• Italy
  • Italy

    Beyond the ruins in Rome and the gelato on every street corner, Italy has an endless supply of ridiculously scenic adventures. From panoramic views on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the awe-inspiring granite walls in the Dolomites, you'll never be bored.

    Top Spots in and near Italy

    • Alagna Valsesia, Italy

      Hike to Alpe Testanera - Monte Rosa

      10.2 mi / 3641.7 ft gain
      This is an enjoyable hike that will lead you to a beautiful arena where your can admire the south side of the Monte Rosa.After parking at Wold, after the village of Alagna Valsesia, just follow the road to the Acqua Bianca falls. Here you can find the trail (7a) that leads to Turlo pass and, once...
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    • Malcesine, Italy

      Explore Monte Baldo

      / 5774 ft gain
      The Malcesine Funicular Cableway is the easiest and most direct way to get to the top of Monte Baldo. Monte Baldo is located in the region of Lake Garda, about a 2 hour bus ride from Verona, Italy.  Once at the funicular, purchase your tickets and take the funicular up! You'll transfer to a secon...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Lago Limides

      1.77 mi / 213 ft gain
      Lago Limides is a small alpine lake on the Falzarego Pass in the Italian Dolomites, not far from Cortina d'Ampezzo. For this hike, we parked at the Falzarego Lagazuoi cable car station, and followed the trail on the opposite side of the road. The trail is a narrow dirt trail, but it's easy to fo...
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    • Bagni San Filippo, Italy

      Soak in the Thermal Pools at Fosso Bianco

      5.0
      1 mi
      The Tuscan countryside is famous for its vineyards, rolling hills, and amazing wine, but what you probably didn't know, is that it's also home to some of Italy's best hot springs. In an area known as Bagni San Filippo, a stream littered with hot springs flows through the woods on the edge of a sm...
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    • Roma, Italy

      Visit the Iconic Pantheon in Rome

      5.0
      The Pantheon is one of the best preserved buildings from ancient Rome famous for its large circular domed cella.  Since the Renaissance, there have been several important burials here, including Raphael the famous painter. Many relics and priceless pieces of art are on display to visitors.  The P...
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    • Pompeii, Italy

      Explore the Ruins and Walk the Streets of Pompeii

      5.0
      Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried after the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  It is now a vast archaeological site with excavated houses, streets, and artifacts that visitors can roam and explore. There are 2 main entrances to Pompeii:  Porta Marina (main entrance...
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    • Santa Cristina Valgardena, Italy

      Hike from Col Raiser to Seceda in the Dolomites

      Seceda is one of the most famous (and most photographed) spots in all of the Italian Dolomites. This summer I decided to finally visit it to see if it was really worth the hype, and to see if there was a way to escape the worst of the crowds.Most tourists visit Seceda from Ortisei, taking the cab...
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    • Rome, Italy

      Explore the Ruins of the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

      5.0
      No trip to Italy is complete without exploring the heart of ancient Rome.  The ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill contain many of the most important structures and buildings of the ancient city. For centuries, the forum was the center for day to day life.  There were important government ...
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    • Tarvisio, Italy

      Hike to Orrido dello Slizza

      1.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
      While planning a trip to Fusine Lakes, that you can find HERE, add to your journey a walk through this wonderful hidden path.Following the road that leads to Fusine in Valromana, you will find the indications to Boscoverde, a small hamlet close to Tarvisio. Here you can easily park your car at th...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

      2.5 mi / 2316.3 ft gain
      If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a sma...
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    • Pisa, Italy

      Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa

      2.7
      The Leaning Tower of Pisa is renown worldwide for its almost four-degree tilt, the result of being built with an unstable foundation. This is perfect stop on your Italian vacation, with lots of great shops and restaurants (I had the best pizza of my life in a restaurant with a view of the tower!)...
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    • San Pellegrino, Italy

      Hike from Passo San Pelligrino to Rifugio Mulaz

      8.7 mi / 3858.3 ft gain
      The hike from Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Mulaz is stage seven of the incredible Alta Via 2 multi-day hut-to-hut trek in the Dolomites, which starts in Brixen/Bressanone and ends in Croce d’Aune north of Venice. This challenging but stunning hike is full of incredible scenery, where lush gree...
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    • Riva del Garda, Italy

      Visit the Varone Cave and Waterfall

      5.0
      Colorful lights aluminate the path as it winds its way through the cave to a viewing platform next to the waterfall. The waterfall is so high that you can't see the top from this view point. There is another viewing platform 40 meters above this one. To get to the upper platform go back out of th...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Croda Da Lago Circut

      7.8 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will also notice in your planning that there are also tra...
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    • Venezia, Italy

      Take the Boat Tour of Venecian Islands

      4.3
      Begin your boat tour at the Venecian Lagoon just next to St. Mark's Square.  The boat will take you to the three islands of Venice, each unique in its own way.  Murano is world famous for its glass-blowing. Upon arrival to the island, you will get to watch a live demonstration of the glass blowin...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Hike from Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Franz Kostner via Piz Boè

      5.4 mi / 2099.7 ft gain
      If you're planning a trip to the Dolomites, you simply must plan a hut-to-hut hike.Last year I did a number of multi-day hikes from hut to hut, and this one definitely has to be one of the most dramatic.I've already shared the first day of the adventure in this post, so today I'm going to share t...
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