The Duchy of Parma and Piacenza

Medieval Castles To Delight You by Maria E. Bellini THE FACTS: When you’re not on the trails, Italy offers so much to do and see that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Be it Nature Parks, historical hamlets, “The” destination cities or miles and miles of coast. If you’re after a slightly different angle with a […]

Contemplating the UTMB® – Chasing a dream

Fabrizio Foglia lives in Tabiano Bagni – in the hilly countryside near the city of Parma, Emilia-Romagna – Italy. Passionate about mountains and sport he initially took up Trail running as part of cross-training in preparation for mountaineering and cross-country skiing. Fabrizio has participated in over 30 Cross-country ski marathons including the Marcialonga. Ultrarunner since 2009, Fabrizio has participated in over 100 […]

The Wonder of Lake Garda

Elegance Along the Shores and in the Hills Italy on Trail THE FACTS: Italy is a country which is packed with ‘must visit’ destinations, which we write about here, but one of the most famous of the natural landscapes is certainly Lake Garda. Along with Como, Garda is probably one of the world’s most famous […]

“Signing Up” for an Italian Trail Event!

How To Do “Race Registration” The Italian Way by Maria E. Bellini So you’ve decided that you want to run a Trail race in Italy! Nearly all Italian Trail running events will have an early bird policy set up with several cut off dates whereby race entry fees will increase. This is usually clearly indicated in […]

Orsomarso – Extreme Wilderness in the South of Italy

by Maria E. Bellini THE FACTS: Where in Italy? Seemingly complacent in the Pollino National Park of Calabria, lies the vast Orsomarso mountain range. With summits resting at an altitude of nearly 2000m above sea level. The Orsomarso, peacefully undisturbed, sprawls across 600 Square Kilometres of uninhabited wilderness. This remote area is covered by the […]