Today’s photos continue where I left off on our roughly 10-hour drive from Lake Como to the Dolomites, our final destination for the day. So far we’ve stopped in Chiavenna, a town near both the northern shores of Lake Como and the Swiss border, driven over Maloja Pass & Bernina Pass and stopped briefly in St. Moritz. That’s easily a few days’ worth of normal travel, but unfortunately we were short on time.
Continuing on our journey, we weaved our way through the mountainous region of northern Italy and passed through a number of small Italian towns.
We opted out of the fast, wide highways so all of the roads we took were narrow and often pretty crowded. The road in the image below could easily be a 1-lane road in the US but works for 2 just fine in Italy.
Passing through the town of Edolo…
And then we head back into the more rugged mountains.
Eventually, as we near the town of Bolzano (aka Bozen – most places in this region tend to have both an Italian and a German spelling), it flattens out and we drive through apple orchards and vineyards.
Our road trip was a long one. With a few pretty brief stops, it took us about 10 hours to do the entire drive. The roads are narrow, windy & hilly – all of which contribute to very slow speeds and longer drive times. But I would definitely say it was worth it for all that we saw. I just wish we had had more time to do it.
Here’s a recap of the highlights:
Here’s the map of our entire route and the where the highlights are that I mentioned above. Click to view the map of our driving route from Lake Como to the Dolomites in Google maps.
Wishing you safe & happy travels!