Before I do my Weekend in Verona blog post I thought I would do a little blog post with advice for if you’re planning on going. Unfortunately some of the advice I am about to give you is what I learnt the hard way.
1. There isn’t a train station at Verona Airport (Okay, if I had googled this and hadn’t just assumed that there would be one then this wouldn’t have been an issue)
2. There are two ways of getting into Verona City Center from the airport. 1. Aerobus or 2. Taxi
3. Uber doesn’t exist/work in Verona (Not a HUGE issue but if you don’t have cash/don’t want to pay an extortionate amount for a taxi then Uber would be the perfect solution)
4. Taxis from the airport are PRICEY! I thought about getting the Aerobus from the airport when I arrived but I didn’t know whether it stopped at various places or only one location. I assumed it would just stop in the City Centre but I didn’t know how long the walk from there to my hotel was in comparison and it was late so I didn’t want to risk it. So instead I got a Taxi. It was about a 15 minute drive and it was €40! €40 for a 15 minute drive is absolutely ridiculous.
5. The closest train station to the City Centre is called Verona Porta Nuova and is about a 30 minute walk away.
6. Carry cash! Don’t just assume that everywhere takes card. I ended up spending all the cash I had brought with me because I assumed that I could pay by card everywhere.
7. Book your aerobus tickets in advance and print the ticket off. You can get a ticket at the newsagents/tobacconist inside the train station (where you get the bus) but they only take cash.
Basically the morals of this advice blog post is carry cash, don’t assume and plan ahead… Yes this girl here who plans stupidly far ahead didn’t plan these simple things.
As the saying goes ‘When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me’
I had two sets of kind strangers on this trip, who I will be talking about in my Weekend in Verona blog post so keep an eye out.
Thanks for reading x