When we drove to Italy last month .It was a very hot summer day. My husband insisted on leaving early in the morning..I not being a morning person it was tough but yes we managed..The Gotthard Pass between German speaking and Italian speaking Switzerland is notorious for traffic jams, long tunnels and accidents. Though we started early but we still were stuck in long traffic jam at the Pass for 1 hour..really frustrating! But the weather helped.. It is so good to travel on a clear blue day with only few clouds floating in the sky..
We passed by beautiful Italian alps.. every green trees..quaint towns/villages.. magnificent churches which were build on the top of the mountains.. As we passed the cooler region and moved deeper into warmer Italy..
.....We passed by Tuscan colored houses- earthy colors like terra cotta, browns, deep reds, oranges
Driving in Europe is something very exciting..kind of adventure for us.. different languages and signs ..different driving styles.. .when people are mean or extra nice to you after seeing your swiss number plate..food or restaurants along the way..different words for petrol ..yes the excitement and anxiety as to what should I fill and the people who try to help .. talking in sign language as we don't speak the same language!!
Do visit Skywatch Friday for more stunning travel pictures and skies!!