Italy is one of those countries with endless discoveries and experiences. Home to some of the greatest foods, wines and cities, and some pretty unforgettable roads, it also makes some of the best luxury cars in the world. For many of us, a driving trip through Italy would be high up on the list of dream holidays. So why not make it even more of an adventure, and drive through some of the country’s most beautiful locations in an equally beautiful car? This is in fact possible with luxury rental car services such as Driverso. From Lamboghinis to Ferraris, with a rental company like Driverso you can create the ultimate bespoke experience, selecting not only the exact model of car, but also the exact pick up and drop off location that you want.
In a country that spans from the alps to the Mediterranean, there are countless epic drives to choose from, but we’ve picked our top three driving routes in Italy to give you some inspiration:
Stelvio Pass – Eastern Alps
In northern Italy, close to the Swiss border, Stelvio Pass (SS38) was originally built by the Austrian Empire in the 1800s. Today it features 75 hairpin turns, giving you unparalleled views over the Eastern Alps. This drive is best enjoyed early on a summer morning to make the most of an empty road. Just be sure to avoid the annual bike-only day in late August.
For this drive, we’d recommend a 4×4, such as the luxury Range Rover Vogue. With a crystal-clear sound system, and Adaptive-Front-Lighting, you can easily navigate the twists and turns of the alpine roads.
Tuscany – Central Italy
Tuscany is a place of rolling vineyards and some of Italy’s most significant cultural landmarks. Home to seven World Heritage Sites, and the wine region of Chianti, Tuscany as a whole boasts countless stunning vistas. Winding south from Florence to Siena, The Chiantgiana (SR 222) is probably Tuscany’s most famous scenic drive. Stop along the way to sample olive oil or finish your drive sampling some delicious Tuscan wines. Further south lies Val d’Orcia, an area so beautiful it’s now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
With its wide, open landscapes, Tuscany has to be driven in a convertible. We’d pick the Ferrari Portofino. With 600hp, and a retractable hardtop roof, you’ll be able to catch sight of Tuscany’s medieval hill-topped town along the drive.
Amalfi Drive – South Western Coast
Built by the Romans, the Amalfi Drive (SS163) winds between Sorrento and Amalfi. With one side of the road hosting dramatic coastal cliffs, and the other the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, it’s no surprise it’s been named as another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe, the dream car to hire would have to be the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. With its powerful V10 engine, and lightweight design, this super sports car would give you the ultimate Amalfi driving experience.
Whatever road you’re inspired to take, renting a luxury car it sure to make the trip unbeatable. Driveso is Europe’s leading luxury car hire service, with a huge fleet of cars to choose from. They make the booking process simple, with clear pricing and the guarantee of supplying you with the exact car you selected, dropped off directly to you by a professional driver.