Although some stretches of the motorways are two-lane only and can cause congestion, many have spectacular settings, with hillside tunnels and viaducts over stunning valleys. The service stations are generally good, with some having small supermarkets attached - very useful for purchasing basic provisions en-route to a self-catering property. You will also see the Italians' favourite fast food: pizza sold by the slice ("al taglio") accompanied by a shot of espresso.
As an alternative to the motorways, look out for the toll-free "superstrade" (S.S.). These are fast dual-carriageways.
© onestopitaly.com 2000-2012