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The Verona Opera Festival - directions and transport details

If you are attending the Verona opera season at the Arena di Verona, there are a number of ways to reach your destination:

By car

Take the A4 motorway Serenissima, running Milan-Venice; take the Verona Sud exit. Or take the A22 Motorway Brennero-Modena, then the A4 Milan-Venice, in the direction of Venice, and exit at Verona Sud. Follow signs for 'all directions' ('tutte le direzioni') then signs for the city centre. Rough distances from Verona by motorway to the major cities is as follows: Verona 51km, Brescia 68km, Padua (Padova) 84km, Trento 103km, Venice 114km, Bologna, 142km, Bolzano 157km, Milan 161km, Florence 230km, Rome 600km and Naples 800km.

By Bus or train

Public buses (coloured blue) link the centre of Verona to the towns and villages around (and Lake Garda). The bus station is right opposite the train station (APTV Service) and there are routes and timetables here. The main train station is Verona Porta Nuova, which has the Milan-Venice and Brennero-Rome mainline. Direct and InterCity trains run from all the northern Italian cities throughout the day; travelling times include Padua (40 minutes), Vicenza (30 minutes), Venice (90 minutes), Milan two hours and Rome five hours. Take a city bus (numbers 11, 12, 13, 14, 72 and 73) from the rail station into the city centre. Ask for Piazza Bra: the Arena di Verona is found in this central square of Verona.

It is also usual for there to be a special bus service running for those visitors staying in the area of Lake Garda. Starting 30 minutes after the performance finishes, buses run to Castelnuovo del Garda, Peschiera, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco and Malcesine. Buses leave from the stops in Piazza Bra' (alongside Palazzo Barbieri) and tickets smay be purchased on board - in 2016 the fare will be 8 Euro.

By plane

Verona international airport (Airport Catullo in Villafranca) is some 10km south-west of the centre of Verona. A shuttle bus to and from the airport runs every 20 minutes or so from 6.10am to 11.30pm. The airport bus stops at Porta Nuova Railway Station. Brescia Montichiari Airport (some 52km from Verona) has a shuttle bus running twice a day, morning and evening to Porta Nuova Railway Station.

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