Imagine touring the Italian lakes in the autumn sunshine, taking the by-roads at a leisurely pace to savour every sight and sound along the way, at the wheel of a vintage two-seater. Sounds like a good idea? Slow Drive can arrange it.
Based on the Brescia side of Lake Garda, Federico Randazzo & Co. will fit you out with an Alfa Romeo Spider, an MGA Roadster, a Triumph Spitfire or a Morgan 4/4 and send you on your way with the wind in your hair, a pair of fingerless leather gloves and a 60s-style scarf for later.
The real power behind a vintage car is in the driver’s mind
Suggested itineraries for anything from a couple of days to a full week include the shores of Lake Garda, Verona and the vineyards of the Valpolicella, the castles of Parma and Piacenza and a tour of the Venetian villas, with winery stops, gourmet experiences and accomodation in village inns or country houses. No problem for Slow Drive if you’d like a customised tour, or complete freedom to explore northern Italy’s finest as the mood takes you.
Just be sure to take it slowly: relish every curve, drink in the scenery, enjoy the ride.
Colour photos by Andrea Samaritani, Meridiana Immagini.