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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.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to Italy in Italy

Along the Salento Coast | 8 days | From £799

Walking Holidays in Italy, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - Along the Salento Coast | 8 days | From £799

The southernmost province of Puglia is a place of captivating buildings, ancient ruins and rustic farms. This itinerary takes walkers through a land of rituals, legends, myths and cults into the depth...

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade A - Easy

Vesuvius, Capri and the Amalfi Coast | 8 days | From £699

Walking Holidays in Italy, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - Vesuvius, Capri and the Amalfi Coast | 8 days | From £699

This tasty and varied 'Italian Job' combines walking Vesuvius and on Capri as well as along the Amalfi coast too on the 'Path of the Gods'.

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade A/B - Easy/Moderate

Walking the Cinque Terre and Portofino | 7 days | From £499

Walking Holidays in Italy, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - Walking the Cinque Terre and Portofino | 7 days | From £499

During this 7 day trip you will discover the cliffs and coves of the Cinque Terre and Portofino. Walk along cobbled paths and easy roads with spectacular views of the sea and the colourful houses whic...

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade A/B - Easy/Moderate

White Cities of the Itria Valley | 8 days | From £799

Walking Holidays in Italy, Hiking Breaks - Self-Guided - White Cities of the Itria Valley | 8 days | From £799

A region enjoyed by both Italians and travellers, Puglia has a reputation for authentic, southern italian food and wines as well as history, beautiful landscapes and friendly people.

Self-Guided Walking Holiday Grade A - Easy
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