Verona Porta Nuova
The station is characterised by a difference in level between the external piazza and the tracks. This structural factor has had a determinant effect on the distribution of its services, which are organised following a very rigid functional scheme: on the same level as that of the external piazza, the Travellers Building was used for services addressed to the public, while on the upper level, that of the tracks, was dedicated to the various railway services.
The metal roof-structures sheltering the platforms are in the Liberty style, while the roof of the central block and the two lateral wings are made of reinforced concrete. The skirting boards of the internal walls are clad with marble from the Verona district, while the floors are mosaic tiled, with ceramic tesserae.
During the 1990s some major structural and functional changes were made to both the exterior and the interior of the station, such as the addition of new glass-walled volumes on the piazza and altering the main front.
• the basement floor, occupied by railway structures;
• the ground floor, consisting of various buildings including the Travellers Building, while the side adjacent to Piazza XXV Aprile houses commercial activities and passenger services, and the other building structures on the west side are occupied by technical rooms and offices;
• the track level, used chiefly for travel services and some commercial activities;
• the first and second floors, which contain offices.
The station has recently undergone restructuring works, with resulting renovation of its building structures and furnishings.