The most beautiful Italian routes to experience with a rental car
Summer is approaching, and with it, the desire to travel, discover hidden places, and experience new adventures. For this reason, the typical road trip is becoming more and more popular every year, taking advantage of the comfort and autonomy that only a rental car can offer.
Italy Car Rent, an Italian company that offers advantageous car rental solutions in the main Italian airports and train stations, suggests 6 unmissable itineraries for a car trip to discover the wonders of our country.
The tour of Lake Garda
Easily reachable from Bergamo airport, Lake Garda offers an extraordinary variety of landscapes that include ancient villages, beaches, and imposing mountains, making it a blue paradise at the foot of the Alps.
You can travel around the lake counterclockwise along the eastern Gardesana, starting from Desenzano del Garda, admiring attractions such as the Scaligero Castle and the Catullo Caves in Sirmione, before continuing towards Riva del Garda and Salò.
A dive into the wonders of Sardinia
But Italy also offers car travel itineraries among the beaches and flavors of Sardinia, the favorite summer holiday destination. Once you arrive at Alghero airport, you can visit the north coast from Cala Gonone to Santa Teresa di Gallura, the south from Cagliari to Costa Rei, and the west from Porto Torres to the wonderful town of Oristano, tasting the typical flavors of Sardinian food and wine.
Along the Dolomites’ road
The Dolomites’ itinerary is a unique experience for those who love driving in the mountains and want to enjoy spectacular views of the Italian Alpine arch. Along the 180 km of road, you can admire the natural beauties of the Dolomites, which are among the most beautiful and fascinating mountain ranges in the world.
After landing at Verona airport, the route starts from Belluno and passes through Cortina d’Ampezzo, a famous ski resort. Then it continues towards Dobbiaco, where you can admire one of the symbols of the massif: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which represent an unmissable attraction for hiking enthusiasts.
Road trip to discover Salento
Puglia, especially the Salento area, is an ideal destination to organize a 7-10 day car vacation. Landing at Bari airport, you can visit Ostuni, Avetrana, Alberobello, Lecce, and Otranto, up to the renowned Gallipoli on the Ionian coast, relaxing on the beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Pescoluse.
Sicily: the best car routes
Sicily, which has always vied for the top spot as a favorite destination for summer holidays with Sardinia, could not be missing from this list. Starting from Palermo airport, you can choose between different stops, such as from Palermo to the Zingaro Nature Reserve, to San Vito Lo Capo and the Temple of Segesta, to end in the beautiful city of Trapani.
On the road in Tuscany
Let’s not forget the wonderful Tuscany. The road trip along the Chiantigiana is a panoramic route that crosses the Chianti Classico area, famous for its hilly landscapes, medieval villages, and wine production.
From Pisa airport, the route starts from Florence and continues along the SS222 road crossing places such as Greve, Panzano, and Radda, before arriving in Siena.
Along the way, you can admire breathtaking views and taste the typical products of the region, such as ricciarelli, pici, or panforte. A stop in Siena is a must to admire its medieval treasures, such as the famous Piazza del Campo and the Duomo, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this historic city.
These are just some of the itineraries that Italy Car Rent offers for your summer road trip in Italy. Choose the one that suits you best, book your rental car, and set off to discover the wonders of the beautiful country!