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 2, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
I sem - 3° anno Oct 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2018
II sem. Mar 1, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Feb 1, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 18, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 3, 2018 Sep 28, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva di laurea Jul 20, 2018 Jul 20, 2018
Sessione autunnale di laurea Nov 27, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Sessione invernale di laurea Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019
Period From To
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
VACANZE ESTIVE Aug 6, 2018 Aug 19, 2018

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.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.

Exam calendar

Should you have any doubts or questions, please check the Enrolment FAQs

Academic staff


Bazzani Claudia 0458028734

Begalli Diego +39 045 8028491

Bolzonella David 045 802 7965

Boschi Federico +39 045 802 7816 - 7272 (lab.)
Foto Maurizio Boselli,  October 19, 2013

Boselli Maurizio 045 6835628

Capitello Roberta 045 802 8488

Favati Fabio +39 045 802 7919

Felis Giovanna +390456835627

Gaeta Davide Nicola Vincenzo 045 683 5632

Guzzo Flavia 045 802 7923

Lisanti Maria Tiziana 0812532609

Meneghini Lorenzo

Pandolfini Tiziana 045 802 7918

Pezzotti Mario +39045 802 7951

Piccinelli Fabio +39 045 802 7097

Polverari Annalisa 045 6835629

Sidali Katia Laura

katialaura sidali@univr it 045 802 8592

Slaghenaufi Davide +39 045 683 5615

Speghini Adolfo +39 045 8027900

Tornielli Giovanni Battista 045 6835623

Torriani Sandra 045 802 7921

Ugliano Maurizio 045 683 5626

Vandelle Elodie Genevieve Germaine 0458027826

Varanini Zeno 0458027830

Zamboni Anita +39 045 8027901

Zenoni Sara 045 802 7941

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.


Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code





Maurizio Boselli



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)


The teaching is organized as follows:





I semestre

Academic staff

Maurizio Boselli





I semestre

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
Activity Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Teoria Boselli M. Progressi in viticoltura (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2016 978-88-7959-906-1
Teoria Markus Keller The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology (Edizione 2) Elsevier 2015 978-0-12-419987-3
Teoria Fregoni M. Viticoltura di qualità (Edizione 3) Tecniche nuove 2013 978-88-481-2919-0
Teoria P.R. Dry and B.G. Coombe Viticulture Volume 1 – Resources – Winetitles 2000
Esercitazioni Mullins M.G., Bouquet A., Williams L.E. Biology of the Grapevine (Edizione 3) Cambridge University Press 2007 9780521305075

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 oral examination will focus on the topics covered in the lesson (available in the teaching materials distributed and in the reference texts). The teacher will ask at least three questions the student will be assessed on the basis of: (i) knowledge and in-depth study of the topics dealt with; (ii) exhibition capacity; (iii) correctness of technical-scientific language. The oral test may have a maximum score of 30 points, possibly with honors. Training gaps will lead to an insufficient grade.
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.

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.

Further services

I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.



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.
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

Career management

Area riservata studenti