Italy is virtually surrounded by beautiful sceneries whether you travel North, South, East or West. The Alps in the North offer breathtaking views of rocky mountains and snowy peaks. The small village of Cortina d'Ampezzo (2-3 hour drive north of Venice) is a true gem hidden in the beautiful valley surrounded by the Dolomites mountains. A prestigious winter ski resort, Cortina is equally beautiful in the summer. For more info you should visit If traveling North west you will get to Le Cinque Terre, which means Five lands. Le Cinque terre stretch along the west coast (Tirrenian coast) of Italy and include the five towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The rocky beaches and the picturesque villages of Le Cinque terre that dominate the sea are of unparalleled beauty. Traveling south past Florence and Rome, you reach the very popular  Amalfi Coast, rich in history, Mediterranean culture, and natural beauty. The town of Positano is only second to Venice as the most romantic place to visit in Italy.

With all of its bountiful scenery, Italy is a fantastic place for a road trip. From dramatic windswept peaks in the Alps to the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy has a wealth of beautiful landscapes that you can explore. Your itinerary can take any number of shapes and forms, but be sure to plan your route ahead of time to make the most of your time. Resources like ViaMichelin can help you map a route and Auto Europe's Italy road trip planner offers trip suggestions along with virtual drives of the roads you can tour in real life!