03Amalfi Coast, Italy

The legendary Amalfi Coast in southwest Italy makes for a white-knuckle road trip that will delight brave and experienced drivers. Following the rocky coastline and full of hairpin turns, the Strada Statale 163 yields rewards like no other highway. Passing through scenic hilltop towns like Positano and Ravello, your biggest problem on the short 25-mile route may be where to stop for lunch. Be sure to descend to sea level for a day trip to the magical island of Capri.

Beautiful Positano is just one highlight of an Amalfi Coast road trip. John Harper / Getty Images