An ideal starting point for road trip in a hire car: the legendary city of Verona in the north-east of Italy and the capital of the province of the same name.
The old town of Verona was rightly declared a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2000. Many holidaymakers fall in love with the medieval heart of the city. A hire car will take you to places of interest such as Juliet’s House at Piazza delle Erbe. The house is famed for the iconic balcony where Romeo climbed to see Julia. Experience Verona in a hire car from TUI Cars. You can see more of Italy in a hire car. Verona is just the beginning of an exciting journey.
Verona, Italy and road traffic
Before driving and when at the wheel of your hire car pay good attention to how some things are done differently in Italy. In Verona and its surrounding region, like anywhere in Italy, motorways are mostly private and you have to pay a toll. Verona is directly connected to toll motorways, so bear this in mind. The toll system means following a certain procedure: when you enter a toll road you have to pull a ticket from a machine and when you leave you have to show the ticket or introduce it to another machine to tot up the amount due based on the distance travelled.
Remember this when you are driving on motorways in your hire car. Verona and the surrounding area have a strict policy of charging the maximum possible toll in the event you cannot present the ticket. So always put your ticket in a safe place where you can easily find it. All other roads - national, municipal, regional and provincial - are all publicly owned and are toll-free. In Verona you can find a handy car rental office at the airport or in the city centre.
Starting in Verona – by hire car to Lake Garda
In a hire car you can easily drive from Verona to Peschiera del Garda in half an hour via the A4. Peschiera del Garda is on the southeast shore of Lake Garda. Moreover, Peschiera del Garda is the starting point of the SS249, a beautiful, approximately 15-kilometre-long panorama road to Valeggio sul Mincio, famous for its Parco Giardino Sigurtà and stately home. The park grounds extend over some 600,000 square metres and are well worth a visit in your hire car. Verona is a great starting point for many beautiful tours.