Do you love travelling in freedom, without schedules and constraints? Give yourself a luxury driving tour: 10 itineraries to do at least once in life.
Italy is a must-visit country for many reasons: from north to south it amazes for the beauty of nature and enchanting landscapes, the charm of the most iconic cities in the world, the small villages that stood still in time, the excellence of its products, the quality and variety of its cuisine.
There are many reasons to travel in this country, especially if you can move freely choosing the stops and how much to stop. A driving tour can satisfy this need, why not choose an Italian luxury car, a symbol of excellence of Made in Italy in the world?
From dramatic landscapes of snow-capped Alps to the sunny Mediterranean coast, from the rolling hills of Tuscany to the volcanic lakes of Central Italy, from the most world-famous cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan to the ancient villages surrounded by nature, Italy offers a variety of experiences for every traveler’s taste.
You can relax in coastal villages and paradise-like beaches, explore ancient ruins and monuments, shop for fashion and design items, or enjoy outdoor activities.
Italy is a foodies’ paradise, famous for its welcoming culture and friendly, hospitable, and passionate people, with a rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and many of the most famous artistic masterpieces in the world.Discover luxury driving tour experiences in Italy❯
10 driving tours in Italy: why travel on luxury car
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In a country where every corner is an attraction to discover, choosing a driving tour is the best way to travel in complete freedom, and it becomes even more exciting if you can drive a car that represents the iconic symbol of luxury and Italian style.
Driving a Ferrari, a Maserati or a Lamborghini is an experience that satisfies all the senses, even more if you can visit the most beautiful locations of the peninsula: a dream to be realized at least once in your life.
A driving tour aboard a supercar is an exclusive opportunity to know and experience the best that Italy has to offer to its visitors, in a dimension in which pure luxury is combined with the various aspects of Italian products of excellence, be it art, wine, gastronomy or hospitality.
10. Luxury driving tour experience in Italy: Tuscany
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Dream Italy realizes the dream for you, creating unique itineraries, personalizing them to your needs like a custom-made dress, to offer you a unforgettable experience to live, love, taste and dream.
Among the proposals could not miss a tour in Tuscany: no other region will give you the emotion of driving inside an ancient painting. Winding country roads that cross hills, vineyards and fields of sunflowers, small medieval villages, unique art cities in the world, incomparable scents and flavors of the products of the earth.
The first day you will leave Florence heading towards Chianti Classico and along some of the most beautiful roads of this region: you will then end the day in a charming Thermal Castle in the heart of Montalcino.
Next morning you can enjoy the view from the sky thanks to a private balloon flight. Later you will leave for a great tour of the Val d'Orcia, UNESCO world heritage site.
High-level food and wine experiences will contribute to enrich your stay: the next day you will be transferred to Rome in a luxurious Limousine.
9. Luxury driving tour experience in Eastern Liguria
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The Eastern Ligurian Riviera is associated with high cliffs and small fishing villages perched on the sea. Depart from La Spezia and make your first stop in Porto Venere, a small jewel overlooking the Gulf of Poets, with its colorful houses, the Castle and the small island of Palmaria, UNESCO World Heritage.
Continue to the Cinque Terre to immerse yourself live in some of the most famous landscapes in the world: leave your car in Monterosso and get transported by train to Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, iconic Ligurian villages, a true symbol of Italian beauty.
Stop in Sestri Levante to relax on the beautiful beaches of Baia delle Favole and Baia del Silenzio and stroll through the alleys of the island, the oldest part of the city. Then head to Portofino, the most elegant and exclusive village in Liguria.
Continue to Camogli, overlooking the Paradise Gulf and from the quaint harbor take a ferry to reach the San Fruttuoso Abbey. Finally take all the time you need to visit Genoa and discover its ancient history of Maritime Republic, its palaces, its museums and the most characteristic districts.
8. Luxury driving tour experience in Western Liguria
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The Western Liguria is a rich natural and cultural heritage that lies between sea and mountains. Historic villages, enchanting beaches, breathtaking landscapes, gastronomic specialties: a geographical area that reserves many surprises both along the coast and inland.
Starting from Genoa, famous for its port, its historic center and its UNESCO heritage buildings, you can take the highway in the direction of Ventimiglia.
As a first stop stop stop to visit Varazze, a lively town near the sea, with a very impressive old town, colorful houses and an ancient city walls. Nearby, for lovers of nature and hiking is the Beigua Natural Park.
If you want to spend some time on a lovely beach you can make a stop at the Baia delle Sirene, between Savona and Spotorno: protected by a high overhanging rock, it has a fine dark gravel and crystal clear waters.
Continuing towards Ventimiglia we find Noli, an ancient seaside village that retains its medieval charm, with its walls, the castle and the Romanesque cathedral.
A few kilometers away is also worth a visit Finalborgo, surrounded by walls and characterized by narrow streets and squares: from here you can walk to the Napoleonic path, which offers a spectacular view of the sea and the surrounding mountains.
The next stop is Alassio, a popular seaside resort famous for its sandy beach and its elegant and lively center. Walk beside the famous wall that preserves the tiles signed by famous people.
If you love art, stop in Bussana Vecchia, a village that after the depopulation was occupied by a community of artists.
Then enter the inland valleys to the border with France to discover Triora, a mountain village that preserves in every corner the memory of witches and events that led them to be tried and executed on charges of practicing black magic.
Finish your trip to Ventimiglia, the last city of the Western Riviera before the border: visit the modern part on the coast and the ancient part on the hill. A few miles from Ventimiglia, don’t miss the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, an 18-hectare park that houses over 6000 species of plants from around the world.
7. Luxury driving tour experience in Italy: from Rome to Milan
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Another exclusive proposal by Dream Italy: we start from Rome to head towards Florence and finally Milan, with an experience on the F1 circuit. You can drive for two incredible and intense days, about 1000 km on roads that explore Tuscany and the beautiful hills surrounding Pienza and Volterra.
The next day you will leave Florence to reach the cliffs of Liguria, exploring the ancient roads overlooking the sea, until you reach Portofino.
From here you will enter the mountains of the Apennines in the direction of Emilia Romagna for a unique culinary experience. Your day will end at your hotel in Monza: the next day an unforgettable driving experience awaits you on the F1 track, where you can do seven laps per person with various types of cars.
6. Luxury driving tour experience in Lake Como
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The famous lake with two branches, the Comasco and the Lecchese, is a treasure trove of beauty to be discovered slowly at the wheel of your car. Take time to visit the Como side, the Lecco side, the Larian Triangle and the high lake, to enjoy a variety of very different landscapes.
Start from Como, always the most important capital of the lake: go up the lake passing through an area where are located the most luxurious villas owned by Vips. After Brienno go through what is considered the Noble Branch, a succession of wonderful villages and dream villas. Make a stop at Menaggio, the most beloved location of English tourists.
Head up to the north of the lake and don’t miss Rezzonico, Dongo, Gravedona and Domaso, ancient villages that exude history. Once at the top, begin to descend: visit Colico and its fortresses, then stop at the ancient Abbey of Piona, the characteristic village of Corenno Plinio, and then Bellano to admire the famous Orrido.
The next unmissable place is definitely Varenna, with its wonderful Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero, its Walk of Lovers, literally suspended over the lake and the panoramic Castle of Vezio.
Lecco is also a quiet town not to be missed: finally you can conclude your tour of the lake in the Larian Triangle: Bellagio is the main center, set of unforgettable films and commercials, beloved by Hollywood stars and celebrities, enchants with its lakefront, its villas and its luxurious parks.
5. Luxury driving tour experience in Italy: from Monaco to Rome
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On this Dream Italy tour you will cross Italy from north to south, in a totally customizable itinerary through some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country.
On this tour you will cross Italy from north to south , in a totally customizable itinerary through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.
From Nice airport you can fly by helicopter to Monaco: here you will board on a supercar of your choice, and drive through the entire Ligurian Riviera through its stunning views: you can stay overnight in Portofino, one of the most exclusive places in Italy, and then return to drive and visit the Lamborghini factory in central Italy.
From here continue to the fascinating Tuscany, stopping in Siena or Florence. Whatever your route to Rome, it will include fine dining experiences, thanks to which you can discover regional traditions and excellent Italian products.
4. Luxury driving tour experience in Rome and Castelli Romani
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The area of Castelli Romani is not far from the capital and is a holiday destination for Roman nobles since ancient times: an almost obligatory destination to complete a few days holiday in Rome. There is nothing better, after admiring the wonders of the Eternal City, than disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of the city to immerse yourself in the bucolic landscapes and the slow rhythms of the hills.
As a first stop we choose Castel Gandolfo: a place known for being the summer residence of the popes and elected among the most beautiful villages in Italy, offers a panoramic view of the volcanic lake of Albano. In addition to the seventeenth-century Papal Palace are absolutely worth seeing the church of San Tommaso da Villanova and the Villa of Diocletian.
A short distance from Castel Gandolfo we find another town that is worth a visit: Ariccia is famous especially for "porchetta" and "fraschette", the typical taverns of the Roman castles, an ideal place for a break dedicated to gastronomy. Also the architectural beauties are worth a visit: Palazzo Chigi, the church of Santa Maria Assunta, the monumental bridge. Here you can also find the Regional Park of Castelli Romani, an area of great natural interest.
A small pearl not far away is the volcanic Lake of Nemi: the homonymous village is famous for strawberries and for the museum that preserves the remains of two ancient boats of Roman times.
On the road to Frascati, stop in Grottaferrata to visit the ancient abbey complex of Byzantine origin: in Frascati sit in the cool of the taverns to enjoy a glass of white wine, before visiting some of the most famous villas of the Roman castles, Like Villa Aldobrandini or Villa Falconieri and stroll through the streets of the old town or in the park of Villa Torlonia as did illustrious personalities such as Goethe, Mark Twain, Stendhal, Emile Zola.
3. Luxury driving tour experience in Italy: from Venice to Monza via Alps
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This itinerary goes from Venice to Monza through Italy, Switzerland and the wonderful landscapes of the Alps. You can do it with Dream Italy.
The most fascinating part of this itinerary is given by the demanding mountain roads that will take us through the Dolomites, among the majestic peaks famous all over the world: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Lake Misurina and Gardena valley.
The following day you will cross the most beautiful streets of the Stelvio National Park to reach the characteristic village of Tirano.
Here you will find one of the most beautiful Alpine trains, the Bernina Red Train, which climbs through woods, lakes and glaciers up to high altitudes and reaches St. Moritz. Here your car is waiting for you.
The next day you will leave for the third and last day of driving: we will head towards Lake Como along the left bank. Your final destination is Monza: the next day will be dedicated to an unforgettable experience on the track with GT cars.
2. Luxury driving tour experience in Dolomites
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Start from Bolzano to take the Great Dolomite Road to Cortina d'Ampezzo: through this wonderful panoramic road you can admire unique places in the world.
Then pass through Lake Carezza, at the foot of the Catinaccio. Continue towards Canazei, the jewel of Val di Fassa, and then climb to Passo Pordoi, which connects Trentino with Veneto. From there the next stop will be Passo Falzarego, at the foot of Monte Lagazuoi, from here you can get off at Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps.
From Cortina continue on the state road SP49 to reach Lake Misurina and Lake Antorno, then reach the Rifugio Auronzo, which will be the start of your hike or bike around the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the symbol of the Dolomites.
If you still have days, you can continue your tour by returning to Cortina and heading towards Dobbiaco: on the road you will find the beautiful Lake Landro, at 1400 m altitude, and further on Lake Dobbiaco.
If the beautiful mountain lakes with crystal clear waters have not yet tired you, you can continue to Monguelfo and head towards what is definitely one of the most famous lakes of the Dolomites: Lake Braies.
Passing by Brunico and Bressanone, two very characteristic places that are worth a visit, you reach Chiusa, a place from which you can enter the Val di Funes, an enchanted valley where some of the most picturesque villages of the Dolomites are located: visit Santa Maddalena and San Pietro, with their enchanting views of the Odle.
From Chiusa you can also head towards Ortisei: take the cableway to the Alpe di Siusi and enjoy one of the most photographed views of the Sciliar and Sassolungo, a true symbol of South Tyrol famous all over the world.
1. Luxury driving tour experience in Chianti and Val d'Orcia
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Chianti is located in the center of Tuscany: it is an area rich in history, art, beautiful landscapes and gastronomic products of high level: a territory where time has stopped, made of ancient villages, castles, farmhouses, cultivated fields and vineyards.
You can leave from Florence after admiring its beauty: head towards Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio, perched with its walls and towers on top of a hill.
Drive through sunflowers fields, hills covered with olive trees, rows of vines and cypress paths to reach Volterra: discover its Etruscan origins and its thirteenth-century buildings, then set off again in the direction of San Gimignano, the "hundred towers city", a treasure of architecture and art along the Via Francigena.
On the road to Siena do not miss Monteriggioni, a scenic medieval village surrounded by its ancient walls. In Siena get lost among the alleys and palaces of the historic center, among the rich museums and its wonderful Duomo.
From Siena leave for the Val d'Orcia, its cypresses and the nectar of its vineyards: Montalcino awaits you with its famous Brunello, the mystical atmosphere of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, the enchanting Pienza, Rocca d'Orcia with its fourteenth-century fortress, the ancient village of Bagno Vignoni with its thermal waters and much more: time seems never to be enough to see all the beautiful views that this land offers.