Italy (SISM) - Verona
Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Gyneacology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Internal medicine-cardiology, internal medicine-endocrinology, Internal medicine-gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Sleep Disorders, Surgery Cardiothoracic surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal surgery, Surgery General, Surgery-Maxillo Facial Surgery, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery- Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery (Burn Unit), Surgery-Vascular Surgery, Traumatology, Pediatrics-Endocrinology
1st - 31st of July
Cafeteria/Dormitory (pocket money)
Student dormitory/student flat
-White coat and stethoscope required
-Dress code for the hospital: shorts and short skirts are NOT allowed.
 - mantoux test, anti- hepatitis B, tetanus
Giovanni Bonomini
Verona (Italian pron. Veròna) is a city in the north of Italy, in the region of Veneto, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

In Verona there are two main public hospitals. The first is the "Ospedale 'maggiore' di borgo Trento". It is the oldest and the first that was built. It is located in the quarter of "Borgo Trento". In 1963 the University of Verona was born. At the beginning it was formed only by the faculty of economics and it was a branch of the University of Padova. In 1982 the University of Verona became a separated and indipendent institution. When in 1969 was born the faculty of Medicine and Surgery, in the quarter of borgo Roma was buit the second hospital: "Policlinino G.B. Rossi" and it was attached to the university in order to become a part of it. Here, in the Policlinico G.B. Rossi, medical students attend clinical training and here researches are conducted.

Unfortunately, research projects are not always available. The only Professor who accepts students every year is Prof. Zipeto, who conducts researches on viruses, especially HIV. Other possible projects are about genetics or pathology, but we have to ask the availability every year. For this reason, research projects are always uncertain.
We usually give the students a pocket money of 80 € for the whole month. The students can eat at the University’s cafeteria, Hospital’s cafeteria or in the dormitory’s kitchen.
The students are usually hosted in Residence Viale Venezia (, but it could change every year, depending on the availability and the prices.
  • Bus

Bus transportation is very handy. Verona it is not a big city so, with the urban bus you can reach the 90% of the city. Ticket costs 1,30€ (valid for 90 minutes) and you can buy it in tobacco shops or in newsagents. Also on board you can buy the ticket but at a higher price (2,00 €). You can also save some money buying the “10 rides carnet” at 11,70 € or, even better, buying a monthly ticket at 24€

  • Taxi

Taxi is frequently used by tourists. Telephone number: 045532666, sms: 3403210021

  • Train

In Verona there are two train stations but the main one is: Verona Porta Nuova. It is near the centre of the city. 
This is the website of the national train service: Trenitalia And here you can find information and how to reach the station: Verona Porta Nuova station


Verona is the city immortalized by Shakespeare as the city of love, but it is known in all the world for its art, history, culture and wonderful views thanks to architectural operas and the river Adige.

But it's also a quiet city where nightlife begins very early having an aperitif in Piazza delle erbe, Piazza Bra or on bank of the river Adige. After this, young people of Verona generally go eat something in a restaurant or in a pub. If you prefer the disco, in Verona there are three main discos: Altergo club, Berfi's club and Le disque/Dorian Gray (but they ar closed during summer months). You can go also on the Garda lake where there are lots of pubs and discos. While, if you prefer a more cultural night, during the period between May and October there’s the musical season of the Arena or the spectacles at the Roman Theater.

Outside the city centre you can also visit the little villages on Garda Lake and have some relax sunbathing on the beach. But we have also mountains and beautiful paths for trekking and wonderful landscapes to admire.

For our incoming students we usually organize some activities. Some examples:

  • In Verona : rafting on our river Adige, city tour, watching Operas in the Arena, parties (welcome and farewell)
  • Near Verona: trips to the Garda Lake, Gardaland (the biggest amusement park in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe), trekking in mountains (Molina waterfalls)
  • Trips to other towns: Venice (usually during Festa del Redentore), Milan and others.

Museums and monuments

Verona was mainly dominated by the Romans, by the family of Scaliger from 1262 to 1387 and by the Austrians. So, the city is full of historical places and monuments. During the medieval ages in Verona there were approximately 80 churches!! 

  • Museums

Teatro romano (roman theater): there is an archeological museum and the theater is already used for shows and plays. Via Redentore, 2 - 045-8000360

Museo di Castelvecchio: wonderful medieval museum. Corso Castelvecchio, 2 - 045-594734 

Arena di Verona: Roman arena used for operas and concerts. 

Museo lapidario maffeiano: museum of latin and greek acient stones and tombstones. Piazza Bra, 28 045-590087

Museo civico di Storia naturale: museum of natural history; Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 9 - 045-8079400. 

Museo "Miniscalchi-Erizzo": Museum of archeological artifacts (roman and etruscan-italic artifacts). Via S. Mammaso, 2/a , tel. 045-8032484 

Galleria d'Arte moderna e contemporanea "Palazzo Forti": exhibition of paintings by nineteenth-century period and much more. Via Forti, 1, tel. 045-8001903 

  • Other monuments

Porta Leoni
Porta Borsari
Arco dei Gavi
Piazza erbe
Church of San Zeno
Torre dei Lamberti


The main sport is soccer. The city has two main football club: Hellas Verona and Chievo Verona.


In Verona, every time during the year especially in summer, take place concerts, shows and representations. Here you can find a list of the incoming events: click here.

Markets & Shopping

The streets of the centre are the ideal to go shopping: you can buy leather shoes and other products, according with the quality typical production of Verona. A great offer of dresses can be found in the boutiques, or in the factory, which often sells directly their production. Also known are the street markets, the one of Piazza delle Erbe for example, if you love antiquary you’ll have to give a look at the market of Piazza Zeno (the antiquarian market is every third Saturday of the month).


Centro commerciale le Corti Venete: Viale del Commercio, 1 37036 San Martino Buon Albergo Verona. 045 878 0590 
Centro commerciale Verona uno: Via Monte Cristallo, 5 San Giovanni Lupatoto Verona. 045 8752874 
Centro commerciale Verona est: Viale del Lavoro, 39, San Martino Buon Albergo (Verona).

Shopping Streets

Via Mazzini and via Cappello