Rome is one of the ?must see? destinations of the world. Its mixture of amazing cuisine and perfectly preserved ancient history, is a traveller?s dream. Most tourists head straight to Rome and never venture out of the city itself. There is so much to see and do nearby and many miss out on the culture in the surrounding areas.
To help you make sure you see the true Italy, as well as the usual destinations, European car rental experts Autoclick, have put together this full, 10 day itinerary, especially for your Rome road trip. Discover the natural beauty of Italy?s lakes and mountain ranges. Explore some of the forgotten villages that surround the city of Rome, and taste the best dishes Italian cuisine has to offer.
Your 10 Day Rome Road Trip
Day 1: Land at Leonardo Da Vinci airport and pick up your car rental. Set off to your first destination of Lake Bracciano, where you can check into your first hotel of the trip.
Once you?re all settled, take a walk around the picturesque lake and explore the nearby towns. The Chalet del Lago is the perfect place to grab some food after a long day travelling, and offers stunning views of the lake.
Drive time: 40-50 minutes
Lake Bracciano, photo credit: Roberto Ferrari via Flickr Creative Commons
Hotel suggestions: Hotel Villa Clementina Spa & Ristorante or Albergo Relais I Due Laghi
Day 2: Spend the day exploring the nearby towns or head off on one of the many adventure tours on offer. The Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano is an amazing 15th century castle, perfectly restored and offering amazing views of the town.
Day 3: Hop in your rental car and make your way to your next destination, Calcata. Once you find your way, check into your accommodation and set off to explore for the rest of the day. Take a wander to the Valle del Treja, the perfect place to get back in touch with nature and discover some stunning waterfalls, parks and rolling hills.
Drive time: 30-40 minutes
Calcata, photo credit: Alessandro Bonvini via Flick...