SISSA's housing service is managed by Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia is available for all kinds of support, as for example:

  • language assistance if you do not speak Italian;
  • assistance with utility-related procedures (electricity, gas, phone line and internet connection, etc.);
  • information on tenancy agreements;
  • support in case of problems with landlords;
  • information on the so-called idoneità alloggiativa (certificate of suitability of accommodation - documentation requested for family reunion visas);
  • information on what to do before leaving Trieste;


Welcome Office Trieste - Via dei Capitelli, 960 A – in the old town centre, near Piazza Unità d'Italia (SEE THE MAP)

The helpdesk opens on Mondays and Thursdays from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm (by appointment only). Phone: + 39 040 304972; email: housingsissa@welcomeoffice.fvg.it

To request information, assistance or to book an appointment, please send an e-mail to: housingsissa@welcomeoffice.fvg.it

An online notice board has been created to facilitate the selection of accommodation opportunities (apartments and rooms) available in Trieste. To access the notice board please send an email with your name, position and sector of study at SISSA to: housingsissa@welcomeoffice.fvg.it to request the username and password.

Direct contacts:

Anna Comini > Phone: +39 040 375 5246; email: <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:housingsissa@welcomeoffice.fvg.it

Mattia Cristofori > Phone: +39 040 375 5309; email: housingsissa@welcomeoffice.fvg.it

In order to improve the housing service, a feedback form will be sent to you.
We would really appreciate to know your opinion on the quality of our assistance, and thus kindly request you to take a few minutes to complete the form and send it back to us. Many thanks for your collaboration. 

Additional services for foreigners

At your request, an employee of the housing service will accompany you to visit the rooms or the apartments they propose. Moreover they will give you advice in order to ensure that you sign a regular rental contract. For further information about rental contracts please consult our Students@SISSA wiki.

Living in Trieste

Italian and foreign students can normally find accommodation in Trieste within a few days from their arrival. Usually two or three students share a flat, costing from 150 to 400 Euro each per month.

Announcements of rooms or apartments available, or of students looking for fellow students to share, are also put on the notice board on the 2nd floor of the SISSA Main Building in front of the Students' Secretariat (Room 222).

Announcements (in Italian) can also be found by consulting the web site IL MERCATINO. One can expect to pay from 150 Euro a month for a room in an apartment and from 300 Euro a month for a small apartment (electricity, water, gas bills excluded).

Students, please note that you should provide the Students' Secretariat with a regular contract in order to be entitled to certain benefits or reimbursements. For further information about regular rental contracts please consult the Students@SISSA wiki.



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