Rooms for students in Florence.

Are you a young international and have you chosen to live in Florence? If so, you may be wondering what’s the best option to find accommodation. At helpHousing we provide you with the best solution, rooms for students in Florence. 

Accommodation is one of the most important aspects when you plan to move abroad, and we want to make sure you are covered with the best assistance during your stay in the city. 

Florence: the perfect place to study abroad

Florence has a big international student community, but it attracts art students the most. Why’s that? Well, it’s the birthplace of the Renaissance and it’s a city full of art pieces. 

But Florence doesn’t only welcome art students, everyone that comes here finds his home. There’s always something different to do so you won’t get tired of walking and discovering new things. The climate and the sights of the city will make you appreciate the Italian culture not as a tourist, but more as a local. And let us tell you, you should take the pleasure from the exquisite food. It will leave you speechless. Florence has the best gelato in Italy; no surprise considering it was invented in here. 

Take advantage of all the things this city has to offer and try new things such as learning Italian, tasting new flavors and learning about their historical architecture.

It’s a small city but there’s a lot of young students and workers so don’t worry about making friends! Try to mix and meet people from other parts of the world, or even the local people! If you like traveling, Florence is the perfect place for you because you can easily get to other Italian cities from here. 

Enjoy yourself!

Where to live in Florence?

Finding rooms for rent in Florence requires a bit of effort and time. That’s why we recommend you to start your research a couple of weeks, or even months before your arrival date. This way you will be able to find affordable accommodation in a great location. But first set your priorities and once you’ve done that you’re ready to find the perfect location for your future room! Remember to choose whether you want to rent a room in a shared flat, in a residence or a studio for yourself, because prices can vary.

Areas for young internationals in Florence

Find the best neighborhoods to live in Florence:

  • Santa Maria Novella: it’s part of the Historical Centre and here’s the main station that will take you to the rest of the places in Florence.
  • San Giovanni: if you enjoy cultural plans this is the best area for you.
  • Santa Croce: a neighborhood that hosts students and locals, where you can visit the local markets, taste some food or even a concert. 
  • Santo Spirito: it’s a lively neighborhood with some of the best local food in Italy. You will also enjoy its nightlife. 
  • Campo di Marte: it’s the sports centre of the city, where you can find the stadium. It’s very well connected with the rest of the city. There’s a lot to do in this neighborhood. 
  • Gavignana Galluzzo: it used to be an autonomous area but not anymore. It’s a residential area very nice to live in. 

The best things about living in rooms for students in Florence

If you are a student about to move to Florence you must be nervous about it, especially if it’s your first time renting a room. Don’t panic because you’ve made a great decision and you will be very grateful in the end. Living in rooms for students will allow you to: 

  • Save money: rooms in Florence and in every city, are an affordable way to live. It’s very common among young internationals so there’s a lot of different rooms for a very good price. If the room is furnished, which is advisable, and the costs are included, you will save a lot of money. The cost of living in Florence isn’t very cheap so saving money is the best you can do. 
  • Make new friends: moving abroad is an important change in your life, so being lonely isn’t recommended. You won’t have your family and friends in Florence, so it’s always good to have a bit of company. You will find it very easy to meet new people and make friends, because a lot of students will be new to the city as well. Making new friends is the best way to make the most of your experience abroad. Be open-minded, share things and that’s it, easy! 
  • Independence and responsibility: if it’s the first time you’re going to live on your own, you’ll have to become a responsible person. Your family won’t be there to make decisions for you. You will also have your own space and you will become more independent. Growing as a person is good because you value things more.

Useful tips for renting the ideal room in Florence

Here are some useful tips:

  • Budget: it’s very important that you set your maximum budget considering where do you want to live and how much you can afford to pay. It will help you to be organised and to not pay a lot for a room that isn’t worth the price.
  • Search in advance: if you want to find cheap options we recommend you to search a few weeks before you arrive in Florence, instead of leaving it for the last minute. If you don’t start looking in advance you risk the best rooms becoming unavailable.  
  • Details of the room: check all the details and conditions of the room before considering renting it. It has to suit your needs. Be careful with the unfurnished rooms, because, unlike other European cities where the unfurnished ones include the basic furniture; in Italy they don’t. Ask any doubts you may have and be sure when renting a room. 

At helpHousing we provide furnished rooms, and you will be able to check all the details. We are here to help you have a unique experience in Florence. Pack your things, your journey is about to begin!