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Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the most visited cities in the world. The former center of the Roman Empire it is steeped in history and legend, as well as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Also known as the “Eternal City”, Rome is a diverse place, with plenty of neighbourhoods to choose from. In Rome apartments for rent are in high demand, but whether you want to be close to Vatican City, the Colosseum or in the heart of Roma Capitale, Nestpick has a huge range to choose from and booking one is as simple as a few clicks. Whether you are interested in rooms for rent, or are looking to rent a flat in Rome, Nestpick has the perfect new home for you.
Moving to Rome is the opportunity of a lifetime. Italy's largest city and capital is rightly considered a global city, and home to a rich, ancient history. The first Roman villages are believed to date back to 14,000 years B.C., but the city is not only for lovers of history, museums, art and culture - it also has a buzzing nightlife to suit students and hedonists. Rome is not a particularly expensive city to rent apartments, but areas like Prati are certainly more costly than places like San Giovanni. Whether you are looking to rent student accommodation in Rome or deciding between furnished apartments for rent, Nestpick has the perfect new home for you.
Prati is a centre of culture and commerce centred around Via Cola di Rienzo, the city’s major shopping street and with several pleasant piazzas. The district also borders Vatican City and is just across the river from the Piazza Navona, an elegant square dating from the 1st century A.D., with a classical fountain, street artists and bars. In Rome apartments for rent long term come at all prices, and Prati is significantly more expensive than other districts. Expect to pay around €1,000 per month for a small apartment in the centre of town, or €1,800 for a family-sized residence.
EUR is a completely different district. It’s an affluent planned residential area within walking distance of the city centre that was designed by Mussolini’s fascist government in the 1930s. Today, the neighborhood is not only a residential area, but it has a good number of public and private offices. Here you can find the headquarters of some famous institutions such as the Italian Confindustria, ENI (whose headquarters are located in a skyscraper on the shore of an artificial lake) and the Ministry of Health. The central location and transport links make it the ideal district for professionals looking for renovated furnished apartments for rent with washing machine and kitchen in Rome. Some of those apartments come with balconies and all bills could be included in the rent.
South of Termini is San Giovanni, a hillside district dominated by the gorgeous church of Santa Maria Maggiore. It’s full of history, very diverse, with plenty of Chinese restaurants and the Mercato Esquilino – the best place in town to stock up on fresh fish and vegetables. It’s also one of the best places in Rome to find affordable two bedroom apartments and long term deals.
San Lorenzo is a bustling district crammed with clubs, restaurants and bars, and together with Trastevere has a reputation for hosting Rome's hipster scene. It's located just southeast of Roma Termini, the city’s main station. Students frequent San Lorenzo to relax and party. But there’s something here for history lovers too, as you can also find the gateway to the Roman catacombs here. One room apartments in this area tend to be cheaper than other areas.
The Pigneto area belongs to the district Prenestino and is known to be one of the artistic and alternative areas of the capital . It is an area frequented by various university students who come to study in Rome. University Sapienza is located nearby.
The centre of Rome is known for its charm and then authenticity of its inhabitants, Roman by birth or adoption. Seeing is believing: take a walk through the streets of Monti, get lost in the streets and squares and stop near one of the features fountains.
Many people looking for long term rentals in Rome are moving to the city for work. As Italy's biggest city it is home to some of the countries most important companies. The Roman economy consists mainly of services, high-tech industries, construction, research, banking and tourism. Most of Italy's top companies and three of the world's largest companies Enel, Eni and Telecom Italia. The Capital accounts for 9% of Italy's GDP (second only to Milan. Around 11% of Rome's 4m strong population was unemployed in 2014 compared to 8.4% in Milan.
Rome is an amazing place to be a student, especially for those who are studying arts or the humanities. The city's 27 state museums and galleries are some of the world's most important. Here are The Guardian's top 10:
• Maxxi - The National Museum of Art from the 21st Century
• Marco: Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
• Palazzo Altemps
• CineCitta Studios
• Auditorium Parco della Musica
• Santa Maria in Trastevere
• Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo
• Ostia Antica
• Galleria Lorcan O'Neill
Incredible libraries in Rome are: Bibliotheca Angelica, Bibliotheca Casanatense, Bibliotheca Vallicelliana, Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute of Art History and the National Central Library.
Apartments in Rome are popular amongst students. These are either private or shared. A flatshare in Rome is where you rent a room and share it with other tenants. This option seems to be the cheapest way to rent an accommodation. Shared student apartments in Rome are a perfect way to make long lasting friends from all types of place. Rome is an international city and is great for meeting people from all kinds of cultures. Private student apartments are available too and they can be unfurnished or furnished apartments for rent. Students often curve the cost of renting an apartment by splitting the cost. Another option attractive to some of the students would be to use the limited amenities offered by your university as university student housings. Most universities offer student rooms, co-living with students is great for a hands on student lifestyle. When moving to Rome, landlords or agencies may require documents such as identification, a deposit and a proof of income (or a signed guarantor form). To rent a flat in Rome, a student room or any private rooms for rent you might require to show your landlord a proof of enrollment from your University. Furnished or unfurnished flats in Rome are both for for rent long term or short term. Short term rentals usually come furnished!
Transport connections: Roma Tiburtina or Termini station.
The American University of Rome’s official language is English. As an international University there are lot’s of cultures present in this college. The main campus is on Rome’s highest hill, Janiculum. It has a view over the city and two gardens with WiFi amenities. The residential districts “Eur”, south of the main campus, is great to be explored to find your preferred student housing. To commute to the main rail stations can be easily done from this district..
Transport connections: Piazzale Garibaldi Bus station and Bus 150, 870.
Roma Tre University is a public university in Rome, and is the second largest in Rome. It’s main campus is in the southern Ostiense Quarter. The Garbatella district is great to look for off campus student housing. Culturally it has a more relaxed nightlife than other districts, and is filled with lots of different restaurants and pubs.
Transport connections: Roma Ostiense Station, Garbatella Metro Station
The University of Rome Tor Vergata is a public university and is located on the outskirts of Rome. The university's campus area is 6 km with lot’s of on-site student accommodation. Private housing can be found in surrounding suburban area and central Rome is commutable. The hip and alternative district Pigneto is commutable on the same MEC metro line.
Transport Connections: Giardinetti, Anagnina and University Bus Stop
Marconi University, better known as ‘Unimarconi’, is a private open university in Rome. This university allows students to study via distance learning. With online lectures and an 24/7 accessible e-library.
For students, the easiest transportation around the city is done through the metro system. Other means of transportation are bus lines and trams. Routes and schedules are marked throughout the city at stops and found online.The bus tickets are sold at shops called ‘Tabacchi’ shops, newsstands and often coffee bars. The tickets are validated by a time stamp unless it’s a monthly ticket. If you are an Italian citizen, you may apply for a subsidised student monthly bus pass. When entering and leaving the metro stations you must use your ticket.
Rome is a magnificent city that attracts thousands of students, expats and over 10m tourists each year. As such, Rome can be an expensive city to live in. Cash is still king in Rome so don't expect to pay for a pack of chewing gum with your credit card. Before you get chance to open a bank account it's best to take out enough money to last the week as you may be liable to fairly high transaction charges (even if you're an EU citizen. As in most capital cities, your biggest expenditure will likely be on housing. Rental costs will depend on the district you live in an the size and quality of the apartment. You should expect to pay over €1000 for a one bedroom flat outside of the city centre and €600-700 per month for a room in a shared flat. However, Rome is cheaper than other international cities like New York or Tokyo. Like in most capitals it's advisable to ditch the car and make use of Rome's public transport system. A monthly pass will ocst you €35 and you'll be entitled to make use of the city's subway, trams, buses and communter trains up to 30km from the city centre.
Example prices for some essential (and non-essential!) items:
• 3 course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant: €50
• Domestically prodced beer(0.5L draught): €4.00
• 1L of milk: €1.40
• Loaf of white bread: €1.20
• Bottle of wine: €5
• Pack of cigarettes; €5
• Monthly travel pass: €35
• Basic household utilities (electricity, garbage, heating, water): €160