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EAT HEALTHY BY SAVING MONEY WITH THE SCHISCETTA

Dec 16, 2021 | Milan

Saving money on lunch or just simply having time to prepare it could be difficult for a non-resident student. Being financially independent it’s not so easy, it’s a matter of fact. Finding alternative solutions to eat healthy on a budget is a real must for university students. But how to do it?

Supporting yourself while studying it’s such an undertaking

As we anticipated at the beginning of this brief study, staying at university is no easy feat, taking account of  rentals, bus passes and daily expenses. And on top of that, costs are quite high and time seems to be less and less.

High costs for students in Milan

It is worth pointing out that Milan is one of the most expensive Italian metropolis and even if there are plenty of opportunities to save money, the risk of running out of capital is very hight for the non-resident student in this city.

How much does it cost to eat as a student in Milan

We have to consider that eating as a student in Milan represents one of the major cost items.

Even if there’re university canteens and homemade meals, it’s not unusual to meet each other and eat out; as those who have passed the first year of studies may well tell – bars and restaurants are not always so cheap.

What is the schiscetta

The schiscetta i.e the possibility of carrying your own homemade food in a container at work or school is loved by workers and students.

Whether it’s a sandwich or a fruit, little changes. With this term, that found its origins in Milan, it is usual to define the possibility of  consuming  home-cooked meal away from home.

By the way: not everyone knows that the term schiscetta derives from the Milanese dialect to crush: originally, in fact, food was crushed in containers, suitable for being easily stored in bags and other objects.

Advantages of the schiscetta

The advantages of the schiscetta are a lot: the economic saving is clear and is just of one the benefits we recommend you to keep in mind.

With the schiscetta you can eat healthy: you can prepare a meal, knowing the quality and origin of the raw materials used. You will also save time: avoiding the queues in bars, restaurants, canteens and in general in any place there is a line to do to eat.

It’s important to note that in times like this, with the Covid-19 pandemic, eating the schiscetta by yourself, or with other colleagues in sufficiently large places, with low density of people, will help you contain the risk of contagion.

Best supermarkets to save in Milan

In order to maximize savings as well as the schiscetta, we recommend you the best supermarkets to save money: we have dedicated, on our blog, an in-depth study on how and where to shop in Milan when you are a university student, with lots of tips for cut costs!

Useful tips for preparing and varying

Finally, think about how varied and fun can be the use of the schiscetta: day by day you can prepare different dishes, testing your culinary skills.

We remind you that If you are a guest student on our campuses, you can use our kitchens to prepare all your favorite dishes!

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You will have to check-in at the Reception. (usually between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM, a different time of arrival can be scheduled if needed)

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How does early termination of the contract work?

In case of early termination, you will have to communicate to In-Domus The communication of your new check-out date must be sent to In-Domus, by email at amministrazione@in-domus.it. You should give In-Domus a 30-day notice for the termination and you should pay, in addition to what already stipulated in the contract for the notice period, a penalty fee of two additional months, subject to the limit of what is overall due for the entire duration of the Contract.

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What is included in the price?

The “all inclusive” fee includes a bed in a fully furnished room or apartment, all utilities and weekly cleanings and change of bed linens and towels.
Free access to the common areas to study, cook and relax, a well-equipped gym, last generation Wi-Fi and coin operated laundry.

Is Wi-Fi included?

Yes, last generation Wi-Fi connection in the whole building is included.

Is TV included?

Yes, there are TVs in the lounge rooms.

TV is included in the rooms in Milano Olympia, where it is possible to watch free-to-air television.

Is the kitchen kit included?

Only in apartments (solutions with kitchen) the kit is included, the guests who live in the rooms can keep their kitchenware in the personal lockers found in the common kitchens.

Is the refrigerator included in my room?

Yes, every room has one: other refrigerators and freezers can be found in the common kitchens.

Are bed linen and bathroom towels included?

Yes, both are changed once a week. You can request for additional changes by paying an extra fee.

Is the gym included?

Yes, and it is open 24/7.

Is the music room included?

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Is the use of the common kitchens included?

Yes, the use of the common kitchens and refreshment rooms is included.

Is the use of the study rooms included?

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Is the laundry service included?

Yes, with coin operated washing machines and dryers.

Guests

Can I have guests for the night?

Upon request to the email info@in-domus.it and based on availability and the rate in force on the specific day.

Can I have guests at the Campus?

Every resident can have up to two guests per day, they must register at the reception and can stay from 8:00 AM to Midnight.

Can my parents reserve a room?

According to our availability, parents can stay at In-Domus at a special rate.

General

Can I stay at In-Domus if I’m not a student?

Yes, In-Domus reserves a limited number of rooms for non-students.

Can I make a reservation if I’m underage?

Yes, it is possible following authorization by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Can I bring animals with me?

No, it is not possible to keep animals at In-Domus.

Are food and drinks available at the Campus?

Yes, there are vending machines with snacks, drinks and hot beverages.

Can I sublet my room?

No, it is not possible

Can I choose my roommate?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability. We will do our best to meet your requests.

Can I choose on what floor to live?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability.
For certain types of accommodation, a specific floor or position can increase the monthly fee.

Can I throw a party?

Yes, if you respect the rules and the peace of the residence (at midnight any external guest should leave the Campus).
It is necessary to inform the reception in case a party has more than 30 guests. There will be a security guard whose hourly fee will be charged to the person responsible for the party.

Can I customize my room?

Yes, as long as you don’t make any permanent change to the walls and furniture. At check-out, the room must be restored to its initial state, otherwise there could be an extra charge.

Can I stay in my room during the Christmas/Easter holidays?

Yes, you can stay in your room for the whole duration of the contract.

What should I do if something doesn’t work in my room?

There is an email address for maintenance requests:
fixit.milanolympia@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Olympia)
fixit.milanomonneret@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Monneret)
fixit.milanointernazionale@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Internazionale)

Can I receive mail and parcels?

Yes, you can easily collect your mail at the reception.

Where can I smoke?

It is strictly forbidden to smoke in any of the In-Domus spaces. Violators will be subject to fine according to the Italian law and In-Domus rules (see hand-book).
Reiterated breach of this rule may result in the expulsion from the Campus.

What happens in case of damages?

Any damage caused by the guest should be repaid according to the price list found in the In-Domus hand-book. In case of damages not present in our price list, the guest will be responsible for the repair costs, or, in case repair is not possible or not convenient, for the replacement of the damaged good.