The city of Florence offers different types of accommodation that can meet the various needs and possibilities of users: hotels, hostels, residences, individual or shared apartments, single/double rooms. Availability and cost are extremely variable, depending on the location and services offered.
The University of Florence does not have any lodging facilities of its own; however, to facilitate its guests in the search for suitable accommodation, it provides a list of facilities that offer a specially agreed price or discounted rates for short or medium/long term stays.
Announcements for private accommodation are posted on the bulletin boards of the libraries, departments, and canteens of the various university structures; alternatively, one can contact a real estate agency.
Facilities at reduced rates
List of accommodations - hotels, bed & breakfasts, residences, hostels - offering discounted rates to University guests. The facilities can be contacted directly by the concerned hosting Departments or by the host himself.
List updated periodically (pdf).
Evergreen Residence, piazza Dallapiccola, 6 - Firenze
This facility, managed by the private company Evergreen, is part of a larger building located not far from the Social Sciences Campus in Novoli. It has 44 apartments, of various types, suitable for both students and researchers / visiting academics. There are no discounted rates for the University. Consult the Evergreen Residence website and contact info(AT)evergreenimmobiliare.it
The Social Hub Florence, viale Lavagnini, 70-72 - Firenze
This facility, managed by private in a part of a 19th-century palazzo in central location, has modern rooms of various types in a modern complex with common spaces for socializing; wifi connection, study area, sociable communal kitchen, panoramic pool, fitness area, laundry area, cinema, gaming area, courtyard. Suitable for both students and researchers / visiting academics. Consult The Social Hub Florence website and contact florence(AT)thesocialhub.com
CX Florence Student Place, viale Morgagni, 51 - Firenze
The facility, managed by private, has 199 rooms and 246 beds as well as fitness area, lounge, caffetteria, play zone, rooftop, study rooms, laundry area, wifi connection. The Campusx is located in Careggi area and it is connected with the historic center by the tramway line. Suitable for both students and researchers / visiting academics. Consult the CX Place Firenze website contact ihello.florence(AT)cx-place.com
Camplus Florence, via del Romito 5-7 - Firenze
The facility is the result of the complete redevelopment of a mid-20th century building that was owned by the State Railways Group. Highly technological, has single and double rooms of various sizes, all with private bathroom. It offers several shared spaces: a modular conference room, study rooms and tutor rooms, dining area, gym, recreation room, laundry, terrace and a cars-motorcycles-bicycles parking. It also has several outdoor areas, including one for green roofs. Camplus offers various options of fee reduction. Consult the Camplus College website and the area dedicated to admissions. Contact firenze.college(AT)camplus.it
Azienda Diritto allo Studio DSU Toscana (Tuscan Regional Board for the Right to University Education) also supports students' lodging needs by providing accommodation in its own facilities, subject to application and availability. Lodgings in the university residences are part of the benefits awarded to the students who have their hometown outside of the Florentine metro area. Accommodation is provided on the basis of academic merit, when students lack sufficient financial means and it is subject to availability and eligibility. The call for applications is usually published in July. Lear more (in Italian) on the DSU Toscana website - Residenze.
Housing search platforms
Useful information can be found on these institutional websites
Accommodation bookable through the Welcome Service
Accommodation facilities for students, PhDs, research fellows, and foreign post-docs, in the context of specific projects funded by European / international institutions, can be booked through the Welcome Service - Servizi agli ospiti stranieri, upon request made by the hosting Department/School with adequate advance notice.
More info on the intranet (login with Unfi credentials).