Estela's Erasmus experience in Verona, Italy

Why did you choose Verona, Italy?


I chose Verona because I was interested in northern Italy, I didn't look for Verona specifically, it was just luck I ended up there.

How long does the grant last? How much money do you receive?

The grant lasted practically 10 months. Really it should have been six months but I extended it without any problems. I received about 500 euros a month. But of course, for the first 3 months, money comes from your own pockets.

What is the student vibe like in Verona?

There's a very studenty atmosphere. There are lots of students and the city always has a lot of cultural things to offer you. however don't expect a lot parties here.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Verona to other students?

Of course. Although the university, at least in humanities, is quite hard. Though this depends on the faculty.

How is the country's food?

The food is good, it's Italy. But in the north everything is more expensive and not quite as good quality. I had serious problems finding decent bread. Overall it's good though, and if you travel south, the food is very good.

Did you have trouble finding accommodation in Verona?

No, the university offers you several options, through residences and a system of private flats. I stayed in the Viale Venezia Residence in the first semester and in a private apartment in the second.

How much does it cost to live in Verona?

Living in Verona is expensive. The accommodation will be rare that falls below 300 euros / month, more meals, transport, a trip you make you can go about 600 a month perfectly being generous.

How was the language? Did you go to any course at the University?

The language was fine, you adapt very quickly. The university offers you courses. I enrolled in two.

What is the cheapest way to get to Verona from your city?

From my city the cheapest way was to take a plane to Bergamo airport and, from there, take a train to Verona that costs about 9 euros and takes two hours. There are also other nearby airports such as Bologna, Treviso, Milan Malpensa...

What places would you recommend for a night out in Verona?

Going out in Verona itself is complicated. The best place for me is Campus, which is next to the university and there is a good atmosphere. Now for a proper party you have to go a little out of the city, to alter ego, village, berfis...

And eating in Verona? Can you tell us your favorite places?

One of my favorite places was undoubtedly the Greek Kebab, next to Giulietta's grave. The piadinerias are very good and Italian food I keep one near the university area, pizzeria tratoria scalin.

What about tourist attractions?

In terms of tourist attractions, few cities can offer you the charm that Verona can, each small street is worth stopping and looking at.

Any advice you want to give to future students in Verona?

Enjoy it as much as you can, don't waste a second!

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