Buddies - Sapienza



Buddies - Sapienza
Welcome Day 11/02/2016
General informations about Rome:
cost of living
 1 coffee: € 0.80-0.90 – if you don’t specify
which coffee you want, you will have one in a
small cup, tipical italian espresso (the best!)
 1 carton of milk: € 0.50-1.50
 Bottle of water (1.5 l): € 0.40-1.50
 Roll of bread: € 0.50
 500 gr of pasta: € 0.50-1.50 1 meal (in the
canteen): € 5-7
 Bus/metro (monthly ticket for students): € 35
 Newspaper: € 1.50
 Cinema: € 6-9 Pizzeria-restaurant: € 1525
Useful web-site pages
Public transports: www.atac.roma.it
Municipality of Rome: www.comune.roma.it
Health centers: www.aslrmn.com
Buy&sell: www.portaportese.it , www.kijiji.it ,
• Museums: www.museiincomuneroma.it
• Exhibitions and events: www.romeguide.it ,
• Concerts and parties: www.concertiaroma.com ,
www.in-giro.net zero-eu/roma
1) University textbooks
Where to find your textbooks???
• At “Chioschi Gialli”
a bookshop inside the
• Second-hand books
look for the notice boards in the hallways!
• Viale Ippocrate
there are plenty of bookshops specialized in
university textbooks
• Online
If you are not in a hurry, try to find the books you
need online, they are usually cheaper and the
shipping requires only a couple of days
• Facebook Groups
There are many groups created by student for the
purpose of buying/selling textbooks
2) Libraries
• Sapienza meets the
needs of its students,
academics and
the community at large
with a wide range of
services provided by 59
libraries, making it the
largest university library
system in Italy.
• OPAC On-line Public Access Catalogue opac.uniroma1.it/
Locate books and other material available at the library
Sale di Lettura
There are two reading rooms open h24
• Biblioteca di Scienze della Terra (ingresso da Geologia
edificio CU005)
• Biblioteca di Scienze giuridiche - Diritto privato (Facoltà di
Giurisprudenza, Plesso Tecce - edificio CU018).
Usually open (for everyone) from 09.00 to 20.00 everyday
Night opening from 21.00 to 08.00
(you can access only if you have the badge)
3) Il “quarto d’ora accademico”
At the university there is a 15 minutes delay
acceptance (unless otherwise stated).
It is commonly called “quarto d’ora accademico”
4) The courtesy form
How to address your Professor?
• The relation with professors at the Italian
Universities is quite formal: when addressing a
professor (in written and spoken language) you
should use the “courtesy form” and call him/her by
his/her surname (e.g.: Professor Rossi) and not by
his/her first name (e.g. Prof. Mario)
• The English second person singular pronoun "you"
is translated with the Italian second person singular
"tu" in an informal situation, while in a formal
situation the third person singular feminine "lei" is
used to address people of both sexes.
5) Student superstitions
Don’t look into Minerva’s eyes or you’ll never graduate!
6) Difference between Esame and Esonero
•Esonero is literally translated as "Exemption".
•This "Exemption" is basically a piece of the whole "Exam”. It
is meant to help students out when the whole content of the
exam is really a lot, especially when the course lasts more
than 1 semester.
•Only for frequentanti students
(students who attend class)
7) Office Hours
• If you are in a hurry, go always before your
professor’s office hours (at least 15-20 min earlier)
there is usually a list on the office’s door where you
have to write your name. Students are received
according to their order of arrival
8) Occupied Classrooms
• In almost any faculty there is an occupied and
student managed classroom where you can study
or debate over university related issues
9) Italian honorifics: Dottore
• In Italy anyone who has a university degree in any
subject can be addressed with the title of “dottore”;
so someone who is called “dottore” is not
necessarily a medical doctor.
10) Graduation in Italy
• The name Laurea arises from laureato, which
literally means crowned with laurel; and, in this
respect, Italian students often wear a laurel wreath
right after their official graduation ceremony
Places you have to visit in order to enjoy daily life in
Rome and best places to eat
TO-DO things during your Erasmus:
• End a clubbing night eating freshly made croissants or
mini-pizzas in one of the many late night bakeries
• Watch the sun rise from the Pincio terrace after a crazy
party night
• Kiss a roman guy/girl at the Zodiaco Terrace, one of
Rome’s best view’s
• Go to a Football match at the Olimpico Stadium with a
roman guy, and of course learn the local stadium chants!
• Start the weekend with an Aperitivo and enjoy the food
normally served with the drink, you’ll get an
TO-DO things during your Erasmus:
• Spend a Saturday afternoon at Via del Corso and
experience the tipical «struscio» (guys tryinig to pick
up the ladies) REMEMBER: roman guys LOVE foreign
• Arrange a drinking party at Circo Massimo for a
friend’s birthday or to celebrate an exam
• Try out as many handcrafted ice creams as you can
and argue with your friends about which one is the
• For the bike-lovers: to join the «Critical Mass», every
last Friday of the month around 6pm at Piazza
Vittorio, thousands of bikers invade the streets
The wheather in Italy is lovely
• The region of Rome, Lazio, is full of lovely
sightseeing places. During the long spring days
you have the chance to visit these natural and
archeological sites from morning to evening.
Villa d’Este is a wonderful
place, symbol of the Italian
Built for the will of Cardinal
Ippolito d’Este, it has a
beautiful garden where you
can find fountains with
water and music
It is in Tivoli (about 25 km
from Rome) and the ticket
costs 8 €.
Not far from Villa D’Este
you can find Villa Adriana,
a lovely exemple of Ancient
Roman architecture of the
Imperial period. It was the
residence of Emperor
The ticket costs 8€ but it is
free every first Sunday of
the month.
Treja is a river which
flows into Tevere.
In the natural park
dedicated to it you will
be able to have a walk
inside a beautiful
natural landscape and
to enjoy the little
waterfalls that shape
near the locality of
Monte Gelato.
You can also take a
walk in the little town
Calcata nearby.
The Necropolis of
Tarquinia and Cerveteri
are an open air museum
with hundreds of graves
dating back to the
Etruscan period, the
oldest are up to the IX
century B.C.
In some of them you can
find the mortuary kit for
the deceased and in
other ones, especially in
the Tarquinia site, ther
are also ancient frescoes.
The Park of Monsters in
Bomarzo is an evocative
and exciting place.
Here the beauties of the
natural park blend with
basal sculptures dating
back to XVI century that
represent mythological
animals, gods and monster.
The one in the picture is the
symbol of the park and is
called Proteo.
Bomarzo is in the district of
The healing power of the
thermal water was already
known by Etruscan civilization,
and the Romans carried on this
After the Popes too used to
come here,and Pope Niccolò V
build all the structure.
Everybody can come here to
cure some kind of diseas, for the
skincare, but above all to relax.
The water temperature is
33°C, it’s outside and open all
the year. This is why in winter
it’s a breathtaking experience.
This garden is of an english
kind and is in the area of the
medieval city of Ninfa, of
which only remain ruins. It
has a magic ambience due
also to the many species of
plants it hosts.
It’s in Cisterna di Latina and is
not open all year long so it’s
necessary to check on the
website; the ticket costs 12€
and includes the guided tour.
Castelli romani are a set of little
towns in the south-east of Rome.
They’re very nice and you can visit
there all the monuments in the old
town. Nearby you can find also
the nice lakes of Nemi and Castel
Anyway they’re famous especially
for their food, since you can eat in
the typical «Fraschette».
These are cheap reastaurants
where you can eat a lot of typical
products, like meat and the
famous «porchetta» and drink a
loto of wine from the region,
spending very little.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a
small village in the area of
It’s one of the most beautiful
in Italy and it’s called «the
dying city» because the
erosion of the hill on which it
is situated endangers its
Only about ten people live
there and it’s attainable only
through a long bridge.
Francesco Carboni
Elisa Cecchi
Giulia Di Matteo
Valeria Orazi

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