The province of Verona is the 14th largest Italian province by population with 926.497 people, located in the Veneto region. The city of Verona, with a population of approximately 257,275 residents, is located in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Verona is known for its well-preserved ancient Roman architecture, including the Arena di Verona, a spectacular Roman amphitheater that hosts world-renowned opera performances. The city is also famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with Juliet's House being a popular tourist attraction. Verona's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers charming streets, elegant palaces, and a vibrant atmosphere.
Verona is an historic city with a population of about a quarter of a million in north-eastern Italy's Veneto region. It's most famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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The province of Verona receives on average 228 hours of sunshine per month, or 7.6 hours of sunshine per day. This is 3.39% less than the average for Italy and 0.76% more than the average for the region of Veneto.
Throughout the year, it rains on average 7.53 days per month, which is an ordinary amount of precipitation for an Italian province.
Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are usually 8.49 days per month with fog and 3.88 cold days per month with perceived temperatures below 3°C. In the summer, there are on average 21.35 hot days per month with perceived temperatures above 30°C.
The average monthly income in Verona is around 1882.59€, which is higher than the average for Italy.
The estimated cost of living is around 1884.27€ per month for an individual or 2829.16€ per month for a family of 4. The cost for renting a small apartment (2-3 bedrooms) in a main city area is around 999.77€ per month.
Overall, Verona is expensive compared to other Italian provinces. Living in Verona is around 14.19% more expensive than the average of all Italian provinces.
Quality of Life
Healthcare in Verona is above average. For every 10k inhabitants, there are around undefined pharmacies, 8.05 general practitioners and 30.8 specialized doctors per 10k inhabitants. Average life expectancy in Verona is very high at 82.6 years of age.
Verona has a higher-than-average percentage of high school graduates, around 71.3%; and a higher-than-average percentage of university graduates, around 28.5%. The average number of completed years of schooling for people over 25 is 10.96, which is not far from the national average of 10.44. There is one university in the province.
Overall, Verona has pretty good nightlife with 2.75 bars and 3.64 restaurants per 10k inhabitants.
Crime and Safety
The province of Verona is overall very safe for expats. As of 2021, there are an average of 2710.2 reported crimes per 100k inhabitants. This is 4.43% lower than the national average.
There have been around 0.5 deadly road accidents and 14.7 serious work-related injuries per 10k people in Verona. This is respectively 7.41% less driving accidents than average and -13.95% less work accidents than average.
Car theft is reportedly 50.32% lower than average with only 35.04 cases per 100k inhabitants. Reports of house thefts are 25.96% higher than average with 220.46 cases per 100k inhabitants. Cases of robbery are not totally uncommon, around 17.48% higher than average with 26.01 reports per 100k inhabitants.
Verona is considered a relatively safe city with a low crime rate. The city maintains a secure environment for residents and visitors. Instances of crime in Verona are generally limited to petty theft and pickpocketing, which can occur in crowded tourist areas or on public transportation. Travelers should take basic precautions such as securing personal belongings and being aware of their surroundings. Verona has a low murder rate, and road accidents are infrequent. However, it is always recommended to follow traffic rules and exercise caution when crossing roads.
Public transport in Verona is lacking, and traffic is below average. There are on average 0.65 active vehicles per person, against a national average of 0.66.
Around 1.20km per 10k inhabitants of the main city in Verona consist of bicycle lanes. This makes Verona somewhat bike-friendly by Italian standards.
City bus schedules available online, via google maps and through the "ticket bus Verona" app. The 11, 12 or 13 bus on weekdays will get you from the train station (Stazione Porta Nuova) to the Arena (Piazza Bra). Sunday and holiday schedules differ with a separate numbering system. You can pay the fare at the automatic machines, online with the previously mentioned app, from every cigarette or lotto shop (look for blue "T" signs) and, as a last resort, directly on the bus by asking the driver (cash only and with a surcharge).