Reaching the Opera Festival from Florence

A unique unmissable journey from Tuscany to Verona


Are you in the enchanting city of the Fleur-de-Lys? Florence, the birthplace of Lorenzo de' Medici, known as the Magnificent, and Dante Alighieri, the cradle of the Renaissance and the Italian language, is one of Italy’s most famous cities and one of the most visited by tourists.

Among the numerous wonders the city offers, we suggest you visit Santa Maria in Fiore, the city’s Cathedral, which supports the magnificent Brunelleschi Dome, alongside which you’ll find the bell-tower designed by Giotto and the Baptistery dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Other world-famous features are without doubt Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, which hosts Palazzo Vecchio and the copy of Michelangelo’s David (the original sculpture is preserved in the Accademia Gallery), Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Museum, esteemed and visited by art lovers, but also by neophytes and laymen. 


If you love art, culture and Dante Alighieri, come and visit the city of Verona, where the famous poet past several years of his life during his exile from Florence. Here he was a guest of Cangrande della Scala, to whom he dedicated Paradise, the third cantica of the world-famous Divine Comedy. In Verona’s Piazza dei Signori you can find a sculpture dedicated precisely to the poet, for which reason the Veronese also call the square Piazza Dante.

If you are in Verona, take the opportunity to visit the city’s museums, such as the "Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle" Fresco Museum at  the Tomb of Juliet and the Castelvecchio Museum, and don’t miss the chance to visit the Arena, which every year hosts the renowned Opera Festival!


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by car

Approximately 230 km separate the city of Florence from Verona; travelling by car, you’ll reach your destination in approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

 We suggest you take the A1/E35 motorway towards Bologna and then continue on the A22/E45 following indications for Verona.

Check the map to see your route in detail.



In Verona it is possible to park in zones adjacent to the old town centre. Consult this page.


by train

Do you prefer a comfortable train ride? You can reach Verona in just over 2 hours, according to the train you choose, with just one change at the most!

Once you arrive at Verona Porta Nuova station, you can use the ATV town transport, which will take you to Piazza Bra in just a few minutes.

If, after a night at the opera, you want to stay overnight in Verona, visit this page and consider the offers and promotions most suited to your needs.

by bus

If you want to travel by bus, there are buses and long distance coaches that will take you right to Verona Porta Nuova station at advantageous prices.

Lastly, we suggest you extend your stay in Verona at stop off at one of the hotels on this Web site:, top offers await you!

travel table

Means of transport Travel time Distance (km) Departure Arrival

1 hr. 27 min. 


Florence S. Maria Novella
railway station

 Verona Porta Nuova

Fast trains
(Fast regional, Frecciargento,
Frecciarossa, Eurocity)

from 1 hr. 50 min. 
to 2 hr. 39 min. approx.
(with one change)  


Florence S. Maria Novella
railway station

 Verona Porta Nuova


2 hr. 40 min. approx.

 230km approx.




2 hr. 40 min. approx.



 Verona Porta Nuova
railway station