Adult Study Abroad participants are responsible for arranging their own short term housing in Rome for the duration of the program. However, we can still provide some guidance along the way!
We recommend that you begin your housing search in Prati, a residential neighborhood located very close to our campus, well connected by public transit, and well-served with shopping, restaurants, etc. For those unfamiliar with the city, the Prati neighborhood is found just west of the Tiber River, and just northeast of Vatican city (please see the map below). The neighborhood's two metro stations are Lepanto and Ottaviano, on the Metro A line.
Alongside Prati, another top neighborhood to consider would be the Centro Storico, Rome’s historic center which includes many of the city's most famous landmarks such as the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and more. Advantages of living in the Centro Storico include the neighborhood's beauty, centrality and walkability, but keep in mind that many of these neighborhoods now cater more to tourists than local residents. Be especially careful of booking apartments within a block or two of the most famous landmarks, as the crowds can be intense at peak times of day.
For those looking for alternative neighborhoods to consider, Flaminio/Parioli (just north of campus), and Cipro (just west of Prati) are both safe, well-serviced neighborhoods with good public transit connections to the city center (just make sure to check for Metro/Tram/Bus stops). And for those who don't mind a longer commute by Metro, San Giovanni/Re di Roma are comparable neighborhoods to Prati located on the opposite end of the Metro A line. Finally, for those looking for a hip neighborhood near the historic center and Coliseum, Monti is famous for its winding pedestrian streets, cozy piazzas, as well as shopping and restaurants.
For easy reference, Temple University Rome is located along the Tiber River and on the Metro A line (Flaminio stop) at the address below:Temple University Rome Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia 15 00196 Roma RM Italy
When deciding on an apartment, also consider that many of your classes and activities will meet directly on site throughout the city of Rome. Having easy access to public transit is often just as important as being physically close to Temple Rome’s campus.
While we cannot endorse any single housing platform, past visitors to Temple Rome (including our visiting faculty) have used the following online services to find short term housing in the city:
When conducting your search on these or other platforms, keep in mind that many hosts offer special rates to guests who plan stays of 30 days or more.
For those looking for a more immersive living experience, Temple Rome has a longstanding partnership with an experienced homestay coordinator who can help place you with a local Roman host. Homestays typically include a private single room, either shared or private bath, as well as homecooked meals and scheduled Italian language practice. Compared to renting a private apartment via AirBnB or comparable platforms, this is often the most affordable option for accommodations in the city.
If you are interested in exploring a local homestay option with an Italian host, please contact the Adult Study Abroad Program Coordinator directly at email@example.com. Spaces are limited.