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Sapienza Università di Roma

Sapienza University of Rome accommodation

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We have dorms and studio apartments for rent near Sapienza University of Rome and close to some of the best of what the ancient city has to offer.

Choose an affordable dorm in a student hostel where you can share your living space with fellow students or book a self-contained studio apartment if you prefer to enjoy your own company.

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Where is Sapienza University of Rome located?

While it has several satellite campuses in different parts of Rome and the greater Lazio region, Sapienza University of Rome’s main campus is located on Piazzale Aldo Moro, near the city centre.

Known as Città Universitaria, the location is a true city within the city where educational activities are integrated with administrative and reception structures, library services and museums, right in the heart of the ancient city.

The ancient city that’s still standing

Awash with ancient history, the “Eternal City” is also vibrant, full of art and culture, and is home to some of the best Universities in Europe.

Exploring the city centre on foot, you will see for yourself why the ancient Romans believed that the city of Rome would always remain standing.

You’ll be surrounded by glorious monuments and colossal remains that will take you back in time to the glory days of Rome. Explore the Colosseum and imagine how the gladiators fought for their lives in the arena. Picture the chariots crashing into each other while racing at the Circus Maximus. Or visualise what ancient Roman public life was like in the Roman Forum.

Considering its unparalleled history and many attractions, it’s no surprise that visitors from all over the world flock to the city to awe at its majestic monuments and archaeological sites, savour its renowned cuisine, and soak in its lively atmosphere.

Italy’s largest city is the third most visited city in Europe and the fourteenth worldwide. Attracting visitors from all over the world gives Rome a very international feel. But though it’s crowded with tourists every day, you can still feel at home in Rome in its authentic neighbourhoods where the smell of bakeries captures the streets in the early hours of the day.

Studying at Sapienza

With over 700 years of history, Sapienza is the oldest university in Rome. And with 115,000 total students, 3,300 professors, and about 4,000 staff, it is also the largest university in Europe.

Known for its research, educational quality, and international makeup, Sapienza is one of the top universities in Italy. It also ranks competitively amongst the best universities in the world, placing 171st in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Ranked 1st in QS 2022 WUR Ranking by Subject, the university also excels globally in the rankings of a wide range of disciplines, such as:

  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Cellular and Gene Therapy
  • Design and Aerospace Engineering
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Classics & Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Environmental Studies

Originally called the Studium Urbis, Sapienza is organised into 11 faculties and possesses nearly 60 libraries and a network of 20 museums, including a herbarium and a museum of classical art among its academic resources.

High standards in research

Sapienza not only contributes to the development of a knowledge society by providing a high-quality education, but through quality research as well.

The university promotes excellence in international research through various dedicated programmes, including Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, and the European Research Council (ERC). Sapienza has research centres focused on transport and logistics, and cyber intelligence and information security.

The university also works towards fulfilling its mission through international co-operation.

Erasmus+ Programme

As a member of the Erasmus+ Programme, Sapienza has undersigned bilateral agreements with many prestigious foreign universities. It participates in a wide range of mobility programmes that allow international students to complete part of their university studies or experience a traineeship period in Rome.

Sapienza also helps to promote the mobility of foreign professors, researchers, and technical-administrative staff through partnerships with European and non-European universities.

It also plays its part in promoting development co-operation by participating in a series of EU programmes and activities.

Sapienza University of Rome student life

Student life at Sapienza University will go well beyond your studies.

To encourage students to conduct a well-rounded social life, the university organises a myriad of cultural, social, and sporting activities throughout the year including The MUSA orchestra choirs, and jazz ensembles. They also cater to the art lovers with events by Sapienza Theatron, an ancient theatre group and radio station.

When it is time to venture off campus, Rome provides an interesting overall experience. One of the highlights is the food.

Eating in Rome

Loaded with a very rich variety of dishes and ingredients, Italian cuisine is one of the most distinct and famous in the world.

Enjoy flavour-packed, tasty, mouth-watering meals from the city’s wide variety of restaurants. From expensive to affordable dining, you are bound to find restaurants that cater to your cuisine needs in Rome.

Try its most famous foods such as limoncello, gelato (ice cream), Roman-style pizzas, cappuccino, ravioli, and, of course, lasagne.

Shopping in Rome

While not Milan, Rome has its fair share of shopping areas decorated with shops, department stores, and international designers.

The Italian capital is home to some of the best designer boutiques in the country. You’ll find stores and shops from high-end luxury fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and more. Shop for your favourite brands on the main street of Via del Corso, on Via Veneto, one of the most famous, elegant, and expensive streets in Rome, or on the streets surrounding the Piazza di Spagna.

Cost of living in Rome

One of the advantages of studying in Rome is the relatively affordable cost of living compared to many other major cities in Europe.

A fun night out should not blow up your budget.

Most bars and restaurants in Rome offer very attractive prices, especially in the student neighbourhoods. Plus, you’ll be entitled to various discounts at movie theatres, in museums, and parks with your student ID card or a valid university pass.

Food prices are also reasonable and student friendly. Some restaurants offer discounts to La Sapienza students.

History of Sapienza University of Rome

The Sapienza University of Rome was founded in 1303 with the Papal bull In Supremae praeminentia Dignitatis by Pope Boniface VIII as a Studium for ecclesiastical studies. It was the first pontifical university.

In 1431, Pope Eugene IV reorganized the studium with the bull In supremae. He decreed that the university should include the four schools of Law, Medicine, Philosophy, and Theology.

The university’s operations were halted during the sack of Rome in 1527, when the studium closed, and some of the professors were killed or dispersed. However, Pope Paul III restored the university shortly after his election to the pontificate seven years later.

In the 1650s, the university became known as Sapienza, which means wisdom.

In 1870, La Sapienza elevated from being the papal university to the status of University of the Capital of Italy.

In 1935, the new university campus was completed.

Frequently asked questions about apartments for rent near Sapienza University of Rome

How can I book private accommodation near Sapienza?

By utilizing our website’s filter feature and mapping tool, a comparison can be made with the housing facilities that are provided off-campus. This will make it easier for you to choose your favourite property.

Once you decide on the accommodation you want, click on ‘View rooms’. This will take you to the property page, where you’ll need to choose your room type and the dates when you’ll want to rent the place. Once you’ve chosen, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now‘. One of our consultants will then contact you to answer your questions and guide you through the next steps.

Why should I book private accommodation instead of university dorms?

Several benefits can be derived from booking a private accommodation instead of university dorms. You can choose the type of accommodation you want, whether you want to save a bit of money by sharing with flatmates or you want to have a fully private studio apartment just for you.

You can also book your new home in whichever area of Rome you prefer. You can live right next to the Sapienza campus, in the city centre or in any other area of the city you like.

Do you list studio apartments?

Yes. We offer three different types of rooms in Rome, including studio flats:

Shared Rooms: You share a bedroom with a flatmate. Other facilities such as a bathroom and a kitchen are also shared with other students.

Private Rooms: You get your own bedroom just for you. Depending on the property you choose, your bathroom might be either private or shared. Other facilities are shared.

Entire Place: This is a fully self-contained studio apartment where all the living facilities are fully private. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette and won’t have to share anything.

Are bills included in the rent?

Most of the apartments we list in Rome have all bills included, but in some you’ll have to pay bills on top of the rent. You can check on the property page to see which bills, if any, are included in the property you’re thinking of booking.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

The majority of the apartments we list in Rome are rented unfurnished. We do list some properties that are rented fully furnished though. You can find these with the filters if you’d prefer to rent a furnished apartment.

Can people in Erasmus and other exchange programs book accommodation with you?

Yes, absolutely! Any full-time student can book any accommodation we list. Many landlords are also quite flexible with durations of rent, so whether you are looking for long-term or short-term accommodation, you’ll have no problems finding what you’re looking for.