The five roads not to be missed in Italy for a long weekend

From the Ghisallo Pass, descending along the Cimini Mountains, until you reach Montalbano’s Sicily. has selected the best itineraries for the last long weekend of 2019.

The church of Madonna del Ghisallo in Magreglio, Italy. Pope Pius XII proclaimed the church to be the universal patroness of cyclists.

Ghisallo Pass, in the Larian Triangle

Bordered by the two branches of Lake Como, it is here that there is also the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo, at 754 meters above sea level. The patron saint of cyclists ideally accompanies the journey also of the riders, who can stop here to admire a modern museum where the deeds of the great as Bartali and Coppi are narrated. The best way to get there? The panoramic climb from Bellagio.

Lake Scanno, the water mirror in the shape of a heart

Ideal destination for a couple of lovers who, between a bend and the other, can see this beautiful lake in the shape of a heart. Scanno is the city of gold: here you will find many craftsmen who make jewelry of rare beauty. How to reach Scanno? Passing through the Forca d’Acero, which connects Sora to Opi, passing through a splendid – and very dense – Apennine forest.

Monti Cimini: the lake and the beech wood

An ancient volcano, its lake and a gastronomy to make your mouth water. In the area of the Cimini Mountains, it is worth stopping at Lake Vico, at an altitude of 507 metres. The mountains also “host” 60 hectares of beech forest, which in this period is tinged with the beautiful shades of autumn. Between one bend and the next you can’t miss a taste of game, first courses with meat sauce and typical desserts.

Caprarola latium village panorama – landscapes in province of Viterbo – Italy

Calabrian coast, between villages and crystal clear sea

About 200 km of linear roads from the Riviera dei Cedri to the Costa degli Dei. Very popular in summer, in autumn this route offers the advantage of less crowded roads. A different way to discover those places that are mainly destination of seaside tourism, but not only. Along the way, you will come across famous villages such as Fiumefreddo Bruzio or the imposing Sanctuary of San Francesco di Paola. It is a must to taste the ice-cream truffle of Pizzo, famous and appreciated all over the world.

In Sicily, on the roads of Montalbano

The fiction starring Commissioner Montalbano, born from the pen of Andrea Camilleri, has given enormous visibility to Sicilian territories hitherto little known. A destination for hordes of seasonal vacationers, these places are also a paradise for centaurs. From Porto Empedocle to Scicli, passing through Licata and Gela, you travel about 150 km, admiring much of the southern coast of Sicily that alternates with characteristic villages.

Devi essere registrato per inviare un commento Entra o registrati