Walking Holidays in Italy, Hiking Breaks
Italy is a great country for walking. The Italians are passionate about their walking too. Walking holidays in Italy are as varied as volcano climbs in the Aeolian Islands, coastal paths in the Amalfi, quiet country trails in delightful Tuscany, or a stroll through the landscapes of St.Francis of Assisi.
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Further below on this page, you can click through to specific self-guided walking holiday itineraries in Italy.
Italy is a fantastic country for varied walking holidays. Climb Mount Vesuvius for panoramic views from the summit and explore the fascinating coastline of the Amalfi Peninsula on foot, or walk through the beautiful rolling Tuscan countryside to discover charming villages and magnificent castles.
"Having just scrambled out of scrubby woodland and commented that we had seen very little wildlife on our walks, we immediately startled a family of wild boar who careered away up the hillside. Shortly afterwards we saw deer and then what we took to be an eagle." Bridget Oates, Tuscany Classico
Walks are along well-trodden footpaths, turf roads, rocky coastal trails and quiet country backroads, with good straightforward conditions underfoot. Although moderate the walks do include sections of ascent and descent over hilly terrain and you should have a reasonable level of fitness to get the most out of your trip. Accommodation is in comfortable 3* and 4* hotels with en-suite facilities.
The best time to visit Italy is March to June and September to October, in order to avoid the summer heat. May is a great month to visit the Amalfi Coast, with warm temperatures, few tourists and spring flowers in bloom. September to October is when many Tuscan vineyards begin harvesting their grapes and is a good time to visit.
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