Valparaiso in Italy: Your Housing in Rome, Florence & Sorrento

A summary of your accommodation information is below, with links to each hotel’s website.

Rome (May 19-25; June 1-3)

Student Apartment – Trastevere neighborhood 
Via Francesco Benaglia, 10, 00153
Rome, Italy

Your 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment comes with separate beds for all students, wifi, a TV, kitchen space, as well as fresh bed linens, towels, and 2 hair dryers!

Florence (May 25-28)

Hotel Monica – Florence City Center
Via Faenza, n. 66
Florence, Italy
+39 055283804

Sorrento (May 28-June 1)

Ulisse Deluxe Hostel – Sorrento (close to the waterfront)
Via del Mare, 22
Sorrento (Naples), Italy
+39 0818774753

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your stay!

  • You will be staying in hostel-style and apartment accommodations for the duration of the program.
  • We will make every effort to have the hostel assign rooms based on the preferred roommates list sent over by your college.
  • All hotels offer free wifi, and breakfast is included.

Room breakdown:
Housing  will be in shared occupancy rooms, either double, triple, or quad rooms. All students will have their own separate bed! Your faculty and CISabroad On-Site staff will also be lodging at the same accommodations in Florence and Sorrento, and housed at a short walking distance away in Rome-Trastevere!


  • You should lock your room door at all times. Also, when leaving , make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the university/study abroad company nor the accommodations will be responsible for any stolen items.
  • You are responsible for any room keys you are given. If a locksmith has to open your door or you incur any lost key charages, you will have to pay for these fees.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw any object or substance from windows, balconies, terraces or roofs. This includes keys, cigarette butts or anything else big or small.

Alcohol and Drug Policies:

  • Please observe your college’s drug and alcohol policy during the duration of the program.
  • In Italy, the legal drinking age is 18.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the hotel.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing with them, is absolutely prohibited.
  • The Italian law defines “narcotic drugs” as including cannabis, coca leaves, opium, their derivatives, synthetic opiates, and certain psycho-tropic substances. For the illegal use, possession, manufacture, importation, exportation, or trafficking of any of the listed drugs, the penalty is three to eight years in prison and a large fine.

Financial Liability:

  • You will have to pay for any damage done to the room (doors, walls, floors, furniture, etc.).