Rent a car (and learn how to drive like an Italian!). I love traveling by train in Italy, but you miss a LOT. When you drive, you can stop for photos, check out tiny hilltop villages, go where the best pottery is made, visit the cheese factories out in the countryside — or whatever strikes your fancy at the moment. You also open yourself to unforeseen adventures that make for great stories, such the time I had to drive down a staircase in the middle of an orchard to avoid getting stuck on a road that had simply ended.
Contributor: Linda Claire Puig from adventurouslife.io