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Italian-English basic “accommodations” dictionary

If you are looking for a room or an apartment in Italy you probably need to know better the terms associated to the different types of accommodations and to the most common way to the describe a house, an apartment, a nice room with a view, a full furnished kitchen…

Here you are a quick dictionary that will allow you to move like a jaguar in the jungle of the student and tourist rentals of Florence and Italy…

Here you are the list to study before facing the Italian market rental:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS

APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO
ROOM - CAMERA
SINGLE ROOM – CAMERA SINGOLA
DOUBLE ROOM – CAMERA DOPPIA
TRIPLE ROOM – CAMERA TRIPLA
STUDIO – MONOLOCALE
SHARED APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO CONDIVISO
STUDENT APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO PER STUDENTI
TOURIST APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO PER TURISTI

  • ASSOCIATED TERMS…

ROOM FOR RENT – CAMERA IN AFFITTO
APARTMENT FOR RENT – APPARTAMENTO IN AFFITTO
APARTMENT FOR SALE – APPARTAMENTO IN VENDITA
LUMINOSO – BRIGHT
SPACIOUS – SPAZIOSO
APARTMENT/ROOM AVAILABLE – APPARTAMENTO/CAMERA DISPONIBILE
CHEAP ROOM – CAMERA ECONOMICA

  • THE HOUSE

BATHROOM – BAGNO
SHARED BATHROOM – BAGNO CONDIVISO
ROOM WITH A VIEW – CAMERA CON VISTA
ROOM WITH LARGE WINDOWS – CAMERA CON GRANDI FINESTRE
TERRASSE – TERRAZZA
BRIGHT ROOM – CAMERA LUMINOSA
SILENT ROOM – CAMERA SILENZIOSA
ROOM WITH FRESCO – CAMERA AFFRESCATA
LOFT – LOFT/SOPPALCO
LIVING ROOM – SALOTTO/SOGGIORNO
KITCHEN – CUCINA
USE OF KITCHEN – USO DI CUCINA
FULL FURNISHED KITCHEN – CUCINA ACCESSORIATA
SINGLE BEDROOM – CAMERA SINGOLA
DOUBLE BEDROOM – CAMERA DOPPIA
TRIPLE BEDROOM – CAMERA TRIPLA

  • TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS

APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO
ROOM – CAMERA/STANZA
SHARED ROOM – CAMERA CONDIVISA
HOTEL – HOTEL/ALBERGO
PENSION – PENSIONE
BED AND BREAKFAST – BED AND BREAKFAST
HOUSE – CASA
FARMHOUSE – AGRITURISMO
HOSTEL – OSTELLO
DORMITORY – DORMITORIO
STUDENT RESIDENCE – RESIDENCE UNIVERSITARIO

  • BUILDING

HISTORICAL BUILDING – PALAZZO STORICO
MEDIEVAL BUILDING – PALAZZO MEDIEVALE

  • PERIODS

LONG TERM STAY – SOGGIORNO DI LUNGO PERIODO
SHORT TERM STAY – SOGGIORNO DI BREVE PERIODO
WEEK END STAY – SOGGIORNO PER IL FINE SETTIMANA
3 YEARS STAY – SOGGIORNO DI 3 ANNI

  • FURNITURES/ARREDAMENTO

RESTRUCTURED APARTMENT – APPARTAMENTO RESTAURATO
SINGLE BED – LETTO SINGOLO
TWIN BED – LETTO DOPPIO
KING SIZE BED – LETTO MATRIMONIALE
EXTRA BED – LETTO EXTRA
CRADLE – CULLA
FULL FURNISHED – COMPLETAMENTE ARREDATO
FULL EQUIPPED KITCHEN – CUCINA COMPLETAMENTE ACCESSORIATA
TO BOOK – PRENOTARE

  • AREA/DISTRICT – AREA/QUARTIERE

HISTORICAL CENTER – CENTRO STORICO
OUTSKIRT – PERIFERIA
DITRICT – QUARTIERE
STREET – STRADA/VIA
NEIGHBORHOOD – VICINATO/AREA/QUARTIERE
SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD – VICINATO/QUARTIERE SICURO
MONEY – SOLDI
DEPOSIT – DEPOSITO
BANK TRANSFER – BONIFICO
AVAILABILITY REQUEST – RICHIESTA DISPONIBILITA’
BOOKING/RESERVATION – PRENOTAZIONE

  • UTILITIES – SPESE

INDIPENDENT HEATING – TERMOSINGOLO
UTILITIES – SPESE
GAS – GAS
WATER – ACQUA
ELECTRICITY – ELETTRICITA’
BILL – BOLLETTA

  • SERVICES/AMENITIES – SERVIZI

AIR CONDITIONED – ARIA CONDIZIONATA
INTERNET CONNECTION – CONNESSIONE INTERNET
COLOUR TV – TELEVISIONE A COLORI
SATELLITE TV – TELEVISIONE SATELLITARE
MICROWAVE OVEN – FORNO A MICROONDE
OVEN – FORNO
WASHING MACHINE – LAVATRICE
DISHWASHER – LAVASTOVIGLIE

  • FLOORS – PIANI

GROUND FLOOR – PIAN TERRENO
FIRST FLOOR – PRIMO PIANO
SECOND FLOOR – SECONDO PIANO
THIRD FLOOR – TERZO PIANO
FOURTH FLOOR – QUARTO PIANO
WITH LIFT – CON ASCENSORE
NO LIFT – SENZA ASCENSORE

  • DIMENSIONS – DIMENSIONI

SQUARE METERS SQM – METRI QUADRI MQ
3 FEET – UN METRO (more or less)

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