Car Hire Verona Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Verona AirportWhen you step off the plane at Verona Airport, head to the Avis hire desk where professional staff can help arrange your rental car. With the option to explore at your own pace, numerous sightseeing opportunities await you in Verona and beyond.
Plan your journey from Verona AirportFrom Verona Airport, it's just a 20-minute drive from the historic heart of Verona, which offers a treasure trove of important sites including roman and medieval ruins as well as ancient churches.
The city is popular as a romantic retreat and was used as the setting for Shakespeare’s famous tale of two star-crossed lovers, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Visitors flock to the building which was the inspiration for Juliet’s house, where a statue of the famous tragic heroine resides outside. Dating back to the 13th century, it’s said that touching Juliet’s statue brings good luck to those in search of a soul mate.
Old Verona offers a delightful mix of marble monuments, Roman antiquities and elegant churches. A trip to the Amphitheatre and Roman Bridge can be followed by a leisurely lunch in the Piazza delle Erbe; once the site of an ancient Roman forum, it’s now a delightful city square with numerous cafes and bars. There's also a daytime market selling food, clothes and souvenirs.
For those travelling as a family there are plenty of child-friendly activities to enjoy; a visit to Gardaland Resort, which incorporates an amusement park and Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium, promises a fun day for all. With a host of white-knuckle rollercoasters, and everything from seahorses to sharks in the aquarium, there’s plenty to keep both children and adults entertained.
The city comes to life at night with a selection of nightclubs and bars. There’s also a varied entertainment programme, including operas, which are performed in the Roman open-air arena at Piazza Bra, from June to August.
Hire an Avis car toexplore Verona and the northern Italian countryside in style and comfort.
Beyond Verona AirportNorthern Italy is a stunning part of the country offering a winning combination of historic cities, rustic villages and picture-perfect countryside. With Lake Garda located between the regions of Lombardy, the Veneto and Trentino Alto-Adige, there are numerous scenic road trip options for those wishing to find a balance of city and country life.
Just under an hour away from Verona Airport, via the A22 and E45, is Lake Garda. The largest lake in Italy, Garda and its surrounding villages offer a tranquil retreat for those in search of beautiful scenery, rest and relaxation. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks along the lake or Riviera degli Olivi paths, which offer panoramic views. Combine this with medieval castles, museums and historical palaces and it’s easy to see why Lake Garda is so popular.
Once Italy’s main artistic, musical and cultural hub, Mantua remains a popular retreat for those in search of history, architectural treasures and authentic Italian cuisine. Easily reached by car in 45 minutes via the SR62, a full day could be spent here in the heart of Lombardy. Top attractions include the early renaissance Basilica di Sant’Andrea and Palazzo Ducale, a sumptuous palace that was once home to the influential Gonzaga family.
Bardolino and Olive Oil Museum
Bardolino is one of Lake Garda’s best known resorts and where the Olive Oil Museum is situated. The museum, in the hamlet of Cisano, opened in the 1980s and was the first of its kind in Italy. It includes exhibits explaining the different stages of oil production and a shop selling olive oil and related products. The town centre is also well worth exploring with a number of historic buildings to appreciate, including the Church of San Severo and ancient fortifications.
Explore the delights of northern Italy at your own pace by hiring your car at Verona Airport. Take a drive through this delightful region and enjoy the scenery along the way.