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5 best walking tours in Italy

Spring season is here and one of the things you can start doing again is walking and hiking. Which better location than Italy? Top 5 locations

Cinque Terre 

Best Walking tours in Italy: Liguria 

It’s called Via dell’Amore, and it’s well worth it to do even if you are not in love: Cinque Terre is one of the most amazing places to visit in Liguria.  Yes, there are going to be a few steps but it’s actually a doable 25 minutes walk on flat, but if you are more adventurous you should know that this path is only a part of the steeper Sentiero Azzurro that goes from Riomaggiore to Monterosso. 

Further info: Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

Umbria

Best Walking tours in Italy: Umbria 

A beautiful and yet relatively undiscovered Region of Italy, Umbria has the perfect landscape and beauty to admire when walking. Walk through the beautiful town of Spoleto, one of Umbria’s finest hilltop towns. From Spoleto, reach as far as Assisi the next day, a 10 km walk.

Walk in the stunning town of Montefalco where one of the best wines of Italy is produced, Sagrantino di Montefalco, visit the vineyards and the olive groves on foot. Visit also Bevagna, and from there head to the Abbey of San Benedetto and then to the Hermitage of the Carceri above Assisi, continuing from here down to into Assisi itself.

Further info: Trekking Umbria

Tuscany

Best Walking tours in Italy: Tuscany 

Walk in the beautiful countryside of Monteriggioni, along the Francigena Pilgrimage route that connects Canterbury to Rome, or walk in the vineyards of Chianti Region, don’t miss the “Certosa di Pontignano” abbey.  Visit also the Colle Val d’Elsa  and explore San Gimignano and Montalcino (you have to taste the Brunello!).  Other lovely town to stroll around are Bagno Vignoni and Pienza. 

Further info: Sentieri Toscana 

Lazio

Best Walking tours in Italy 

Visit the area of La Tuscia, a historical region of Italy that comprised the southern territories under Etruscan influence. Visit Civita di Bagnoregio, founded by Etruscans 25 hundred years ago. Do a tour of the Castelli Romani, visit Frascati, or Ariccia. Walk through the natural reserve like Parco Nazionale del Circeo or explore with your beloved ones the Nemi lake and Bracciano lake.

Further info: Sentiero Verde 

Gambe in spalla Trekking Association

Lombardy

Best Walking tours in Italy 

Visit the Parco Adamello with Il Lago della Vacca. In the center of Alps, in Alpi Retiche, this Park includes all the Lombardy side of Adamello area, which is located in the north-east of the province of Brescia.  The area covers 510 km2 from Passo del Tonale to the Crocedomini one. The Park is very important as it bridges two bordering parks: at East the Adamello-Brenta, on the North Parco dello Stelvio, which is close to the Switzerland Parco Nazionale dell’Engadina. 

Further info: Adamello Park

Passo Lento 

Regione Lombardia

Sentieri Lombardia

 

 

 

 

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