Italian road trip

Italian road trip made easy

 Guest Post by Yvonne, a young and passionate, travel and fair fashion blogger from Germany. She has a dream to live and work remotely full-time. She traveled the world for 2 years and shares her experiences and stories on her blog willascherrybomb“. Here, she wants to give some useful tips for your upcoming Italian road trip. 

On a tour of Italy you will find everything the vacationer heart desires, be it the beautiful Mountains of the Dolomite’s, the beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast, all the way to the picturesque Venice. In “Bella Italia” you will also get your culinary delights and experience between pizza and pasta one of the most varied and beautiful countries in Europe! So here are some useful information for your next holiday in Italy.

Planning of an Italian road trip made easy
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For the Italian Road trip, it is good to have car on rent because it is the most flexible and fastest way through the well-developed road network. According to the size of your tour group, it is always advisable to rent a smaller car, as the roads, especially around the Amalfi coast are very narrow and this may be problematic for larger mobile homes. Also, you should check the providers online beforehand, as prices vary widely; For example, the price of providers at airports is much higher than in cities. Financially, for an Italy road trip you also have to pay the toll and insurance be included. Do you want to save money in your Italy holidays and still want to see several places and more time investment? Then, it is advisable to take the Italy round trip by long-distance bus. The journey through long distance Bus is quite economical; light on your pocket and you can simply book it online. Rather than money you have to invest more time, expect delays and be less flexible.

The perfect travel route for your Italy Road Trip
Dolomites Mountains
The beautiful view of Dolomites MountainsPhoto Credit: www.backroads.com)

An Italy round trip by car or by long-distance bus offers a variety for every vacationer. It can be very difficult to plan a trip because there are so many beautiful places. Here, I tried to help you out in choosing the perfect route for your holiday. The time length of this route is about 2 weeks, but you can be flexible with time also by varying the no. of place you like to visit according to your wish.

The Italy round trip starts in the Dolomites, leads south through the Amalfi coast to Isola Bella and then back to north again through Bari, San Marino and the trip ends at the beautiful Venice.

Dolomites Mountains

A unique mountain in northern Itly, awaits you. It features some of the most beautiful landscapes with 18 vertical peaks, deep and long valleys. The site also had witness the First World War. The UNESCO World Heritage site is the perfect start for your Italy round trip and offers itself for Hiking, mountain biking, photography or a few wellness days. 

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Colourful village of Cinque Terre
Colourful village of Cinque Terre
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A 5-hour drive by car takes you to the small, picturesque city of Cinque Terre, which translates to “five Villages “, on the Italian Riviera. These century old coastal villages are known for their colorful houses and are a must for every Italy road trip. Here you can do it A few days with good wine and Eat food.

Beaches of Amalfi Coast
Beaches of Amalfi Coast
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From Cinque Terre you’ll head to the famous Amalfi Coast, which passes through unique nature and the beautiful architecture of the coastal houses. This 50 Kilometers of coastline impressed by many small beaches that are excellent for a beach holiday, therefore, the Amalfi coast has already become one of the most popular Holiday destinations established in Italy.

Isola Bella Island
Isola Bella Island
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From the Amalfi Coast you have to take the ferry to Isola Bella, One Island in Lago Maggiore. Translated, Isola Bella is called “beautiful island”, what this island in a nutshell brings. This dreamlike place completes your holiday in Italy with the possibility to relax.

Historical street of Bari
Historical street of Bari
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Returning to the mainland you’ll be heading to the small town of Bari, which is mainly due to its architectural old town stands out. The Italian Road trip now has the mountains and the sea, the Cities reached part of the journey. In Bari you can explore the city, including a stop at the 11th century Basilica of San Nicola, which contains the remains of St. Nicholas.

A beautiful view from San Marino
mountain at Guaita Castle
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Another 5 hour drive will take you to the penultimate point of your itinerary in Italy, San Marino. It is the 3rd smallest country of Europe and an ideal for a small stop. In addition, there is also a lot to see in San Marino, the best known is probably the Castle Guaita. Located on a high mountain and from there you have an excellent view over the Landscape. To achieve this, you can still build a hike through breathtaking nature and finally ends on the mountain at Guaita Castle.

Venice; the city of romance
Venice the romantic city
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Finally, you end your Italy holiday in the romantic city of Venice. Its picturesque location, architecture and unique construction make it world famous. Every street and corner of the city is wonderful photo spots and with their amazingly unique ambience. So end your varied Italy round trip with a highlight. It is among the must visit city before it get disappear, because of rising level of Sea due to global warming.

An Italian road trip as a perfect holiday, offers through its stunning and beautiful scenery, in combination with the good and widespread transport network.

More travel tips for the perfect Italy holiday

Holidays in a foreign country can always be very exciting but with useful piece of information. On the Italian Holiday you should have a credit card that make you flexible with hotel or car rental bookings and you not need to handle a lot of cash. Italy is very well equipped with ATM’s, so you always have the Possibility to withdraw money or pay by credit card. Furthermore, it lends itself to Offline navigational maps like Offline Google Maps or Maps.me. With a SIM You can also surf the internet in the European Union. However, there can be problems with the connection, for example in the mountains of Dolomites, so you should download the offline map to be on the safer side. If you are looking your Italy tour within the holiday season, you should book your stay with hotels in quite advance. The offers steadily decrease due to the high number of tourists and the cheap alternatives sold out quickly.

Best travel time for an Italy road trip

In general, summer time from June to August is best for a holiday in Italy. As not only the Dolomites, but you can also enjoy the beautiful beaches at the Amalfi Coast. It is recommended to plan your trip during a little off season, as the prices increase during the holiday season and the selection of free hotels is smaller. If you are flexible in terms of time, the best travel time for an Italy round trip would be before or after the summer holidays. You can also visit the Dolomites in winter, while covered with snow  is an absolute eye-catcher and a paradise for photographers.

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