by British Automobile Association (Author)
You are tootling along Italy’s bucolic SS502, olive groves to the left of you, vineyards to the right of you, the rosemary-scented breeze in your hair, a picnic basket of focaccia, provolone, prosciutto, and a bottle of sangiovese in the back seat. All you need is a spare week, a charming companion, a rental car, and Frommer’s guide to the pleasures of touring Italy by car. Italy’s Best-Loved Driving Tours provides 25 motoring itineraries–all with easy-to-follow directions; quick approximations of how many days and miles/kilometers from start to finish; plus maps, photos, and descriptions of the highlights along the way, including coastal fishing villages, medieval towns, fortified hamlets, grand cathedrals, recommended walks, scenic passes, local shops, formal gardens, festivals, and historic sites. Some books serve as an inspiration and others as practical guides; this one does both.