untitled design (1)

Learn Italian online

Walking in Italy – Ten Popular Guides

Undoubtedly the best way to see Italy is on foot, as I know very well myself, having walked through cities like Florence, Rome, Venice and Bologna, and having done some mountain walking too.

Whether you choose to spend your vacation in Italy drifting around one of Italy’s many charming and largely unspoilt towns and cities or prefer hiking up into the mountains, your own too feet will take you to places all but the most specialized vehicles simply cannot reach.  To get the most out of exploring Italy on foot, a good guide is a great help and should also prevent you from getting lost too.

With this in mind, and to encourage you to go for a walk, I’ve compiled a list of ten popular walking in Italy guides from Amazon.com.  It was interesting to see which areas of Italy attract walkers, and to note the absence of some eminently walkable areas of the Boot, such as Liguria.

Before you take a look, which areas do you think keen walkers seek to explore in Italy?  Now go take a look at the list and see if you were right.

Ten Guides to Walking in Italy

Even if you do buy a guide to walking in Italy, make sure you also obtain a map of the area you would like to walk in.  This is a safety measure, especially if you are thinking about heading up into the Dolomites or Alps.  I know for a fact that the Cicerone walking guides, and I have a few, mention exactly which maps you will need.

I like Cicerone guides because they often contain plenty of circular walks which make returning to your point of origin, either your hotel or car, much easier.

Italy's Mountain Panoramas are Stunning
Italy’s Mountain Panoramas are Stunning
think in italian logo dark bg 1

Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Do not be deceived by Italy’s sunny climate, weather conditions change as fast in Italy’s mountains as in any others around the world and temperatures can drop very fast indeed.  Before you go walking in the mountains in Italy, always tell someone where you are going and tell them when you intend to return – just in case.

Charming Italian Villages Await Walkers
Charming Italian Villages Await Walkers

By the way, walking on snow using snow shoes is great fun!

Oh, and if you do go walking in Italy, do remember to take a camera, Italy’s panoramas are often breathtaking – this I know from experience.  DSLR users will find super wide angle lenses – a 10-22 or 12-24 produce really lovely images.

Fancy a Guided Walking Tour of Italy?

If so, check out walking vacation tour company Walks of Italy’s offerings.


Photographs by Alex Roe

Most Popular

Entrata libera

The title of this post, Entrata libera’ can be translated as being ‘free entry’. To where? You might well be asking. Well, the answer is: to shops in Italy.

Hot Italian Girls From Puglia and Sicily – Part One

If you have ever been to southern Italy in the summer months, you will know that all the girls there are hot, literally. You would be too, with temperatures hitting around forty five degrees Celsius during the summer months!

Italy Abandons Immigrants to Die?

Some thing distasteful has been going on in Italy this summer. Immigrants coming to Italy over the Mediterranean in boats appear to be being left to die. In one instance some 70 people in a boat bringing people to Italy died as a result of their plight seemingly being ignored.


Related Posts

Image * After

Stop reading, start speaking Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Teaching by not teaching

While drifting around the www looking for information on flash photography I came across this quote: “The trick to education, is to teach people in