Fantastic Ferrara

Fantastic Ferrara Ferrara by dvdbramhall

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 12th May 2011 and has been read 5501 times.

Miney spent her year abroad in Ferrara in Northern Italy. Read on as she fills the year abroad blanks...
My name is: Miney

I'm studying:
History & Italian at Exeter

For my year abroad I went to:
Ferrara, Italy, for 11 months

While I was there I:
Studied at the university.

Five words to describe my year away are:
Incredible, unforgettable, relaxing, challenging, fun-filled.

My top tips for anyone going there are:
Don't be afraid to speak Italian - the locals and the students (especially the boys) are so welcoming and love meeting English people. Everybody rides bikes so definitely invest in a
two-wheeled friend and a trusty lock. The residents are quite traditional and we learnt quickly that short skirts and sky-high heels don't go down well, and earn you some very odd looks.

The cleverest people find accommodation:
Online - easystanza.it.

Don't leave without:
Mosquito repellent, a camera, having a farewell party.

The best night out is:
 In the piazza - drumming, dancing, drinking spritz.

When your parents visit:
Cycle round the walls of the city, and eat at Cusina&Butega.

My favourite lunch place:
The piadina bus in the market place.

My best place for a hot date:
The oldest bar in Europe, Brindisi, for drinks.

On a Sunday:
Sunbathe all day and buy a gelato from K2 gelateria.

The most useful website I found was:
thirdyearabroad.com.

If you want to fit in quickly, you should:
Buy a bike!

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