Italy is a land of delightful contrasts and there is no better way to discover the rhythm of the country than by walking in Italy. You can take world-class trails through the high peaks of the Dolomites, the rolling hills of Tuscany or the coastal splendour of the Amalfi Coast, each so varied, but united in the passion of the people and quality of the gastronomy. Walking in Italy leads you through some of the best landscapes in Europe, all wrapped in a glorious, welcoming culture that never leaves your side.
With so much going on in Italy, it can be tough to make the choice of where to walk. There are several outstanding Coastal Paths in Italy, including the stunning Amalfi Coast, Puglia and of course the riot of colour that is the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre. Far from the coast you can take on several spectacular Italian Mountain Treks, or seek out something a bit more relaxing by choosing one of our Easy Hikes through Italy.
Piemonte is Italy’s paradise for true connoisseurs of mouth-watering food, truffles and fabulous wines. The Langhe region is set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains and is blessed with the fertile lands that produce the Tuber Magnatum – a prized white truffle – and some of Italy’s most prestigious red wines: the Barolo and Barbera.
Enter the magical land of Cinque Terre, five unique fishing villages along the Ligurian Coast known as Italy’s ‘Flower Riviera’. Walk coastal footpaths with striking views, wandering through lush Mediterranean vineyards and fields of wild flowers toward tantalizing pine and chestnut forests inland.
The Val Badia will astonish you with its breathtaking landscapes on this quintessential Dolomite walking tour. Enjoy exhilarating hikes through the awe-inspiring nature of dramatic limestone mountains with snow capped peaks, a magnificent nature reserve, picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows. This unique German-speaking part of Italy boasts exceptional cuisine, a rich variety of wildlife and incredibly colourful wild flowers which bloom by the thousands.
Lucca owes a grand part of its wealth to centuries of prosperous trade on the Via Francigena. Coming from the plains, the town was easily reached via two parallel routes, the ‘via de supra’ or ‘via de subtus’, and the main churches built hospital annexes to provide shelter and food for pilgrims.
One of Sicily's most fascinating characteristics is the juxtaposition of constantly changing colors. The sea is a predominant feature, with its many shades of green, turquoise and blues, contrasting sharply with the intense whiteness of the fishing villages and the black lava of the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands. Most of the islands are active volcanoes of which we only see a small tip.