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 Adventures in Italy

  • Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

    Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy. The Odle Mountain Group of the Dolomites tower above the surrounding valley and provide an incredible backdrop for imag...

  • Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

    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). The trails are very well-maintained and easy to hike, with beauti...

  • Paddle on Lago di Braies

    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.  Lago di Braies is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites and depending on the light, its crys...

  • Hike from Amalfi to Ravello and Atrani

    Beginning in the town center of Amalfi, at the square facing the church, take the road leading directly away from the ocean. Prior to passing the large building over the road, take the staircase on the right onto a small "street." Continue up the ...

  • Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites

    The Alta Via 1 is the definite trail through the Italian Dolomites, showcasing some of the most scenic terrain in all of the Alps. It begins at Lago di Braies and ends in the town Belluno, covering 150 kilometers and over 26,000' of elevation gain...

    93.2 miles 26250 ft gain

  • Photograph 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. To get the best vantage point of the church and mountains, walk down the road and shoot...

  • Explore 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. This glacial blue lake is surrounded by towering mountains and thick evergreen forests, which can be experienc...

    2.2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike Monte Grona

    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 surrounding the lakeside.Beginning the hike, yo...

    2.5 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Explore 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.After taking the local bus to Marina di Puolo (if you're not sure, ask the bus driver to let you know when you reach the stop), cr...

  • Backpack La Via Degli Dei: The Path of the Gods

    Make the usual 30 minute train ride from Bologna to Florence last five beautiful days by traversing and camping in the Apennine Mountain Range.The Path of the Gods begins in the main piazza of the ancient Italian city of Bologna (61 m/200 ft above...

    75.8 miles 196.9 ft gain

  • Climb 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. There are numerous world-class climbing routes to the summit, t...

    7 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike to Fusine Lake

    If you are passing by Tarvisio, a trip to Fusine lakes is an essential step of your journey. Located about a 1h drive from the city of Udine in northeast Italy, it’s easily accessible and provides plenty of places for parking. Park your car at the...

    2.5 miles 3116.8 ft gain

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