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ACTIVITIES IN THE TUSCANY REGION

Basic Guidelines On How To Behave In The Event Of An Accident

BASIC GUIDELINES ON HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT

  • Stay calm and do not act impulsively, try to evaluate the particular situation
  • Evaluate the general situation (environment) and the specific situation (the accident). Try to identify actual and possible dangers.
  • Immediately adopt measures to avoid and prevent further risks.
  • Request help by immediately calling 140 in Austria, or 118 in Italy. The European freephone emergency number is 112, which puts you through directly to the nearest police headquarters.

What to say when you call 140 in Austria and 118 in Italy

  • Supply precise information about the injured person/s (name, surname, residence) and the telephone number from which you are calling, if possible.
  • Give details on the location of the accident or visual references that can help identify the spot easily, such as: mountain group, side, path, via ferrata, valley, channel, ledge, rest, crest, gully, etc... Give a brief summary of the accident stating the time at which it happened.
  • Specify the number of injured and their condition.
  • Describe the weather conditions, especially visibility. Highlight any obstacles in the area with particular reference to power lines and cables, chair-lifts and ski-lifts and any other overhanging cables that could get in the way.
  • Give any other information that could aid the operation (peo- ple present, particular obstacles or difficulties etc.)
  • Explain precisely how to reach the place where the accident happened, or where the injured person is.
  • Indicate the presence of other people on the spot who witnes- sed the accident, and in particular, if they are able to help.
  • Search interventions for missing or lost persons
  • Specify date and time of departure.
  • Describe the method of transport used to reach the spot (if car, specify number plate, model, colour, appearance, characteristics etc.). Indicate destination and chosen route and/or probable or possible fixed objectives (hill walking, ferrata, climbing etc.). Give the number of walking or climbing companions and their hill-walking or mountaineering abilities and experience. Describe clothing (paying particular attention to colour) and materials and food supplies carried.
  • Inform of any psychological, physical, family or social problems.
  • Communicate information already given to other bodies and/ or organisations.
  • Supply any other useful information regarding the subject(s), location and general environmental conditions.

Interventions in case of avalanche

  • As for previous points 1 and 2.
  • Give the exact or presumed number of people swept away and the exact or presumed number of people buried.
  • Specify the brand and model of apparatus used for searching the persons swept away by the avalanche.
  • Identify the presence of any witnesses able to give an exact account of what happened:
  • If a visual-auditory- apparatus search has been carried out:
  • Provide a brief description of the avalanche (size and characteristics) and the exact point where the people were swept away
  • and/or disappeared (right, left, above, below etc.);
  • objects already extracted and their position, as for previous
  • point above.

other information and particulars that can help the intervention.

Guide to Adventure Parks in Italy

ADVENTURE PARKS IN ITALY

Adventure Parks in Italy

Adventure Parks (Parco Avventura) are becoming more common throughout Italy.  These High Ropes course are modeled after those found in the US educational programs.  Most of the Adventure Parks are built for kids but there are a few larger courses that adults can enjoy as well. 

ADVENTURE PARKS IN ITALY

  • ropark Laghetto Roana(VI)
  • Indianapark Ischia (NA)
  • La Borna Du Jouas (AO)
  • Parco Avventura Veglio (BI)
  • Parco Alberando (TO)
  • Anthares World (TO)
  • Kronaction (BZ)
  • Parco Cerwood (RE)
  • Parco Avventura Sella Nevea (UD)
  • Skypark (RN)
  • Boscopark (VR)
  • Parco Avventura Punta Ala (GR)
  • Orme nel parco (CZ)
  • Parco Avventura Madonie (PA)
  • Parco Avventura Val di  Vara (SP)
  • Parco Avventura Pollino (PZ)
  • Larix Park (SO)
  • Selva del Buffardello (LU)
  • Il Giardino Sospeso (LI)
  • Team Adventure (TO)
  • Prati di Tivo Park Adventure (TE)
  • Trejaadventure.it (RM)
  • Indianapark Terme della Fratta  (FC)
  • Etnavventura (CT)
  • Silavventura (CS)
  • Parco Avventura Etna (CT)
  • Parco sospeso (BG)
  • Cerviavventura (RA) 
  • Busatte Adventure (TN)
  • Dolomiti Adventure Park (UD)
  • Parco Avventura Bergamo (BG)
  • Tre Cime Adventure Park (BL)
  • Flyemotion (SO)
  • Adrenalina Verde (VV)
  • Adventure Park Cimone (MO)
  • Parco avventura Majagreen (PE)
  • Parco avventura Varallo (VC)
  • Parco avventura Koala Park  (CA)
  • Parco Sibari Avventura (CS)
  • Indianapark Castellana Grotte
  • Family Adventure Polsa (TN)
  • Acropark Rio Centa (TN)
  • Parco Avventura Salice Terme (PV) 
  • Parco Avventura Tre Querce (TO)
  • Montirossi Entna Adventure Park (CT)
  • Parco Avventura Falcare (FG)
  • Parco Avventura Bosco Alcamo (PA) 
  • Parco Avventura Solleone (SV)
  • Parco del Colonnello (RM)
  • Parco Avventura Rescaldina (MI)
  • Indianapark Amiata (GR)
  • Accademia dell’ avventura (RM)
  • Parco avventura Pozzillo Avventura (EN)
  • Parco avventura Il Barone Rampante (PG)
  • Parco avventura Fosdinovo (MS)
  • Ecocampus Casaboli (PA)
  • Parco Avventura Ca’ di Gianni (FC)
  • Breg Adventure Park (TN)
  • Parco Avventura Le Ragnatele (SS)
  • Forestavventura (RE)
  • Indianapark Latina (LT)
  • Parco avventura Domobianca (VB)
  • Parco avventura Riva dei Tarquini (VT)

Guide to Outdoor Recreation in Italy

GUIDE TO OUTDOOR RECREATION IN ITALY

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As well as being stunningly beautiful, Italy's landscape in also incredibly diverse. Italy has everything an active traveler could want; from snow-capped mountain peaks to endless sandy beaches.  The unique landscape of Italy makes a wide range of outdoor activities possible, all year round. You can literally do every kind of outdoors sport imaginable here including: bike touring, mountain biking, rock climbing, golf, walking, skiing, diving, bouldering, windsurfing and sailing.  

When you combine the great Active Vacation options with the food and wine, and history Italy becomes one of the best travel destinations in the world.  If you are traveling with a group, as a couple or individual there are Outdoor Recreation options for all skill and fitness levels.  And a plus is that once one partner in the group gets tried that are plenty of things to keep them busy while you do a few extra turns, laps, or exploring.

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WINDSURFING

SKI AND SNOWBOARDING

SCUBA DIVING

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GOLFING

CAVING

Horseback Riding in Italy

HORSEBACK RIDING IN ITALY

Horseback Riding Italy

In the last few years that has been an increase in Horseback Riding tours in Italy.  Most the horseback riding done in Italy on equestria saddle, but trail rides have started to become more popular.  There are several great trail riding in the Italian Dolomites, Alps, Tuscany Region, and near some of the more popular travel destinations.

Mountaineering Guide to Italy

MOUNTAINEERING IN ITALY

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There are unlimited climbing possibilities in Italy.  Regardless of the region you are visiting you will find something to climb on.  Each Region offers varied styles of climbing, but in Italy you will find: Classic Alpine Routes, Rock Climbing Crags, Bouldering Sites, Indoor Climbing Gyms, and Muti-pitch walls (plus vie Ferrate - cabled climbs)

ROCK CLIMBING SITES ITALY

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Bolted Sport Climbing routes where you need a few quick draws, rope, harness, belay buddy and you are off. There are several communities in Italy that are now paying for the development of climbing sites, which makes the areas safer. 

TOP ROCK CLIMBING DESTINATIONS IN ITALY

BOULDERING SITES ITALY

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Limestone,  Granite, and Sandstone boulders can be found in Italy,  There are only a few destinations areas but several 1- 3 day Bouldering Areas to visit.

TOP BOULDERING AREA DESTINATIONS IN ITALY

ALPINE CLIMBING ITALY - The Golden Age of Climbing and history is centered in the Italian Dolomites.  You will find 100's of solid routes throughout the various mountain groups of the Dolomites, and upper mountaineering routes in the Alps.

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INDOOR CLIMBING GYMS IN ITALY

 

There are not many super gyms like you find in the US (due to the amount of rock outside and the ability to climb year round), but there are several good indoor climbing and bouldering gyms to visit during your travel. 

VIE FERRATE IN THE DOLOMITES

Mountain trails and easy climbing routes  in the Dolomites that have been equipped with fixed safety cables, steel ladders, pegs, and even bridges for experienced hikers to enjoy some of the areas that once were open only to climbers. 

MOUNTAIN HUTS AND RIFUGIO'S 

Throughout the Italian mountain chains there are small huts that provide simple lodging, food, water, and act as emergency support in the event of accidents.  There very little open camping allowed so the mountains huts have become a necessity for multi-day hikes. 

Recreation Sports In the Veneto Region

Outdoor Recreation in the Veneto Region of Italy

BIKE TOURING the Veneto Region

Bicycle Tour the Colli Berici Wine Road

Bicycle Touring the Villas of Venice's Brenta Canal

Bike Guide to the Montebelluno Area | Bike Tour Italy

Bike the Venetian Islands

Bike Tour from the Euganei Hills to Berici Hills

Bike Tour the Donzella Ring

Bike Tour the Long Way of the Dolomites

Bike Tour the Mincio River Bike Path

Bike Tour the Sile River Loop, Treviso Italy

Bike Tour Veneto and Old Venice Republic

Bike Tour Veneto Lake Garda to Venice

Bike Tour Veneto: The 'Anello del Grappa', Bassano del Grappa

Bike Touring Asolo and the Trevigiana

Bike Touring The Classic Climbs Of The Vicenza Province

Bike Touring the Gambellara Wine Road

Bike Touring the Villas of Andrea Palladio

Bike Touring Vicenza - Vicenza to Cittadella

Biking Palladio's Landscapes E7 Bike Route

Cycle through Volcanic Hills of the Colli Euganei | Italy Bike Tour

Cycle Tour The Prosecco Wine Roads

E2 Euganean Hills Bike Path Padova Province

Lapio Bike Climb Colli Berici

Monte Madonna Bike Climb Eugenai Hills Padova

Passo Croce d'Aune | Bike Touring the Italian Dolomites

Riding the Prosecco Wine Roads

Veneto Region Gran Fondo Bike Events

Bike Tour Passo Staulanza in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Duran in the Italian Dolomite

Passo Fedaia in the Dolomites of Italy

Bike Tour Passo Giau in the Italian Dolomite's

Bike Touring Passo Pordoi in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Croce d'Aune in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Campolongo in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Cereda in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Brocon in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo Falzarego in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Passo S. Pellegrino in the Italian Dolomites

Bike Tour Pian dellaFugazze Riding the Climb From Schio Bike Tour

Passo Tre Croci

Bike Touring Monte Grappa in the Italian Prealps

Bike Tour Italy along the Cortina Bike Path

Bike Tour the Outter Walls of the City of Padova Bike Route

Bike Tour Vicenza to Noventa, Along the Riveria Berica Bike Path

Bike Touring Italy: The Verona to Rovereto Bike Path

BOULDERING SITES VENETO REGION

Bouldering Guide to Lumignano, Vicenza Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES VENETO REGION

Rock Cimbing Guide to Castegnero, Vicenza Italy

Rock Climbing Guide Brojon Strapiombi Climbing, Lumignano

Rock Climbing Guide to Barbarano Vicentino, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Castlevecchio, Vicenza

Rock Climbing Guide to Cava San Floriano, Bassano del Grappa

Rock Climbing Guide to Ceraino, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Ceredo, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Cinque Torre, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to Colmirano, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to Costalungo, Vicenza

Rock Climbing Guide to Covolo Thiene, Vicenza

Rock Climbing Guide to Falesie del Forte, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Fanzaso, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to Farenzena, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to Lumignano - Americano Sector

Rock Climbing Guide to Lumignano, Vicenza Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Marciaga, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Monte Cimo, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Rivoli, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Rocca Pendice (Teolo) Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Sassi di Mas, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Soave, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Stallavena, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Taibon, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to the West Wall of Rocca Pendice, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to Valle di Schievenin, Belluno

Rock Climbing Guide to Valle Santa Felicita Climbing Area

Rock Climbing Guide to Valsugana Covolo, Vicenza

Rock Climbing Italy Guide to Lumignano the Classica Sector

Rock Climbing Guide to Italy

ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE TO ITALY

Rock Climbing Guide Italy

Italy really is Europe’s treasure box. It has it all! You name it, spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful lakes, idyllic islands, splendid cities with a wealth of culture, a perfect climate, amazing cuisine, and warm and friendly people. Plus it offers sun-drenched limestone and granite crags in glorious mountain and beach settings. A climbing trip here will be unforgettable!

Italy has quality climbing sites in each region, but many of the best equipped are found in the northern part of the country and on the islands. Italy is not as popular a destination as France, and most people will say it is because the grading system in Italy is a big harder.  Having climbed both I have to agree, if you are looking to bag routes based on grade head to France, but for great climbing on high quality limestone and granite Italy has attracted climbers from all over the world. There is boulder sites, short single-pitch routes, and major big-walls and alpine ascents to enjoy, and the climbing season is as varied as the landscape so you can always find a place that is in season.

I have started listing the climbing sites I have climbed at over the past 20 years. Some sights may no long be active but as I have time I will try to update the information. This guide is designed to get you started not replace guidebooks being produced by local climbers.  If you are visiting an area include the cost of a local guide into your travel budget, it helps the areas stay clean and bolted.

Sites listed are organized by region and then province. Many can be reached by public transportation. Sites listed are sport climbing areas were you only need some quick draws, rope and harness. There are a few multi-pitch sites listed in the rock climbing section, but only those that are well bolted and provide easy access. If you are looking for the bouldering information go to my:

The Rock Climbing Guide to Italy is a starting point for your Italian vacation planning. 

PLEASE READ

If you can get to one of the sites I have described, be sure and buy the local guidebookif it is being sold by someone who has bolted routes in the area. The routes I recommend and routes I have tried over the years, I cannot tell you how some of the routes are now since I do not climb at the same level.

ROCK CLIMBING ITALY GUIDE BY REGION

VENETO - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE - FRIULI VENEZIA - LOMBARDY - PIEMONT - AOSTA - LIGURIA - EMILIA ROMAGNA - TUSCANY - MARCHE - UMBRIA - LAZIO - ABRUZZO - MOLISE - BASILICATA - PUGLIA - CALABRIA - CAMPANIA - SARDINIA - SICILY

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