Anyone from outside the EU needs to have private medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Proof of this is necessary to obtain both your visa and a residency permit (permesso). There are many student travel agencies that sell these policies. Proof of health insurance will also be required for those needing to obtain a student visa.
Some Italian Consultes, (specifically in the US and Mexico) often require students to purchase insurance plans issued by Insurance companies based in Italy.
OPTION 1: The most complete is known as ATLAS with a cost of approx. 365 USD. See here for the ATLAS PLAN. Students can cancel the plan and apply for a refund as long as they cancel before the plan starts.
- OPTION2: Wai Italy Welcome association Italy - Wai Italy - https://www.waitaly.net/en/ is the website where to subscribe to the Welcome Association Italy insurance. The health coverage is an Italian based pl an for foreign students.