Hiking in Italy
Italy is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, if not the world. The millennia-old culture, the picturesque landscape, the splendid cuisine and the charming people make Italy almost a magical place, which is comparable with few other countries. Walk with all your senses through the break taking mountain scenery of South Tyrol, take a refreshing dip in the cool Lake Garda after a hot day, climb the beautiful Italian Alps, taste the fabulous cuisine of Piedmont and relax on a white sandy beach in Southern Italy! There is something for everyone!
Not Italy, but no longer Austria – simply South Tyrol – a country between alpine cosiness and southern temperament, with influences from two very special countries. That’s the charm of the beautiful South Tyrol. In addition, there is a magical landscape, a hearty cuisine and beautiful little towns. Explore the autonomous region of South Tyrol on foot on the South Tyrolean Wine & Alpine Trail, the hiking tour Lake Reschen – Lake Caldaro or the Dolomites High Route!
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The sparkling waves, the beguiling scent of blossoming orange trees, rolling hills and picturesque vineyards - it’s all a hiker’s heart desires. Put on your hiking boots, because one of our hiking trips on Lake Garda will certainly convince you. How about the hiking tour Lake Garda – Venice? Or rather Verona – Lake Garda, Merano – Lake Garda or even Merano – Lake Garda with charm?
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Walk high above the enchanting cities of northern Italy over vast pastures and gaze over the sleeping landscape early in the morning! Be astonished at the fascinating animals of the Alps, as you move in their natural environment and enjoy the infinite space you can feel here while hiking in the Alps. How about, for example, the Dolomites High Routes or the Dolomite Alps Nature park walking tour? Or are you more inspired by the hiking tour Merano – Lake Garda? We are sure the right hiking trip is here for you!
- Here you will find all our beautiful hiking tours in the Italian Alps.
Endless hiking pleasure awaits our guests on our hiking holidays in the wonderful region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. If on the walking holiday Alpe-Adria-Trail, 8 days, the mountain hiking holiday Alpe-Adria Border Triangle Tour, 8 days or on the walking holiday Istria, 8 days – with each and every hiking step you will immerse even more in the wonderful typical Italian Flair and get to know the most wonderful places and culinary delicacies of the region in Northitaly.
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Dear friends with good taste, take note! We have just the right thing for you! A hiking trip through the land of Slow Food, where the cooking of the dish is still celebrated with hours of dedication and love, where a dinner is still worthy of a harmonious wine, where the flowering rice fields lie at your feet and the romantic vineyards take your breath away – welcome to Piedmont! Whether on the hiking Piedmont – Liguria or hiking in Piedmont, you will be amazed!
- Here you will find information about our popular hiking tours in Piedmont.
Islands and coasts in southern and central Italy
White sandy beaches, turquoise waters, the smell of pine forests and the chirping of the Mediterranean crickets. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Have you always wanted to pursue your favourite hobby, hiking, in such a wonderful setting? No problem! Eurohike makes it possible. Find out about our great hiking offer in the beautiful south of Italy. Whether along the eastern coast of Sardinia, the flowery Amalfi coast or in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, hiking in southern Italy will be one of your favourite holiday memories.
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Immerse in the picturesque region of Tuscany and the wonderful natural landscapes. Step by step, and in your individual hiking rhythm, you will explore the beauty of the Italian nature by foot. On our walking holiday Picturesque Tuscany, 8 days or the walking tour Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba, 8 days you experience the most wonderful hiking paths in the region of Tuscany, delicious culinary delights and impressive cultural sights.
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Active enjoyment for families in Italy
The mild climate, the Mediterranean landscape, endless wonderful culinary pleasures and a lot of active movement in the nature - the beautiful regions in South Tyrol offer ideal conditions for families who enjoy walking tours. Enjoy the magnificent regions in northern Italy on your walking holiday South Tyrol for families, 8 days or on your walking holiday South Tyrol for families, 7 days.
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The climate in Italy
The climate in Italy is as varied as the country itself. In South Tyrol, hikers can expect a mild mountain climate. And as you’d expect in the Alps, the winters in the Italian Alps are also very cold and austere. This the reason why our hiking tours in the Italian Alps do not begin until May or June, because the snow often lasts for a very long time. The climate is a bit milder if you head a little south, i.e. towards Lake Garda. A bit more south, so in Piedmont and Liguria, there is already a Mediterranean climate. In southern Italy, very hot temperatures can be expected in summer. The perfect time to travel on our island tours in the south is spring and autumn. In pleasantly warm temperatures, hiking is most beautiful!
Cuisine in Italy
Pizza, pasta, risotto, carpaccio…should I continue? We are very grateful to the Italian cuisine. So we say a huge ‘Grazie’! Almost every region has a variety of dishes that are world famous. Therefore, don’t expect to lose weight on your hiking tour! The temptation is just too strong. A traditional Törggelen in South Tyrol, a hearty Merende with tasty bacon in the Italian Alps, a wonderful plate of freshly caught fish from Lake Garda, a heavenly risotto with fresh truffle in Piedmont and typical Sardinian pasta in southern Italy. Look forward to the countless dishes you want to try!
La Pizza napoletana
Probably the most famous dish in the world – the pizza – has its origins in Italy, more precisely in Naples. Pizza was already eaten in the 18th century, and probably much earlier, but in a much simpler form. We know the inventor of the Pizza Margherita, as we know it today, was a certain Signor Raffaele Esposito, who worked for the Brandi restaurant in Naples. He was told to serve King Umberto I and his wife Margherita a dish. The rest is history. The most famous pizza in the world, named after the king’s wife, consists of three toppings: red tomatoes, white mozzarella and green basil – the national colours of Italy. Today, there is even an association, the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, which is tasked with preserving the preparation of the only true Neapolitan pizza. Pizzerias all over the world belong to this association and can boast about serving real Napoletan pizza. Compliance with the recipe and preparation is regularly monitored by the association. In Italy there is also Pizza Romana, which is very thin and crispy, Pizza Genovese, a variation of Focaccia with thicker dough and the pizza al taglio which is served by the slice and usually available to buy in the street.
Italy offers a broad variety of hiking opportunities and a well-developed network of hiking paths. Whether in South Tyrol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, at Lake Garda, in Veneto, in Piedmont, in southern Italy or on the Italian islands – no matter what your hiking heart desires, you are guaranteed to find it in Italy.
There are a total of 58 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Thereof, 53 sites are World Heritage sites and five are World Natural Heritage sites. The most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites include, for example, the city of Verona, the Amalfi Coast, the Dolomites, the center of Florence, the lagoon city of Venice, the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Rome with its historic center or the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.
No matter which hiking holiday in Italy you choose, each region offers a wonderful culinary experience of its own. Whether a traditional pizza, a wonderful pasta dish, a typical dumpling specialty in South Tyrol, the sweet indulgence of hazelnuts in Piedmont, a creamy ice cream or an excellent glass of Prosecco or wine – the culinary selection in Italy offers something for every palate. And time to enjoy is guaranteed when hiking in Italy.
Numerous sights, as well as varied natural- and cultural landscapes await you on a hiking holiday in Italy. Explore the picturesque hiking paths in Tuscany and enjoy an excellent glass of Chianti, refresh yourself in the cool waters of Lake Garda, discover the port city of Trieste, experience the Mediterranean charm of Bolzano and Meran or switch off while island hiking in Italy. There are numerous cultural and culinary highlights to discover along the hiking routes in Italy.
Perfectly organised hiking holidays with Eurohike
A colourful variety as far as the eye can see – this and much more awaits our hiking guests on the multi-faceted hiking tours across Europe. With our Eurohike Wanderplus you will always be perfectly looked after and thanks to the detailed travel documents you will always be on the right path. Our Eurohike travel specialists use a lot of expertise and know-how to ensure that your hiking tour becomes a perfect active experience in the fresh air. From the warm advice before your trip, the personal on-site support during your hiking holiday, the detailed travel documents, the cozy hotels and accommodation, as well as the reliable luggage transfer - all these services are part of your booked hiking tour with Eurohike. You can also reach our team on the service-hotline during your tour.
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