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We fully understand how important it is for our students to stay in comfortable and friendly accommodation. We want you to be happy where you are living, so you can study well and enjoy your stay. This is why, on request, ARCA offers a free-of-charge accommodation booking service for the duration of the language course.

When you book your course, please indicate the type of accommodation you prefer and we will be glad to arrange it for you. The options are: home-stay (including breakfast/half board; or with use of kitchen), independent apartment, B&B, hotel.

Our range of accommodation is carefully selected and monitored in order to meet the needs and expectations of our students. The accommodation is available to you from the Sunday before beginning of course until the Saturday morning following the end of the course.

If you choose the home-stay option (with families or single persons), we will be pleased to confirm your booking as soon as possible and then send the accommodation details at least 7 days before the course starting date. We highly recommend this type of arrangement, as it provides further opportunities for practicing the language outside the school and a unique insight into the Italian way of life.



The apartments are in the old city centre or in areas easily reached by public transport (max. 15-20 minutes by bus from school). Arrivals are on Sundays and departures on Saturdays. Any extra days must be agreed upon in advance and will be charged based on the weekly rate.

Home-stay with use of kitchen
1 week single room € 180 double room € 150
2 weeks single room € 290 double room € 230
3 weeks single room € 380 double room € 300
4 weeks single room € 450 double room € 350

Home-stay with breakfast
1 week single room € 205 double room € 175
2 weeks single room € 335 double room € 275
3 weeks single room € 455 double room € 380
4 weeks single room € 560 double room € 455

Home-stay with half board
1 week single room € 270 double room € 240
2 weeks single room € 480 double room € 420
3 weeks single room € 680 double room € 610
4 weeks single room € 870 double room € 770

1 week = 6 nights  |  2 weeks = 13 nights  |  3 weeks = 20 nights  |  4 weeks = 27 nights

Independent apartment

A limited number of independent apartments are available on special request. Prices range from 60 to 85 euros per day.

Accommodation in two- or three-star HOTELS

The hotels which offer special terms to our students are all located in the old town-centre, a few minutes' walk from school.

PRICE LIST (Including Tax)

  • Single Room with breakfast
    from € 65 to € 95 per night

  • Double Room with breakfast
    from € 90 to € 150 per night

Accommodation in BED & BREAKFAST
The B&Bs offering special terms to our students are all located in the old town-centre or in areas easily reached by public transport (max. 15-20 minutes by bus from school).

PRICE LIST (Including Tax)

  • Single Room with breakfast
    from € 50 to € 100 per night

  • Double Room with breakfast
    from € 80 to € 160 per night

Since Bologna is an important trade-fair centre, it is advisable to enquire in good time, so that we can book your accommodation at least a month in advance in periods when trade-fairs are being held. Payment is made directly to the owner on arrival for the total cost of the accommodation.

Should you decide to cancel the course (except in case of real emergency), you must inform the owner of your accommodation at least two weeks in advance. No reimbursement can be made by the school in the case of late arrival.

Double rooms can be booked only by 2 students booking together and staying for the same  length of time.



0 #10 Linda Crockett 2016-01-17 12:07
I am interested in coming to study Italian in Bologna around 17th Oct 2016 for 2 weeks. I have a little Italian but would like to be able to understand and speak better. I am a young 60 year old lady and would like to stay with a host family with Kitchen facilities. I love anything to do with food. I would like to know what you can offer me.

I look forward to hearing from you.
+2 #9 Lucy Sanders 2015-04-24 14:56
I am interested in coming for a one week course from 19th-25th July with my daughter (aged 15). We have done an 8 day intensive course at the Italian Institute so are almost but not complete beginners. We would like to stay in an apartment with a twin room. Please could you let me know if this is possible.
Best wishes,
0 #8 Nicolette 2015-03-22 12:35
My husband and I would like to book a week's course starting 1 June. We would like to book a double room with breakfast in a three star hotel near to the school. Please would you let me know if these dates are available. As a rough guide of our levels my husband has done a beginners course and I am intermediate level.
0 #7 Jane Copp 2015-01-30 10:45
I would like to come with my sister for the course starting on the 11th May, we are both beginners. We would like best to have accomoeation with a family, if possible with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom for us. My sister will be coming from Chicago, so has to book flights, and we need confirmation from you that you have places on the course for us before she pays for her flights. Look forward to hearing from you, Jane
0 #6 Judith Holt 2014-11-20 14:42
I want to come in December. - December 8 through December 28th.

Do you have openings in classes then? I want to take Italian in the group for 20 hours per week.

I want a private room and bathroom. Can I have that in a home? Or an apartment? How much with the accommodation cost?
+1 #5 Connie Tavanis 2014-08-31 01:18
Hi I am interested in studying for three months..The accommodations are important to me ..I would like to stay with a friendly person. i know you can recommend someone..Please no smoking ..my own room and bathroom would be nice. i am 60 years old and would like to come in the slow season Jan, Feb and march. I am very friendly and eager to continue my study of the Italian Language.thank you..connie
+1 #4 Serena gordini 2014-08-13 08:25
Buongiorno Leonore,
Thanks a lot for your email. I ' m going to send you the information requested on an email ,
A presto,
Saluti da bologna
0 #3 Leonor C. Gillette 2014-08-12 17:37
I have a few questions for you before I make my reservation. If I choose a family with half board, what meals are included? Where is the house located? Is it far from the city centre or close by? I am 64 years old so I would prefer to stay with some people around my age, is that possible? After checking my schedule I would like to arrive around the 10 to the 11th of October of 2014.
Thank you for answering my questions.
Grazie mille,
Leonor C. Gillette
0 #2 Serena gordini 2014-08-06 20:22
Dear Leonore,

Thanks for your comment, I m going to send you more details via an email. It would be great tohave you at Arca,

A presto
Saluti dall' Arca
Serena Gordini
+3 #1 Leonor C. Gillette 2014-08-06 19:23
I am interested in taking a one week course in italian. I have a small basic knowledge of the language. I am really only interested in being able to speak it. I already speak other languages, like spanish and french. I am also interested in living with a family. I am a retired teacher and I am 64 years old. Please let me know if this is possible. I would be coming 15th of October. , 2014.
Leonor C. Gillette

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