Come Hell or High Water! Trail del Cinghiale

Words by Maria E. Bellini The Show Must Go On – Trail del Cinghiale An alarming weather forecast of thunderstorms, gales and torrential rain didn’t stop 457 intrepid trail runners standing behind the start line of the Trail del Cinghiale 2017, in Plazzuolo sul Senio – Italy. Thankfully the weather forecast proved slightly off mark, […]

An Introduction to C.A.I. Italy’s Mountaineering Association

by Maria E. Bellini C.A.I. The Italian Alpine Club – Taking Care of Italy’s Trails and More This is the first, in a series of articles about “C.A.I. Club Alpino Italiano”, Italy’s principle Mountaineering Association. Here we present a brief overview of what C.A.I. is all about. About C.A.I. The main Italian association responsible for the maintenance […]

Off Trail! Rocchetta Mattei

by Maria E. Bellini When we wander off the Trails, we often come across some amazing places, which here at Italyontrail.com 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. […]

Italy – 20 regions, all unique

101 Italy on Trail – The Basics! A Bit of History by Maria E. Bellini If you’ve visited different parts of Italy, you wouldn’t be misjudged if you privately considered the country to be made up of twenty, separate, smaller countries. Differences between regions can be huge. You may have noticed a strong regional pride […]