If you travel by car in Italy, this is the map for you.
This English-language map covers Southern Italy (you can also buy the Northern Italy Map and Central Italy Map as well), is thin so that it packs easily in your suitcase, and large enough so you can really see where you're going. I use these maps for planning out the shortest routes while traveling in Italy.
"But Michael, why don't I just use Google Maps in Italy?"
While Google Maps is a great option for mapping your travels in advance, to access it in Italy you'll need a dataplan for your Smartphone or iPad — which can be very costly. The Atlante Stradale maps are the cheapest option for great maps.
Each map page includes details on:
- The entire highway network of Southern Italy
- 10 pages of detailed information on traveling in Italy
- Map marks for all exits, toll barriers, distances progressive mileage, service areas with shops (think Autogrill), nearby motels, natural gas filling stations and other services
- Big, detailed road maps with a 1:200,000 scale (the minimum you need to adequately drive around Italy)
- 7 regional maps with zoomed-in scale of 1:80.000
- 47 detailed city maps to help you navigate around Italy's most popular cities.
- Master index of all cities and road distances between provincial capitals