Is an Italy road trip calling your name? If you’ve visited the biggies like Rome, Venice and Florence, it’s time to travel on a boomer road trip to Northern Italy that’s slightly off-the-beaten-path. Fly into Milan, then come along with us on a road trip to Italy that includes delightful stops in unexpected Italian destinations. From our headquarters at Lake Como, we’ll explore Orta San Giulio and Bergamo. Then we’ll move on to castle accommodations at La Tavola Rotonda and a day in Italy’s Motor Valley. You do want to drive a Ferrari, right? We’ll spend a day on the coast at Cinque de Terre before peeking behind Lucca’s walls. Are you curious about where Michelangelo found all that marble for his statues? You’ll find out as we explore a Carrara marble mine. And the grand finale? Spending a night in Southern Tuscany at the Sovana Hotel and Resort. Now that’s a road trip Northern Italy style.
Italy Travel Planning Resources
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Even though it’s a fairly small Italian town, truly exploring Milan could take an eternity thanks to its charming side streets and profound history. But if you find yourself in Italy’s fashion city with little time to explore, we’ve got a few tips to make the most of out of your visit in northern Italy. Click on: Visit Milan to read more about our experience.
Charming Orta San Giulio
Are you looking for an off-the-beaten-path village on a lake in Northern Italy that oozes charm? Orta San Giulio is an easy day trip from Lake Como. Click on: Charming Orta San Giulio to read more about our experience. You’ll definitely want to include Orta San Giulio in your Northern Italy road trip.
Visit Medieval Bergamo
The upper town of Bergamo is a medieval city that continues to thrive. It’s a long day trip from Lake Como but definitely worth the time and effort, so add be sure to add Bergamo to your northern Italy road trip itinerary. Click on: Medieval Bergamo to read more about our experience.
Adventure in Italy’s Motor Valley
After test driving a Ferrari and visiting the Lamborghini Museum in Italy’s Motor Valley, we continued our luxury travel in Northern Italy with a stop at La Tavola Rotonda, an exquisite hotel to rest and reflex on our Italian dream car. Click on: Adventure in Italy’s Motor Valley to read more about our experience.
Visit Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre isa beautiful area and a worthy addition to your road trip in Italy. Located on the Italian Riveria, this coastal town couldn’t be any more picturesque. Click on: Visit Cinque Terre to read more about our experience.
Any Italian road trip would be incomplete without a stop in beautiful Tuscany. Click on: Visit Tuscany to read more about our experience.
Apps for Italian Travel
Apps are as essential to travel as our suitcase these days. With all the information you could need at your fingertips, traveling has never been so efficient. Click on: Apps for Italian Travel to read more about our recommendations for a norther Italy road trip.
Our nine-day boomer road trip began in Milan and ended at Civitavecchia where we boarded Seabourn Sojourn for an Atlantic Crossing, Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. We shared the cost of a private van and guide (Claudia Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours) with our boomer friends, Jack and Sue. Claudio hauled our cruise luggage in the van, which saved us the cost of shipping luggage (enough for 21 days including numerous formal nights) to the ship.