Touring Italy: Top road trips

Autoclick provide the best quality rental cars at competitive rates, allowing you to plan the ultimate road trip across the beautiful landscapes of Italy

By Autoclick
Published 2 Dec 2016, 12:00 GMT

Needing no introduction, Italy is home to millennia of history, a mixture of architectural styles, iconic cuisine and stunning landscapes. While the main tourist trail is well-trodden, there is plenty more to Italy than the usual hotspots. The open road gives travellers the freedom and opportunity to discover the vast Italian countryside like no other experience.

From the gently sloping vineyards of Piedmont in the north to the rocky coves in Sardinia, via the Tuscan hills and Sicily's rugged volcanoes, Italy's landscape is beautifully varied, and home to some of the most exciting roads in Europe. The winding roads along the Amalfi Coast offer everything a petrol head could want from an Italian road trip. With spectacular vistas and vibrant towns and villages, this coastline near Naples is one of the best ways to truly experience Italian culture.

For those looking to sample all of the tastes and smells of classic Italian cuisine, Tuscany is a food lover's paradise. Enjoy alfresco dining whilst watching the sun set over the rolling Tuscan hills. Starting your journey in Florence, the cultural hub of the region, the stunning green and gold of the Casentino Valley winds to the ancient town of Arezzo, offering an unforgettable journey all year long.

Towards Switzerland and Austria are the Italian Lakes, whose dramatic slopes, elegant resorts and peaceful fresh air have made them beloved beauty spots for centuries. The timeless beauty of Lake Garda is a major draw, but its closeness to to nearby cities including romantic Verona and the breath-taking canals and bridges of Venice make it a must on a road trip.

The beauty of a road trip is the freedom to explore at your own pace, and to pull over, step out of your vehicle and take in your surroundings at your leisure. Getting behind the wheel is the best way to see the diverse landscapes and cultures of this charming country.

Autoclick offers the freedom and flexibility to discover your own Italy on the open road, allowing you to experience your trip, your way.

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