Getting around Verona
Verona’s public transport system is very good. Azienda Mobilita e Trasporti di Verona (AMT) (tel: 045 232 0025; www.amt.it) operates a frequent and reliable services throughout Verona. Daily bus passes are available. The AMT buses are blue, while the regional buses operated by Azienda Provinciale Transporti Verona (tel: 045 805 7811; www.aptv.it) are orange.
Taxis must be picked up at the designated taxi ranks throughout the city, including at the train station and at Piazza Bra. To pre-book a taxi, phone Taxi & Autoblu (tel: 045 858 1403) or Unione Radiotaxi (tel: 045 800 4528). Note that the meter starts to run immediately after the call and not on pick-up.
Driving in Verona can be painful given the restricted traffic zones. If you drive, be aware of parking signs, as unlike other Italian cities, you will be ticketed.
Blue road markings denote pay-and-display parking. Buy tickets at the meter or in the nearest tobacconist. The most convenient car park is at Piazza Cittadella.
Cars can be hired at the airport. To hire a car you need to be over 21 and require a credit card and an EU driving licence or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Cycling around Verona is pleasant and easy. Bicycle hire is available from El Pedal Scaligero (tel: 333 536 7770) at Piazza Bra from April to September. The cycling club Amici della Bicicletta di Verona (tel: 045 800 4443; www.amicidellabicicletta.it) organises various cycling trips and excursions.