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 […]

When Scenery is Glamorous – The Amalfi Coast

from Italy on Trail THE FACTS: Known in Italian as the Costiera Amalfitana – The Amalfi Coast is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site, simply because of its beauty and history. The area is known for its cliff-side scenery, which you will probably be familiar with from various travel websites and magazines! Where is The Amalfi Coast, and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Parco Regionale dei Laghi Suviana e Brasimone, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Two Immense Lakes in the Bolognese Apennines by Maria E. Bellini About the area Many major Italian cities are located just a short trip away from some incredible countryside! The city of Bologna, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, is one of these. Famed for its pillaring medieval towers, its ‘tortellino‘ navel-shaped stuffed pasta, for over 40km […]