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Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

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Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

My wife and I arrive at the Venice airport about noon October 10 and leave on a ship the late afternoon of October 17. Our visit centers around things associated with the Latin poet Catullus in Verona and Sirmio. We are interested also in other attractions reachable in that time, such as Venice itself, possibly even a Dolomite, or other sites or cities easily reached by car or train. I have rented and driven recently in Italy. Good trains are fine if they go exactly where we want.

We need info on trains, possible car rentals, hotels, traveler's checks, ATMs, and where and how best to experience Sirmio, Lake Garda and Verona, or beyond.

We like good Italian food, fine art, and not climbing much. We are both slightly over 65. Our budget is neither modest, nor ample: if something is well worth it, we will consider it, but we often conserve resources. Hotels need to be clean. We are refreshing our Italian language skills, but one of us now speaks it moderately well (30%-40%), and the other learns rapidly.

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1. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

Regional trains will take you from Venice to Verona, Padova,Trieste, and Peschiera del Garda ( Lake Garda) www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

Check train times over the next seven days, for journey times.

Bus Venice to Cortina www.atvo.it

Car rental www.auto-europe.com www.auto-europe.co.uk

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Lake Garda ferry www.navigazionelaghi.it

Accommodation www.venere.com

www.turismovenezia.it

Veneto info www.italia.it/en/home.html

www.gardainforma.com

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2. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

Thank you very much for your response!

We are thinking of going by rail from Venice to Verona (and vice versa), and renting a car in Verona before returning to Venice.

So we will need a moderate yet nice hotel in Venice that is convenient to the train. On our return leg, we might want one close to where cruise ships dock.

We'd like all thoughts on train schedules between Venice and Verona, and how best to buy train tickets (when and where).

Also, all thoughts on good car rentals in Verona; and medium-priced hotels in Verona.

Further, we need suggestions on how best to get to the tip of the Sirmione peninsula from Verona:

Drive a car? (where to park in Sirmione!), public transportation, or some combination of the two.

Thanks again.

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3. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

What are the best ways to get from Venice Marco Polo airport directly to Verona?

If by train, how do we manage the transfer from the airport to the train?

If we wanted to take a second connecting flight from Venice to Verona's Valerio Catulloi airport, what suggestions would you make to ease that process?

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4. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

What are the best ways to get from Venice Marco Polo airport directly to Verona?

If by train, how do we manage the transfer from the airport to the train?

If we wanted to take a second connecting flight from Venice to Verona's Valerio Catulloi airport, what suggestions would you make to ease that process?

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5. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

What are the best ways to get from Venice Marco Polo airport directly to Verona?

If by train, how do we manage the transfer from the airport to the train?

If we wanted to take a second connecting flight from Venice to Verona's Valerio Catulloi airport, what suggestions would you make to ease that process?

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6. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

From the airport, you can get a bus directly to the train station at Mestre, where you can catch a train to Verona. The trains takes from one to two hours, depending on how many stops they make, and there are frequent departures, usually about three an hour. I don't think it would make sense to fly to Verona. There is no need to buy tickets in advance; it's best to buy them on arrival, when you know which train you'd be able to catch.

You can see train schedules here:

http://www.trenitalia.com/homepage_en.html

Use a date within the next week to see all the prices; the cheaper (and slower) regional trains show prices only a week in advance. (That doesn't mean the prices change, just that they don't allow purchase online further ahead than that.)

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7. Re: Venice to Verona (Catullus) to Venice

There is no flight Venice VCE verona VRN: they are too close.

But, if you want to fly directly to Verona, there are connections from Roma, Paris, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Munchen (ZUrich, too, if i remember well).

Of course, not interesting if you are already flying directly to venice, but may be worth a try if you are planning a change in europe anyway

As for parking in Sirmione, there is a big paying parking lot just outside the medieval wall, but ask you choosen hotel: they may have some licence to park free for guests, or even to enter the old town to park in their lots...

Otherwise, either this bus from Verona ( trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN026.pdf ) or train to Desenzano or Peschiera (along the Venice-Milan track) and taxi.

As for Verona Hotels, apart the lots of Tips on the VT site, I love the Aurora; http://www.hotelaurora.biz/ Nothing luxury, but the position is hard to beat: just were the roman forum used to be, the actual Piazza Erbe

Ciao

Francesco

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