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Map of italy by region

I think you will agree with me that if you were looking for the best car routes to travel around Italy you have come to the right place, am I wrong? Go saving because after this article you are going to put me an apartment in Cinqueterre I said, get paper and pen … here we go!

The first of the car tours in Italy that I am going to bring you is a spectacular 12-day tour of Northern Italy starting in Venice and ending in Milan, traveling through authentic Italian gems such as Bologna, Verona, Bergamo, the mosaics of Ravenna, Padua, Ferrara and the lakes of Garda and Como. A great trip.

Throughout this spectacular itinerary through northern Italy we will visit incredible places such as the Villa of Balbianello at the foot of Lake Como, the Chapel of the Scrovegni in Padua, the villages of Burano and Murano, sunsets like the Castle of San Pietro in Verona, among many other places … this route is full of moments and its route would be like this:

The first half of the day will be spent visiting Ferrara (0h 58min). We will have lunch at Il Mandolino Trattoria. After lunch we head to Ravenna (1h) and see the churches with mosaics that are: Basilica di San Vitale, Mausoleum of Gala Placidia and San Apolinar in Clase. We go to sleep in Bologna (1h).

Political map of italy

What we do know for sure is that traveling to Italy on your own means a before and after in the travel experiences of any foreigner who chooses this corner of the world. We do not know a single person who has not loved it. We came back completely in love with its people, its food and its cities. Shall we start?

We recommend the car option, only if you are going to make a route through nearby countries such as Croatia or France. Keep in mind that parking in cities like Milan, Florence or Venice can cost you a lot of money, since the downtown area is restricted to vehicles or is payable.

The big question you will ask yourself when organizing a trip to Italy. As always, it will depend on the days you have available and what you want to see, but we believe that 7/8 days is the minimum you need to enjoy this Mediterranean country.

To travel around Italy we recommend using the train, it is the best option. The stations are located in the center of the cities, besides being a comfortable and inexpensive transport. Calculate that a trip between Milan and Venice has a price of about 20 euros in modern high-speed trains. Check prices and availability on the Trenitalia website.

Italy tourist map

Continue the route by car, now in the Chianti region, famous for its wines. In the afternoon you will arrive in Florence and you will have time to stroll through its historic center. Book your hotel for the night in Florence. For dinner we will recommend a real gem: a local restaurant, very good and cheap.

The route continues this day to Venice. For this, you can continue with the rental car but we recommend you to go by train (in the Detailed Route we will give you the website and directions so you can book it without problems). Upon arrival you will have time to visit St. Mark’s Square and surroundings. Overnight in Venice.

Recommended route to stroll through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Venice: San Polo, Dorsoduro and Santa Croce. Night in Venice.  We will recommend several local restaurants, especially to try the “cicchetti”, Venetian tapas bars very famous among the locals but unknown to most tourists!

Recommended route to visit the historic center of Milan. At the end take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful village of Portofino. Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.

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