The historic centre of Verona is a limited traffic zone (ZTL) from Monday to Friday between 1000-1330, 1600-1800 and 2000-2200, and between 1000-1330 on Saturday and Sunday.
Luckily, useful park and rides fringe the city. The nearest car park to the city centre is at Piazza Cittadella. If you are staying at a hotel in the city centre, your hotel will be able to arrange permission for you to drive into the restricted zone.
Traffic in Verona drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways and 50kph (30mph) in urban areas. UK driving licences and EU pink-format licences are valid in Italy (UK green licences must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit) and a Green Card and motor insurance certificate are strongly recommended.
The AA or RAC in Britain and the AAA in America have reciprocal agreements with the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) (tel: 803 116, in Italy only; www.verona.aci.it), who provide a useful advisory service as well as dealing with breakdowns.