Italy is a land of great beauty and variety, with spectacular landscapes and historical monuments that have won the hearts of visitors from all over the world. Among the most photographed and shared places on social media there are:
il Lago di Braies,
il Tempio del Valadier,
il Ponte dei Sospiri,
Polignano a Mare,
il Duomo di Firenze,
Piazza del Campo a Siena,
le tre cime di Lavaredo,
le Cinque Terre.
If you are planning a trip to visit these places, use volvero to rent the most suitable vehicle for you in a comfortable and convenient way. You have the vehicle… now let’s take a look at these breathtaking places!
Lago di Braies
Il Tempio del Valadier
1. Il Lago di Braies
Lake Braies, located in the heart of the Dolomites in South Tyrol, is one of the most beautiful and iconic places in Italy. Also known as ‘Lake Prags’ in German, this beautiful turquoise colored body of water sits at an elevation of 1,496 meters and is surrounded by towering mountains and fir forests.
Perfect for photography and nature lovers, the lake offers numerous possibilities for excursions on foot or by mountain bike, and for those who really want to immerse themselves in the landscape, it is also possible to rent a rowing boat.
To reach Lake Braies, you can use the volvero vehicle sharing service to rent a vehicle and enjoy the journey along the panoramic road that leads to the lake. Once you arrive, it is recommended that you park your car in the paid car park and continue on foot or by bicycle. Alternatively, you can use the shuttle service available at the car park.
2. Il Tempio del Valadier
The Temple of Valadier, located in the Marche region, is one of Italy’s hidden jewels. Built at an altitude of 1000 meters on top of a mountain, this temple offers a breathtaking view of the valley below. The temple was built in 1828 in a natural area known as “Gola della Rossa”. Architect Giuseppe Valadier, who also worked on Rome’s Trevi Fountain, designed this neoclassical temple on behalf of Pope Leo XII.
The temple was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is located on the ruins of an ancient Roman temple. The Temple of Valadier is known not only for its architecture but also for its spectacular location. It is advisable to park the car in the village of Sassoferrato and proceed on foot or by bus available in the village.
Ponte dei Sospiri
Polignano al Mare
3. Il Ponte dei Sospiri
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of Venice. The bridge is located in the heart of the city, in the San Marco area, and connects the Doge’s Palace to the prison. Its name refers to the legends that the prisoners, who were led across the bridge from the prison to the courthouse, heaved a sigh as they took a last look at the city.
Actually, the name “dei Sospiri” was given to the bridge only in the 19th century, during the romanticism, when the bridge was seen as a romantic and melancholic place. Due to the huge influx of tourists, the bridge can get very busy during the summer months and during the carnival period. Since this is Venice, it is advisable to leave the rental car in a car park outside the city and proceed on foot or by vaporetto.
4. Polignano al Mare
Polignano a Mare is a picturesque coastal town in Puglia. Situated on cliffs overlooking the sea, this charming city is famous for its crystal clear waters, sea caves and beautiful beaches. Polignano was founded by the Greeks in antiquity but has undergone many dominations throughout history, which guarantees it a unique cultural heritage that can be discovered by visiting the numerous churches and historic buildings of the city.
The city also offers many beaches, including the Lama Monachile beach, a small pebble beach located under the cliffs of the old city, and the Cala Paura beach, a long golden sand beach located at the foot of the Aragonese fortress. Furthermore, Polignano is famous for its sea caves, such as the famous Grotta Palazzese, where it is also possible to eat with a romantic sea view.
Il Duomo di Firenze
Piazza del Campo
5. Il Duomo di Firenze
The Florence Cathedral (or Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), is the symbol of the greatness of the city of the Italian Renaissance. The construction of the cathedral began in 1296 and was completed almost 150 years later, in 1436.
One of the most spectacular features of the Duomo is its dome, one of the largest masonry domes in the world, built by Filippo Brunelleschi. To climb to the top of the dome, one must walk a series of narrow and steep ramps, which lead up to the top of the drum. From the top of the dome you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Florence and its surroundings. Once you reach the city with your vehicle rented on volvero, the Duomo is located in the heart of the historic center and can be easily reached on foot.
6. Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo is the main square of Siena and one of the most evocative and characteristic places in the whole of Tuscany. The heart of the square is the famous Torre del Mangia, 102 meters high and built in the 14th century. The square is known throughout the world for the Palio di Siena, the famous horse race which is held twice a year and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
The square has a shell shape and features a number of historic buildings, including the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena’s seat of government, and the Fonte Gaia, a fountain dating back to the 15th century.
Piazza del Campo is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, making it a perfect place for a stroll or a stop. The square is also an ideal place to enjoy the panoramic view over the city of Siena and the surrounding hills. From the top of the Torre del Mangia, in fact, you can admire a breathtaking view of the city and the Tuscan countryside.
Le tre cime
7. L’isola di Burano
The island of Burano, located in the Venice lagoon, is famous all over the world for its colorful buildings and craftsmanship. It is an increasingly popular tourist destination, not only for its beauty but also for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Burano is characterized by pastel-colored houses overlooking the canals, and by the workshops of the artisans who produce high quality lace. But Burano is not only art and craftsmanship. The island also offers excellent fish restaurants where you can taste traditional local dishes, such as creamed cod and seafood risotto.
To reach Burano, you can rent a car or a scooter on volvero and reach the port of Treporti or the port of Punta Sabbioni. From here, it is possible to take a vaporetto to Burano and enjoy the scenery of the Venice lagoon during the journey.
8. Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo
These three wedge-shaped peaks, located in the province of Belluno, attract numerous hikers, mountaineers and tourists every year in search of breathtaking views and mountain adventures.
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo are made up of three main peaks, the Cima Grande, the Cima Ovest and the Cima Piccola, which rise to over 2,900 metres. Many hikers head towards the Tre Cime di Lavaredo to climb the peaks themselves or to walk the paths that surround them. One of the most famous routes is the tour of the Three Peaks, a circular path of about 9 kilometers that offers breathtaking views of all three peaks.
To reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, just rely on volvero to rent a car or vehicle suitable for mountain roads, and then drive to the parking lot of Rifugio Auronzo. From here, you can continue on foot or use the cable car to climb to the top of Cima Grande.
9. Le Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre, one of Liguria’s hidden gems, is a series of picturesque coastal villages located along the coast between Levanto and La Spezia. These five towns, each with its own personality, offer a unique experience to visitors, thanks to their colorful houses, breathtaking views and local culinary traditions. Each Cinque Terre village – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – has its own unique charm.
There are many paths and trails that connect the villages to each other, including the famous Sentiero Azzurro, a 12-kilometer path that connects all the “terre” and offers breathtaking views.
Le Cinque Terre