Verona offers to Italian and foreign entrepreneurs one of the best combination between:
There are thousands of businesses which can be clustered as follows:
Other facts and figures about businesses in Verona can be found on the website of the Verona Chamber of Commerce or, if related to the North East of Italy as a whole, on the web site of www.fondazionenordest.net.
The high internationalization of Verona is proved by the presence of over 150 German owned corporations, such as Volkswagen Group Italia spa, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceuticals, LIDL supermarket chain, Car Garantie Ag, ARAG Insurance, DAS, Douglas perfumes shops Italy, Hangartner Logistic and many more in logistics and transportation, as well as companies from other countries, like Honda car company, which has established its logistic centre here.
The great geographical location, excellent infrastructure (highways, railroad and airport) allow us to work only 1,5 hour by train far from Milan downtown, 1 hour by train from Venice, 3 hours by train from Rome downtown, less than 2 hours by plane from most of the European capital cities (Frankfurt, London, Paris, Amsterdam) and 1,5 hour by plane or about 4 hours by car from Munich.
Thanks to excellent flight network, we can easily fly to eastern European capital cities or fly intercontinental to USA, Latin America or Asia.
Verona is an international crossroads for the transport of goods across Europe, served by the European logistic facility Quadrante Europa (NDR inserire link) and by the new market for perishable goods such fruit, vegetables and flowers (Verona Mercato spa).
Verona is also very popular among tourists, for its history dating back thousands of years, and also for its celebrated monuments. The city is near Lake Garda, a popular resort for tourists who come to see the Operas staged open-air at the Arena, Verona’s ancient Roman amphitheatre. There is also an ancient Roman theatre which is also famous for its theatrical events, jazz and music open-air shows held during the summer months.
Verona has a low level of unemployment; the average citizen has a good disposable income and a high standard of living, as well as a high standard of education. The excellent geographical location of the city means that Verona is not only a nice place to work in but also a nice place to live. Lake Garda is only half an hour away, the sea beaches just a two hour drive and it takes about 2 hours to reach the South Tyrolean Dolomites Alps or 3 hours to reach Kitzbühel or Arlberg skiing resorts in Austria.