Italy – “Sagra” and Festivals

Festivals and Holidays – what to consider when planning a walking, hiking or running holiday to Italy. by Maria E. Bellini Gone are the days when the majority of Italian towns and cities would ‘close’ for August as Italians headed off to the coast taking a months long holiday, but even so, it still makes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]