments)