Co-working is a modern phenomenon which encourages independent workers to intermingle with like-minded people and offers innumerous advantages such as idea exchange, collaboration, future opportunities and professional growth. Rome has many options for rented office and desk space for all types of needs, here is our top 10.
Closer to the concept of an internet café, Anticafé is a cheerful bar/office space near San Giovanni where clients pay by the hour and in return receive unlimited WiFi, coffee, cold drinks and pastries as well as use of the printer, books and supplies. Weekly and monthly subscriptions are also available.
Anticafé, Via Veio, 4, 00183 Rome, +39 06 7049 4442
LUISS EnLabs is a start-up accelerator centrally located within Termini station and is the hub of digital entrepreneurs in Rome offering plenty of opportunity for networking and exchanges as well as workspace, advice and events.
LUISS EnLabs, Roma Termini, Via Marsala, 29/h, 00185 Rome, +39 06 4547 3124
Impact Hub is a co-working space located in the hip San Lorenzo district which encourages idea exchange and community. Aside from renting desk space in the open-plan office there is also the possibility to become a member of their online community HUBnet, and attend themed meetings and aperitivos with like-minded workers.
Impact Hub, Viale dello Scalo, S. Lorenzo, 67, 00185 Rome, +39 06 9837 8085
With a name literally meaning ‘do stuff’ in local Roman dialect, FAMO COSE is a ‘makerspace’ in trendy Pigneto which fosters experimentation, creation and the sharing of digital ideas. There are a variety of subscription possibilities which permit the use of the technology and tools as well as allowing access to frequent workshops and meetings.
Famo Cose, Via Caltanissetta, 26, 00176 Rome, +39 06 9652 4118
Regus is a global network of office spaces which has four branches located in the centre of Rome. With a wide selection of options that range from hourly rental to full-time subscriptions, Regus suits independent workers looking for easily accessible desk space.
Regus, Multiple locations, 800 553730
Arcò is a 100sqm office space close to leafy Villa Ada which aims to cultivate inspiration and exchanges between like-minded professionals from a diverse range of sectors. As well as fresh, modern shared offices there is also a pretty interior courtyard where workers can relax, and discuss ideas and collaborations.
Arcò, Via Salaria 316, 00198 Rome, +39 340 3867088
COASTER offers both desk space and workshops for a monthly fee as well as a bizmatching service where a team of co-workers is created to carry out a specific project. There is also a ‘coffice’ where guests can use the WiFi and grab coffee and cakes for an hourly rate.
COASTER, Via Caio Mario 14/B, 00192 Rome, +39 06 9652 7893
Describing themselves as an ‘extended family’ which connects together professionals in communications, design, architecture and the visual arts for shared projects and ideas, CORTE offers different levels of membership, from fixed desks to daily rates, which also allow entrance into the community and access to workshops and events.
CORTE, Piazza Dante 3, 00185 Rome, +39 06 9259 5135
L’Alveare (literally meaning ‘the hive’) is a co-working space in the eastern Centocelle neighbourhood predominantly aimed at new mothers returning to work. As well as offering information and support, there is a comfortable co-working space with the added bonus of a babysitting service offered by childcare professionals, which is open to both mothers and fathers through an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis.
L’Alveare, Via Fontechiari 35, 00172 Rome, +39 06 98261415