When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Verona?
Verona is a popular destination year round due to the variety of activities that are on offer, from skiing to sightseeing. May through to September is especially popular because the city is flooded with tourists looking to enjoy the Italian sun. With the ski slopes of the Trentino in the Dolomites nearby, winter can be fairly busy but less so in the actual city. The cheapest time to fly to Verona tends to be January to March, as the weather is cool and the tourists tend to stick to the ski slopes, leaving the city fairly quiet.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Verona?
When booking flights to Verona flights we generally recommend booking two or three months in advance in order to secure the best budget-friendly deals for your preferred travel dates. If you’re feeling spontaneous, there is generally a cheap last minute flight or special offer to be found. If you’re interested in taking in a show, the Arena di Verona Opera Festival in the summer, making it a great time to visit the city.
Flying to Verona -Villafranca Airport (VRN)
Verona -Villafranca Airport (VRN), otherwise known as Valerio Catullo Airport, is located southwest of Verona, Italy and serves not only the city itself but also the surrounding provinces of Brescia and Mantua.
Flights to Verona depart from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester, but direct return flights are only available when travelling with British Airways from London Gatwick during peak season. Outside of this time, or when travelling from alternative UK airports, Lufthansa and Alitalia run indirect Verona flights with either a stopover in Munich, Frankfurt or Rome. Direct flights to Verona generally take about two hours whereas return flights with stopovers can take three to four and a half hours, depending on the provider and layover time.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
There are two terminal buildings at Verona Airport, one for arrivals and one for departures, and both are well equipped with a wide array of shops, restaurants, cafes and free Wi-Fi. The airport also contains several ATMs, currency exchange, banking services and power points. Car rentals, transfers and information points are all available within the arrivals terminal and designated smoking areas can be found just outside of each terminal building.
Getting to the city from Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN)
Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN) is 10 kilometres southwest of Verona and it is extremely well connected to both the city and surrounding areas. Not only are taxis readily available but there is also a dedicated Aerobus route to the city centre, which takes approximately 15 minutes, as well as a train shuttle service that operates every 20 minutes between VRN and the central train station in Verona. Private transfers can also be arranged to both Verona and further afield, including the Trentino Dolomites ski resorts of during the winter months.
Why Visit Verona?
A city that has inspired the likes of William Shakespeare is a city that deserves a spot on this year’s travel bucket list. Both the stories of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ took place on these very streets, streets which are drenched in a magical atmosphere that’s reserved only for an Italian wonder like Verona.
Perched on the Adige River in the province of Veneto, Italy, Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to some truly magnificent architectural gems. As you take a stroll through time, you can marvel at edifices buildings constructed by the Ancient Romans during the age of the Romans or dating back to the medieval era, such as the Roman amphitheater found in Piazza Bra or the church of Santa Maria Antica, built in the Romanesque style. Verona is truly a sight worth seeing.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. Verona, uses the euro (€) as its principal currency. This can be obtained either in the UK or when you arrive, although it is likely that you will find better exchange rates before departing.