5 of the most beautiful driving routes in Italy, who you are sure will win
Some are captivated by this amazing country with its stunning cuisine, scenic views and atmospheric sea coast, others are impressed by ski resorts or small towns where you can wander for hours, looking at the architecture and attractions. But for those who want to cover everything at once and for a moment feel like a real Italian, we advise you to take a car and drive through the famous Tuscan hills, Alpine meadows, olive groves and, of course, vineyards, not forgetting on the way to look at the local taverns. We have chosen the most picturesque car routes that will not leave you indifferent.
Where to go to the connoisseur of wines and traditional specialties? Of course, in Tuscany, where on the basis of Sangiovese grapes produce the famous Italian wine Chianti. However, those who are not so interesting wine theme, too, will have something to do in this area. Cozy cities, preserved from the times of knights and beautiful ladies, ancient castles and monasteries, wineries and creameries, endless wheat fields, vineyards, olive groves and even the Villa of the Medici family — all this can be seen if you go on the road Chianti, connecting Siena and Florence.
The Amalfi coast
If you have not admired the beauty of the Amalfi coast at least once, then consider that you have seen almost nothing in my life. To fill this gap, go to the South-West of Italy and there, not far from Naples, on the Peninsula of Sorrento you will find a picturesque route that goes up the mountain serpentine to the lemon groves and medieval towns, and then descends directly to the bays and sandy beaches. It is really an unforgettable sight.
Colorful Sicily is worth to travel it up and down, believe me, every time you will discover something new. It is here that you can find picturesque beaches, original cuisine and quite a harmonious neighborhood of ancient Greek monuments with new buildings and buildings decorated in the Baroque style. In addition, there is the only active volcano in Europe, which deserves special attention. To enjoy the local beauty, we offer to go straight along the East coast from Messina to Syracuse, on the way inspired by the views of mount Etna and the incredible Taormina.
Who hasn’t heard of this beautiful lake in Lombardy? It is here that like to relax celebrities and people whose wealth is many times higher than the average person’s income. Aristocrats knowingly chosen this place, located in the North-West of Italy, 40 kilometers from Milan. The lake is surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Alps, luxury villas of 18-20 centuries, medieval churches and ancient castles. It is here that you can walk in the evenings along the promenade and imagine how noisy balls and leisurely promenade ladies and gentlemen of high society were arranged here.
It is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe, located in the North-East of Italy and listed as a UNESCO world natural heritage site. These mountains are not in vain called the most amazing architectural creation in the world: their color is painted from white to pink-red hue depending on the time of day. Start your journey in South Tyrol, in Bolzano, then drive through lake karezza and the Catenaccio mountain range straight to the valley of Ampezzo. Unity with nature and strict architecture of medieval towns will make you forget about the pressing problems and think about something more important.