Dedicate some time
Your room will be your accommodation for six or nine months. To plan ahead is the right thing to do.
Right room in the right place
Speaking of Perugia, most international and italian university students decide to go to live in the city center. Most faculties are located in the city center of Perugia (except for Medical School, University of Engineering and few others). The quality of the transport service allows to reach every place in the city during the day.
A million opportunities
internet sites such as immobiliare.it, casaclick.it or idealista.it can be very useful. It is also possible to look at Facebook groups such as "Affitti Studenti Perugia" or similar. Each year ESN Perugia creates an exclusive Facebook group for international students, where can be asked informations, knowing someone who is looking for a roommate or is leaving his or her room. It's a good chance to use to find your place to stay.
..but watch out for frauds
Never send money before having seen pictures or videos of the house, and without having signed a lease contract with the homeowner. Please note that one has to conclude a lease agreement when choosing for a place to stay.
If, before leaving, you have not found your accommodation, nothing is lost
In this case we recommend to book a hotel or a hostel for the first days in the city and look with patience for an accommodation among the announces on message boards in the Universities or in the study halls.
In addition to these suggestions, ESN Perugia offers solutions which helped and still help incoming students. These offers are only for international incoming students in Perugia.
Thanks to the real estate company Iceberg Immobiliare it is easier to reserve a room: every semester there are available beds and rooms in a residence reserved only for Erasmus students at affordable prices, bookable safely and without paying any deposit, or paying agency fees.