The university of Tor Vergata is the second most important university center in Rome in terms of training, and the third in number of students enrolled, after Sapienza and Roma Tre. It opened its doors during the first years of the 70's, inspired by the Anglo-Saxon model. Its campus was created in a large area on the outskirts of the Rome.
The faculties of Economics, Law, Engineering, Literature and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery and Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences are all located in the campus, in modern buildings, although there are also older buildings, such as the famous Villa Mondragone.
Near the campus is located the Tor Vergata Clinic and the Botanic Garden, from where you can see the Calatrava Sailing, a curious reticulated structure with shark fin form that was built for the City of Sport, a project that was not completed. The university is located between Giardinetti and Romania, two residential neighborhoods very popular among students who are seeking university accommodation near Tor Vergata University.
NEIGHBORHOUDS CLOSE TO TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY
The vast offer of accommodation available, which exceeds 1500 rooms in different university residences, makes this mainly a student area. Despite the distance from the center, the campus area is quite convenient to live in and to find student accommodation. In addition to the two neighborhoods mentioned above, two other good alternatives could be Torre Maura, well connected to the center, and Anagnina-Cinecittà.
HOW TO GET TO TOR VERGATA
If you find a student room or a flat in the area around Tor Vergata and close enough to the faculty to go on foot or by bike, you will not have to worry about urban transport. The nearest metro stop is Giardinetti (line C), about half an hour's walk from the campus. Somewhat further south is the Anagnina stop (line A), a further distance from the university, and from where it is convenient to take bus number 20. Those who live in Torre Maura will have the advantage of having a direct connection to Rome Termini train station.