Born to be wild…. Capraia Rock Trail

Turn off civilization and enter the wilderness! Head off to wild Capraia. It’s nearer than you think. Just a short ferry ride from the Tuscan port of Livorno (which merits a visit just to sample it’s delicious fish stew – Cacciucco) and you can be hill-repping on Capraia’s trails in just over two hours. Check out our full Capraia Island Guide […]

Walking on Capraia Island

by Maria E. Bellini Capraia Island, Livorno – Tuscany ABOUT THE AREA: Capraia island, is the third largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago. But don’t be fooled, it’s small! At just over 19 squared km, with only one really short road, it makes a great place for walking and running. The highest point in hilly […]

UTMB® Race registration open until January 4th 2017

So what will you be doing between August 28th to September 3rd 2017? Amongst other things you could be running across the Alps in the UTMB® As of December 15th 2016 the UTMB® race registration is open. If you can tear yourself away from your mince pies over Christmas, bear in mind that you have until 4th […]

Off Trail! Rocchetta Mattei

by Maria E. Bellini When we wander off the Trails, we often come across some amazing places, which here at think are definitely worth a visit. This is the case with Rocchetta Mattei, nearby the Regional Park of Lakes Suviana and Brasimone, which is in the Emilia-Romagna region in central-northern Italy. “Laughter is timeless. […]

How to Choose the Right “First-Time” Trail Running Race

Why Run a Trail Race in Italy? by Maria E. Bellini Because it’s a stunning country, so diverse from north to south which we write about here  – and which we think will never fail to amaze! Perhaps you’ve looked up the major Italian Trail races. Yes. Those races with a zillion km and about as much ascent that could take […]

So you want to run a Trail race in Italy?

What’s this all about? Trail Running race resources…. by Maria E. Bellini So many random questions can pop into your mind if you consider entering a Trail Race in Italy – how do you say “race bib” in Italian? What will I get at a aid stations? Hey – Will there be aid stations? Seriously – no jelly […]

New race route to be added to the epic TOR DES GÉANTS®

Welcome “TOT DRET”! So it’s official?! 2017 will see the introduction of a new route to the super-mammoth race TOR DES GÉANTS® in September. News started spreading across social media as race organisers VDA Trailers added the race details to Spirito Trail’s (Italy’s leading Trail Magazine & Forum) online Trail Race Calendar. The new race is stated […]

Capraia – a Gem, a Pearl, a Delight!

by Maria E. Bellini ABOUT THE AREA: The magical island of Capraia lies some 60k off the Tuscan coast. A relaxing ferry ride of just under three hours, will take you from Livorno, to this sparkling gem of an island that forms part of the seven islands that make up Tuscan Archipelago: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, […]