Living in Trieste
Italian and foreign students can normally find accommodation in Trieste within a few days from their arrival.
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 can be found on the web and on social networks, but also by consulting the web site Welcome Office Accomodation (contact them via email to be allowed access to the noticeboard). To get an idea about the place, in English: About - InTrieste ; for Housing-related isues, in English, useful tips are always available here: Private accommodation | Welcome Office FVG
Students, please note that you should provide the Students' Secretariat with a regular contract in order to be entitled to specific benefits or dedicated reimbursements. For further information about regular rental contracts please consult the Students@SISSA wiki.
- Moving to Trieste and Sissa
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. One can expect to pay from a minimum of about 150 Euro a month for a room in an apartment, and starting from 400 Euro a month for a studio or small apartment (electricity, water, gas bills excluded).
Rental lodgings in Trieste are generally fully furnished and require, for this reason, a caution in the form of a rather substantial deposit to be paid together with the first month’s rent (not uncommon: two months’ rent for the deposit, which is returned to you at the end of the contract upon verification that no damages were made to the apartment and its content).
In case you need to receive additional luggage, be aware that no personal shipments can be ordered to Sissa’s address, basides Amazon deliveries of books or items of small size: take the time to get organized, establish contacts with your group at Sissa, and eventually plan or postpone the shipment after finding a stable address! Sissa has no agreement with International shipping companies and is not able to help you much further on this specific issue.
Before fixing a place for your first days in Trieste, spend some time to get familiar with Sissa’s campus and its location: reaching Sissa on foot or by bike is a fitness activity to the top of the hill, with a beautiful view on the Adriatic sea. The shape of the town does not allow multiple paths to get here, and you may prefer the location of your place to be convenient for daily commuting to Sissa.
Physics Area members: ascertain with your scientific referent whether the location of your office might be assigned in Strada Costiera 11, ICTP campus: very seldom the case, but better be prepared. Sissa to ICTP is not a straight path.
- Important information about Rent contracts
A regularly registered rent contract is a requisite to obtain a Permit of Stay for non-EU citizens (be this for Study, Research, Work, or Family), and to obtain registration into the resident population of Trieste (all nationalities, Italian included).
Make sure to sign a regular rental contract and ascertain that all compulsory communications are fulfilled in due time (for example, swift registration of the rent contract to allow your access to Registry office of Trieste Townhall, "Cessione di Fabbricato" to non-EU citizens, acquisition of Idoneità Abitativa certificate for obtaining a visa or Permit of Stay for dependent Family members, non-EU citizens).
Information in English relative to these procedures and their accomplishment in Trieste can be found in the dedicated section of the Welcome Office FVG: Formalities for guests and family members | Welcome Office FVG
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.);
- general information on tenancy agreements and housing fees (waste tax, tv tax, etc.);
- support in case of problems with landlords;
- information on the so-called idoneità alloggiativa (certificate of suitability of accommodation - documentation requested for family members of students, i.e. family reunion visas or accompanying family members Permit of Stay);
- information on what to do before leaving Trieste;
For information, support or book an appointment at Welcome Office FVG helpdesk , please contact the Housing facility staff by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) specifying your name, position and sector of study or research at SISSA. You will get access to the online notice board, which will facilitate the selection of accommodation opportunities (apartments and rooms) available in Trieste.
Phone: +39 040 375 5246;
- Additional services for foreigners
At your request, the housing service will give you advice to ensure that you sign a regular rental contract and all due communications are fulfilled in due time ("Cessione di Fabbricato" to non-EU citizens, swift registration of the rent contract to allow your access to Registry office of Trieste Townhall).
A regularly registered rent contract is a requisite to obtain a Permit of Stay for non-EU citizens, and to obtain registration into the resident population of Trieste (all nationalities, Italian included).
In order to improve the housing facility, 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 online form. Many thanks for your collaboration.
DON’T MISS: The Welcome Office FVG portal
Information and assistance to international students and researchers before and during their stay in Friuli Venezia Giulia: Take the time to browse the section relative to Accommodation and start to get familiar with the rent jargon!
- Welcome Office FVG
Welcome Office FVG is the regional one-stop-shop dedicated to international students and researchers.
It offers free information and personalized support on mobility-related issues through a compelling informative website. Take the time to browse the section relative to Accommodation and start to get familiar with the rent jargon, which in turn can make it easier to widen your search on the web or social networks with keywords in Italian (“affitto”, “stanza”, “appartamento”…). On the Welcome Office Portal, take the time to explore top- and side-menu, and dedicated sections: available tools and info-sheets are many, just to give you an idea we list some below:
- get to do your list
- information on what to do before leaving Trieste
- Italian Language courses
- relocating with family
- information on the so-called idoneità alloggiativa (“Idoneità Abitativa”: certificate of suitability of accommodation - documentation requested for family members of students, i.e. family reunion visas or accompanying family members Permit of Stay)
... and much more, also under the News or Glossary sections!