How to Book Train Travel From Milan to Verona

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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

  • Passport
  • 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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