Do you want to live in streets with medieval aesthetics, old buildings and busy squares, and enjoy walks along the Verona river? If you want to live in shared apartments in this Italian city, you should know that the areas of the historic centre and Porta Nuova generally have higher prices than others such as Cittadella, Veronetta and San Zeno. However, you will surely find your ideal accommodation at an affordable price in Erasmus Play.
As far as your roommates are concerned, the ideal situation would be for one of them to be Italian, so practice the language. It would be like an intensive course!
Here are some of the pros and cons of living in shared flats in the Italian city:
As there is a wide offer, you can choose the area that suits you best, close to the faculty you are going to attend at the University of Verona. For example, you can search in the centre (Citadella or Città Antica) if you are going to the campus located there, or in Veronetta if your faculty is in that area.
You will have the option to decide between single and shared spare rooms. Of course, your room will be the only private space for you, so you have to decide if you prefer to change that for a lower rental cost.
By saving on rent, you can use more of your budget to see Verona and the surrounding areas, such as Lago di Garda, Venice and even the Alps.
The monthly rent in Verona is high, so you have to search well in advance if you want to find a spare room with a good price, characteristics and location.
Although the weather during the warm months is pleasant, winter in Verona is cold, with the average minimum being -1ºC. Some apartments are not well conditioned, which can transfer to high use of heating and its cost.
In the Apps for Erasmus+ you have access to a large amount of useful information to manage your exchange, both before, during and after. In some cases you will find advice from students from previous years, recurring advice is that you take advantage of the perfect size of Verona to get a second-hand bicycle, which will save you on transport costs.
Take the opportunity to befriend your roommates as soon as you arrive in the city. You can also connect with other young people with these options:
The one that brings together the largest number of international students is the ASE ESN Verona. It is an association of voluntary students which can help you solve any doubts you might have about the exchange programme and life in the city.
On Facebook, you will find a general group of the ASE ESN Verona, in which you will see the calendar and the planned activities that you can join. However, this association also creates groups organized according to the academic year, where it will be easier for you to connect with other students who will be in Verona at the same time as you.
In different forums, you will have access to links to WhatsApp groups made up of international and exchange students, where you can easily get in touch with other young people. ASE ESN Verona also has a WhatsApp group that you can join.
Here are some recommendations for living in shared flats in the Italian city:
In student residences, shared rooms can be for two or three people. Determine if you want to share that space with so many young people before renting it, attracted by its cheaper price.
It is known that traffic in the city is chaotic and disorderly. Keep this in mind if you are going to choose an apartment where you have to use public transport very often and, above all, if you ride a bicycle.
The level of security in Verona is usually very high, so there are no specific neighbourhoods that you have to avoid when looking for accommodation.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Verona?|
|A spare room shared between two people usually has a minimum cost of €250 per month for each, and a single spare room goes from €320 per month onwards. A complete flat with several rooms where you will be able to look for your flatmates starts at €700 per month and up.|
|How to find roommates in Verona?|
|Search for online communities, such as Erasmus Play, where at the same time you will be able to view the shared flats available in Verona.|
|How to meet people in Verona|
|We recommend that you join the ASE ESN Verona, through which you will be able to meet other students while doing different activities. There are also Facebook and Whatsapp groups that you can join.|
|Why share a student flat in Verona?|
|Because the cost of living in Verona is high and sharing a flat is more affordable for a student budget. In addition, it allows you to enjoy your day-to-day with your flatmates, making the experience more fun.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Verona?|
|It would be best if the lifestyles of everyone living in the flat are compatible, this way there are more chances of avoiding potential issues. Also, if your roommates speak Italian, you can take the opportunity to further improve the language.|