Getting around Verona

Public transport

Verona’s public transport system is very good. ATV (Tel: +39 045 805 7922; www.atv.verona.it) operates a frequent and reliable bus service throughout the city with daily bus passes available.

Taxis

Taxis must be picked up at the designated taxi ranks throughout the city, including at the railway station and at Piazza Bra.

To pre-book a taxi, phone Taxi & Autoblu (tel: +39 045 858 1403) or Unione Radiotaxi (tel: +39 045 532 666). Note that the meter starts to run immediately after the booking and not on pick-up.

Hotel staff are also happy to book taxis, which normally arrive within a few minutes. A small tip is expected.

Driving

Driving in Verona can be painful given its restricted traffic zones, which cover the historic centre. If you drive, be aware of parking signs. 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.

Car hire

You can hire cars at the airport. Drivers must be over 21 and require a credit card and an EU driving licence or an International Driving Permit (IDP). At the airport, recommended car hire companies include Avis (tel: +39 045 987 571; www.avis.com), Europcar (tel: +39 045 860 0477; www.europcar.com) and Hertz (tel: +39 045 861 9042; www.hertz.com).

Local companies within the city include Morini Rent (tel: +39 045 890 5777; www.morinirent.com/en) and the more upmarket Autonoleggio Oliosi Di Ferron Giancarlo & Andrea (tel: +39 045 581 188; www.autonoleggioliosi.com).

Bicycle hire

Cycling around Verona is pleasant and easy. The city's bikeshare scheme, Verona Bike (tel: 800 896 948, in Italy only; www.bikeverona.it), has stations at the Piazza Bra and the Castelvecchio Museum, among other sites.

Bicycle hire is also available from La Bici i, Via San Lucillo 18 (tel: +39 45 890 4249; www.labiciverona.it).

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