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Italian Highlights Road Trip

Milan - Verona - Venice - Bologna - Florence - Siena - Rome

Expect on your Italian Highlights Road Trip Itinerary

Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
ACTIVATE MAP Stages6 km999 h/stage2.0

Best months to drive Italian Highlights Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Italian Highlights Road Trip in Italy?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 300EUR drive & more 113EUR sleep & more 440EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 841EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,141EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 540EUR drive & more 150EUR sleep & more 704EUR eat & more 384EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,238EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,778EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 720EUR drive & more 188EUR sleep & more 1,144EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,908EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,628EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,800EUR drive & more 225EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 733EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,533EUR
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Italian Highlights Road Trip Itinerary

Italian Highlights Road Trip undoubtedly ranks among the most captivating road trips in Italy. It is a superb opportunity for tourist. Milan, Venice, and Bologna are places that you will have a chance to explore. The trip described in this article was planed for 8 days of travel, however, you can easily complete it in 6. There is also a possibility to extend your road trip, especially if you are charmed with the allure of the region. The itinerary takes 999km and there are around 2.0 hours daily on the road. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s start set out!
number of days 8 number of days
route length 999 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During Italian Highlights Road Trip, travellers will spend a lot of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to admire breathtaking natural landscapes. The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a wide selection interesting places. Italian Highlights Road Trip will definitely attract travellers who are into Italy’s culture. Travellers who are searching for historical sites will have a great option to see a multiple of these during the trip. If the urban life is what interests you the most, no worries, the journey also passes through plenty of cities. In spite of the fact that the trip is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers. While in Italy, the accident level is moderate, and you will be moving on the right. The period between April and June are the recommended months for the road trip.

START Milan

Distance 999 km Driving time 12.2 h Pace: fast Airports MXP
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Your journey starts at the Milan Malpensa Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Milan - Brescia - Verona

Distance 202 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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2 Verona - Padua - Venice

Distance 122 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Venice - Ravenna - Bologna

Distance 233 km Driving time 4.0 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Bologna - Florence

Distance 108 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Florence - Siena

Distance 76 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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6 Siena - Rome

Distance 259 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Italian Highlights Road Trip Summary

Surely, our journey idea gave you multiple inspirations for your future holiday excursions.
We’ve presented you with a bunch of useful pieces of advice that can be readily expanded with your own creative travel ideas.
If travelling by car is your plan when moving around Italy, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of elements to be mindful of to ensure safety. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who are considering renting a vehicle or renting a camper.
There are a number of road regulations to be remembered while driving around Italy. When moving around Italy in a car, try to stay away from spirits at any expense. Holidayers should remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is extremely low and cannot exceed 0.5‰. Exceeding the maximum allowed speed limit, which is 50km/h, around the city streets may lead to speeding offence. In non-build-up areas, travellers can travel at the maximum allowed speed of 90km/h. While on highways, you can travel at the speed limit of 130km/h. In order to stay safe, we recommend equipping your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and driving with your headlights on at daytime.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. The total expenses during the whole itinerary are dependent on the budget option that you choose. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 7 stages while travelling around Italy can equal as much as 113 EUR. You should take into consideration that economy accommodation options will cost roughly 440 EUR. Holidaymakers should also remember about the fact that they will spend about 288 EUR for restaurants and food in this option. Travellers will have to pay approximately 300 EUR if they aim for the cheapest car hire option as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be around 841 EUR without car hire and 1,141 EUR with car hire.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 150 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should bear in mind that the expenses can amount up to approximately 704 EUR. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost more or less 384 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of about 540 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay approximately 1,778 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend more or less 1,238 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 2,628 EUR for travellers who are considering vehicle rental and 1,238 EUR for those who do not need a rental car. Travellers who would like to cover the itinerary in a premium rental car should expect a cost of about 720 EUR. In the top standard version of the road trip, the gasoline cost will be up to more or less 188 EUR. Drivers who are considering top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay around 1,144 EUR for hotels and more or less 576 EUR for food and restaurants.
Our trip is also a thrilling opportunity for all camper enthusiasts. If you choose this travel means, you should expect the costs of around 1,800 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline expenses for the whole tour, they will amount to roughly 225 EUR. Travellers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay around 220 EUR for overnight stays and more or less 288 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the mentioned details in a simple way.
The period between April and June is great to visit the part of Italy mentioned in our Italian Highlights Road Trip. There are countless thrilling road adventures that are available on our website if you like Italian Highlights Road Trip. The wide spectrum of trips will definitely come up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Italy

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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