Welcome to Little Italy

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Please follow the steps below:

  1. Have the CEL Accommodation Confirmation with you (see picture below)
  2. In the section CHECK-IN you will find the code you need to enter at the main gate(2040 Columbia St.)
  3. Your Apartment number and Apartment code are also shown on the Confirmation. You can see on the Map where your Apartment is located
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Check-in Il Palazzo

Main Entrance

When you arrive at Il Palazzo make sure to go to the main entrance door

Code Box

To the right side of the door is this code box. Enter the Code we provided in the confirmation letter(Under Check-In instructions).

CEL lock-boxes

As soon as you're inside, please turn left. You will find the CEL lockbox attached to the metal railing. Open the lock-box using the 'Lock-box Code' from the confirmation letter. You will find the apartment key & a FOB (electronic key).

FOB key

The FOB key is used for entrance to the main door, elevator and gym.

Il Palazzo Map - 2nd floor

Take a closer look at the map.

Look where your Apartment is and head in the direction.

The first digit of each room number on the map represents which floor it is. For example, if your room number is 408, it means that your room is on the 4th floor. If your room number is 510, it is on the 5th floor and you need to press PH for the 5th floor.

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  • Quiet time is from 21:00 until 9:00 (9pm until 9am).
  • Excessive noise is not allowed at any time!
  • Parties are prohibited at all times!
  • You are allowed to have guests between 9 am and 9 pm (9:00 - 21:00). The total number of persons in the apartment can not exceed 6 in total. NO overnight guests at any time!
  • NO alcohol is allowed in the pool area. Glass bottles are not allowed in the pool/BBQ area.
  • NO Smoking/Vaping in the whole AVA complex. You need to go out of the complex to smoke.
  • NO dangerous or disruptive behavior will be tolerated. Any person being disruptive or breaking rules will be asked to leave the area.
  • Electricity usage - There’s a max usage of the electricity per apartment. Make sure to switch off the AC, HEATER plus all lights when leaving the apartment. You will be held responsible for electricity bills exceeding $150 per month/apartment

CEL may enter the premises at any time, to check the condition of the apartment, or to exhibit the premises to prospective or actual tenants or workers. Such entry, other than in case of emergency, will be made during business hours, unless the resident otherwise consents to the time of entry.

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asked questions

Does CEL provide toilet paper?

CEL provides one roll of toilet paper, on your arrival date. After that, the students are responsible for purchasing this themselves.

Does CEL provide laundry detergent?

NO. CEL does not provide laundry detergent. Every student is responsible for buying their own detergent.

Does CEL clean the Apartments?

A cleaner will come every other week. They will clean the living room, vacuum, and wash your bed sheets. However, they are not responsible for doing dishes or moving your stuff around. Also, you need to strip the bed and put the bed sheets and towels in your designated basket before the cleaner comes if you'd like them cleaned.

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Your apartment

  • 2-bedrooms | 2-bathrooms apartment
  • Fully equipped kitchen with: dishwasher, microwave, utensils, pots and pans.
  • Living room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV
  • Heater
  • Air conditioned
  • Washing machine & Dryer in the apartment (located in one of the bathrooms and laundry detergent is not included)
  • We provide: linens, blanket, pillow and towels.
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Il Palazzo Amenities


Do you enjoy getting active after sitting in class? No problem in Il Palazzo. There is 24-hour fitness center next to the Leasing Office.

Lounge and terrace

There is a lounge with a coffee machine and comfortable couch next to the gym. There is also an outside lounge where you can relax in the sun or hang out with friends.

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Maintenance requests

Please submit all maintenance requests using the form below:


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Near Il Palazzo, there are grocery stores and shops that students are able to purchase groceries and other supplies they may need:


101 G St,

San Diego, CA 92101

20 min walk from Il Palazzo

Mona Lisa Italian Foods

2061 India St,

San Diego, CA 92101

2 min walk from Il Palazzo

Little Italy Market & Spirits

412 W Cedar St,

San Diego, CA 92101

6 min walk from Il Palazzo

The Market By Buon Appetito

1605 India St,

San Diego, CA 92101

6 min walk from Il Palazzo

These stores vary in price and quality of groceries/product. We recommend visiting each store to see which store is more to your liking for future needs. We recommend asking the stores for their free “store cards” which will unlock deals and discounts on items throughout the store.

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Eating close

to Il Palazzo

Please note that you are living in one of the best places to find good restaurants - Little Italy. Take your time to explore it!

Check out some good places to eat that are ju st within walking distance:

  • Little Italy Food Hall 6 food stations with global eats

  • Bencotto / Buon Appetito Restaurant / Filippi's Pazza Grotto Italian Kitchen

  • The Crack Shack Chicken & egg dishes such as burger, chicken and bowl

  • Queenstown Public House New Zealand-themed pub

  • Underbelly Ramen restaurant with vibrant atmosphere

  • Puerto La Boca Argentinean specialties

  • Caffe Italia Gelato & good coffee

  • Pappalecco Italian Cafe with panini, gelato & coffee

  • Bobboi Natural Gelato Gelato store

  • Salt & Straw / Cali Cream Homemade Ice Cream Ice cream shop

Monthly Pass

After you choose "Add Passes'', you will be directed to add a payment method. Keep in mind, monthly passes are for the beginning of the month to the end of the month.

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Public Transportation

Travel San Diego with the MTS Trolley and Bus

Download PRONTO

  1. Sign up:
    1. Enter e-mail
    2. Enter name
    3. Create Password
  2. Create your virtual card
    1. Click "Use" Tab
    2. Click "Create Virtual Card"
    3. Once created, click the "Manage" Tab
    4. Buy (See Picture Below)

Monthly Pass

Load Money

Buy your pass

**Trolley, bus stop close to Il Palazzo :

  • County Center/Little Italy Station

Trolley station. 8 min walk from Il Palazzo

  • N Harbor Dr & Hawthorn St

Bus #923, #992 stop here. 7 min walk from Il Palazzo

Monthly Pass

After you choose "Add Passes'', you will be directed to add a payment method. Keep in mind, monthly passes are for the beginning of the month to the end of the month.

Load Money

After you choose "Load Money'', you will be directed to add a payment method. Keep in mind, you can add any amount of money at anytime.

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Online Groceries

You don't need to leave your apartment to buy groceries, house supplies or shopping in general. Please see a list of websites with same day delivery below:

  • Amazon: Shop all groceries on Amazon with FRESH and WHOLE FOODS MARKET

  • Target: Shop all groceries and more on Target

  • Instacart: Use this app to have a same-day delivery using many different stores (Sprouts, Ralphs, Costco, Albertons, CVS, Smart & Final, Food 4Less and more)

*First delivery is free.

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  • Don't leave your apartment - buy things using your phone
  • Don't need to carry heavy and big things
  • Don't need to take the bus or Uber/Lyft
  • Select different products and stores
  • Same-day delivery

CEL Activities

& Social Media

Enjoy and have fun in our weekly activities!

Follow us on Instagram to have access to the monthly activity calendar and last news about CEL schools.

Use SignUpGenius to book an activity

  • Download the SignUpGenius app in the App Store/Google Play at no cost or access the website: www.signupgenius.com

*please use the same email given to the school

  • Create an account.
  • Click on the SIGN UPS invited tab.
  • Click on the activity you would like to sign up for.
  • If the activity has a cost, please sign up and make the payment online *credit card is required.
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Contact us

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Emergency phone number

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+1 (619) 416-9483