Verona is a city in northern Italy on the banks of the Adige river, between Venice and Milan. The population is more than 250 thousand people.
Verona is a major tourist center. Of course, Venice and Milan more popular, but not because there are few sights in Verona, but solely because of the less promiscuity. In Milan, for example, there are much less interesting places, and much more tourists (which does not add to its attractiveness).
In 89, Verona received the status of a Roman colony and the rapid development of the city began, since four major roads converged here, (as now, by the way). Some of the Roman buildings have survived to this day.
In the Middle Ages, Verona belonged to Venice, then at the end of the 18th century of Austria, at the beginning of the 19th century of Austria and France (and at the same time - the city was divided into left-bank and right-bank parts), then again Austria. From 1866, Verona was incorporated into the united Italy.
From each of these periods, many historical monuments have survived, while almost the main attractions of Verona are considered to be the Juliet's house, Juliet's tomb and Romeo's house, for obvious reasons, they have no relation to the fictional characters of Shakespeare's play.
How to get to Verona
Verona Airport is a large international hub, there are quite a lot of flights, but the schedule may vary depending on the season.
From the airport to Verona about 15 km. The railway line to the airport has been carried out, but for some reason there are no passenger trains in this direction. The connection between the airport and the main railway station of Verona, Porta Nuovo, is carried by shuttle buses. They run approximately from half past five in the morning to 23 hours, with an interval of 20-40 minutes. The journey takes about 15 minutes. The cost of 6 euros.
Also from the airport by direct bus you can get to Lake Garda - from 6 to 21, every hour.
At night, there is no public transport, only a taxi remains.
You can get to Verona by rail from anywhere. Two railway branches connect here - one going from north to south (from Austria to the center of Italy) and the other from east to west (from Venice via Milan and Turin to France).
Verona has two railway stations - Porto Nuovo and Porto Veskovo. Porto Nuovo - the main one. Porto Veskovo located in the south-west, only trains of the corresponding directions pass through it and not everyone stops.
It takes about three and a half hours by train from Innsbruck and about five hours from Munich. The nearest Italian cities - Venice, Milan and Bologna, go an 1-1.5 hours.
Italy is included in the system of European highways. Tickets for such trains are, of course, more expensive, but if you take care of this in advance, you can catch very good discounts.