Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 3, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
I sem.- 3° anno Nov 2, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
II sem. Mar 1, 2017 Jun 9, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Appelli d'esame Feb 1, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
Sessione estiva Appelli d'esame Jun 12, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli d'esame Sep 1, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Appelli di Laurea Jul 21, 2017 Jul 21, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli di laurea Nov 24, 2017 Nov 24, 2017
Sessione invernale Appelli di laurea Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2016 Jan 8, 2017
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Anniversario della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2017 Aug 20, 2017

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Begalli Diego

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Bolzonella David

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Boschi Federico

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Boselli Maurizio

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Capitello Roberta

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Favati Fabio

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Felis Giovanna

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Gaeta Davide Nicola Vincenzo

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Guzzo Flavia

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Meneghini Lorenzo

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Mori Nicola

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Pandolfini Tiziana

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Pezzotti Mario

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Polverari Annalisa

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Speghini Adolfo

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Tornielli Giovanni Battista

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Torriani Sandra

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Ugliano Maurizio

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Varanini Zeno

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Zamboni Anita

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Zenoni Sara

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Zuccolotto Paola

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.


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Teaching code





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The teaching is organized as follows:





I sem.

Academic staff

Maurizio Boselli

Learning outcomes

The course consists of two modules. The General viticulture module introduces to the knowledge of the cultivation of wine vine in the basic aspects related to taxonomy, ampelography, genetic improvement, propagation of vine. The module of Viticultural ecology and physiology examines the aspects of viticulture linked to the environmental and biological parameters that characterize the areas of cultivation of the vine.


General viticulture module. The history of the vine. The systematics of the genus Vitis. Characteristics of the main species and their utilization. The rootstock of the vine and recent genetic acquisitions. The ampelography and ampelometry. Molecular methods for varietal identification. The grapevine main varieties red, gray, white, and their attitudes. The grapevine germplasm and its exploitation. Genetic improvement of wine grape by vegetative way: the mass and clonal selection. Genetic improvement through sexual methods : the IPD, intraspecific crosses. The grape propagation methods mostly used.
Teaching material: Notes provided by the teacher at the beginning of the course plus reference books.
Viticultural ecology and physiology module. Ecological factors influencing grapevine development and conditioning the grapevine cultivation areas. Bioclimatic indices. Annual and life cycle; vegetative and reproductive sub-cycles. Phenology and phenology classification systems. Factors impacting on phenology. Climate change. Morphology and anatomy of the bud complex. Prompt bud, latent bud. Inflorescence induction and bud fruitfulness. Factors influencing fruitfulness. Bud dormancy, bud break, flowering. Different flower types. Pollination and fertilization, fruit set. Partenocarpy, stenospermocarpy. Seed number and berry development. The grape cluster, anatomy of the berry and of the seed. Classification, characteristics, biosynthesis, tissue localization of the major compounds of a ripe berry (organic acids, sugars, phenolics, etc.), and their changes during berry growth and ripening. Regulation of development and ripening of the grape berry. The role of hormones and of the main environmental and growing factors.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Winkler A.J., Cook J.A., Lloyd A. Lider L.A., Kliewer W.M. General viticulture (Edizione 2) University of California Press 1974 9780520025912
Boselli M. Progressi in viticoltura (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2016 978-88-7959-906-1
Markus Keller The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology (Edizione 2) Elsevier 2015 978-0-12-419987-3
Fregoni M. Viticoltura di qualità (Edizione 3) Tecniche nuove 2013 978-88-481-2919-0
P.R. Dry and B.G. Coombe Viticulture Volume 1 – Resources – Winetitles 2000

Examination Methods

General viticulture module. Final exam is oral for both students attending and non-attending and aims to verify the knowledge of the subjects analyzed during the course. The final evaluation shall be expressed in thirtieths. The final vote will be averaged with the vote obtained in the module of Viticultural ecology and physiology to obtain the final vote of the Viticulture course.
Viticultural ecology and physiology module. The exam is oral for both students following and not following lectures. The test potentially covers all programme topics. The final evaluation shall be expressed in thirtieths.

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As stated in point 25 of the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2021/2022, attendance is mandatory for practical and laboratory activities, unless otherwise determined by the Teaching Committee.
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