Italy is an incredible mix of scenery, culture and history. Walkers have a wide choice of destinations, from the jagged Dolomites to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the magnificent Amalfi coast. The regional variety is astounding, but wherever you go will be washed in an Italian veneer of friendly locals, beautiful buildings, good wine and sumptuous food.
The Dolomites are one of Europe’s greatest mountain range. Attracting rock climbers from around the world, the Dolomites are also second to none when it comes to trekking. From the green pastures of the Val di Fassa to the jagged Tre Cime di Lavaredo, each walk takes you through breath-taking scenery and often to a lovely hut for some apfelstrudel and hot chocolate!
Tuscany has been a classic destination for the British since people set off on the Grand Tour and the appeal of the fine Renaissance cities and the beautiful countryside has not faded over the years.
Southern Tuscany, home to the historic cities of Florence and Siena, is characterised by mediaeval hilltop villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards. The Garfagnana Valley in northwest Tuscany is a rural enclave within reach of the Tuscan gems of Lucca, Pisa and the stunning Cinque Terre, but its appeal lies in its isolation, lack of tourism and striking scenery.
The Amalfi Coast is arguably the most impressive stretch of coastline in the Mediterranean, with its precariously located hilltop villages, beautiful coastal towns and the spectacular island of Capri just offshore. Basing ourselves in the Agerola Plain, we have easy access to an extensive network of walking paths, mule tracks and the renowned ‘Walk of the Gods’, offering breath-taking views of the coastline.
Discover the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Sicily’s Aeolian Islands, where vast black ebony-like beaches contrast with light coloured shorelines, and climb up Mt Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano (3,350m).
Sardinia is a place of outstanding natural beauty and one of the Mediterranean's least spoilt destinations offering dramatic mountain scenery, white beaches and deep gorges.
Puglia & Basilicata
Explore the very best walks in these captivating and still relatively unknown regions in Southern Italy, home to thousands of ancient olive trees, picturesque hilltop villages, pre-historic rock churches and funny-looking Trulli houses.
To find out more about this fascinating country see our Country Guide to Italy.