Welcome to Italy’s 25 National Parks

in the photo – Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso National Park There are more than 1000 protected areas throughout Italy. National, regional and interregional parks, nature reserves, wetlands, land and marine parks, that all present areas of outstanding environmental significance. With such an abundance of protected land across the whole of the country, it’s […]

10 Italian Magical May 2018 Trail Races

With spring in full force, and the promise of summer just around the corner May can be a refreshingly bright and cheerful month in Italy. Weather wise, you could be in for some lovely warm temperatures during the day, which gently become cooler once the sun goes down. Snow may still be on the ground in […]

Adaptability on the Trail

by Martin J. Trout “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, that which is most adaptable to change.” This phrase is often attributed to Charles Darwin but was actually pronounced by the American business professor Leon Meggison. His aim was clearly to draw a parallel between Darwin’s central thesis concerning […]

Pisa’s Trail Monte Penna

By Carl Johan Sörman Trail del Monte Penna, 30k, 1300 vertical meters – 4 February 2018 – Molina di Quosa Pisa, Italy It’’s Monday, one week before the race… Things are not looking too good. a) I have to shorten my daily workout due to my Achilles tendon, which has been sore for the last […]

How to Choose You First Italian Ultra

Just glancing through ItalyOnTrail.com’s Race calendar will bring up more than 300 races. As you browse through our race information pages, visit the race websites and look at photos and videos, you’ll come across plenty of amazing ultras, as Italy really does have some pretty beautiful and varied scenery. It can be quite a challenge just […]

Springtime Trail Running in the Italian “Primavera”!

What is “Primavera”?! This means “spring” in Italian! And in April, Italy can be a gorgeous month, with longer warmer days that gently embrace your soul, and brush off all the winter cobwebs. Trail running conditions are really good. The weather can be cheerfully sunny, with the aroma and promise of the forthcoming summer. But remember, high up in […]