Preparing for the Trails in Italy with Martin John Trout

Interview by Maria E. Bellini Spring is in full swing, with the sun eagerly knocking at the door, as hot Italian weather seeps into everyday life. Escape to the trails and you won’t be alone. Outdoor lovers are out and about as the hiking and trail running season sprightly blossoms into summer. I tracked down […]

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 […]

Italy on Trail – Runs Capraia Rock Trail

Italy on Trail’s Maria Bellini takes a Trail break and runs the Capraia Rock Trail on the Island of Capraia  by Maria E. Bellini What Made this a Tempting Race? A 25km race course on a semi-deserted Mediterranean Island in the end of March. What’s there not to be tempted by for heavens sake! After […]

Michele Pini & Monica Testa

  Runners and bloggers – both in full time jobs – often accompanied on the trails by their three young sons and Snow, an Alaskan Malamute. Interview by Maria E. Bellini They live in Salsomaggiore, a historical SPA town in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. They met at a relay running event, having been put on the same […]

Don’t Trash the Trails – Campaigning for Clean Trails

by Maria E. Bellini If you’ve looked at some Italian Trail race websites, ogled at mesmerising photos of eye-watering steep mountains, poured over endless race regulations, and been puzzled by all sorts of heraldic looking logos, you may have come across the quite simple logo of a white figure running on a green background. It looks […]

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 […]

Italy – land of harmony and contrast

101 Italy on Trail – Trails…the basics! Italy really is a spectacular place for being outdoors – be it trail running, hiking or walking. A country with nearly two thirds of it’s iconic lands composed of  hills and mountains – all differing greatly in types of terrain, variety of landscape and gradients. The Italian low lands […]