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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 a suitable accommodation, it offers 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, you can contact a real estate agency.

Affiliated facilities

Complesso alloggiativo Istituto Geografico Militare (Military Geographical Institute Housing Complex), via della Scala, 68 - Florence.
It has different types of rooms at varying daily rates depending on the type.
The Departments can use this structure for any needs related to the hospitality of foreign visitors. The request can be made by the hosting Department well in advance of the guest's arrival time.

Residenza Universitaria Calamandrei (Calamandrei University Residence), Viale Morgagni, 51 - Florence.
It is one of the university residences located in the Florence metro area, very close to Careggi hospital, the Morgagni campus and Rifredi train station. It is suitable for medium / long-term students / doctoral candidates. The University has a number of places allocated to foreign students at this residenc. The reservation request can be made by the hosting Department well in advance of the guest's scheduled arrival.

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. List updated periodically (pdf).

Other facilities

Monastero delle Benedettine di Santa Marta (Santa Marta Benedictine Monastery), Via Santa Marta, 7 - Florence
The accommodation qualifies as a holiday home and it is located in a quiet area, on the hills around Florence, but not too far from the historic centre. It has single and double rooms and is also suitable for medium / long term stays. The reservation request can be made by the hosting Department well in advance of the guest's scheduled arrival.

Evergreen Residence, Piazza Dallapiccola, 6 - Florence
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)

Housing search platforms

Useful information can be found on these institutional websites


last update: 12-Mar-2018
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