Looking for accommodation before your arrival is an asset to start well your new experience. You should begin searching for a place to stay at least a couple of months before the departure, above all if you have special needs (e.g pets).
How to search for accommodation?
There are many housing websites that match demand and offer. Most of adverts are only in Italian language, to better understand the adverts you can click here to look at the housing jargon.
Pay attention that also real estate agencies publish adverts on the web, so check always who you are getting in touch with when answering to adverts.
Another option are the private residences dedicated to students. Contact Welcome Office in Trieste or Udine to get a list.
Finally, once there, a good solution may be check the bulletin boards at your institutions’ premises and ask friends or colleagues.