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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.

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Moving to Rome and finding an accommodation

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. A little city tour guide…

San Lorenzo

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.

San Giovanni

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.


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. It’s also an administrative and business hub. 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.


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.


If you are looking for a furnished apartment, then look no further than Nestpick: we specialise in apartments for rent for medium and long term stays. If you are looking for a room to rent in a shared house, a studio apartment or something larger then we have plenty of options for you. Most of our rentals have all bills included, are newly renovated and contain all the modern amenities you would expect: a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and wifi. Many of our properties also have their own unique features such as a roof terrace, bike parking or excellent transport connections. Make sure to check the deposit and fees with your individual landlord, as contracts may vary.

Tips on Finding the Most Suitable Student Accommodation Rome

If you are studying in Rome and looking for student accommodation in Rome, here is a short guide to what Rome’s student accommodation has to offer. Rome is a beautiful city and located in central Italy, with a deep historical, cultural and a vibrant atmosphere. Walking around Rome you absorb the remanence of the Romans and modern Italy. Italy is famous for it’s style. Try looking through the many boutiques in Pantheon. 

As a student in Rome finding your perfect accommodation is easy but you may need some tips on finding a suitable one. This is to help prevent you experiencing any problems whilst studying in Rome.

Student Housing Rome

Apartments in Rome are popular amongst students. These are either private or shared. A flatshare in Rome is where you rent a room. 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 your landlord or agency may require a proof of studies from your University. Furnished or unfurnished apartments in Rome are both for for rent long term or short term. Short term rentals usually come furnished!

Universities in Rome

Considering the neighbourhood you want to live in is also important. Each district can contain its own sub-culture of partying or perhaps a more traditional way of life. Try looking at San Giovanni’s weekend markets and how old meets new architecture. Contrary, San Lorenzo is great or for an exuberant nightlife and is popular amongst students. Prati has immaculate, safe streets and is very close to the Vatican, with lot’s of high-end shops and boutiques. 

Finding cheap accommodation in Rome that is close to your University is important, though your proximity to amenities should be considered too. Being aware of your metro or bus connections can make a huge difference to time and stress.

Sapienza University of Rome

The Sapienza University of Rome is one of the oldest Universities founded in 1303. The main campus is Città Universitaria.The University operates its own botanical garden comprising of 12 Hectares. Piazza Bologna is great area to look for accommodation and has great Metro B connections.

Transport connections: Roma Tiburtina or Termini station.

American University of Rome

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

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

University of Rome Tor Vergata

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

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.


Transportation in Rome

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.