Verona (summer only)
Note: Verona is a Summer-only destination.
Flight time: 2 hours*
Availability: Summer only
Average temperatures: 2 to 24°C
Currency: Euro (€)
Time: GMT +1 hour
Benvenuto to Verona, the Roman city of song. Set on the Adige River in Northern Italy, it’s possibly one of Italy’s most romantic cities. Utterly picturesque, it’s host to a famous arena and not far from the jet set shores of Lake Garda. So breeze through the terminal and fly to Verona, it’s where Shakespeare set not just one, but two of his most famous plays.
It’s certainly the spot to take a paramour. Romeo & Juliet was set here, and it’s where you can visit Juliet’s Balcony to act out your own version should your inner thesp need an airing. Or take full advantage of the opera programme at the magical Arena de Verona.
There’s plenty to do and see and most of it all within easy walking distance. Wander past Renaissance splendour at the Piazza delle Erbe, check yourself at the Arco della Costa, take in aperitivo hour with the locals and cross the Ponte Pietra. When city life has filled the senses, head to nearby Lake Garda for some downtime with the jet set at Italy’s largest lake.
Southampton airport connects you straight to Verona airport thanks to direct flights with Flybe and Inghams.
When you’re on the ground, there are plenty of car hire desks to pick up your pre-booked car from, find the taxi rank just outside Arrivals. The airport’s Aerobus and shuttle bus services can take you to the train station, or into the city centre and beyond.
Top things to see and do
Off the beaten track
*All flight times are average and will vary.