Napoleon named this part of the town Veronetta, "Little Verona", to cast scorn on this suburb that was handed over to the Austrians after the French-Austrian Treaty.
Veronetta is the most central "alternative" to the (posh) city centre. It's where the University is. It's were many immigrants live and work: you can find african, chinese, indian drugstores, kebabs. Veronetta has a charming, cutting edge, young, quality.
Old crackling, once superb palazzi are still to be found on the main street, Via XX Settembre while many others have been restored to their original and outstanding beauty.
Off the main road, I walked along silent little alleys. I wouldn't be surprised if this faded, decadent and crumbling wall concealed frescoed ceilings inside...