2. Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
Though only 56 kilometers and lasting around 75 minutes, the Amalfi Coast Road is such a revolutionary road trip that the drive is now featured in a computer game, “Forza Motorsport 3.” This road takes you twisting and turning along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, bordered by clear turquoise water, and spotted with colorful cliff-hanging villages and stunning historical churches. With such vibrant views, you might not notice the horrifying hairpin bends, which make the ride sometimes terrifying, but all the same, terrifically beautiful, particularly the length from Praiano to Positano. Be sure to take a pitstop along the way at Grotta dello Smeraldo, the coast’s famed blue gem cave with its glowing underground pool.