Verona Life and Visitor Travel Tips
(Verona, Veneto, Italy)
The second most popular city in Italy's Veneto region after Venice
, Verona is brimming with medieval character and yet is an extremely modern and well-connected holiday destination. There is always plenty for tourists to enjoy, with life in Verona being appealing and rather diverse.
Many travellers enjoy Verona's regular free concerts at the Piazza dei Signori, while others find the summer Shakespeare Festival and the Teatro Romano quite unmissable. Local bustling markets are also worth a look, along with a number of ancient Roman remains, such as the Arena. Travel tips about life in Verona are explained in detail below.
Useful Contact Details
Verona is home to a number of different tourist information offices.
These outlets can be found at the city's train station, airport, and also along the Via degli Alpini, close to the Via Roma and the Roman Arena.
Main Post Office
- Train Station
Tel: +39 045 800 08 61
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 15:00
- Verona-Villafranca Airport
Tel: +39 045 861 91 63
Open hours: May to August, Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00; September to April, Monday to Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00
- Via degli Alpini
Tel: +39 045 806 86 80
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 19:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 15:00
Address: Piazza Viviani 7, Verona, Italy, IT
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 18:30
- (Internet Access)
Address: Via Quattro Spade 3b, Verona, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 045 800 02 22
Open hours: Monday - 14:30 to 20:00, Tuesday to Saturday - 10:30 to 20:00
Language and Dialect
Being located within northern Italy, the dialects spoken in Verona are typical of the region and often referred to as Padanian. Do consider bringing an Italian phrasebook on your holiday, or purchasing one at a local bookshop in central Verona.
- Hi. - Ciao.
- Goodbye. - Arrivederci.
- I have lost my passport. - Ho perso il mio passaporto.
- I do not understand. - Non capisco.
- Please - Per favore.
- Can you help me please? - Mi puo' aiutare, per favore?
- Please can you show me on the map? - Può mostrarmelo sulla pianta, per favore?
- Please will you speak slower. - Può parlare più lentamente, per favore.
- Can we have a look around? - Possiamo dare un'occhiata?
- That is all. - E' tutto.
Dos and Don'ts
- Air Travel - the peak season for air travel to Verona is from June and September, while the low season falls between November and March, when fares are considerable cheaper
- Banks and Currency Exchange - the Banco Popolare di Bergamo on the Piazza Brà is just one of a number of banks now offering automatic currency-exchange machines, which accept banknotes
- Hospital and Medical Services - medical services are available as Verona's Ospedale Civile Maggiore on the north-western side of the Ponte Vittoria
- Internet Resources - web access in Verona is commonplace and includes a branch of 'Internet Etc' on the Via Quattro Spade
- Pick Pockets - always be aware of your valuables when walking around the city, particularly in large crowds and at markets
- Postal Services - the main post office in Verona can be found on the Piazza Viviani and is open Monday through Saturday