Verona City Info

Verona is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, an inspiration for Shakespeare. It is after all the city of one of the most romantic stories in the world Romeo and Juliet.

Verona is located in North Eastern Italy's Veneto region, it's close to another of Italy's famous cities; Venice but unlike its bigger sister, Verona is a more relaxed place to visit.

For most of it history Verona has been a successful and thriving town and this is never more visible in its stunning architecture all over the city. Today the city has all the amenities to keep even the most discerning of traveller happy. The city is dotted with wonderful restaurants, cafes and bars to that cater to a number of different tastes.

Being in Italy, the social life here centres around two Piazzas; Bra and Erbe. The latter tends to have more locals however don't be surprised at some of the high prices. Piazza Bra is catered more to tourists and is perfect if you are on a tight budget.

If you have more time and want to be a little adventurous there are some great small restaurants scattered around the city that tend to be more atmospheric. Take a leisurely stroll through the small lanes of centro storico to get a flavour of the city

So what can you do when in Verona, her e is just a sample to whet the appetite

  • Casa di Giulietta: Located just off Piazza Erbe, this is the location of the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. This house is a massive tourist destination so be prepared for big crowds. You won't find a shortage of young lovers who want to get photographed on the balcony! You can enter the house for about 4 Euros
  • Arena: This is a spectacular amphitheatre that is still functioning today despite its construction as far back as 1st century AD. The best time to go is during the summer Opera season where you can see a performance in the evening. Outside of the Opera season the amphitheatre can be visited during the day.
  • Verona Cathedral: The Duomo was built as a replacement for an 8th century church which was destroyed in the famous earthquake of 1117. You should be able to see an ornate marble façade by Nicolo; a famous Veronese architect.
  • Basilica of St Zeno: This is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Castellvecchio but if you have time then this is well worth it. It is one of the most fascinating buildings in Verona with its rich devotional artwork. The church was built for Zeno a 4th century North African who was ordained in 363
Airport Info

Verona Airport or Verona-Villafranca Aiport to give it its full name is a fairly large airport with over 3.5million visitors each year.  You can fly to all major destinations in Europe and North Africa and flights have recently started to Zanzibar a beautiful island just off the coast of Kenya

The airport is located 5km from Verona which makes it a very accessible airport by European standards. It is in the middle of the provinces of Brescia, Vicenza, Verona, Bolzano, Trento, and Mantua.

The airport has some great duty free shopping to offer travellers. You will find all major retailers and if you are not in the mood for shopping you will find enough bars, cafes and restaurants to keep you occupied.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
You will find enough taxis just outside the arrivals hall. Always ensure that you are using a licensed driver and a meter is used at all times to record the fare.  An average fare from the airport to Verona city centre is around 20 Euros and should take approximately 15 minutes.

By Train
There is no direct train connection to the airport.

By Bus
An Aerobus leaves every 20 minutes from the terminal to Verona Central Station. A one way ticket is approximately 5 Euros

By Car
Driving by car couldn't be easier. When travelling from Verona take the Verona Nord Exit from highway A22 and follow the signs to the airport


T: +39(0)45 809 5666

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