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From the Amalfi Coast to Provence, IRMA loves exploring the countryside on a road trip
From the Amalfi Coast to Provence, IRMA loves exploring the countryside on a road trip

AMALFI: Take your car, some good music, a good friend and endless time to hit the road in your car. Great luxury lies ahead as you can go on whenever you like and stop when you see something interesting. Have a picnic and enjoy the view over the hills or listen to music while driving along the coast. These are my favorite roads which can be explored in a couple of days. Bon voyage!

Road Trip: Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Costiera Amalfitana, or Amalfi Coast, is widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages terraced into hillsides, precipitous corniche roads, luxuriant gardens, and expansive vistas over turquoise waters and green-swathed mountains. The coast’s most convenient access point is Salerno. On to Ravello, one of the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy, towards Amalfi with its scenic seafront setting, many cafes and shops.

Road Trip: Cornwall, England
With its whitewashed seaside villages and greener-than-green countryside dotted with Celtic ruins, the Cornish peninsula is a hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty. Start your tour in Penzance and drive through the Lizard Peninsula to Cadgwith, a fishing village of whitewashed thatched huts and pubs filled with men singing sea shanties, and on to Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland England.

Road Trip: The Romantic Road in Germany

Start in Augsburg, which is sometimes called the northernmost city in Italy due to the splendid Renaissance buildings and the many fountains you can find here, and drive all the way down via Landsberg to Steingarden. Visit the famous rococo-style Wies Church. Drive to Schwangau to visit the world-famous Castle Neuschwanstein. It’s the ultimate fairytale castle.

Road Trip: Route des Grandes Alpes, France
The Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road) is a 684 km long route trough the French Alps. This alpine road trip takes you from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean and includes some of the highest and most beautiful mountain passes in Europe. The route ends no more in Nice, but in the smaller and authentic village of Menton.

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IRMA travels the world, writes and illustrates the life she lives.

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