Move from high-fashion Milan to Old World Verona in just 2 hours of fabulous train travel. See the heart of Italy, then arrive in a city that is elegant, historic and bucolic all at once--Verona, fabled home of Romeo and Juliet. This is a city of bridges, arches, churches and the expansive Roman Arena, surrounded by rivers and mountains you'll never want to leave.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
- Maps of Milan and Verona
Say Arrivedérci to Milan
Learn about the piazzas and palazzos you might want to visit in Verona. The Piazza delle Erbe and Castelvecchio are star sights.
Decide when to travel.
Find the Milan to Verona schedules and fares on the Trenitalia Web site (see Resources). You'll be leaving from Milan's Stazione Centrale and arriving in Verona's Porta Nuova.
Choose from Eurostar (more expensive), Regionale (less expensive) or Intercity (least expensive) trains.
Book first class, business or second class seating, if applicable.
Note whether you can buy your ticket online or at the train station on the day of departure.
Deal With Your Ticket From Milan to Verona
Book a ticket and seat reservation, if you need one, from the Trenitalia Web site in advance (see Resources).
Book tickets and lodging packages with a travel agent while in Italy.
Buy your tickets the day you travel via automated kiosks or train station ticket counter.
Get Out of Town and See Verona!
Visit the supposed house of Juliet, from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. No one can prove this is the real house (or that Shakespeare was ever here), but it's a charming local legend.
See the Castelvecchio, the Old Castle. With a stellar art collection, this attraction is worth a visit regardless of the stunning architecture.
Buy some opera tickets for the Arena di Verona, the largest opera stage in the world.
Tips & Warnings
- A variety of trains travel this route; select yours according to your budget and available time.
- Depending on which train you take, you may need to buy a seat reservation for a few euros.
- Italian travel agents can streamline train and room reservations at no extra charge. Find them on the Trenitalia (see Resources) under Agencies and Ticket Offices.
- You should be able to find some employee who speaks English if you need help at the ticket counter.
- Be sure to visit the open-air Arena, known for having the largest opera stage in the world.
- Book train travel from Milan to Verona through Rail Europe by visiting the Web site (see Resources) or by calling a North American agent at (888) 382-RAIL.
- Smoking is only allowed on certain trains, and not on Eurostars.
- Costs vary between national and local train lines. You'll pay more for Eurostar service.
- Some tickets can't be purchased online. Get yours at the station.
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