Florence’s hospitality scene has been revolutionized in the last ten years due to multi-million dollar investments by international giants.
The leading examples of innovative student housing in Florence are places such as Camplus and The Student Hotel, and daring multiuse complexes like Manifattura Tabacchi, but many hospitality businesses have a vibe (we’re thinking of 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino) that can be found in some of the coolest metropolises in Europe.
Florence also has a plethora of hotels, B&Bs and restaurants with a more traditional flavor, which means that the city’s hospitality scene is varied and original.
Innovative student housing
Many student accommodation operators have chosen to invest in Florence because the city hosts more than 50 universities and international programs. Here’s some of the most innovative and modern student housing in the city.
Camplus – 114 rooms
Camplus Firenze Romito: via del Romito 5-7
Camplus Firenze Pietrapiana: via Pietrapiana / via Giuseppe Verdi – 150 rooms
(opening year 2024)
The Student Hotel Lavagnini – 390 rooms
TSH Lavagnini: viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70-72
The Student Hotel Belfiore – 550 rooms (opening date December 2023)
Beyoo – 331 rooms in two locations
Beyoo S4: via Vincenzo Salvagnoli 4 (Opening date: September 2022)
Beyoo Il Santo: piazza Indipendenza 11 (Opening date: January 2023)
Hines at Manifattura Tabacchi – over 500 beds (Opening date for student housing: 2024)
Manifattura Tabacchi: via delle Cascine 35
The official website is not yet available, but you can visit the Manifattura Tabacchi website.
Choosing to study in Florence means belonging to the city for a while: this is the premise behind Be.Long, the official project for temporary citizens, designed by Destination Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the City of Florence, with the support of the US Consulate General in Florence.
Through Be.Long, international students, expats and all those who come for a medium- to long-stay and want to be part of the Florentine community can obtain comprehensive information to make the most of their experience, as well as reliable housing options to feel safe and comfortable in their new home away from home.
Study Abroad in Florence. Everything you need to know to enjoy the experience of a lifetime
edited by Marco Bracci + Marco De La Pierre
Studying abroad in Florence is a life-changing experience that will have a positive impact on your future. Studying in Italy means discovering a culture that has shaped the philosophy, aesthetics and lifestyle of the world.
If your dream is to live in a typical flat in the historical center – perhaps in a shared space with other students like you – here is one of the leading real estate agencies specializing in student flats in Florence. Florence and Abroad Real Estate Agency was established in 1983 and has been successfully renting, purchasing and selling properties to satisfied clients ever since. Our in-depth knowledge of Florence and enthusiasm for welcoming international students who, through these programs, will enjoy an unforgettable experience, has allowed us to develop a tailor-made real estate agency with a focus on students’ needs.