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All NYU Florence students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing. Whether you live on NYU’s breathtaking estate, in an Off-Campus Residence, or in a Homestay, our housing options will help make your stay in Florence truly memorable. Florence is a city where you can easily walk or use public transportation to get anywhere. Most upper-class students live off campus in Off-Campus Residences and Homestays located in and around the city center, although a small number may live on campus. The freshman class is required to live on the estate. Regardless of where students live, they are supported by Residence Life Staff (Residence Hall Managers and Peer Advisors).

Natalia and Colletta are the two campus villas dedicated to student housing.  On campus housing is traditional dormitory-style living with standard bedrooms, en-suite or hallway bathrooms, and lounge facilities.  The housing fees for this option include a meal plan (breakfast and dinner daily), Wi-Fi, and a cleaning/linens service.  Villa Natalia has computer stations and exercise room to which all students have access.  

Off-Campus Residences are leased by the University and considered part of the NYU Florence housing program. Each suite has bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and its own kitchen where students can cook their meals. Off-Campus Residences are high-occupancy living arrangements with amenities such as Internet and a cleaning/linens service.

Homestays are also part of the housing program and come with or without a meal option. Living with a family is a great opportunity to learn Italian quickly and get to know Italian life first hand. Students who live in Homestays without meals have access to the family's kitchen.


A kitchen in an off-campus residence

Off-Campus Residences

Off-Campus Residences are the most popular option chosen by upper-class students when they go to Florence.


On-Campus Villas

at La Pietra Estate

The freshman class is required to live on the estate in Villa Natalia or Villa Colletta.

The entrance of a family's dwelling


Homestays are a unique opportunity to fully experience the Italian culture. There is no language requirement for living in a Homestay.



  • Single, doubles, triple and quad bedrooms
  • Suites are fully furnished
  • En-suite bathrooms and kitchens



  • Single, doubles, triple and quad bedrooms
  • Meal plan with breakfast and dinner included
  • En-suite bathrooms or hallway bathrooms



  • Single or double bedrooms
  • With meals (breakfast and dinner daily) or without meals (kitchen access)




  • Internet access 
  • Cleaning/linens service
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Air conditioning 
  • Computers stations
  • Exercise room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleaning/linen service
  • Immersion in a true Italian household 

Things to Know

  •  You'll have the ability to live with other students while living side-by-side with native Italians
  • Not all residences have dryers
  • Facilities vary by residence


  • 100 students live in Villas
  • Freshman required to live on-site
  • Upper-class students may request this option
  • 1 or 2 students live in each homestay
  • What constitutes a "family" varies
  • Some families, but not all, speak English

Costs - Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Rates*:

Single: $9,903

Double: $6,707

Triple: $6,269

Quad: $5,515

Single: $10,990

Double: $9,045

Triple: $8,265

Quad: $7,990

Single / With meals: $7,886

Double / With meals: $6,906

Single / No meals: $6,906

Double / No meals: $6,750

* Above are the proposed fall 2016 and spring 2017 semester rates for the Florence study away site. Final rates are pending board of trustees approval in summer 2016. Rates inclusive of board are noted. Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services.  The figures cited in NYU's Cost of Attendance are based on annual room and board rates at NYU's location in New York.

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NYU Florence students in a bedroom

Housing Process and Availability

NYU Florence staff will try to accommodate student preferences; however, due to space limitations, students may be placed in any of the housing possibilities regardless of preferences. Upper-class students should be aware that on-campus options may be very limited, and priority is given to students who have a documented need to live on campus. Please be aware that in an effort to best accommodate the largest number of students, NYU Florence will only consider roommate requests for the same bedroom (i.e. double, triple), not based upon a larger groupings (i.e. a suite, an entire floor or residence, residences located in the same vicinity, etc.). While students may request a living situation offered in a prior term, be aware that the off-campus properties sometimes change from term to term, and factors besides a request to live in a specific location have to be considered in meeting student needs. NYU cannot release roommate information prior to arrival due to privacy laws. 

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