Housing Information



It is SACI's wish to make you feel comfortable in your Florentine home. SACI encourages its students to become involved with the Florence community and its lifestyle, and offers a variety of housing solutions that are fully representative of what the marvelous people of this city call "home".

In accordance with Italian law, all apartment contracts are duly registered with authorities and the names of occupants are filed each term with the local police. SACI apartments also meet health and safety standards and are covered by fire and third party liability insurance. Please note that overnight guests are not allowed in SACI housing.

SACI apartments are fully furnished and allow students to live independently. All apartments have bathrooms and kitchens, and are fully equipped with stoves, refrigerators, heat, and hot water. The SACI accommodation fee includes reasonable utilities usage and an administrative fee. SACI apartments differ in style, furnishings and amenities. Although most have been recently renovated, there is no way to standardize student apartments - some are in buildings which date back to the Renaissance and others are only a few decades old. Please note that none of the student apartments have telephones. Students can arrange for private portable cellular phone rentals if their budgets allow. Wifi is provided in all SACI apartments.

Students will not receive their housing assignments until their arrival in Florence.

Please do not expect to have access to your apartment prior to the first day of orientation as posted on the fee and calendar sheet. If you arrive in Florence before that day, you must make other accommodation arrangements. There are no exceptions.

No pets are allowed in SACI housing.

Academic Year, Post-Bac, and MFA students staying in Italy over the Christmas break can remain in SACI apartments for an additional fee of $400.

Students may also choose to find their housing independently.