Ranking of the most beautiful roads in Italy

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Joel Fulleda

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The journey is not only the destination, but also the journey that you take to reach your destination. Our beautiful country gives wonderful views from everywhere, and traveling certain roads by car, motorbike or bicycle can be a truly suggestive and memorable experience. So let's see the ranking of the most beautiful roads in Italy!

25 - Coastal road of Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Where it is: from Sistiana to Miramare
  • How long is it: 11 km

The Trieste coastal road is one of the main ones access routes to Trieste. Its about 11 km long construction dates back to 20s 1900s. The panorama focuses on splendid Gulf of Trieste.

24 - SP510 of the Eastern Sebino, Lombardy

  • Where it is: from Pisogne to Iseo
  • How long is it: 15 km

Road with a limit of 70/90 km / h that connects the lower Vallecamonica with Brescia, passing through the magnificent area of ​​Lake Iseo in the villages of Pisogne, Vello, Marone, Sale Marasino, Sulzano, Iseo. The provincial road especially in the section in front of Monte Isola offers truly memorable views.

23 - Road from Cortina to Selva, Veneto - trentino-alto adige

  • Where it is: from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Selva Val Gardena
  • How long is it: 59 km

Beautiful itinerary that unites the regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, to be done in every season even if it is much more impressive in the snow. Some of the municipalities crossed are Costadedoi e Corvara.

22 - Route of the Romanesque, Piedmont

  • Where it is: from Asti to Tonengo
  • How long is it: 35 km

The Romanesque Route is one of the 4 routes of the Monferrato Asti wine route, in Piedmont, as well as its central part. It borders to the south with the city of Asti and to the north with the plain of the river Po. Le colline I'm from medium altitude.

21 - Strada Todi - Orvieto, Umbria

  • Where it is: from Todi to Orvieto
  • How long is it: 41 km

Wonderful hilly road that connects Todi and Orvieto, two very important historical centers for Umbria. The road passes through villages such as Tordimonte e Pontecuti and alongside the Corbara Lake and Tevere river.

20 - Viale dei Cipressi, Tuscany

  • Where is it: Castagneto Carducci
  • How long is it: 5 km

Street in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci (Maremma Livorno) which connects the oratory of San Guido with the historic village of Bolgheri. The avenue is a very long straight road surrounded by imposing secular cypresses. The poet Giosuè Carducci lived for many years in this area.

19 - State Road 693 of the Lesina and Varano Lakes, Puglia

  • Where it is: from Poggio Imperiale to Vico del Gargano
  • How long is it: 60 km

Very important road artery for the Gargano and very panoramic: it laps the lakes of Lesina and Varano, giving away unique views a two steps from the sea.

18 - La Valnerina, Umbria - Marche

  • Where it is: from Terni to Muccia
  • How long is it: 89 km

This splendid road begins in town of Terni and, passing through the Marmore waterfalls, reaches the province of Perugia. From there it continues its path, crossing over into the Marche region. Especially in spring it is possible to admire expanses of flowers that take your breath away for their beauty.

17 - Panoramic road Taormina - Syracuse, Sicily

  • Where it is: from Taormina to Syracuse
  • How long is it: 120 km

Splendid Sicilian stretch overlooking the Ionian Sea and which passes through the municipalities of Giarre, Acireale and Augusta. You can admire evocative places and truly breathtaking views.

16 - Via Tiburtina Valeria, Lazio - Abruzzo

  • Where it is: from Rome to Pescara
  • How long is it: 216 km

Ancient road built by consul Marco Valerio Massimo around the 286 BC. and today little known, but always of great charm. Some sections do not follow the original route.

15 - San Bartolo Park - Marche

  • Where it is: from Gabicce to Pesaro
  • How long is it: 16 km

The panoramic road that crosses the Monte San Bartolo Natural Park and that unites Gabicce to Pesaro is a true cross between art and nature. We recommend a stop at medieval village of Gabicce Monte, To Vallugola bay and village of Casteldimezzo.

14 - Otranto coastal road - Santa Maria di Leuca, Puglia

  • Where it is: from Otranto to Leuca
  • How long is it: 47 km

The SP 81 is one of the most scenic roads in all of Salento and Puglia, as well as one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. The road is close to the sea and passes through beautiful areas like Porto Badisco, Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro.

13 - Panoramic road of the Crete Senesi, Tuscany

  • Where it is: from Taverne d'Arbia to Sinalunga
  • How long is it: 40 km

Wonderful hilly route in the province of Siena, south east of the city, along the via Lauretana. Set design by cypresses, Leonia Castle, village of Mucigliani: one beauty after another to be admired on two wheels if possible.

12 - Cinque Terre coast road, Liguria

  • Where it is: from La Spezia to Chiesanuova
  • How long is it: 19 km

Provincial road that crosses the Cinque Terre National Park. Starting from La Spezia and through a long tunnel, you will reach the side of the Cinque Terre, enjoying a unique panorama.

11 - Panoramic road of the Strait, Sicily

  • Where is it: Messina
  • How long is it: 10 km

Discovering the north sea of ​​Sicily, a stone's throw from Calabria: the panoramic road of the Strait SP43 bis overlooks the sea for incredible views.

10 - Statale 340 Regina, Lombardy

  • Where is it: from Como to the border with Switzerland (Valsolda)
  • How long is it: 50 km

Lombardy again, this time from Como going up towards the Swiss border: we are talking about the state road 340 Regina, which for a while alongside Lake Como. The road largely follows the route of the ancient Via Regina.

9 - Stelvio State Road, Lombardy - Trentino-Alto Adige

  • Where it is: from Piantedo to Bolzano
  • How long is it: 225 km

The SS 38 dello Stelvio connects Valtellina with Val Venosta, passing through the Pass of the Stelvio located at 2.758 masl. From Val Venosta it then continues to South Tyrol, up to Bolzano. In particular, going up towards the Stelvio it is possible to immerse yourself in nature and admire the surrounding mountains.

8 - South Coast Panoramic Road, Sardinia

  • Where it is: from Teulada to Santa Margherita di Pula
  • How long is it: 22 km

Wonderful Sardinian panoramic road that offers unforgettable views on sea, On beaches nature of this incredible region. Along the way they meet very interesting villages from a historical point of view, like Nora.

7 - Strada Sorrentina, Campania

  • Where it is: from Pompeii to Castellamare di Stabia
  • How long is it: 11 km

Road that connects theA3 Salerno - Reggio Calabria motorway with the Sorrento peninsula. The route is truly breathtaking and is particularly popular with motorcyclists.

6 - La Valvestino, Lombardy

  • Where it is: from Capovalle to Gargnano
  • How long is it: 28 km

An authentic little-known jewel of Lombardy: we're talking about Valvestino, valley that connects the Sabbia Valley / Lake Idro with Lake Garda. The Valvestino road extends over the splendid artificial lake, with its blue colors and inlets that recall the Norwegian fjords. Near Gargnano, the lake culminates with theimposing dam. As we will see, the beauties of Lake Garda do not end here ...

5 - Overview of Zegna, Piedmont

  • Where it is: from Villanova Biellese to Bocchetto di Sessera
  • How long is it: 44 km

Biellese provincial road very popular with motorcyclists. It culminates in Bocchetto di Sessera, at almost 1.400 masl, giving beautiful views and flanking theOasi Zegna, a nature reserve of over 100 km2.

4 - Road of the Three Umbrian Valleys, Umbria - Marche

  • Where it is: from Arquata del Tronto to San Giovanni di Baiano
  • How long is it: 70 km

Despite the recent sad events of the earthquake, the SS 685 of the Tre Valli Umbre remains one of the most beautiful in Italy. Built in the 70s, it forms a corridor between the Adriatic Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are 3 tunnels with a length of more than 4 km each.

3 - Great Dolomites Road, Trentino-Alto Adige - Veneto

  • Where it is: from Bolzano to Cortina
  • How long is it: 110 km

Road with extremely suggestive panoramas that runs through Trentino-Alto Adige and reaches Veneto. Inaugurated in the 1909 and initially built for war purposes, the state 48 today it is one of the most famous in Italy

2 - Amalfi Coast, Campania

  • Where it is: from Positano to Vietri sul Mare
  • How long is it: 40 km

Street overlooking the Gulf of Salerno and which is included in the list of assets UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a world famous route for his naturalistic and landscape beauties.

1 - Strada della Forra, Lombardy

  • Where is it: Tremosine
  • How long is it: 5,8 km

Incredible road, considered by many among the most beautiful in the world. It combines it splendid village of Tremosine with the coastal road of Lake Garda, and is almost legendary: built about 1 century ago to join the then isolated village of Tremosine to the lake, it is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Italy. The gorges, the small tunnels, the rock and the Brasa stream are of a disarming beauty. Not recommended for campers and large cars.

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