Have you always wondered what it would be like to brave Italy's autostrada, steer the Amalfi Coast's twists and turns, or carefully maneuver a medieval village's streets, narrow as a strand of fettuccine? Have you already done it and want to commiserate? Or would you simply love some tips and advice for an upcoming trip on which you will be driving in Italy?
No matter your Italian driving experience level, Pit Stops, Pitfalls, and Olive Pits puts you in the passenger seat next to John Tabellione, a writer who has logged thousands of kilometers in Italy from Bologna to Palermo.
With insight, candor, and a good dose of humor, Tabellione shares his experiences from navigating the car rental process and facing tour buses head-on to conquering Italian toll booths and filling up the tank on Sundays. You'll enjoy stops in major tourist destinations like Rome and Florence and also get a flavor of lesser known areas, including Abruzzo and Calabria. Tabellione's long-lost Italian relatives even make a cameo via a storybook family reunion.
Simply put, Pit Stops is your literary license to enjoy driving escapades throughout scenic Italy, so let's get this thing in gear and get moving!