Hiking & Outdoors

Around the world, Italy evokes images of picturesque bridges, sunny hilltop villages, and grandiose cathedrals. It is also known for its timeless art, delectable cuisine, historical monuments, and an indulgent lifestyle, but when you add to that mix a wide variety of natural landscapes that defy human imagination, there is something that makes traveling to this incredible country an even more extraordinary experience.

From hiking in the Italian Alps to rock-climbing Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, or taking a leisure bicycle ride through vineyards in Tuscany, there is something for everyone. We'll satisfy your desire for being outdoors and you won't want to travel (or need to go) anywhere else because Italy truly has it all.

Here are a few ideas to get your ideas running:

  • Take a private yoga class in an olive orchard, overlooking a sunset over the vineyards and hills of Tuscany.
  • Ride a bicycle on the ancient Via Appia, a scenic Roman road just outside the Eternal City.
  • Relax on a secluded powdery beach in Puglia, known as the "Maldives" of Italy and take a sailboat to the nearby fishing villages.
  • Go hiking with an expert local guide in the dramatic scenery of the Dolomites, the Italian Alps on the border with Austria and stop in local dairy farms and B&B's.
  • Follow the ancient "Path of the Gods" at the top of the Amalfi Coast, stopping for lunch at a local trattoria overlooking Positano and the Island of Capri.
  • Trek to the top of Mt. Vesuvius to view the rim of the volcano, then tour a family owned winery at the foot of the mountain.
  • Ski in the Swiss-Italian Alps and stay in luxury resort overlooking pristine glaciers, medieval castles, and charming villages.
  • Kayak along the Cinque Terre, five picturesque fishing villages on the northern coast of Italy.
  • Go truffle-hunting in the woods of Le Langhe, in the region of Piemonte, with a hunter "trifulau" and his dogs.