Travel and Culture in Veneto
The town of Verona stands at the foot of the Lessinia Hills. The river Adige runs through it and both its climate and its vegetation are influenced by the closeness to Garda Lake. The province of Verona is 3.097 square Km large and it is a crossroads between Brescia and Mantua (Lombard towns), but also among Trento, Vicenza, Padua and Rovigo (that are very important centres in Veneto). This special location is the reason why Verona is an important reference point for the regions of northern Italy. The population of the Veronese province is of 797.229 inhabitants, but only 256.756 are residents in town and work especially in the commerce and tourism fields.
Verona is well connected to the rest of Italy and to the other European countries, thanks to the nearby Valerio Catullo/Villafranca Airport, which is 12 Km from the town.
If you want to reach Verona by car, you can drive along the A4 motorway, the Serenissima Milano-Venezia, (with exit in Verona Sud) and the A22 Modena-Brennero (with exit in Verona Nord).
You can drive along the main roads too, as the SS11 Padana Superiore Milano (that connects Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Mestre and Venice), the SS62 Cisa Verona-Parma and the SS12 of the Abetone and Brennero (that connects Bolzano, Trento, Verona, Modena, Lucca and Pisa).
The railway lines follow the roads and motorways’ lines and the principal station is Verona Porta Nuova, where the links to Milano-Venezia, Bologna-Brennero and Verona-Mantova-Modena leave from.