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Living in Piacenza


Average cost of living

  1. Pizza and Beer: € 20
  2. Ice-cream: € 3
  3. Sandwich: € 5
  4. Coffee: € 1.50
  5. Cinema ticket: € 10


Bus number 2 or 3 stop at the main university entrance.

Tickets cost as follows (subject to change):

  1. single - €1,50
  2. one-day pass - €3,50

Different kinds of seasonal tickets are also available:

  1. MULTIPLE-RIDE PASS (you must hold a Seta S.p.A. ID card, cost €5 and expires after 5 years): 10 rides - €12
  2. SINGLE-USER PASSES (You must hold a Seta S.p.A. ID card, cost €5 and expires after 5 years):
    Student one-month pass - €32
    Student 12-month pass - €240 (up to 26 years old)
    Student 12-month pass - €260 (from 27 years old)

To purchase a Seta S.p.A. ID card you should go to the bus station in via Colombo 3, with the following:

  1. passport-size photograph
  2. tax code (codice fiscale)
  3. passport or ID card

Read information on timetables and routes in Piacenza

Bike sharing "Mi muovo in bici"
Piacenza bike sharing service involves the main cities of the region Emilia-Romagna. To benefit from the service, you will have to register online. You will receive your personal electronic card directly at your Italian address in Piacenza.

You can choose between:

  1. daily pass: €5
  2. annual pass: €25 (+ daily costs)

Daily cost:

  1. first 30 minutes: free of charge
  2. every 30 minutes: €0.80
  3. more than 3 hours: €2/hour


Rent or buy a bike
Alternatively, you can rent a bike at the Railway Station, or buy a bike at a bike shop.

Rent fees:

  1. €1,20/hour
  2. €3,50/day
  3. €30 /month

@: maseratimassimo1@gmail.com

BIKE SHOP near the University campus:
Via Caduti sulla strada, 37/A - Piacenza

Radiotaxi Piacenza: +39 0523 591919
Radiotaxi Night: +39 348.448.5155

For more information please visit

Telepfone and Wifi
The most convenient way to keep in touch with your new Italian friends and family back home is buying an Italian SIM card at cell phone providers such as TIM, 3, Vodafone or Wind. Only triband and quadband phones will work in Europe. Check with your home cell phone service provider to find out if your current cell phone (once unlocked) can support an international SIM card. Once in Italy, you may look into signing up for a plan or simply getting pre-paid/rechargeable service. If you do not have a GSM phone purchased at home you may also buy one at a reasonable cost once in Italy. Mobile phones shops also provide internet connection plans.
In campus you will benefit from our wi-fi connection. In town you can have access to the wi-fi connection provided by the municipality by following two steps:

  1. Go to the Informagiovani Office in Piazza Cavalli, 2 (Gotico Palace) with a valid ID
  2. Make your registration and receive a personal card (one for each electronic tool) with username and password

Codice fiscale

If you wish to open a bank account, rent an apartment or buy an Italian telephone card you will need a Tax Code, Codice Fiscale. It is a code that identifies your presence in Italy. This card is issued by the Agenzia delle Entrate under presentation of a valid identity document and a copy of your Visa if you are not an E.U. student. To obtain a Tax Code you won’t have to pay any money.

Agenzia delle Entrate
Via Modonesi, 16
Tel. +39 0523 601 211

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8.45am- 12.45pm
Mondays and Thursdays: 8.45am - 12.45pm and 2.30m - 4.30pm

Post office

MAIN BUILDING: via Sant’Antonino, 40 (city centre)

For more information please visit

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8.00 - 18.30
Saturday: 8.00 - 13.00

The post office “PIACENZA 6” is located in via Emilia Parmense 24, 5 minutes from the University campus.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8.30 - 13.30
Saturday: 8.00 - 12.30

Temporary jobs 

Piacenza offers young people various opportunities for temporary jobs during their studies, including waitressing in restaurants, pizzerias and bars, shop assistant, educator or collaborator at the different harvests in the countryside in Spring and Summer.

For more information, please contact:

Informagiovani Piacenza
Address: Piazza Cavalli, 2 - Piacenza
@: infogiov@comune.piacenza.it

Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8.30 - 18.00
Sunday: 9.30 - 13.30