Living in L'Aquila

Living in L'Aquila

L'Aquila in brief:

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • A town of artistic interest
  • Safe and quiet but also lively university town
  • Direct buses to Rome in little more than 1 hour
  • Three popular ski resorts nearby as well as three national parks
  • Sunny beaches at a short distance
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A student will spend approximately 600 euros a month:

  • around 300 euros for accommodation and related utilities (heating, electricity, Internet...);
  • about 300 euros for meals (reduced fares available in L'Aquila for international students or even free meals if you're awarded a Regional Grant by ADSU), transports (a monthly bus pass in L'Aquila costs around 30 euros), books, sports centres and the like. 
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Canteen at the Math Department (Coppito campus)

Location: between the "Coppito 1" and "Coppito 0" buildings, next to the University cafè.
Opening time: 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Mon-Fri

Main university canteen

Open for lunch and dinner even at weekends
New location: via Dell'Arcivescovado 8, right in the old city centre, next to the main square Piazza Duomo

University canteens and cafeterias are managed by ADSU. You will need to register by ADSU to get a digital canteen card. This will entitle you to eat at reduced fares (~3 EUR) or even get a free meal if you're awarded a Regional Grant by ADSU.
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Aquilasmus is an official student association, part of ESN (Erasmus Student Network). Aquilasmus offers several services to Erasmus students, like organizing parties, trips, international dinners, cine forums and more. Take a look at their website, join their Facebook group and check out their Instagram page to get to know other international students and be involved in their activities.

Bars, restaurants, pubs & clubs, discos

Although several buildings in the old city are still to be reconstructed after the 2009 earthquake, dozens of bars and clubs have proudly reopened their doors. You will find lots of students hanging out mostly on Thursday nights (knonw as  university night) and Saturday nights. Just ask the taxi/bus driver to drop you at "Fontana Luminosa" (the big fountain near the castle) and walk into the main road "Corso Federico II". You'll see that most people gather in a small square a few steps ahead near "via Garibaldi". 

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Country Flag of Italy Italy
Region Abruzzo
L'Aquila (AQ)
Language spoken
Weights and measures
714 m (2,343 ft)
Area 466 km² (180 sq mi)
Population 69,368
Density 149/km² (386/sq mi)
Time zone CET, UTC+1 (+2 in summer)
Coordinates 42°21′N, 13°24′E
Country dialling code +39
City dialling code 0862
Post code 67100
Electrical Plugs European plug with two circular metal pins 220V 50 Hz

Name: Euro

Code: EUR

Symbol: €


112: Police

118: Ambulance



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