Verona is an Adige River (Po River) cruise port and the capital city of Italy's Veneto region. By population (around 265,000, metro over 0,7 million) it is ranked the 2nd-largest in northeastern Italy (after Venezia). The city is also one of the main tourism travel destinations in Veneto Italy, famous for its annual fairs and the Roman amphitheater.
Adige River is Italy's 2nd longest - after Po River. Follows the list of Verona's most popular tourist attractions and sights:
- San Zeno Maggiore Basilica was built over the 4th-century shrine to the town's patron saint Zeno
- San Lorenzo Basilica was built on the site of a Paleochristian church.
- Santa Maria Antica church is famous for its Gothic Scaliger Tombs.
- Sant'Anastasia church was built by the Dominicans.
- At the time of its completion in 1356, Ponte Scaligero was world's largest arch bridge.
As cruise port, Verona is included in Uniworld's Po River schedule of the ship River Countess. Next table shows an exemplary itinerary as ports sequence. The 7-day cruisetour (roundtrip from homeport Venezia) is themed "Splendours of Northern Italy and Rome" and priced from ~USD 3500 per person (double-occupancy rates).
|Date / Time||Port|
|21 Apr||Departing from Verona, Italy|
|22 Apr||Venice, Italy|
|23 Apr||Chioggia, Italy|
|24 Apr||Polesella, Italy|
|25 Apr||Chioggia, Italy|
|26 Apr||Venice Islands, Italy|
|27028 Apr (overnight)||Arriving in Venice, Italy|
Next 7-day itinerary is between homeports Milan and Venice, with prices from ~USD 5000 pp.
|Date / Time||Port|
|05 Jun||Departing from Milan, Italy (bus transfer)|
|05 Jun||Departing from Verona, Italy|
|06 Jun||Venice, Italy|
|07 Jun||Chioggia, Italy|
|08-09 Jun (overnight)||Polesella, Italy|
|09 Jun||Taglio di Po, Italy|
|10-11-12 Jun (overnight)||Arriving in Venice, Italy|
Verona is linked to Rome City by an east-west railway line connecting Milan with Venice. The main train station (Porta Nuova) is to the south of downtown and is considered Italy's 9th busiest, serving over 68,000 passengers daily (around 25 million per year). Porta Vescovo station serves trains between Venice and Porta Nuova.
Verona Airport is located approx 5 km (3 ml) southwest of downtown and serves around 3 million passengers per year. The airport is linked via regularly scheduled frequent buses with Porta Nuova (train station). The airport serves both domestic and international direct flights.