This is the final installment of our road trip around Northern Italy in September 2019. You can catch up on
- Parte Zero (pre-trip and overview)
- Parte Uno (Piombino Dese and Venice)
- Parte Due (Ravenna)
- Parte Trei (Modena and Parma)
The last part of our trip was a big change of scenery on the way back to Regensburg. Rather than going back the way we came through the mountains, we jagged west at Bozen/Bolzano towards Meran/Merano instead of east towards Brixen/Bressanone. The drive up through Bozen to the Brenner Pass is usually good for some oohs and ahhs, but the little towns along the route from Merano to San Valentino were adorable. It also took a lot longer than it looks on the map, because those are little country hillside roads getting you to Graun im Vinschgau, because those villages come with a speed limit of 50 km/h (≈30 mph) most of the way.
See what I mean?