This article was written by Sophie J Green, published on 30th March 2010 and has been read 20810 times.
Guidebooks don't mention these, but you should take note of:
1) the view from Castel San Pietro, worth the climb and a great picnic spot;
2) the university Mensa- good food for bargain prices at both lunchtime and in the evenings, 7 days a week;
3) Spritz - the luminous orange colour of this popular local beverage makes it hard to miss, it is made with prosecco and aperol bitters which form a sour drink very popular with local students, perfect for enjoying on a quiet evening sitting outside in one of the many piazzas.
Useful local words: Spritz!
What not to pack: Your socks and sandals - you don't want to look like the average tourist!
What to pack: A pocket Italian dictionary.
Couldn’t have done without: My chiavetta or internet stick- lots of apartments in Verona still don’t have the internet.
Word of advice: Speak to professors of potential courses right at the beginning of the semester to check that the course will be suitable for Erasmus students.
SJG, Italian and English Literature, Edinburgh University