One of Italy's oldest cities, Verona started life as a Roman trade centre way back in the third century. Today, Verona is a bustling place that's home to 265,000 people, but don't let its busy nature fool you. The city often tops several 'most beautiful' lists, and with so many things to see and do here, you're going to need an efficient way to get around.
The best way that you can do this is to hire a vehicle from Verona Villafranca Airport, though we'll just call it Verona Airport for short. When you book with DriveNow, you'll be securing the best deal possible - let's a take a closer look at our offerings, and fair Verona itself.
Found around 10 kilometres southwest of the city, Verona Airport began life as a military base during World War One. It slowly grew as time passed, and today, it looks after over 1.5 million passengers each year. Around 50 airlines operate out of Verona Airport, flying to destinations across Europe - and this historic establishment also boasts superb hire car facilities.
In the arrivals area of the airport, you'll notice signs directing you to the car rental area - it's not very far! Once you make it, you'll notice all the reputable car hire companies - household names such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, SIXT, Hertz and Europcar. When you book with DriveNow, you can confirm your ride before you've even settled down on your flight, so your car will be ready and waiting for you when you land. All you have to do is pick up the keys and take the short journey along the SS12 to reach Verona itself.
Known the world over as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, the play might well be fictional, but that hasn't stopped a 13th century home now known as Juliet's House become a pilgrimage for Shakespeare fans. Adding to the myth is a tiny balcony that may well have served as inspiration for that famous scene...
Verona is sliced in two by the Adige river, meaning that bridges have long been a feature of the landscape here. Seven of them were destroyed by retreating Nazis during the war, including the Stone Bridge, known as Ponte Pietra. When it was blown up, the heavy stones splashed into the river below, and most were recovered, allowing it to rebuilt almost exactly as it was.
You should also be sure to pay a visit to the Piazza Bra, one of the largest squares in Europe. It's home to the Arena (a Roman amphitheatre) and several other historical buildings - so take a leisurely walk and let their stories flow into you.
It's well worth your time checking out the latest DriveNow prices for car hire at Verona airport - we look forward to hearing from you!