Travel Guide to Italy

Hike and Walk Italy

Guide to Hiking and Walking in Italy

Italy is an exceptional location, for an active vacation by foot. There are great walks and hikes throughout Italy. Adventuring by foot lets you explore the multi layers of history, culture, the varied geographical profile, and introduce you to small ecosystems that offer a variety of food and wine products.  One of the best things about being a hiker or walker in Italy, is after the hiking is done you can select to be in the mountain hut for solitude or in a small Italian village enjoying a glass of wine and perhaps learning a bit of history. This section is a general guide to assist you in planning your adventure. Hiking and walking Italy is about exploring the mountains, seashore, islands, and walking through small Italian Villages or major cities. I have been hiking and walking in the Mountains and cities of  Italy since 1985 and there seems to always be more to explore and pieces of history to discover. I have found that with just a pair of boots or walking shoes, Italy has opened many new adventures and experiences in my life, and is perhaps the best way to discover the small tastes of Italy.

TOP REASONS TO HIKE AND WALK ITALY: 75% of Italy is mountainous and hills Compact landscape Most old city centers are car free zones Dolomites are a world monument Stunning coastline and islands After the food and wine


Top Hikes and Walks Destinations in the Italy

You do not have to explore the upper elevations and higher mountains to enjoy walking in Italy. Just about every region in Italy is a great destination for walking. You can learn a lot about the history of Italy by following the original tracks of Roman roads, pilgrimage trails to Rome, or the migration tracks of tribes who have settled in the region over the centuries,  all along the way you will find a fascinating landscape to explore.

List of Hikes and Walks in Italy

Travel Tips for Hiking and Walking Italy

Planning Your Hike or Walk in Italy

Basic Equipment Needed

Trail Markings

Weather in the Dolomites

Minimum Impact Travel

Mountain Huts

How to Pack Your Backpack

How to Dress

Need Help Planning Your Italy Vacation

Italy is one of the most diverse places in the world to visit but there is more to the country then Venice, Florence, Roma, Cinque Terre and a couple of other top attractions.  If you plan you days well and understand how to move around within the country you can a great cost effective vacation full of activity, history, culture, and great food and wine.  Contact us to get the insights to travel in Italy.  We offer: Travel Consultant- book time online for a web chat to answer your questions about traveling in Italy. Travel Planning - need help outlining and planning your adventure in Italy. Scheduled Tours - each month we lead a scheduled tour for those looking to join a small group to explore. Travel support:  Bike Touring - routes, bike rental, bag transfers.  Walking/Hiking Tours - routes, bag transfers. Booking assistance and suggested contacts.

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