Verona Airport is an international airport which is situated in Northern Italy, only 5 km or 3.1 miles from the city of Verona. It is also located amidst the provinces of Brescia, Mantua, Rovigo, Vicenza, Trento and Bolzano. The airport has grown considerably over the years, and today handles well over three million passengers per annum.
The airport has two separate terminal buildings. One building is the Departures terminal and the other the Arrivals terminal. The Arrivals terminal is a relatively new construction, completed in May of 2006. During this time the Departures terminal was also expanded by 3000 square meters. The Departures terminal has two levels, while the Arrivals terminal is only a single level building. The interior area of the Arrivals terminal is divided into domestic, Schengen and international arrivals. Within the terminal there are various airport shops and cafes, an information desk, waiting room, car rental counters and a station for lost and found items.
Other useful amenities can be found in the Departures terminal, such as a full-service bank, ATM cash machines, a first-aid station, pharmacy, internet points and VIP Lounge. Both terminals are well equipped for parents of young children, with changing tables and bathrooms, as well as entertainment areas. The Arrivals terminal also has a desk with staff for parking payments, as well as cash machines for parking charges.
Verona Airport is well equipped for the arrival of disabled passengers. There are special toilet facilities and lifts for disembarking from the aircraft. Passengers must request any special assistance required from their airline company at the time of booking their flight. Staff of the airline company will then inform Verona Airport of your special requirements. Staff at the airport will be waiting for your arrival, and will assist you with the procedures of customs, baggage collection, and any other tasks you wish to perform at the airport before you leave.
There are no hotels at the airport, but there are a few in the close proximity. The Hotel Antares is only two kilometers away, and the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista is only three kilometers from the airport. Besides these two hotels there are many others in Verona. The Due Torri Hotel Baglioni is rated as a five star luxury hotel, and is conveniently situated in the historical heart of Verona. Other hotels include the Boscolo Hotel Leon d’Oro (four stars), the Hotel Giulietta e Romeo (three stars) and the Hotel Triesta, on the main Corso Porta Nuova which runs between the railway station and Piazza Bra, Arena and historical center.
Passengers have a variety of transportation options to reach their destination from the airport. The Aerobus travels every twenty minutes to the main railway station in Verona, known as the Porto Nuova. These buses operate between the hours of 05:40 and 23:10, every day of the week. Passengers who wish to travel by bus can also book the services of the airport Shuttle buses, which provide a door-to-door service to various locations in and around Verona. The bus stops can be found just outside the Arrivals terminal, as well as many taxis. Reputable taxi companies at the airport include Unione Radio Taxi, Taxi & Autoblu, Radiotaxi Catullo and Chaffeur. There is no train station at the airport. Passengers who want to travel by train must catch the Aerobus to the train station in Verona.
Arriving passengers will find the services of many quality car hire companies. Their rental counters are located in the Arrivals terminal, and they include Hertz, Avis, National, Maggiore, Sixt, Budget and Easycar, amongst others. The highway of A4 and A22 are the main roads that connect the airport to Verona and the surrounding provinces. In terms of driving distances from Verona, some of the closer areas are Vicenza (56 km), Mantova (48 km), Padova (88 km) and Trento (98 km). The airport is about a 60 minute drive from Padova and Trento, and about 30 – 40 minutes from Mantova and Vicenza. Brescia is also only 75 km from the airport, and is approximately a 50 minute drive. Some of the further areas include Bergamo (116 km), Bologna (138 km), Cremona (111 km), Milano (140 km), Venezia (120 km), Reggio Emilia (131 km), Modena (105 km) and Bolzano (150 km).
Passengers arriving at Verona during the summer can expect hot, humid and ‘sticky’ weather, while in winter the air is chilly. Some say that the best time to explore Verona is at the end of Spring or the beginning of the Fall seasons, as the temperatures are warm but still mild, and the popular tourist destinations are not overcrowded. More information about tourism, and events in Verona, is available at the information desk in the Arrivals terminal, and the IAT tourism board.