Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Info about scenic drives in Italy

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 10 March 2011)

Here are some links about scenic drives in Italy:

  • Amalfi Drive – Source: – "inspired travel starts here"
  • You Tube "Join the largest worldwide video-sharing community!" – Source: web site – In multiple languages
    • Amalfi Coast, Italy: A Cliff Top Drive – RickSteves — Aug 17, 2009 – Just south of Naples you'll find one of Italy's most beautiful slices of scenery: the Amalfi coastline. To take it all in, you'll want to follow the coast road and let someone else do the driving. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit
    • Scenic Drive - Passo di Giau in Italy – atmango — Nov 16, 2009
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SUGGESTION #1: you do not need to bring whatever book or magazine that you found a scenic drive or drives that you are interested in driving in Italy or Europe. You just photocopy the selected pages from whatever book or magazine and bring these selected pages with you to Italy. You do not want or need the added weight, bulk and inconvenience of carrying books and/or magazines when traveling around Italy.

SUGGESTION #2: Use your public library and check out a specific book about scenic drives in Italy. If you want to buy it later, please feel free to do so.

SUGGESTION #3: When driving in Italy, enjoy the drive and drive safely. You are not in a race to see and do everything, just take your time. If someone behind you is tailgating you, pull over at a safe place and let them pass you. My wife and I have seen cars, trucks and motorcycles pass on blind curves and across solid white/yellow lines. This summer, we witnessed an accident where one automobile rear-ended another small automobile with serious injuries. This accident occurred on a divided 4-lane road, on dry pavement and with sunny skies.

SUGGESTION #4: You do not need a full size map of Italy. If you are in a car and trying to unfold it to find out where you are at the moment and where you want to go, while you are driving, it can be very frustrating.

Maps for Italy come in all shapes and sizes. Just buy a map(s) or pick up a "free" tourist map or maps for the area of Italy that you will be traveling in. There are area maps of Italy: northern, central and southern. There are maps of just the regions of Italy and there are 2o regions. There are maps of the various provinces within the a region. There are city and town maps. And then, there are all sorts and combinations of on-line maps and GPS maps.

SUGGESTION #5: For those individuals that use GPS units or software (S/W) on a cell phone or laptop. There are subtle differences and I am going to mention just one or two. For instance, our mailing address is Gargonza 81, 52048 Monte San Savino (AR). If you enter our mailing address into a GPS unit, it will show you the town of Monte San Savino in the province of Arezzo and the location of Gargonza along the SS73 but NOT where we actually live unless you have our specific GPS coordinates. Unless the location is a "POI" (point of interest), just having an address may not get you there. It is critical to have the complete name of the street address.

Note: there are few if any directional aids (north, south, east or west ) on street/road signs. Unless you know in which direction a specific town/village/city is north of your current location when you are driving around or east or west or south, it may take you a while to find the town/village/city you are trying to find. Please note: There are many Italian towns and villages that have the same name. The main difference is their respective postal code and the region or the province they are located in.

We have met and know people in Italy that swears by their respective GPS units and we know people that have been "LOST" even with a GPS unit or SmartPhone.

That's it for Wednesday, 25 August 2010: mercoledì, 25 agosto 2010

Ciao, Ben

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(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 10 March 2011)

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