Italy

Passo dello Stelvio

Stelvio Pass: 48 hairpin turns to the Europe's most iconic road

Stelvio Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.757m (9,045ft) above the sea level, located in northern Italy. It's one of the highest roads of Europe. The road itself is a marvel of engineering skill; the exhilarating serpentine sections ask to be driven by experienced drivers for their own sakes. All in all, this could be the most magnificent road pass in Europe. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Strada Statale Amalfitana

Strada Statale Amalfitana is a stressful coastal road

The popular Amalfi Coast route (SS 163 Amalfitana) follows the shoreline from Sorrento south to Salerno, in Italy. Locals recommend planning a drive of the Amalfi Coast during the shoulder tourist seasons, mid-September to October and May, when the road is less crowded and lumbering tour buses are fewer. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world. Picturesque Amalfi has been featured in films for as long as cameras have rolled at 24 frames per second. 

Strada delle 52 gallerie

Strada delle 52 Gallerie is a WWI military mule road

Strada delle 52 Gallerie (Road of 52 galleries) is a military trail built during World War I on the massif of Pasubio (Vicenza, Italy). This extremely dangerous track winds between nozzle Campiglia (1,219m) and the gates of Pasubio (1,934m) crossing the southern side of the mountain. The track was built in this position to be away from the Austro-Hungarian artillery fire, with its pinnacles, deep canyons and sheer rock faces.

Strada della Forra

Strada della Forra is the most scenic gorge road in the world

Strada della Forra is one of the most scenic drives in the world. This Italian road burrows its way through the mountain in the ravine formed by the river Brasa. A small car with functioning horn is recommended. For the skilled drivers only. The drive is known by motorcyclists from all over Europe, as it is impressive and not exactly without danger in a few narrow and steep spots.

Passo San Boldo

San Boldo Pass, a military road with 18 hairpin turns and 5 tunnels

Passo di San Boldo is a mountain pass at an elevation of 712m (2,335ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Treviso, Veneto, in north-eastern Italy. The road to the summit is an engineering masterpiece with 18 hairpin turns and 6 tunnels. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.