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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.