Our Verona Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Italy. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need? We have all these answers plus other basic info about the best time to go, getting there, getting around, and a few useful travel tips. 

It’s all compiled in this Verona Travel Essentials. After reading this short and easy-to-read guide, you will be a little more prepared to start your trip in Verona.

  • When is the best time to travel to Verona?

    When is the best time to travel to Verona?

    Verona has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 3°C in winter to 24°C in summer. 

    • Rain is evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of 7 rainy days per month.
    • The warmest time of the year is between May and September.
    • June–August is the most popular time to visit Verona, but it’s peak season, so hotel and flight prices rise accordingly.
    • Late April–May and September–early October are great times to visit Verona. The weather and temperatures are fine, you’ll avoid the summer crowds, and hotel and flight prices are more affordable.
  • Verona basics

    Verona basics
    • Languages: Primary: Italian 
    • Plug types: C, F and L 
    • Electricity: 230 V 
    • Currency: Euro (€) 
    • International dialing codes: +39 45 
    • Emergency telephone number: 112
  • How to get to my hotel in Verona?

    How to get to my hotel in Verona?

    Verona Villafranca Airport 

    Also known as Valerio Catullo Airport, Verona Villafranca Airport sits 9 km southwest of Verona city center. Verona Airport has 2 passenger terminals, served by 1 runway. The terminals are home to a good choice of dining and shopping options as well as facilities like free Wi-Fi, banking and currency exchange services. There are several transfer options to reach downtown Verona: 

    • A taxicab takes around 15–20 minutes. Taxi ranks can be found outside the arrivals hall.
    • The Aerobus takes around 15–20 minutes. The bus stop is right outside the arrivals hall. It’s the cheapest way to get to downtown Verona. The bus’s last stop is at Verona Porta Nuova railway station. Note that the ticket is valid for 75 minutes, so you have plenty of time to catch a bus to your hotel from the train station.
    • Car rental agencies can be found within the terminal.

    Verona by train 

    Verona Porta Nuova is the main railway station in Verona. Located 1.5 km southwest of the city center, it’s served by high-speed trains from most Italian cities, and even has international connections with Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Verona Porta Nuova is home to newsagents, shops and dining options. From here, you can get to your hotel by taxi, bus or rental car.

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  • How to get around Verona?

    Travel tips

    How to get around Verona?

    Covering roughly 740 acres, Verona city center – the Old Town – is compact enough to be explored on foot. You’ll find many landmarks and attractions within walking distance of each other, such as Verona Arena, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and Castelvecchio Bridge, among others. The city center is also home to a great choice of dining, shopping and nightlife entertainment options. For longer journeys, Verona features a good choice of public and private transportation services.

  • ATV – Public bus networks

    ATV – Public bus networks

    ATV – Azienda Trasporti Verona Sri – is in charge of public transport in Verona. It operates bus lines that cover the entire city and neighboring towns. 

    • A single ticket is valid for 90 minutes within the city when purchased before getting on board.
    • A ticket purchased on board a bus is valid for only a 1-way trip, without transfers.
    • A 1-day ticket must be stamped each time you get on a bus.
    • Controls are frequent, so do not forget to stamp your ticket.
    • Tickets can be purchased at ATV offices, as well as selected newsagents and convenience stores.
    • You can download the Verona Bus app to help plan your journeys through the city.

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  • Verona Card

    Verona Card

    Purchasing a Verona Card is a good move if you plan to visit the city’s main places of interest. Valid for 24 or 48 hours, it gives you free or discounted entry to many attractions and museums, as well as unlimited use of ATV bus networks. It can be purchased online, at tourism information offices and in many museums, churches and convenience stores.

  • Taking a taxi

    Taking a taxi

    Taxis cannot be hailed on the street in Verona. There are cab stands throughout the city center, generally outside hotels and near the main attractions. 

    • Rates are higher at night – from 10pm to 6am – and on weekends.
    • You can directly call popular companies such as Unione Radiotaxi Verona (045 532 666) or Taxi e Auto Blu (045 858 1403), just to name a couple.
    • Taxis usually accept the payment of the fare by credit card, but it’s better to ask the driver before you get in.
    • If you don't speak Italian, have your address written down ready to show the driver.
    • Just in case, double-check that the driver starts the meter.
    • It’s not common to give a tip to taxi drivers in Italy, but you can round up the bill if you’re happy with the service.
  • Cycle around Verona

    Cycle around Verona

    Verona is a very bike-friendly city. It hosts many cycling routes within and around the city center. There’s a bike-sharing scheme named Verona Bike available, which is operated by the municipality. You just need to register on their website, and there you go. 

  • What are the main annual events in Verona?

    What are the main annual events in Verona?


    • What: Vinitaly is one of the largest wine fairs in the country. Hundreds of producers showcase their products. Expect wine sampling and seminars. You need to be at least 18 years old to get into this event.
    • When: April
    • Where: Veronafiere

    Verona Opera Festival 

    • What: The Verona Opera Festival is a 2-month event that allows you to see over 50 performances in the stunning setting of the Roman Arena.
    • When: June–August
    • Where: Roman Arena

    Tocati – The International Festival of Street Games 

    • What: The International Festival of Street Games is a festive event that allows you to learn and rediscover simple games that can be played anywhere with little equipment.
    • When: September
    • Where: Verona Old Town