If after several trips in the south of Italy and its center, you decided that this time you are going to the north – there is no doubt that a unique experience awaits you, different and different from anything you know. Italy is a long country, so you can certainly feel (and hear) the difference between the south and the north. If you are flying to the north, it is likely that your flight will be direct from Tel Aviv and you will arrive at Milano Airport (Aeroporto Di Milanoo Malpensa). Already here you will have to decide if you want to spend your travel days only in Milano itself or if you also want to rent a car and go on trips in the area. You should know that if the goal is to spend time only in the city, there is no point in renting a car because it will be possible to get from place to place with Milano’s excellent public transportation. On the other hand, if you want to get to know the area where Milano is located, which is highly recommended, don’t give up a rental car. The rented car will give you the opportunity to see any interesting place, from important (and beautiful) cities like Verona or Venice to small villages that you can pass through on the way. In addition to that, of course when you rent a car you can be much more spontaneous and you are also not dependent on the operating hours of the trains in the area.
The classic route in the region of northern Italy naturally includes a trip from Milano itself to the city of Romeo and Juliet, the lovely Verona. The distance you will have to travel is not particularly great – it is a total of 156 km, about two hours of travel. In addition, the road is networked with modern and fast highways so that the drive itself will be pleasant and comfortable in all seasons. What’s more, if you were thinking of entering the city with the rented car Verona, you should think again. Driving in an unfamiliar European city is completely different from driving on a highway, therefore, if you can park your car at the entrance to the city and move from there using public transport (and in all major cities in Italy you can do this) it is very much worth going for it. , the old town of Verona is relatively small and it is likely that it will be very difficult for you to find parking here, so you would do well to give up this challenge in advance. After a trip of several hours in the charming Verona, you can return to the car and from there continue towards Padova. It is admittedly a small city Relatively speaking, but it is a real celebration, especially on the weekends. There is a lovely city market here, a beautiful entrance that is worth visiting and also aimlessly wandering the city streets can be especially relaxing, beautiful and romantic.
After your visit to Padua, it is highly recommended to get back into the rental car and drive for only 50 minutes (a distance of about 40 km) to the most romantic city in the world, Venice. Do not get confused: you cannot enter here with the car because you must park it at the entrance to the city, Although the search for parking can be exhausting, it is worth the investment. Although you should prepare yourself for the crowds of tourists that you will surely meet at every corner, but at the same time, you can be sure that you will not be able to forget Venice. Its charm is evident from the very first moments, because Where else in the world can you see a city floating on water? Also, the food is great and the locals, despite all the tourists that visit them every year, are pleasant and kind.
If there is a place worth getting to by car from Milano, it is of course the area of Cinque Terre, or in free translation into Hebrew – the five lands. These are five magically beautiful villages located on a stunning rocky coastline, so the drive along them is particularly beautiful. What else you should know, is that despite the beauty and the experience of driving in such a lovely area, it would be worthwhile to park the car and also walk. You can’t really be in the Cinque Terre region without walking the beautiful path that goes by the name: Via Dell’Amore. There are no other romantic places like this in the world and the trip on this path is going to thrill you, whether you will be in a couple group or whether the children will come with you for the experience. The distance from Milano to the Cinque Terre region is about 230 km, about three and a half hours of travel, but it is worth every meter.
There is no arguing that you will not be able to see all the most beautiful places in the Milano area in one trip, and this is actually your excuse to return again and again to beautiful Italy. What is worth taking into account, is that there are some details that are important to pay attention to when you want to rent a car in Milano. First, almost always if you make the reservation online before the trip and not at the airport you can pay less, so it’s worth it. Second, not everyone is aware of this, but in Italy, as in many other European countries, the default in the automotive world is a vehicle with a manual transmission. Therefore, if you want to get an automatic car, it is very important to find out that this is exactly what you are ordering and you should check it again with the receptionist who gives you the car. In addition, whether you are traveling to the Milano area or whether you want to travel elsewhere in Italy, you should consider the issue of insurance. If it is important to you to travel, enjoy the road and know that no matter what happens you will always have insurance, you are right. What this means is that when renting a car it is very important to get the most comprehensive insurance offered to you, simply because the second option can be very problematic. It is true that sometimes the insurance is more expensive than renting the car itself, but on the other hand, it is not really the place to save money and we are sure that you do not want to find yourself in a foreign country, after an accident and without comprehensive car insurance.