Getting around Verona

 

Lake Garda © fotopedia.com

Verona is not only a perfect destination with many landmarks and an incredibly romantic atmosphere, but also the perfect base for getting out of the city and visit its surroundings. As we were saying in our Transportation in Verona post, it looks like all the ways are leading to Verona. This place gives you great mobility, so the only thing left to be done is to plan and schedule. Therefore let’s go together through a few tips on getting around Verona.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, located halfway between Brescia and Verona; therefore you can easily reach it on a day trip. What you need to do is go to Verona’s train station, Porta Nuova, and catch the 62-64 bus in the morning.

The lake is a major tourist destination, being considered a piece of heaven. It is famous for its numerous amazing islands and in particular for its five main ones, which have been modernized throughout time with beautiful houses, villas, restaurants, shops and markets.

Do not miss the ancient fortified town of Sirmione, situated at the south of the lake. The most important landmark telling the story of this town is Grotto of Catullus. A walk in this beautiful place will not only enrich your general knowledge, but will also fill you with energy and joy.

Desenzano

Desenzano © nopsa.hiit.fi

While making your tour around the lake, do not miss Desenzano or the ‘capital’ of the Lake Garda. Desenzano del Garda is a comune in the province of Brescia not far away from Sirminone town. An interesting place to visit here is the Roman Villa, where you will admire a wonderful floor made of mosaic and enriched with scenes of hunting, fishing and farming.

Valpolicella

While getting around Verona, drive to the nearby Valpolicella, famous for its popular types of wines: Amarone, Recioto and Valpolicella, as well as for its ancient villas.

The wine here is made from different varities of grapes: Corvina Veronese, Rindinella and Molinara, that is why Volpicella wines are quite light and have a fragrant table flavor. For example, Amarone shopuld be served with heavy and complex dishes.

If you want to find out all the details and taste a wide variety of wines, if you wish to find out more about how the wine is produced in the area and in what combinations it should be enjoyed, then just drop by this wonderful town and you will not be sorry.

 

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