Hiking in Italy

The Italian countryside is blessed with thousands of miles of well-marked hiking trails. Experienced and ambitious hikers can spend days crowning the Alpine peaks of the Dolomites, where rock-climbing, skiing, hang-gliding and base jumping are all avid pursuits. Less strenuous walks are available throughout much of the countryside, especially around Lake Garda or along the Amalfi coast. Sicily is unique in that many of its marked trails cross paths with delightful eateries and wineries where hikers can reward their exercise with some Sicilian seafood. Finally, most of Italy’s volcanoes can be approached on foot over walking paths that expose the unique volcanic landscape. Enjoy fabulous hiking surrounded by spectacular views of the Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc mountain ranges.

Cinque Terre is famous among hikers but it’s not the only great region for hiking (and in fact, in the high season, the paths are so crowded they can be risky and unpleasant). Here is one other option then, The
Dolomites—named a UNESCO World Heritage site—are absolutely stunning, reachable from Venice, Verona or Milan, and just happen to boast some of the best hiking in Italy!

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