ALCE | Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee


Quality accomodation options arranged and selected by the school only

ALCE guarantees a quality accommodation experience. We arrange and select all the options that we offer.
Accommodations are included from the Sunday before the course starts until the Saturday after the end of the course.
NB: It is possible to add maximum one night before and/or one night after, depending on availabilities.


This is our school-owned and managed residential option.
There are 2 different shared apartments located in the same elegant building, less than a five minute walk from the school. The have both recently been entirely refurbished and are finely furnished.

It is a perfect solution for students who wish to live more independently, yet being part of a “family” group of international students.

Centrally situated, the residence is within walking distance to the famous shopping streets of Bologna; the most beautiful city park, the Giardini Margherita is only few hundred metres away and represents a perfect spot for recreation activities or simply to relax and enjoy the luscious greens spaces.

NB: the school does the placements. We try to separate mother tongues and regroup people by type (when possible). We try our best & the cohabitation works really well!

Check In: Sunday (before start of course) from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Check out: Saturday (after end of course): before 11.00 am


All of our host families are carefully selected and are inspected regularly. We choose only families who are friendly and are able to provide good quality accommodation.

Living in a host-family gives you a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice your Italian and staying with an Italian family is also a great cultural experience as you interact daily with local people.

We offer 2 types of stay in host-families:

  • Half-board: with breakfast and dinner included
  • Self-catering: no meals included but kitchen use allowed

This accommodation option includes:

  • Laundry service (once a week)
  • Stay in single rooms (unless you wish to share with a friend, spouse etc...)
  • In most cases the bathroom is shared with other members of the family
  • Maximum number of students per household is two, and at any time, we do not place two students of the same mother tongue in the same homestay, unless requested

Here are some information on what to expect:

  • Type of families: you can be hosted by different kinds of host-families: Parents with children or teenagers, married couples with no children, mothers with children, elderly couples, single women.
    Keep in mind that any type truly has its advantages and that all our families have been carefully selected! We are all different so there cannot be standards.
  • Type of house: our homestay families may live in a house or an apartment.
  • Distance from ALCE: generally, most homestays are located no more than 30 minutes (walking distance) or 10/15 minutes (short bus ride), with a maximum of about 2 kilometers. Bologna is also a great city to cycle!
  • Keys: you will get your own keys so you can move freely as you wish


The solutions to your accommodation needs at a slighty higher price.
We can organise rental of one bedroom or two bedroom apartments located in the city centre and within walking distance from the school.

A high standard of cleanliness and comfort is guaranteed. We have negotiated special reduced rates with 3 stars “boutique” hotels and B&B.

Our unique residence

BILBO House apartment (1st floor)

Contains 5 bedrooms and includes the following facilities:

  • fully equipped kitchen with flat screen / cable television
  • 2 shared bathrooms, with shower and toilet
  • washing machine (free of charge)
  • common area (an open space living / dining area)
  • Wi-Fi (free of charge)
  • 4 air-conditioned rooms (extra charge)

FRODO House apartment (ground floor)

Feature 5 single rooms and includes following facilities:

  • fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 shared bathrooms, with shower and toilet
  • common living room area with flat screen / cabletelevision
  • free high speed WIFI internet access
  • washing machine and dryer machine (free of charge)
  • dishwasher

All bills included in the price as well as periodically cleaning of the common areas.

Check in: Sunday from 10.30 am to 05.30 pm

Check out: Saturday before 11.00 am