The Best Outdoor Activities in Italy

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

Italy / La Via dell'Amore Trail

The Sentiero Azzuro trail travels from south to north through five coastal towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola (0.68 mi), Corniglia (1.25 mi), Vernazza (2.48 mi), and Monterroso (1.86 mi).

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Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

Italy / Santa Maddalena

Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy.

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Paddle on Lago di Braies

Italy / Pragser Wildsee

This beautiful alpine lake is often compared to the famous Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada and is an absolute must if you are in the Dolomites region.

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Hike from Amalfi to Ravello and Atrani

Italy / Amalfi Town Square, Salerno, Italy

Beginning in the town center of Amalfi, at the square facing the church, take the road leading directly away from the ocean.

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Explore Pragser Wildsee

Italy / Pragser Wildsee

Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria.

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Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

Italy / Hotel Lago di Braies

The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps.

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Hike Monte Grona

Italy / Monte Grona Rifugio Menaggio

The Mount Grona trail elevates you 1736m above sea level, giving you a breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss & Italian Alps while overlooking the spectacular Lake Como and its famous villages sur.

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Photograph St. Johann Church

Italy / St. Johann Church

This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier.

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Backpack La Via Degli Dei: The Path of the Gods

Italy / Piazza Maggiore

Make the usual 30 minute train ride from Bologna to Florence last five beautiful days by traversing and camping in the Apennine Mountain Range.

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Explore Bagni Della Regina Giovanna

Italy / Bagni della Regina Giovanna

Take a short bus ride from the Sorrento city center to Marina di Puolo and experience a favorite local swimming spot.

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Climb Corno Piccolo

Italy / Corno Piccolo

Corno Piccolo (8710') or "Little Horn" as part of the Gran Sasso Massif, is the rocky, limestone heart of the Italian Peninsula, providing epic views from Adriatic to Tyrrhenian Seas.

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Hike to Fusine Lake

Italy / Fusine Lake Parking

If you are passing by Tarvisio, a trip to Fusine lakes is an essential step of your journey.

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Hike to Sentiero del Dint

Italy / Sentiero del Dint Trailhead

The colors of the water of this lake alone, from green to blue, a great reason to plan a trip to this magical place.

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Hike to Punta Martin

Italy / Genova Pegli

Starting from the waterfront of Genova Pegli, behind the railway station, this hike follows the first part of E1 itinerary.

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Hike the Rilke Trail, Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Falesie di Duino

Italy / Sentiero Rilke

The Rilke trail stretches for almost 1.7 km along the Karstic cliffs.

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Hike around Lago Di Braies

Italy / Lago Di Braies Parking Lot

Only an hour and a half from Bolzano, or an hour from Cortina d'Ampezzo, (my home base while in the Dolomites), Lago Di Braies is a must do half day trip.

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Photograph Seceda

Italy / Seceda

From the town of Urtijea take the Seceda cable car up, it costs about $15 each way but it's necessary to get to the top.

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Hike to Orrido dello Slizza

Italy / Orrido dello Slizza

While planning a trip to Fusine Lakes, that you can find HERE, add to your journey a walk through this wonderful hidden path.

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Explore Civitella d'Angliano

Italy / La Tana dell'lstrice

About 50 miles northwest of Rome, the commune Civitella d'Angliano is nestled 860ft in elevation.

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