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Walking Holidays in Italy

Walking holidays in Italy are a feast for the senses. With its stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and rich cultural heritage, Italy is a haven for those seeking a more immersive travel experience

Italy is home to a vast array of different landscapes. The Dolomites in the north boast jagged peaks and serene valleys, offering challenging walks with stunning panoramas along the Alta Via 1 and 2 trails. Tuscany's rolling hills host picturesque villages, vineyards, and olive groves, while the coastal wonders of Cinque Terre reveal hidden coves and breathtaking views of the Ligurian Sea. Sardinia and Sicily offer a blend of rugged beauty, pristine beaches, and fascinating history, while the Italian Alps provide thrilling walks amidst snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.

Featured Walking Holidays in Italy

Top Five Walking Holidays in Italy

Italy truly is a walking fanatic's paradise! With options for self-guided and guided group walking holidays, here are five of our favourites.

Trails of the Amalfi Coast

This unforgettable walking holiday takes you along the scenic trails of the Amalfi Coast, where Italy's natural beauty and historical treasures await. Each day brings stunning hikes, including the awe-inspiring "Walk of the Gods" offering breathtaking coastal views. Discover the hidden gem of the Monte Lattari coastal trail, boasting spectacular vistas that remain off the beaten path. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Amalfi and Ravello, true Italian gems nestled on the Sorrento Peninsula. Delve into the annals of history as you explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and peer into the volcanic crater of Mount Vesuvius.

Italian High Level Route


Embark on the ultimate Alpine walking holiday with the Italian High-Level Route, a captivating cross-border circuit through Switzerland and Italy that offers a comprehensive introduction to the Alpine world. Trek from Italy to Switzerland, traversing the awe-inspiring Lisjoch pass at an elevation of 4151 meters. Along the way, you'll find respite in the iconic Gnifetti Refuge, perched at a lofty 3647 meters on Monte Rosa. This expedition will test your mettle as you conquer several towering 4000-meter Alpine summits, including the formidable Breithorn at 4164 meters.

Self-Guided Walking on Lake Como

Enjoy a delightful self-guided walking holiday along the picturesque shores of Italy’s Lake Como, and unveil the splendours of the Italian Lakes. Your adventure begins with explorations of the exquisite villas and charming Italian gardens at Carlotta and Balbaniello, immersing yourself in the region's rich cultural heritage. Embark on a scenic boat cruise to Bellagio, followed by a beautiful walk to Perlo, where panoramic views captivate the senses. Meander through ancient olive groves, and wander the cobbled streets of traditional medieval villages, as you absorb the natural beauty and cultural treasures that adorn the captivating Lake Como region.

Self-Guided Walking on Puglia’s Coast

This one-week self-guided walking holiday takes you along the magnificent eastern coast of Puglia, a region steeped in history and natural beauty. As you traverse the stunning Cipolliane Path, you'll be treated to panoramic views across the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Immerse yourself in the architectural marvels of Lecce, known for its unique Baroque style. Amidst your explorations, unwind in the natural hot springs of Santa Cesarea Terme or take a refreshing dip in one of the many idyllic swimming spots that adorn this coastal paradise.

Italian Summit Climber

Embark on an exhilarating week of mountaineering set amidst the awe-inspiring Monte Rosa group of the Italian Alps. This walking holiday offers the chance to conquer up to six 4000-meter summits, including the formidable Signalkuppe, Pyramid Vincent, and Zumsteinspitze. Your journey will be punctuated by stays in mountain huts perched at the highest elevation of any refuge in the Alps, providing a truly breathtaking setting. This expedition is well-suited for alpine novices, as you'll receive expert mountaineering skills tuition from an IFMGA guide, ensuring a safe and rewarding ascent. Beyond the challenges of the climb, savour the delightful culinary offerings, warm hospitality, and the unique atmosphere of Italian mountain huts.







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