Buying a classic car is more than just a purchase. It can be the culmination of a dream, whether you’ve saved up to get one, or restored an old vehicle from scratch. With decades of car insurance experience, we understand the desire to take your new vehicle out on the road, and there are many places in the world to explore. Even if you don’t have a classic car, it’s still worth taking a road trip to a different country, as you can rely on bespoke rentals.
Going on a car-related adventure is all about location, and travelling to Italy is one of the best options. It’s the home of some of the most famous automotive manufacturers in the world, ranging from Alfa Romeo to Ferrari. Whether you’re driving in your own car or a rental, we’ve come up with a list of the best Italian destinations to travel to while you’re on the road.
Grande Strada Della Dolomiti
The Great Dolomites Road has some of the best natural scenery in Italy, featuring rugged mountain passages and rolling peaks. The road runs from Bolzano to Cortina d’Ampezzo. There are lots of beautiful spots, such as Val Badia, a large valley that’s a favourite for skiers in the winter. At the end of the Dolomites you can stop in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is full of interesting museums like the Rinaldo Zardini Paleontology museum.
A Tuscan Adventure
Go on a romp through the Tuscan countryside, stopping in Chianti for some wine tasting. It’s worth taking the back roads to Siena, a place that’s centred on a majestic Duomo. For a better look at the landscape, drive east to the Val d’Orcia, featuring emerald hills and gorgeous cypress tree forests.
Experience the Abruzzo wilderness
The region of Abruzzo is considered the greenest region in Europe, home to three national parks. These parks are protected and contain rare wildlife such as the Apennine wolf. Drive up the twisting trail of the Campo Imperatore, a highland area overlooked by Corno Grande, the highest peak in the Apennines. If you’re looking for somewhere to stop then the town of Sulmona is ideal. The town is famous for confetti and is set beneath the Montagne del Morrone.
An ocean view from the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is famous for the stunning ocean view, lush greenery and golden beaches. The winding roads are a treat for drivers who like to challenge themselves. There’s a collection of picturesque towns dotted along the coast, from the sea side town of Amalfi, to the hilly Sorrento that sits in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.
A jaunt around Lake Como
Lake Como is an idyllic location surrounded by wooded hills and peaks. Several beautiful villages can be found in the area, including Bellagio and Tremezzo. Bellagio is home to the gothic Villa Melzi d’Eril and Tremezzo has the 17th-century Villa Carlotta. The latter villa has spectacular gardens that can be explored at your leisure.
Italy is a beautiful country that’s full of life and adventure. Have you been on an exotic road trip before? Let us know via Twitter.