I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University.
During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and maybe Germany over the weekends that I will have to myself, or after the end of the session.
I'm aware that the Schengen visa allows free movement across 29 countries in the Euro area, but how free is it, exactly?
What do I need to fill in on the 22nd entry on the application form, that is 'member states of destination', given that this plan may or may not take shape (it might even transcend to Belgium if I have time) ?
Secondly, on the acceptance letter from Bocconi, the duration of the session is explicitly stated as 24 days. This is the only official letter that I have stating that they will support my stay in Italy. So I am in two minds about filling in the duration of my stay on the form. I want to extend it by a few days, just in case I want to roam around a bit more. What should be the way to go here?