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From Lake Garda to the Arena di Verona

THE WORLD'S MOST SUGGESTIVE OPERA FESTIVAL, IN THE LAKE GARDA NEIGHBOURHOOD

REACHING THE ARENA FROM LAKE GARDA

A bright environment, full of nature, history and traditions: this is Lake Garda (also known as Benaco), one of the largest in Italy, where three Italian regions meet: Veneto, Trentino and Lombardy.

 

Spending a few days in one of the beautiful villages on its banks can be an excellent way to pass a vacation under the banner of relaxation, sport and good cuisine, as well culture and events, not only on the lakeside! If you’re wondering what to do in the vicinity of Lake Garda, in a zone that is easy to reach to make the very most of your travel experience, decide to pass an exciting evening at the Arena di Verona.

There are various ways to reach Verona from the town on Lake Benaco, but no matter which you choose, it will be worthwhile. An Opera show at the Arena di Verona is an event that is not only of strictly cultural value, but a true symbol of Italy and Italian character acknowledged worldwide.

 

If you’re on Lake Garda, check the prices, choose your ticket and pass an unforgettable evening at the Arena di Verona: it will be your opportunity to be part of the show within a show!

Some advice follows on how to reach Verona and the Arena from Lake Garda.

by car

How to reach Verona from the various towns on Lake Garda? Easy!

The roads that connect Verona with Lake Garda are often very fascinating and suggestive and it’s worthwhile driving along them to the A4/E70 motorway if you’re on the west bank of the lake or A22/E45 if on the other hand you’re in the east bank. Alternatively, you can take one of the lake’s ferries that carry cars to move easily from one bank to the other.

 

 

Once you reach Verona, all you need to do is decide where you prefer to park: outdoors, in various areas of near the old city centre indicated with blue lines, or indoors, in one of the car parks that you can also choose on this page.

by train

If you want to travel by rail to visit the neighbourhood of Lake Garda, the best thing to do is go to Desenzano or Peschiera del Garda, on the south bank of the lake. In fact, the two towns’ stations are strategic stops on the Milan - Venice line and enable to travel on Regional and Freccia (Arrow) trains going towards Venice.

 

The Verona station reached by trains coming from Desenzano or Peschiera is Verona Porta Nuova, the city’s main railway station.

From here, it is then possible to decide where to move on foot, by taxi or by bus, thanks to the ATV urban lines, or using car sharing or bike sharing facilities.

 

If at the end of the show you decide you would prefer to stay overnight in Verona, check the offers and promotions available on www.veronabooking.com!

 

by bus

The utmost efficiency, convenience and practicality is ensured by the ATV suburban-lake line, which connects towns such as Garda, Bardolino, Lazise, Peschiera, Malcesine, Brenzone and Torri del Benaco with Verona with the following lines:

 

LINE 164 (Garda - Bardolino - Lazise - Peschiera - Verona)

LINES 163 - 185 (Garda - Bardolino - Lazise - Verona)

LINES 483 - 484  (Malcesine – Brenzone – Torri del Benaco and change at Garda with lines 163-164-185)

Moreover, the terminus is precisely Piazza Bra, which hosts the Arena di Verona. 

 

Returning after the show won’t be a problem: in the months of June, July and August, in the occasion of all the Arena Festival evenings, there is an evening service that connects the Arena di Verona with the towns on Lake Garda.

The OperaBus Service leaves from the Piazza Cittadella bus stop 30 minutes after the end of the show and goes to Castelnuovo del Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco and Malcesine.

 

travel table

TOWN MEANS OF TRANSPORT TRAVEL TIME DISTANCE (km) DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Peschiera del Garda

Train

13min approx.

 -

-

 -

 

Car

30min

 29,5km-31,6km

-

 -

 

Bus

46min

-

ATV Peschiera stop
(in front of the railway station)

 Piazza Bra, Verona
(in front of the Arena)

Desenzano
Sirmione

Train

19min-23min

-

Desenzano railway station

Verona Porta Nuova railway station

 
 

Car

40min - 50min

43,6km

-

-

Bardolino

Bus

50min approx.

-

ATV bus stop in Bardolino

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

Car

30min approx.

34km

-

-

Garda

Bus

1hr. 10min approx.

-

ATV bus stop in Garda

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

Train+Bus

1hr. 15 approx.

 -

Train Verona - Peschiera,
Bus Peschiera - Garda
(and vice versa)

Verona Porta Nuova railway station

 

Car

 45min approx.

 38km

-

-

Lazise

Bus

28min

-

ATV bus stop in Lazise

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

Car

 30min - 36min

25,4km - 36,6km

-

-

Malcesine

Bus

 

2hr. approx.

 

-

 

ATV bus stop in Malcesine 

 

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

 

Train+Bus

1hr. 40min - 2hr.

-

Train Verona - Peschiera,
Bus Peschiera - Garda - Malcesine
(and vice versa)

Verona Porta Nuova railway station

 

Car

1hr. 20min

da 65,7km a 95,3km

 -

-

Brenzone

Bus

1hr. 45min approx.

-

ATV bus stop in Brenzone

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

Train+Bus

 1hr. 30min - 2hr.

 -

 Train Verona - Peschiera,
Bus Peschiera - Garda - Brenzone
(and vice versa)

 Verona Porta Nuova railway station

 

 Car

 1hr. 10min

54km - 58km

 -

-

Torri del Benaco

Bus

55min approx.

-

ATV bus stop in Torri del Benaco

Piazza Bra, in front of the Arena di Verona

 

Train+Bus

1hr. 15min - 1hr. 30min

-

Train Verona - Peschiera,
Bus Peschiera - Garda - Torri del Benaco
(and vice versa)

Verona Porta Nuova railway station

 

Car

50min - 1hr.

 41km - 46km

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