With picturesque scenes, rustic villages, charming weather, historic cities and craggy coastlines that Italy has to offer, the best way to explore these terrains is to opt for a road trip. Road trips are great, you not only get to see the unprovoked places but you can bask in the glory of being so close to the beauty that nature offers. Here are some best possible road trips that you can choose from for your Italian adventure.
Places to visit in Italy by road:
On road to Tuscany
Tuscany is the perfect place to start your road trip in Italy. This beautiful place offers some of the best wine in the world. Start from Florence and drive down to the wine region of Chianti, which will take you around 30 minutes. Continue your journey from Strada to Siena and you will reach your coveted wine region. Don’t forget to get a taste of Italian wines and dine in some of the best restaurants that this place has.
This beautiful lake district should make up for your road trip list because of the view that Lake Como offers. The stunning villas and rustic villages by the lake is a perfect spot to explore the small town of Bellagio. This can be a treat to your eyes. If the rough mountains and mystic blue waters aren’t enough to lift your spirits, then go take a hike up the Brunate Funicular and get mesmerized by the view. And yes! Shop till you drop from the local shops which offer silk clothing, as it’s a huge industry in Como.
A Sicilian drive
If sea, sand and sun are your love then a Sicilian road trip is a must, then white sands and windy shores can be a perfect escape to indulge in the warmth and peace of one of the favourable beach destinations in the world. Start from Palermo and move towards Zingaro Nature reserve through the hilly terrains. Then get a car which has best off-road tires so that wobbly paths don’t get to your way of adventure. You can always stop for a night and enjoy the dreamy beaches, piercing blue water, breezy weather and the undeniable magnetism of the medieval towns.
Drive down to Amalfi Coast
Towards the southern part of Sorrento peninsula, you will find one of the most charming coastlines that stretch near Naples. The medieval hamlets lined down the hillside and the cliffs overlooking the sea. Therefore this stretch is so magnetic that it made its way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. You can stop by and enjoy the splendour of the hillside gardens, appealing paths and get lost in the age-old history of the Valle dei Mulini, a gorge consisting of old watermills.
The Road to The Dolomites
A few hours drive off Venice will lead you to Cortina d’Ampezzo. And from there you can drive down to Falzarego Pass which will land you in Bolzano through the beauty of the Alpine landscape. The Dolomite mountain range is the perfect road trip to engulf in the lush greenery of the Alpines. You can always take some time and stop by to get a view of the villages. Then go for a hike to heighten your body, mind and soul.