It can be a little overwhelming choosing where to go in Italy with your camper van or Class B RV rental. There’s not one region in the whole country that doesn’t have something special to offer! Read on for a breakdown of what you can find in some of the best spots for your road trip.
Tuscany – Soak up the art and architecture of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the majestic Duomo, before heading to Pisa to see the famous leaning tower. Don’t miss the stripped cathedral in Sienna! Tuscany has incredible countryside, making it the perfect place for hiking as well as finding fresh and seasonal produce or wine.
Lombardy – Situated in the north of Italy, Lombardy is home to many of Italy’s lakes including Como, Garda, and Maggiore. Head here to explore the quiet lakeside towns and relax in nature. You’ll also find the Italian Alps for outdoor adventures whatever the season, as well as buzzing cities like Milan, Italy’s wealthiest city and home to Milan Fashion Week, da Vinci’s Last Supper, and an incredible food scene.
Lazio – Home to Italy’s capital, many people head to Lazio to explore Rome’s ancient ruins. Must-sees also include Tivoli, dating back to 1215 BC, and where you’ll find the nature park of Villa Gregoriana, hiking in Monte Catillo, and stunning historic villas, as well as the ancient city of Viterbo. To escape to nature, head to the Apennine Mountains.
Campania – This region in the southwest of Italy is famous for its dramatic and colorful Amalfi Coast, traditional Neapolitan pizza in Naples, and ancient Pompeii with towering Mount Vesuvius in the background.
Umbria – One of the best activities in Umbria is truffle hunting, which can be done all over the region. Once you’ve gorged on truffle-covered food, visit the Marmore Waterfalls (the tallest man-made waterfalls in the world!) and go white-water rafting on the nearby Nera River. Visit Arezzo and Medieval Orvieto, and check out quaint towns and villages like Spello, Todi, and Citerna.
Liguria – The Italian Riviera is world-famous, but it’s not just for the rich and famous! This stunning coastal region is full of colorful buildings and cobbled streets in the likes of Cinque Terre, and bursting with history in medieval Apricale and the incredible pedestrianized village of Bussana Vecchia. Slow down in Varigotti and relax on the beaches in the colorful town set between the sea and the hills, or pull on your hiking boots and hike along the many trails in the region.