The Italian coast on the road

Travel by car on the Italian coasts
7 October 2021, Redaction

With 7,458 km of wonderful landscapes, the Italian coast is a fantastic holiday destination. And just because the summer has past, doesn't mean you can't take a break to enjoy it. Here at idealista we've decided to show you some of the best places on the coast to visit on wheels. 

road trip on the Italian coast means being able to enjoy an unpredictable holiday, capable of surprising you each and every day in a new way. You can be a leaf on the wind, with total autonomy and without obligations. You can travel hundreds of kilometers at your own pace , without ever getting tired and then fall in love with a single destination and comfortably spend several nights in one of the holiday homes.

Choose your travel companions, pack your bags and fill up with petrol; we'll take care of the itineraries ...

Amalfi Coast on the road

On the road on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi state road 163, also known as the "Blue Ribbon", is one of the most evocative and panoramic roads in Italy. The SS163 connects the villages of the Amalfi Coast, perched overlooking the sea, and offers unmatched views down to a coast so beautiful that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your car you can move freely between Positano, Praiano, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare and other breathtaking villages, stopping at every bend to take a souvenir photo or at any staircase down to the beach to dive into the sea.

Sicily on the road

On the road on the Valley of the Temples
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If you have the time, we would recommend that you just visit every single corner of the Sicilian coast. However, if your time is limited, you should choose the stretch of coast that goes from Agrigento to Palermo. This road trip goes through some truly exclusive places such as Scala dei Turchi, the Valley of the Temples, the Zingaro Reserve, the promontory of San Vito lo Capo up to the regional capital.
Warning: the shocking beauty of the journey will force endless stops and may prove addictive!

Salento on the road

On the road in Salento

If you are going to list the most beautiful routes along the Italian coast to visit on the road, you cannot leave out Salento, the Maldives of Puglia. The sea will frame your road trip among villages, nature and paradisiacal landscapes, with a thousand shades of blue, turquoise and emerald out your window.

You could start from the small but famous town of Porto Cesareo making your first stop on the Caribbean white beach of Punta Prosciutto, continue through the coastal villages passing the splendid Portoselvaggio Natural Park until you reach the pearl of the Ionian: Gallipoli. You can go down to the southern end of Salento and let your heart be carried away in Leuca. Or go up the Adriatic to Otranto to be moved by its history, its colors, and its flavors.

Sardinia on the road

On the road in Sardinia
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Traveling through the alluring scent of myrtle and the rich colors of cork, accompanied by the constant presence of one of the most beautiful sea views in all of Italy, you will find an unforgettable experience, which would put any holiday in tropical paradise to shame. Sardinia will meet all your needs and also many more.
One of the routes best suited to a road trip is Gallura: about 100 km of pure visual poetry. The most strategic starting point is Olbia, reachable both by plane and by ship. To get there, ferries to Sardinia depart more frequently from the cities of Genoa, Livorno, Piombino, Civitavecchia, Naples, Trapani and Palermo.  
Discover the Costa Smeralda passing through Porto Cervo, Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura and the island of La Maddalena.

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