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Passionate About Road Trips – Find the Best in Italy

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In this article you will find out more about the best of Italy’s roads and ways to enjoy your trip.

Italy offers a great variety of landscapes: from snow-capped peaks, deep coastlines to historic towns and majestic lakes. It doesn’t fail to impress us when it comes to well-maintained roads either.

Roads to Tuscany

We find that the best way to discover Tuscany is by car. Rent a car to freely discover Tuscany region. The area is made up of small towns and villages that are best traveled to by car. You can rent a car right from the airport. The landscapes encountered on your way will make your day.

Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa.

Find the treasures of Sicily on your road

Sicily is famous, among other things, for its food and Palermo, its biggest city, regularly features as one of the street food capitals of the world. Sicilian food has been influenced by the many civilizations that lived on the island.

Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.

Amalfi Coast and its stunning view

From Agerola to Positano, on top of the Amalfi Coast. It is a well known hike but still allowes a nice atmosphere and we really recommend you to enjoy this amazing sight of the Amalfi Coast from above. Between the Sea and the Mountaints – “Mare e Monti” – is the spirit that you will feel. You arrive by taking the bus from Amalfi to Agerola, and then following the signs. It takes a couple of hours, is recommended to go only when you have at least intermediate weather (don’t worry, the misty clouds most probably will vanish after you started the walk), and wear at least sport shoes with grip. Also always good to bring some water and rain or sun protection. And your photo camera.

Lake Como – Best Roads

Surrounded by Alpine peaks and wooded hills, Lake Como (Lago di Como) is the most picturesque of Italy’s northern lakes. This leisurely one-day drive, which takes in elegant art nouveau villas and lush waterfront gardens, is best undertaken in April and May when the area is awash with spring colour.

Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

The Great Dolomites Road

This mountain road crosses the Dolomites passing through the South Tyrol, Trentino and Veneto.

The Grande Strada della Dolomiti connects up Bolzano and Cortina d’Ampezzo. I’ll describe the route here starting from Bolzano but obviously it can also be done in reverse, starting from Cortina.

In some sections it is very narrow and steep with hairpin bends and requires you to drive with great care. I would advise against driving it with a trailer attached to your car.
A great many panoramic points and car parking areas give you breathtaking views over the Dolomites around you.

You can see the majority of the main Dolomite peaks from the Great Dolomites Road and for this reason I advise you to take a whole day over these 110 kilometres of tarmac road so that you can stop as often as you want to admire the view, go for a little stroll and enjoy the splendours of this mountain world.



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