There’s a lot to love about taking an Italy road trip, one of the most beautiful countries in the world that’s best seen from the road and away from the crowds. From north to south and coast to coast, driving in Italy takes you through breathtaking countryside views, incredible mountain scenery, through charming small towns, picturesque seaside vistas, and bustling cities, all with the freedom to define your own adventure.
Florence - San Gimignano: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
San Gimignano - Rome: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
Venice - Pisa: 3 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
Pisa - Florence: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
Florence - Assisi: 2 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
Assisi - Rome: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
Cinque Terre means Five Lands (in Italian), and this popular area offers five miles of rocky coast with five small villages (born in the 11th Century as fortresses) overlooking the sea, in the midst of two capes with hundreds of miles of beautiful paths. It offers a unique landscape with twisting coastal footpaths with breathtaking views; beautiful beaches with crystal transparent waters plus old churches, sanctuaries and castles.
Umbria, the only Italian Region having neither a coastline or a border with other countries, is characterized by hills and historical towns such as Assisi (a World Heritage Site associated with St. Francis of Assisi), Norcia (the hometown of St. Benedict), Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Città di Castello, Orvieto, Castiglione del Lago, Narni, Amelia, and other small cities.
Tuscany is a vibrant, lush and alluring region. From all-time favorite, San Gimignano and Cortona, to lesser known gems like Massa Marittima, Pitigliano and Anghiari, each one has its own distinctive atmosphere. Visitors come to Tuscany for many reasons - Be it the art, the countryside, the food or the wine, there is no shortage of things to see and do. The only question is where to begin.
The mild climate, the splendor of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make the Amalfi Coast and Neapolitan Riviera, the fascinating territory that it is. It offers a sea with intense colors and coasts packed with bays, coves and rock faces plus ancient pathways, some of which date back 2,000 years.
Adored by romantic poets as well as statesmen and royalty, the beautiful Italian lakes are stunning, with mountains that descend to meet the lakeshore and pretty lakeside towns. They are embedded with fishing villages, medieval castles, Renaissance palazzi and neoclassical villas, ancient ruins, and sumptuous gardens spilling right down the water's edge.
One of the pearls of Southern Italy, Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot." Sicily is rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the archeological area of Agrigento, the famous Valley of the Temples, and Syracuse with the Necropolis of Pantalica. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s most active volcanoes.
The Italian Riviera is a spectacular coastline on the Ligurian Sea extending from the Italian-French border to Capo Corvo, near La Spezia and offering luxuriant mountains to the north and east, and the sapphire blue Mediterranean to the south and west with medieval hilltop hamlets, panoramic vistas, vibrant seaside villages and unspoiled beaches.
With one of the most extensive systems of roads and highways in the world, clocking in at over 10,000 miles, Spain is very easy to traverse by car. Major highways (autopistas and autovías) connect all of Spain`s 45 mainland provinces with one another, and they can be found in the Balearic and Canary Islands as well. Let us help you find your ideal Spanish road trip that`s tailored to your desires.
France is not just Paris, but fortified towns with elaborate chateaus and castles; Roman ruins and religious monasteries; verdant vineyards and sunflower fields; magnificent mountains and the warm Riviera sunshine and so much more. With its beautiful winding country lanes, it’s not hard to understand why taking a France road trip tops so many bucket lists around the world.
Traveling by car is perhaps the best way to experience everything Croatia has to offer. Our self-drive vacation packages take you where air, train, and ferry simply cannot. Whether you want to explore the Croatian islands, Dalmatia, the Plitvice Lakes, the Kvarner Gulf, Istria, or the nation`s capital, Zagreb, there is at least one great self-drive vacation package that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Customize your own Croatia journey by car today!
From half-timbered houses and fairytale castles, to dark forests and bustling cities, Germany offers an amazing culture and landscape. The country is large with plenty of adventures to be had and incredible sites to be seen. Driving in Germany is the perfect way to see as much as you possibly can amongst spectacular scenery that will leave you spell bound for more.
Rome - Sorrento: 3 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Sorrento - Naples Airport: 1 hr. approx.
Italy boasts the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. With 51 designated cultural and natural landmarks, it makes up over 5% of UNESCO’s global list. From Dolomites and historic centers of Florence and Rome to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, the Italian sites are ideal travel destinations for anyone seeking out history, art, and culture.
Italy offers the perfect combination of food, wine and people that can’t be beat, and it’s a must for any lover of wine and culture. The country boasts thousands of vineyards found in many of its regions which produce hundreds of famous varieties of wine, from the bold reds in the hills of Tuscany to crisp sparkling wines in the northern lakes region, and one-of-a-kind varietals at rustic island wineries in Sicily.
There’s no greater expression of a culture than the food people eat. It defines a culture, and in Italy, food is life...and food is love. Regional, seasonal and as fresh as possible, Italy’s cuisine is hearty, satisfying and made with heart. Italians are the masters of creating simple dishes that sing with flavor. From haute cuisine to street vendors, Italy’s food is authentic and surprising - pizza and pasta are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the diverse array of unforgettable food.