Villa Natalia

All Freshman Year in Florence students are required to reside at NYU's historic La Pietra estate. Upperclassmen can request to live in available space. Florence is a small city, so you can easily walk or use public transportation to get almost anywhere. Students reside in single, double, triple, or quad bedrooms. A meal plan consisting of continental breakfast and dinner showcasing local cuisine is included in the cost of housing for on-campus students.

On-campus facts:

  • All freshmen are required to live on campus.
  • This housing option includes a mandatory meal plan, which is comprised of continental breakfast and dinner buffet served daily in the Villa Natalia cafeteria.
  • There are no on-campus cooking facilities, and cooking devices are prohibited in the rooms.
  • Students live in Villa Natalia or Villa Colletta.
  • Rooms are single-sex, unless otherwise requested, floors are mixed-gender.
  • Residential Life staff lives in both buildings, and Villa Natalia’s reception desk is staffed 24-hours a day
  • Smoking is prohibited indoors but permitted in designated outdoor spaces.
Single Bedroom  1 person to 1 bedroom  $12,185
Double Bedroom 2 persons to 1 bedroom   $10,028
Triple Bedroom 3 persons to 1 bedroom   $9,164
Multi-person Bedroom  4 persons to 1 bedroom  $8,859

Villa Natalia

Villa Natalia was the home of 16th Century Italian writer and poet, Giovanni della Casa. In the 19th Century the villa was enlarged and restored to house the exiled Serbian Queen, Natalia. It was from this young woman that the villa derived its name. Villa Natalia was renovated in Fall of 2000 and houses 80 students.

  • single, double, triple, quad bedrooms
  • desks
  • individual closet & drawer storage
  • bedding
  • en-suite bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • weekly linen service (sheets and towels)
  • weekly cleaning service
  • computer stations
  • exercise room
  • lounge
  • cafeteria
  • laundry facility
  • vending machines
  • microwave and refrigerator/freezer
  • air conditioning

Villa Colletta 

Villa Colletta was built in the 1400’s and named after the Neapolitan historian, Pietro Colletta. Although parts of the building are modern, the villa is very much in character with the rest of the estate. Villa Colletta houses 25 students.

  • single, double, triple, quad bedrooms
  • individual closet and drawer storage
  • bedding
  • shared hallway bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • weekly linen service (sheets and towels)
  • weekly cleaning service
  • computer lab
  • two classrooms
  • lounge
  • laundry facilities
  • microwave and refrigerator/freezer
  • air conditioning

 

Colletta residents have equal access to all Natalia facilities. 

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Villa Natalia dining room