Italy

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Dolomiti - by Henk

Italy is a country of enormous diversity and contrast. Most famous are the Alps. Coming from the efficient neatness of Switzerland or Austria, the Italian Alps are wilder and at the same time more tranquil, like stepping back in time. The most beautiful and popular areas are Gran Paradiso, Val Grande, Stelvio and the Dolomites.

In addition there are countless national parks, all very much worth hiking through. A series of mountain ranges runs from north to south like a backbone, starting from the hills of Tuscany, to the Apennines and Abruzzo to Italy's toe, Calabria. Southern Italy, too far for many tourists, has several attractive hiking regions, like Pollino and Aspromonte.

In the Alps you can walk from hut to hut, elsewhere you can do day hikes, such is the rule in general. However some genuine long distance hiking trails are under construction. European long distance trail E10 in the Alps, which coincides with the 1000km long Grande Alpine Trail and the international Via Alpina. The second large project is the E1, which coincides with the Grand Apennine Mountains Trail and the Ligurian Mountains High Trail. If this trail is ever completed, you can start from Como passing Genova and continue all the way to Reggio di Calabria and Palermo or Siracuse on Sicily. The third large project means to join all these trails into one 6000km long Sentiero Italia. Last but not least, there is the Alta Via in the Dolomites: splendid walking.

Mountain huts abound in the Alps. Hiking can be done all summer, from June until well into October. Further south spring is the best hiking season. In April you will still get stuck in the snow up in the mountains. Autumn is supposed to be fine as well, but alas, as one hiker put it: "you wake up to the sounds of church bells and gunfire". As hunters, Italians are best avoided.

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Rate 8.5 | 2 votes | No 5. in Europe
  • greg June 2010
  • Rate 10
  • Positive perfect combination of incredible mountain hiking, reliable weather, good paths, good food, good everything!
  • Negative might be crowded in the high summer but going off season it is paradise
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Way of St Francis
  • Guidebook to walking the Way of St Francis, Via di Francesco. 550km pilgrimage from Florence, through Assisi to Rome through Central Italy visiting key sites from the saint's life. Described in 28 stages, the guide to the month-long route includes detailed maps, profiles and information about all the shrines, churches and towns along the way. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking the Italian Lakes
  • A walking guidebook containing 50 day walks around the Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda. The guide includes detailed descriptions and maps for walks that range from easy, leisurely strolls, to more strenuous routes up panoramic peaks. The routes range between 2 to 13 miles in length and offer varying terrain to suit all walkers. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Italian Lakes Walking: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo
  • This guidebook describes 50 walks around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The picturesque routes are accessible by public transport from popular centres including Bellagio, Riva, Stresa and Cannero, and range from 2 to 14km in length. There are gentle lakeside strolls, and numerous ridge routes and traverses as well as... Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Italy Eyewitness Back Roads Guide
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads Italy is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2009
  • Italian Lakes: Car Tours and Walks
  • Italian Lakes is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in northern Italy. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in Cheglio, Alpe di Lenno, Arco, Limone sul Garda and Biacesa. A double-sided, fold-out touring map gives an overview of the Lakes region and the locations of each walk.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast, or contemplate the silent power of Mt.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Italy
  • Walking in Italy is a unique guide written for those who want to experience the delights of Italy’s finest towns cities and landscapes. The best way to appreciate Italy is undoubtedly on foot, whether you are visiting a city for the first time or venturing out into the Italian countryside. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Italien Süd
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Süditalien intensiv von weltberühmten Städten wie Rom und Neapel bis zu spektakulären Landschaften wie der Amalfiküste oder dem Abruzzen-Nationalpark - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Süditalien an. Erfahren Sie, welche... Read more
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Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Italien
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Italien von den Alpengipfeln bis zu den Stränden an der kalabrischen Stiefelspitze - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Italien an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der ´´Ewigen Stadt´´ Rom und dem Gesamtkunstwerk... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Italien Nord
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Norditalien intensiv von den Viertausendern im Alpenbogen bis zu den Stränden an Adria und Riviera - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Norditalien an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der Kunststadt Florenz und dem... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Venice | AC Black
  • Een zeer gedegen reisgids over dit gebied, speciaal gericht op kunst en cultuur. Diepgaande informatie over dit specifieke onderwerp. Een van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan! The ninth edition of this accessible, detailed guide to the unique city of Venice is an essential handbook for any traveller who wants to fully understand the existence... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2004
  • Pelgrimsroute - Reisverhaal Te voet naar Rome | Herman Post
  • De verwezenlijking van een jongensdroom. Dat was voor Herman Post zijn voetreis naar Rome in het voorjaar van 1989. Hij ondernam de tocht van ruim tweeduizend kilometer in het kader van het 'opfrissingsverlof' waarop hij na een twintigjarig dienstverband met de KRO aanspraak kon maken. Waar mogelijk volgde hij het spoor van de dichter Bertus... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ivrea - Biela - Lower Aosta Valley 50K IGC Map No. 9
  • Ivrea - Biela - Lower Aosta Valley area in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale. Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local footpaths and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Levico - Altopiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna Tabacco 057
  • Levico - Altopiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle Stura di Demonte
  • Alta Valle Stura di Demonte in the Italian Alps presented at 1:25,000 in a series of large, contoured and GPS compatible walking maps from Fraternali Editore, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Maps in this series have topography shown by contour lines at 5m intervals with relief shading, spot heights, and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle Antrona - Pizzo d`Andolla - Villadossola
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to Valle Antrona centred on Antronapiana, including Pizzo d`Andolla, Villadossola and Pieve Vergonte. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valsesia - Val Mastallone - Boccioleto - Rossa - Varallo
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to the north east of Valsesia centred on Fobello including Rimella, Varallo, Rossa and Boccioleto.Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian, German... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valle Antigorio Swisstopo SKI 275S
  • Detailed ski map at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, the country’s national survey organization, showing routes for skiing and/or snowboarding, access by public transport, recommended itineraries, lists of mountain huts, etc. The series uses the cartography of Switzerland’s topographic survey, with additional colouring to show slopes steeper than 30°.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bassa Valle Susa - Musine - Val Sangone - Collina di Rivoli
  • Bassa Valle Susa - Musine - Val Sangone - Collina di Rivoli area of the Italian Alps presented at 1:25,000 in a series of large, contoured and GPS compatible walking maps from Fraternali Editore, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Maps in this series have topography shown by contour lines at 5m intervals with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Italy North Hallwag Road Map
  • Indexed road map of Italy North at 1:650,000 with regional plans of Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Venice, and Genoa are also included. The map is part of Hallwag Kümmerly + Frey’s distoguide series, that contain an integrated mileage chart on the outer map cover allowing you to read off distances from the map cover itself.The map shows... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza 50K IGC Map No. 11
  • Domodossola - Val Formazza area of the Italian Alps in a series contoured hiking maps at 1:50,000 with local trails, long-distance footpaths, mountain accommodation, etc. from the Turin based Istituto Geografico Centrale.Maps in this series have contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief. An overprint highlights local... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alpe Veglia - Alpe Devero Kompass 89
  • Map No. 89, Domodóssola, from Kompass, printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Italy at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Domodossola Swisstopo 285
  • Domodossola, map No. 285, in the standard topographic survey of Switzerland at 1:50,000 from Swisstopo, i.e. without the special overprint highlighting walking trails, local bus stops, etc, presented in Swisstopo’s hiking editions of the 50K survey. The map covers the Italian side of the border.Highly regarded for their superb use of graphic... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries-Aurina
  • Parco Naturale Vedrette di Ries-Aurina in a series of hiking maps at 1:25,000 from Tabacco covering the protected areas of South Tyrol (Alto Adige) region, with additional descriptions of geology, fauna and flora, selected routes, etc, all in Italian only, illustrated with numerous photos. The map is double-sided and has no geographical... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sellaronda Ski Map: Val Gardena - Alta Badia - Arabba Marmolada - Val di Fassa
  • Sellaronda Ski Map at 1:25,000 from Tabacco, covering Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba Marmolada and Val di Fassa, presenting both the clockwise and anticlockwise tour, downhill routes with grading of slopes, plus various local tourist facilities.The map has excellent detailed cartography, with contours at 25m intervals enhanced by shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle Maira
  • Alta Valle Maira in the Italian Alps presented at 1:25,000 in a series of large, contoured and GPS compatible walking maps from Fraternali Editore, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. Maps in this series have topography shown by contour lines at 5m intervals with relief shading, spot heights, and colouring and/or... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The High Dolomites Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self guided walking holiday in the high Dolomites. The Alta Via is a collection of high mountain paths criss-crossing the Dolomites and entirely alpine. Walking this route gives you the chance to stay in the mountain huts (rifugios) at high altitude, which have accommodated walkers for many years and offer simple yet comfortable... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Dolomites of Val Badia Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The Val Badia will astonish you with breathtaking landscapes on this quintessential Dolomite walking tour. The Val Badia is one of the Ladin valleys located in the South Tyrol area of the Dolomites, an area famed for its alpine beauty and idyllic position at the foot of the Dolomites.This German-speaking part of Italy boasts exceptional... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tuscany Short Break
  • Walking in Tuscany; Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D'Elsa, Siena on a self-guided trip. Spend 4 nights exploring Tuscany on foot, walking between atmospheric ancient hilltop towns of Volterra, San Gimignano, Colle di Val D’ Elsa and Siena. Soak up the views as you wander between Etruscan olive groves, vineyards and over rolling green... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. The Tour du Mont Blanc is a trek... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tuscany: Classic Chianti Short Break
  • Walking in Tuscany; Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, San Sano and to Siena. On this short break walking adventure in Tuscany discover the unforgettable and classic landscapes of the Chianti wine region. Known as Tuscany’s “third” city, after Florence and Siena, Chianti is formed of castles, fortresses, Romanesque Churches, olive groves and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The E5 Alpine Crossing - Walk Oberstdorf to Meran
  • Self guided walking tour on the E5 Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Meran. Take on the famous E5 Alpine crossing from Germany, through Austria and finishing in Italy’s South Tyrol. This classic inn to inn route is long-distance trekking at its best and is a must for Alpine fans. Hike from mountain pass to mountain pass, taking in the scenery... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Treasures of Tuscany & Umbria
  • Self guided walking tour discovering the best of Tuscany and Umbria; from Siena to Perugia and on to Florence. Explore the absolute best of Tuscany and Umbria on foot; starting with the medieval and Renaissance hill-top towns of Siena and Pienza, on to historic Perugia and ending in iconic Florence. Nestled in the green heart of Italy, you’ll... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Orvieto to Rome Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Final Section of the Via Francigena from Orvieto to Rome. Follow the Via Francigena from the Etruscan city of Orvieto through the classic Italian landscapes of Umbria and Lazio to Rome. This is a journey of superlatives taking in Etruscan towns, fine wines, historic villages, ancient pilgrim trails, delicious food and the delights of Rome. ... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Dolomites to Lake Garda
  • Self-guided walking tour from the Brenta Dolomites to Lake Garda. Walk from the sky-scraping limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites to the shimmering shores of Lake Garda. Combine classic hut-to-hut hikes in the Dolomites with relaxed walking at Lake Garda Experience the atmosphere of remote and historic mountain huts (rifugi), riding a... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc goes through France, Switzerland and Italy takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tuscany: Chianti in Luxury
  • Walking in Tuscany; Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and to Siena. Walk Tuscan wine trails through the timeless landscapes of Chianti to Siena, staying in luxury accommodations. This very special tour combines perfect walking and opportunities to eat and learn to cook authentic Tuscan food with touring a vineyard and stays in the finest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Sicily: The Aeolian Islands & Taormina
  • Self guided walking holiday Sicily's Aeolian Islands. Walk on the Aeolian Islands of Sicily; Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano. Explore Taormina, the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, with it’s world-famous ancient Greek Theatre. This island-hopping itinerary in Italy takes you to 3 islands, each different in their own right. Stromboli, with its... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Hiking in Italy's Aosta Valley
  • Self guided walks on classic Gran Paradiso trails. Immerse yourself in Italian mountain life on this twin centre hiking adventure in the Aosta Valley. The Gran Paradiso National Park is Italy’s oldest, founded in 1922, this side of the Alps really is a natural paradise. Expect peaceful Alpine meadows, steep woodland trails and mountain paths... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dolomites Alta Via 1 South
  • Self-guided walk in the Dolomites, following the quieter southern section of the Alta Via 1. The Alta Via 1 long distance trail winds its way through the heart of the Italian Dolomites. This tour covers around 90km of the wilder and quieter southern section of the AV1, spread over 6 days, walking approx. 15km daily. We follow good alpine paths;... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula
  • Self guided walking tour along the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, including Amalfi, Ravello, Isle of Capri, Positano and Sorrento. Discover the best of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on foot as you explore walking trails high above the turquoise Mediterranean, hiking between pretty villages that cling to cliff faces. You’ll also visit the... Read more
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