is the standard of the apartments?
The apartments are mainly
student flats, usually for students who come to Rome. The rooms are basic,
clean, and have all the comforts needed for a pleasant and affordable
stay. If the landlord/landlady lives in the apartment, the standard is
is a “single room in an apartment”?
If you get a single room in an apartment, you will be living with other
students and sharing a bathroom and kitchen.
Can I stay in
a double room?
If you come to
Rome with someone else, the school can find a double room for you. If you
come on your own, you can book a place in a double room. However, we
cannot guarantee that we will be able to find someone who wants to share
that room with you.
Who will I be
That depends. They
could be other students at our school, or you might be sharing with the
apartment owners, or with the owners as well as other students.
If the owners
live there, is it considered “family accommodation”?
No. The owner will
give you his/her house keys and share the bathroom and kitchen with you.
You will be independent and generally free to come and go as you wish.
What do I find
in the apartment?
table, sheets and towels (however, guests are usually advised to bring
their own towels). Each apartment has a fully furnished kitchen and
usually a washing machine. Air conditioning, internet connection etc. are
the apartment near the school?
apartments the school organises are fairly close. It usually only takes
one means of transportation to get from your apartment to the school. The
earlier you book, obviously the easier it is to find a better positioned
Do I have to
stay in one of the apartments recommended by the school?
You are free to choose your own accommodation.
if the apartment does not meet my expectations?
school will send you all the information on the apartment before your
arrival, so there should not be any “nasty” surprises. If you are not
completely satisfied with the apartment, you can decide not to take it,
but you must decide immediately - the day you arrive. The owner collects
the rent for the room on the same day of the student’s arrival, and once
the money is paid, it will not be refunded.
can I take the room and when should I leave it?
arrival is expected on the Sunday before the start of the course, you will
have to leave the room on the Saturday after the course finishes.
in charge of the cleaning?
are responsible for cleaning your own room. Each person will clean up
after using the common areas, wash the dishes after eating, and clean the
bathroom after using it.
I use the kitchen whenever I want?
as long as it is done with a bit of common sense and without disturbing
I stay one day longer? Can I arrive one day earlier?
apartments are only for the school’s students, and follow the school
calendar. If you change your dates, the owner would not have time to get
the apartment ready for the next students coming. There is more
flexibility during our “low season”, but close to impossible during
our “peak season”.
If I am not
enrolled in a course, can I ask the school for help to find a place?
really, because our services are primarily for those enrolled in
I have friends over?
with the owner’s consent.
I have someone in my room for a couple of days?
The rooms are strictly for our students’ use. Anybody sleeping over
would break Italian law. If the owner gives consent to this, they will
have to photocopy the new person’s documents and give them to the police.
the price I pay include everything?
However, please try to use the electricity sparingly, as it is rather
expensive in Italy. The owner can ask for extra money only if the students
require extra facilities (use of the Internet, use of air conditioning, a
cleaning service etc.).
anything that is explicitly “forbidden”?
having guests sleeping over. Anything else is a matter of common sense and
respect. Please observe the rules of the building (condominio) and don’t
disturb the other inhabitants of the building (people usually complain
over loud music, excessive noise, washing machines going at night, lift
doors left open).