Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco Emiliano

Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park This is one of Italy’s youngest 25 national parks. Designated in 2001 the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park covers the stretch of Apennine mountain ridges that joins Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany. In the video, the trails between Parma’s Berceto and Modena’s Lago Santo, along the Long Distance footpath the Alta Via Dei Parchi. By Aereisentieri […]

10 Curious Facts About The Dolomites

by Maria E. Bellini We recently covered the Dolomites in Our Introduction to the Dolomites article. This stunning landscape of pinnacles, steep ridges, jagged rock, vertical faces, deep gorges and plenty of scree, is visited by thousands every year. Always curious regarding this Unesco World Heritage Site, we couldn’t resist bringing you some lesser known facts… #1 […]

Italy – Where to go?

Location – what to consider when planning a walking, hiking or running holiday to Italy. by Maria E. Bellini In our previous article we looked at the Italian climate – vital in planning your Outdoors holiday to Italy. Extreme weather conditions, can be the ruin of a many a holiday, specially if you’re planning on […]

Trail del Bucamante – Waterfalls and Amore

by Maria E. Bellini The mysterious Bucamante Waterfalls, in the province of Modena are part of the setting for the long awaited race – the Trail del Bucamante Reloaded 2017. This medium length Trail running event gets down to some serious elevation with over 1900m in 35km! Part of the Uisp Emilia Romagna Trail Series, […]

5 Late Summer Sun Kissed Trail Races

Is your ‘runner’s tan’ fading? Chase the sun and head off to these superb late summer – early autumn trail races in Italy. Guaranteed to postpone even a whisper of those winter blues tapping on your door. So jump on a low cost flight, and escape to a weekend of Trail-running Dolce Vita, and stock up on your […]

Mary Jean Bujdos – Celebrating The Trails

We recently met up with Mary Jean Bujdos from Indiana, Pennsylvania – U.S.A. part of the Indiana Road Runners Club whilst she was here in sunny northern Italy. Mary Jean, an Italian Instructor with St. Francis University was here in Italy for the month of May, and as keen runner was tempted onto the trails…. And at the […]

Fall In Love With Lake Como

Lake Como – Enjoy Some Tantalizing Lakeside Adventures Italy on Trail THE FACTS: The lake is shaped like an upside down Y Lake Como is also known as Lake Lario in Italian It’s Italy’s deepest lake In its entirety, there are 100 miles of coastline Lake Como has some highly picturesque towns along its shore, with everything from […]

Emilia-Romagna, Authentic and Plentiful

by Maria E. Bellini Where is Emilia-Romagna? Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s 20 regions is located in the top half of Italy. To the north of the region lies the flatlands that sprawl out around the River Po. The southern part is mountainous with the Po valley slowly giving way to soft hills that become the vast […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cinque Terre

Five Enchanting Villages Joined By Sublime Trails by Maria E. Bellini THE FACTS: Where in Italy? Neatly tucked away in Italy’s Liguria region, the Cinque Terre are located just several miles east of La Spezia, one of Italy’s largest naval cities. The five main villages that make up the Cinque Terre are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, […]

Dolomites – Lets get started

Dolomites at a Glance by Maria E. Bellini Where are they? The Italian Dolomites – the spectacular, vast mountain range is part of the Alps in north eastern Italy. Extending over three regions: Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, they attract thousands of adventure enthusiasts each year. The Dolomites are not to be considered as a continuous […]

Gargano – the Green Spur of Italy

by Maria E. Bellini Whereabouts is it? The Gargano is right at the top of the southern Italian region of Apulia in the province of Foggia. Seen from above, this knobbly promontory juts out into the sea, interrupting Italy’s long, almost-straight coastline, therefore earning it’s nickname of the “spur”. But it wasn’t always like this – […]

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, […]