Car itinerary through Italy: From Milan to Switzerland, through the Alps
Could you enjoy a getaway any time of the year? We would like to suggest an unforgettable car itinerary for your winter getaway. Get ready! We're going on a road trip from Milan to Switzerland, through the Alps.
Start your adventure by touring Milan in your rental car
The starting point for our next getaway is Milan, the capital of the Italian province of Lombardy. You can pick up your vehicle as soon as you land in Malpensa or Bergamo and start your car itinerary by touring Milan from one end to the other. Did you know that Milan is the second most populous city in Italy?
"The city of fashion," it is also known, is well worth a visit of at least a couple of days. During your stay you won’t want to miss landmarks such as the Cathedral of Milan, the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the Milan Motorcycle Show, La Scala Theater, Sforza Castle, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the Triennale or Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca Di Brera art galleries.
Of course, we recommend you take a stroll around the Plaza del Duomo, the Plaza Mercanti and the Via Dante, some of the important spots in center city. Relax and unwind by drinking a cappuccino or sampling Milan’s culinary delights at a local restaurant.
The journey continues: Car itinerary from the Italian Alps to Switzerland
Once you've steeped yourself in Milan’s charms, it's time to resume your drive through the Italian Alps toward our suggested destination of Switzerland. To get there, you will have to cross the northern regions of the Trentino-Alto Adigeand Veneto. One of your mandatory stops is the region of the Dolomites. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009, this region of Italy’s Eastern Alps extends through the provinces of Belluno, Pordenone, Trento, Udine and Bolzano, and it cannot fail to captivate all those who visit it.
All along the length and breadth of this mountain range you will find beautiful landscapes such as those of the valleys of Badia or Di Fasa, and, if you so desire, you will have the opportunity to practice many outdoor activities such as hiking routes to enjoy the beauty of the natural landscapes. If you are a fan strong emotions, try the steep slope of the famous San Vigilio di Marebbe zip line, which is considered the largest in Europe. You'll reach a speed of 50 miles per hour!
The Dolomites will let you pick and choose from an entire catalogue of excursions. We suggest you drive along the legendary massifs such as the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the Sella groupor Marmolada. You will also want to take this opportunity to explore some of its tourist villages such as Selva di Val Gardena, Arabba, Rocca Pietore, Corvara in Badia, Ortisei or Cortina d'Ampezzo. They are definitely worthwhile.
What to see in Switzerland on your itinerary by rental car
The car itinerary through the Italian Alps is very exciting, and you can enjoy it for as many days as you like, since there are a thousand places to discover. Once you are underway from Milan to Switzerland and you have crossed the border, we recommend some interesting places to visit in Switzerland.
For example, the valleys of the Interlaken region, a commune located in the canton of Bern. This Swiss city has a lot to offer, as does Lucerne and, if you have time, Basel, Geneva and Zurich.
Care hire at Milan Malpensa or Milan Bergamo and getaway to Switzerland
If you are one of those who enjoy the pleasure of travelling at your own pace without being subject to public transport schedules, you will certainly relish designing your own road trip in Italy by renting your car at our office in Centauro Milan or Centauro Bergamo, and setting off for Switzerland via the Alps.
Renting a car from Centauro is the best option for discovering the countless points of interest in this transalpine region, while enjoying the autonomy and conveniences that having a car at your disposal allows. Your rental car itinerary from Milan to Switzerland is waiting for you! Rent your car at our office at Centauro Rent a Car Milan or Centauro Rent a Car Bergamo and enjoy it to the fullest with no worries.