Verona is unquestionably a city rich in history, but there is another still to be discover, in the narrow streets of the old quarters, between wine bars and tavern where aromas and flavors of the table are kept intact. The prestigious wine-making tradition and confectionery, from Soave to Pandoro, are the reasons of the growing interest for this area. Just as the old passion for antique trade and craft shops or the trips out of town, among vineyards, the hills and the lake. While the face of the modern city is the vibrant cultural life that animates theatres, art galleries and clubs, the international events at the Fair, the elegant cafes and fashion boutique.
- How to reach the city
Verona is a city easily accessible by almost all kind of transportation, as it is located in the centre of northern Italy and is very well supplied by two highways that pass through it and by several trains.
By train : the main train station is Verona Porta Nuova, which is located at the intersection of the two main Italian railway lines , the Milan – Venice line and the Brenner – Rome line. Also excellent are the connections to the Adriatic line and the nearby train station of Bologna. The station of Verona Porta Nuova is linked via direct trains “Intercity” and “ Eurostar” of Trenitalia, while the Italo company serves the nearby Padua station, which is about an hour from Verona. In addition to the station of Verona Porta Nuova, there is also the station of Verona Porta Vescovo, on the Miln – venice line, very close to the university area.
By plane: the airport of Verona named “Valerio Catullo” is located about 15 km from the city centre, but there is a very efficient shuttle bus service from the train station Verona Porta Nuova to the airport and back every 20 minutes.
By car: Verona is easily reachable via the highway A22 Brenner – Modena, exit at Verona Nord, or the A4 Milan – Venice, exit at Verona Sud.
- Internal transport
In Verona there is a very efficient system of buses that connect the entire city. The bus terminal is located in front of the train station of Verona Porta Nuova.
There is also the availability of the new bike-sharing service called “Verona Bike”. The service is open all year round, from 6am to 12 pm, including holidays, and is accessible through the use of a special magnetic card. The registration fee is € 5, then the first half hour is free, the daily subscription is € 2 and the weekly is € 5.