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The Central Train Station of Verona, "Porta Nuova", is situated in the very centre of the town. It is in a walking distance to the all major historic sights of the town and to most of the hotels aswell.
In case you need any specific informations regarding depatrure or arribals, contact web site: www.trenitalia.it, which is available in english too.
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Porta Nuova train station
Although an increasing number of people travel to Verona by plane, the most common thing to do for visitors is to arrive by train. The Verona Porta Nuova train station is well connected to other Italian cities, with the main lines coming from Venice, Bologna and Milan. The Porta Nuova station is located just a short walk away from the historic centre of the city - it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the station to the Roman Arena (buses and taxis are also available). There's a tourist info centre located at the station (they sell Verona cards), a convenience store, a small bookstore and a McDonald's (!).
We took a train from Florence to Verona via Bologna. Even with the transfer it took less than 2h to reach Verona, and tickets were 34 Euros each. From Verona we took a train to Venice and it took us about 1h to get there, and tickets cost 18.50 Euros. There's a ticket office, but it's also very easy to buy tickets from the self-service machines. Instructions are available in English (and many other languages) and most credit cards are accepted.
The local buses for Verona are orange coloured. There are 5 main areas that the buses serve:
Line A - Piazza Bra and San Fermo
Line C - Stadio
Line D - Castelvecchio
Line E - Citadella area
Line F - Porta Palio
Just check the info boards at the bus station for the various numbers.
The blue buses travel further afield such as Garda where its easy to get out to for a day on the lake.
To get to Verona I took the EuroCity train from Munich via Innsbruck. This is a convenient connection, several times daily, with good mountain views along the way.
Second photo: The dining car is fine for having a cup of coffee and using one of the big tables to write on, but I can't honestly recommend having a meal here.
Third photo: The main railway station in Verona is called Porta Nuova (which in English would be Newgate). From here there are frequent connections to Venice and Milan, for example.
Fourth photo: This is the nearby Porta Nuova, which the station is named after.
Arriving in Verona
Porta Nuova is the train station for the city centre and also the bus terminal. You need to take orange bus 11, 112, 13 to Piazza Bra. You can get a ticket at the tabachi shop just inside the main door - make sure you validate it on the bus.
While in Italy I travelled from city to city on the trains - Trenitalia. I used both the Inter City trains and the Eurostar. The Eurostar trains get between destinations faster (as they have fewer stops) and in general are kept in better condition than the Inter City ones. The trains I went on had either restaurant cars or snack bars on board.
To get to Verona (station Porta Nuova ) I came on a Eurostar train from Firenze - my friends and I booked seats for the trip on a Eurostar train, it took about 3 hours to get there.
I had a railpass when I was in Italy, which was very handy. Although on some trips when I wanted to book a seat I had to pay a few euro extra - but it was either that or run the risk of standing up for a few hours. If you plan on doing a bit of train traveling while in Italy, I recommend getting a rail pass as this can save you money.
The website below is very helpful, you can look up timetables of the trains, prices and even book your tickets online.
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Getting to Verona is easy by airline both to Verona airport itself and to nearby ones. However, I still have to recommend train, especially if you come from the north and have the chance to travel via the Brenner Pass from Austria through the Adige Valley past Bolzano and Trento and the gorgeous mountains!
Amongst other train connections without change are Venice, Bologna, Milan and Turin and there are also fast trains to Rome. Whichever direction you come from, you will have a chance to see how the hilly landscape surrounds Verona. This one is the hill at the Roman theatre, quite central.
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All railways lead to... Verona
Verona is one of the most important railway point of Northern Italy. Here the line (France)-Torino-Milano-Venezia-Trieste-(Slovenija) crosses the line (Deutschland)-(Österreich)-Bolzano/Bozen-Trento-Bologna-Roma-Napoli-Palermo and the high-speed railways that are being built along these two directions will make Verona the biggest and maybe the most important station in Veneto. But you can reach directly Verona also from Rovigo, on trains running at an average speed of 60 kms/h.
Luggage storage at the train Station
DEPOSITO BAGAGLI is the italian name...
You can find one (see picture #1) at the Porta Nuova Train station but, since every bus from/to the province stops there, it may be convenient for leaving your luggage while doing a few hours trip to the citycenter while changing bus, too.
Looking at the station, it is placed on the left side, just inside from the taxi area.
Se timetable and prices on the station site linked below.
Happy visit to Verona!
Trek from the Train Station
The station is situated quitea distance outside the town centre.
We must have walked about 1/2 hour( that includes getting lost and closely tailing an English family who had the sense to buy a map!)
We had to cross some very busy roads and junctions.
My advise is if you arrive by train in Verona GET A TAXI!
Arriving at Porto Nuovo
Traveling to Verona by train is very easy. Located on the direct run between Venice and Milan, there are trains that run by regularly. Porta Nuova is the train station and it is located right across the street from the bus pick up area and is only about a fifteen minute walk to the city gates.
There are fast ticket machines available to make buying your train ticket a breeze.
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This isn't really a travel...
This isn't really a travel tip, but if you need to wait at the train station for a while and you want to have a drink DONT GO TO THE SNACK BAR. It was smoky and crowded and too expensive (typical for train stations). Instead we left the station and turned right. Right at the end of the parking lot is another restaurant, which has a nice fireplace, and the owners were happy to pour us a beer and even stayed open past their closing time for us. Naturally, if you were waiting for your train in the middle of the night, you would need to have your drink in the station's snack bar.
Verona Porta Nuova train...
Verona Porta Nuova train station.
Drive on the A4 west from Venice to Verona Sud exit. Follow the signs for Centro.
Walking is the best way to get around Verona. Park in one of the paid parking garages or on an empty spot on the street
The best way to get to Verona,...
The best way to get to Verona, if not by air or by car, is by train. Once you arrve at the train station make sure you catch a bus to the ancient centre - this will save you time and energy.
The best way to discover Verona is by foot.
Obviously depends where you...
Obviously depends where you are coming from. We arrived by train from Venice, a mere 1 hour 25 minutes away and a cost of little over 9 euro!
You can fly to Verona from Stanstead with RyanAir (actually they fly to Brescia, but that's how RyanAir works :-S).
Just walk. We walked everywhere and the city is compact enough that you shouldn't wear yourself out. Castelvecchio is a little out of the way of the other sights, but it's still walkable.
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