Fantastic Walking in Italy – Short Guide

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When you want to explore outside of the UK a walking holiday in Italy, a country blessed with an amazing variety of landscapes, is high on the wish list of enthusiastic walkers and hikers worldwide. With this article on walking in Italy we aim to give you a good idea of what Italy has to offer to the walker.  You can find walking holidays in europe from a great Travel site that is popular with UK people who are off on holiday.


We discuss the main mountain ranges in the country, starting with the Italian Alps and moving down the Apennines. We also discuss Tuscany and Sicily briefly, before providing information on the most interesting Italian National Parks for the walker. Finally there is information about Italy’s climate and weather, and the best time for a walking holiday in Italy.

We hope the information will prove useful when planning your walking holiday in Italy. For a wide variety of self-guided and guided walking holidays in Italy, all offered by local independent businesses, see the overview pages for Italy:

Walking in the Dolomites

A walking holiday to the impressive landscape of the Dolomites in Italy. Walk through lush and green valleys full of wildflowers in a landscape framed by the high peaks of the Dolomites.
The Fassa valley in the heart of the Dolomites, offers a wide variety of walking, from the most relaxing walks to the most strenuous hikes.

Walking in the Alps

Explore the famous Monte Rosa area during this self-guided walking holiday to the Italian Alps. The Monte Rosa is the second highest mountain in Europe. You will enjoy breathtaking views and spectacular scenery all around.
You will stay in the picturesque village of Macugnaga that is surrounded by towering mountains and steeped in culture. With the walking starting right from your doorstep, it is a great base for an alpine walking holiday.
There is a wide variety of walks and grades to choose from, and you hosts are also able to organize an optional 2 day guided trek where you cross the glacier and stay overnight in a mountain hut with spectacular views.