Verona is the city of love, of Romeo and Juliet, but it is also one of the most beautiful Italian jewels, A World Heritage Site and a perfect example of a fortified city of medieval origin. Although the tragedy of the two unfortunate lovers has contributed greatly to making Verona one super tourist destination, attracting visitors from all corners of the globe, the city manages to amaze especially for its artistic and architectural riches.
Walking around Verona is the best way to visit it, contemplating the red color of the Gothic palaces, the white cobbled Piazza delle Erbe and the grandeur of the Arena. But there is certainly no shortage of connections managed by a dense public transport network. Here's one guide on how to get around Verona: info, costs and advice!
- Useful Tips
- How to get from the airport to the center of Verona
- How to get around on foot
- Getting around by bicycle
- Con i mezzi pubblici
- By car
- User questions and comments
Verona is a perfect city to visit on foot, where you can stroll calmly and experience the atmosphere of its streets while discovering all its secrets.
For a first approach, the recommended solution is to take a guided walking tour with a local guide, to locate the main landmarks and learn about the history and main attractions with a local guide.
For the more sporty, we point out the initiative Get the key and go by bike made in agreement with the bike sharing service I get to do it by bike: the bicycle can be used from 6: 30-22: 00 in total freedom, following the payment of a deposit of € 5,00. Also in this case, to familiarize yourself with cycling routes and paths, we recommend a guided bike tour first, specifically the original tour of Verona by bike between the classic and the unknown.
If you have little time or don't like walking too much, an excellent solution is the evergreen hop-on hop-off tourist bus, which allows you to get on and off at all stops without limits! To move around with public media, however, there is theWhatsapp for mobile (available for iOS and Android), called the Info Bus App, thanks to which you can have useful and up-to-date information on public transport just a click away. It is also possible to buy the Verona Card, the tourist card of the city which provides discounts and / or free admissions, as well as the possibility of traveling freely on the urban transport networks.
- Recommended solutions and means: on foot, by bicycle, hop-on hop-off tourist bus
- Solutions and means not recommended: car
- City cards and season tickets recommended: Verona Card (from € 20,00 -), tourist bus (from € 20,00 -), 24h tourist bus ticket (from € 3,50)
How to get from the airport to the center of Verona
Getting to Verona by plane is pretty easy, thanks to the neighbor Verona-Villafranca airport (named after Valerio Catullo), a few kilometers from the center. To reach it, just take the A4 and A22 motorways (from Brescia, the exit is Sommacampagna; from Vicenza, Mantua, etc. the exit is Verona Nord). The airport is served by several airlines, many of them low cost, and is equipped with a toll parking in case of need (places available starting from € 25,00 per week).
Once landed, reaching the center will be very simple, as it is only 10 km away (12 min by car). The most comfortable solutions are certainly i taxi, located outside the arrivals terminal, and private transfers to be booked online before departure. The cheapest way is instead theAerobus, which covers the route between Verona Porta Nuova and the airport (15 min, departures every 20 min, € 6,00).
Valerio Catullo airport
- Distance from the center: 10 km / travel time: 12 min
- By taxi: average cost € 25,00 / travel time: 15 min
- By bus: average cost € 6,00 / Aerobus line Verona Porta Nuova-Airport
- Private transfer: private transfer between the airport and the city
How to get around on foot
Verona is a fascinating city, to experience on foot, because only in this way is it possible to discover piece by piece the various souls of which the city is composed: next to Roman Verona, we find Verona Scaligera, medieval Verona, Renaissance Verona, Verona city of love, etc.
For a first approach, the recommended solution is to take a guided walking tour with a local guide, to locate the main landmarks and learn about the history and main attractions with a local guide. And for those who want to know every side of Verona, they certainly cannot miss a few hours discovering the gastronomic specialties with wine tasting!
One of the itineraries that we recommend (beyond the more classic one through the historic center) is the one that stretches out along the ancient city walls (Scaliger, Venetian and Austrian), up to Castel San Pietro from which you can admire a splendid view of the city at your feet. From here, just go down the staircase that leads to the Ponte di Pietra and then arrive at the Roman Theater and the Archaeological Museum.
Getting around by bicycle
The service is also very convenient bike sharing called "Verona Bike". There are 20 active cyclostations for a total of 250 bicycles. Service, operational all year round, from 6:00 am to midnight (including holidays), it is accessible through the use of a dedicated one electronic card.
For short journeys, the first half hour is free, the second half hour € 0,50, the third and fourth half hour € 0,75 and each subsequent hour € 2,00. There are four types of subscription (plus € 5,00 for registration, upon first registration): € 2,00 daily, € 5,00 weekly, € 10,00 monthly and € 25,00 yearly. It is possible to subscribe online on the official website.
We also point out the initiative Get the key and go by bike made in agreement with the bike sharing service I get to do it by bike: the bicycle can be used from 6: 30-22: 00 in total freedom, following the payment of a deposit of € 5,00. Also in this case, to familiarize yourself with cycling routes and paths, we recommend a guided bike tour first, specifically the original tour of Verona by bike between the classic and the unknown.
Con i mezzi pubblici
Verona is a dynamic city but on a human scale: this means that traffic, even during rush hours, is always contained and you can easily move on foot or by bike even just outside the center. If you only have one day to spare and an itinerary full of things to see, or if you just want to enjoy a panoramic city tour, you will find the tourist bus from which you can get on and off without limits for the duration of your ticket! The stops are located near the main attractions.
Alternatively, the public transport system is widespread and efficient, managed by the ATV company. For obvious reasons, in fact, Verona lacks the subway, but the numerous bus lines allow you to reach any desired point of the city in a few minutes and at affordable prices.
Getting around by bus is a fast and comfortable way to reach the most significant points of the city, as well as some peripheral areas perfectly connected to the center. The most used lines are the H line, the 77 line and the 70 line. Line H from the parking lot of the former Riva di Villafranca barracks leads to the Polo Confortini Major Hospital with various stops in the middle, line 77 from the Centro park goes to Piazza Brà and line 70 with stops also in Piazza delle Erbe and Borgo Trento . In total, the daily active lines are more than 21 plus the same number in the evening.
As for the rates, the single ticket costs € 1,30, with the possibility of buying it on board with a surcharge of € 2,00. If you plan to travel several times in a day, then the 24-hour tourist ticket is recommended (at € 3,50).
- Downloadable map: bus-map-verona
- 5:00 to 2:00 depending on the line
- Ticket / single ride cost: € 1,30, € 2,00 if purchased on board
- Cost of ticket booklet / season ticket: tourist ticket € 3,50 (unlimited rides in 24h), 10 rides carnet € 11,70, 3 days ticket € 20,00, 7 days € 40,00
Driving in Verona is not a big deal, but it is not necessary, as you can easily move on foot, by bike or, if necessary, by bus and tourist bus!
It should also be noted that, as in most cities, the historic center is pedestrianized. Once you know where the control gates are located and where to park your car, you can easily reach the city. After that, the ideal is to move around its center on foot, by renting a bike or by bus.
Since 1997 in the historic center of Verona, access and circulation of vehicles are limited to pre-established hours and to particular categories of users: this is the limited traffic area (ZTL), which since 2005 has been manned by electronic gates to control the access of unauthorized vehicles.
Il perimeter of the ZTL includes: Inner loop of the Adige between the Ponte Scaligero di Castelvecchio and Ponte Aleardi (Riva San Lorenzo included), Via Ponte Aleardi, Via Pallone, Largo Divisione Pasubio, Via degli Alpini, Piazza Bra, Via Roma, Via Daniele Manin, Vicolo San Silvestro, Corso Castelvecchio. The access times for cars are: from Monday to Friday 10: 00-13: 30 and 16: 00-18: 00. From 20: 00-23: 00 by reservation only; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10: 00-13: 30. Can always circulate: bikes, mopeds and motorcycles; customers of hotels in the ZTL (subject to communication by the hotelier); vehicles for invalids with badge. You can find further info and all the access points, including the map, on the official website of the Municipality of Verona.
Stops and parking
In the neighborhoods adjacent to the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) there is a regulation of parking by time slots on stalls of blue color (on the official website of the Municipality of Verona you will find the map with the subdivision of the areas and the info for each of them). The payment, as well as with the classic parking meter, it can be done comfortably through the EasyPark, MyCicero, PayByPhone and Telepass Pay APPs. With this system it is possible to pay for parking for several license plates at the same time and to modify the term of the parking, anticipating or postponing it, even at a distance.
In the center we recommend the Arena parking (Get directions), in a great area as the name implies (via Bentegodi). Rates; € 2,00 for 1 hour, € 5,00 for 2 hours, € 8,00 for 3 hours, € 11,00 for 4 hours, € 14,00 for 5 hours and € 17,00 for the day. Always in the center there is the Isolo parking (Get directions), a stone's throw from the Lungadige, rates: € 2,00 for 1 hour, € 4,00 for 2 hours, € 6,00 for 3 hours, € 9,00 for 4 hours and € 12,00 for 5 hours. Many others city parking lots you can find them on the official website of the city. Find the list with the address and the availability of free places displayed in real time.