Life on Campus
Many of the buildings on campus date from the Renaissance period and have been meticulously restored along with their landscaped gardens. The EUI campus itself spreads over the hills of Fiesole and access between the buildings is guaranteed by an internal shuttle bus service.
There are several canteens and bars serving lunch and snacks from Monday to Friday excluding EUI holidays.
The EUI runs a Crèche providing preschool care for the children of all EUI members. The age range is normally 6 months to 3 years, although older children are sometimes catered for.
The Housing Office organises the allocation of the EUI residential apartments. Through FHS (Florence Housing Service), it provides also assistance to all members of the EUI Community in finding long and short term accommodation on the private market in and around Florence.
There is an onsite medical consulting room where a general practitioner receive patients by appointment. The Institute offers also a Counselling Service to help you with any work-related and/or personal problems.
There are a wide range of activities run by EUI members to help you integrate into the EUI community. Ongoing activities include the EUI Choir, football, rowing, tango lessons, theatre, yoga courses, and many more.
You can also plan to work out at the small EUI gym.
Prestigious lectures on a wide range of subjects are open to all staff, and you have also free access to the Library and the Historical Archives of the European Union.
The Language Centre
offers various types of language and academic skills courses and support in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.