Walking in Italy

The Best Places To Go Walking in Italy

To truly appreciate Italy’s charm, you must explore it on foot. So lace up your walking boots and set out to discover this country’s history, culture and natural beauty, all while stepping out on some of its most stunning trails.

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Unveiling Bella Italia’s Best Walks

Our walking experts have selected their favourite walks in Italy, handpicked with amore just for you.

Italy, a land of mesmerising landscapes, captivating history, and gelato galore. It’s a place where the rolling hills will steal your heart, ancient monuments will captivate your mind, and the awe-inspiring mountainous views will have you saying ‘mamma mia’.

Get ready to experience the magic of Italy on foot and create unforgettable memories along the way.


These Handpicked Walks Will Have You Embracing The Dolce Vita

Rome: Walk Ancient Pathways

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This eternal city’s culture is as abundant as gelato stands on a hot summer’s day. Every step will unveil centuries of captivating stories and architectural marvels. However, the history of this place extends far beyond the confines of its museums; hidden amidst its bustling streets are cultural marvels just waiting to be discovered.

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This eternal city’s culture is as abundant as gelato stands on a hot summer’s day. Every step will unveil centuries of captivating stories and architectural marvels. And its history not only lies in its museums, some of the real treasures can be found scattered across the bustling streets.

Villa Borghese Gardens & Museums

These centrally located gardens offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. With more than 148 acres of grounds to explore, it’s like stepping into green oasis. Plus, don’t forget to check out the museums while you are there.

Spanish Steps

You’ll love the bustling atmosphere around the 135 steps that connect the quaint Piazza di Spagna and the beautiful Trinita dei Monti Church. This area also has its fair share of gelataria wonders to satisfy any ice cream cravings. 

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Cinque Terre: Stroll Through Timeless Villages

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Set your sights on the vibrant cliff side villages of Cinque Terre, perched high above the bright and sparkling Ligurian Sea. Lose yourself in the quaint, narrow streets, with each corner revealing a hidden gem.

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You'll be stepping into scenery straight out of a storybook as you wander through Cinque Terre's timeless villages. This stunning coastal resort is like a picturesque tapestry, woven with beautiful multi-coloured buildings.

Famous for its stunning walking trails and unbelievable sea views, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring its coastal paths. 

Cinque Terre National Park

With over 48 walking trails, the National Park has lots of opportunities for casual strollers and serious hikers alike. High up in the mountains, overlooking emerald waters, the sights are a treat for the eyes and the trails a treat for your soles. For those after a more challenging trail, the Riomaggiore to Portovenere route is a must.

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Selva: Stroll Past Natural Splendour

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Italy’s diverse landscapes offer a paradise for nature enthusiasts, and one place that stands out is the magnificent Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In particular, the town of Selva is a haven for hikers of all levels. It has a vast network of trails and endless opportunities to explore the breathtaking surroundings. As you traverse the trails, you’ll come across charming mountain huts, cosy bars and great restaurants. 

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Panascharte to the Seceda

This beautiful trail is ideal for those seeking an easy to moderate walk and is a well known route within the Valley Gardens. It’s a favourite among visitors for its breath-taking vistas of the majestic Odle peaks. The walk starts with the cable car ride from Ortisei which then takes you to the stunning Seceda - a 2,519 metre high mountain which forms party of the Puex Nature Park.

Pic Mountain

Experience the exhilarating hike to Pic Mountain, a moderate 7-kilometre trail offering breathtaking 360-degree views of Val Gardena. Start your adventure with a cable car ride from San Cristina and trek to Sëurasas, an enchanting lookout point in Val Gardena. Reach the summit of Mount Pic and be rewarded with uninterrupted vistas of the stunning Dolomite mountain ranges.

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Florence: Explore Cultural Wonders

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Florence is a cultural gem - the crown jewel of Italian art and culture. A walking holiday to this beautiful destination will have you marvelling at world renowned art and architectural masterpieces that have made Italy so famous. With every step you take through its storied streets, you’ll be captivated, inspired and transported to a world of timeless beauty.

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Florence is a treasure trove of culture wonders, inviting you to explore, engage, and be captivated by its timeless magic.

Walk The Ponet Vecchio

Discover the iconic Ponte Vecchio, one of the world's most renowned bridges, miraculously surviving WWII. It forms part of the Vasari Corridor, a passage connecting Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti over the River Arno. The bridge is adorned with enchanting artisan shops showcasing dazzling jewels.

Boboli Gardens

Experience the tranquility and splendor of Boboli Gardens, a magnificent creation by the Medici family in the Italian style. These gardens have left a lasting impact on European court gardens. Today, they provide a serene escape, inviting you to wander through lush greenery and admire the breathtaking Renaissance sculptures on display.

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Portofino: Walk and Savour

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Those boots were made for walking, and in Portofino, every step will bring you closer to savouring the Italy’s culinary delights. Italy’s food is celebrated worldwide, and if you fancy indulging those tastebuds then a trip to the charming town of Portofino is a must. It’s a gateway to a vibrant food scene, with a treasure trove of buzzing cafes, restaurants and delis.

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Visit The Church of St, Giorgio

Walk to the Church of St. Giorgio and witness the breathtaking beauty of its doors. These remarkable doorways, reminiscent of the renowned Gates of Paradise in Florence, depict biblical scenes in stunning detail. You'll also be delighted to discover the artistic prowess of Lorenzo Cascio, whose gallery in Portofino showcases mesmerizing Ancient Greek-inspired artworks. And while you're in Portofino, don't miss the opportunity to explore the international outdoor sculpture center, where the harbour serves as a picturesque backdrop for an impressive collection of sculptures by contemporary artists. 

Visit Towns In The Portofino Area 

Hop on a direct train from Rapallo and unlock the treasures of Bogliasco, Sori, and Zoagli. These charming towns are brimming with local charm and authenticity. Experience the allure of Bogliasco's popular beach, nestled beneath magnificent rocky walls, where you can bask in the unspoiled beauty of a summer's day. Don't forget to capture an Instagram-worthy moment at the ancient Roman bridge, a picture-perfect spot that will leave you in awe. Prepare for a delightful adventure filled with local flavour and unforgettable sights.


Get Inspired By Our Italy Walking Holidays

Selva Holidays

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A Scenic & Adventurous Escape

This picturesque destination showcases the stunning beauty of the Bernese Alps.

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Limone Holidays

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An Idyllic, Alpine Retreat

This beautiful resort provides awe-inspiring vistas, overlooking the picturesque Lauterbrunnen Valley.

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Merano Holidays

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A Breath-taking Alpine Paradise

Visit the charming, traffic-free village of Zermatt nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

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Why Book With Inghams?

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✔️ With over 85 years of experience you can trust us to deliver your perfect holiday.

✔️ You'll have the reassurance and expert guidance of our reps when in resort.

✔️ New: enjoy two guided walks per week in selected resorts*.

✔️Flights from your choice of 15 regional airports, transfers and accommodation are included in your holiday.


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When you book with us you can travel with confidence. We've got you covered from the moment you step out of your front door to the moment you return with incredible memories. 

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Terms and Conditions

**Up to two guided walks per week are included in the following resorts: Mayrhofen, Seefeld, Saalbach & HinterglemmChamonixMorzineLimone, Merano, Selva, Champoluc, Cervinia, Kranjska GoraGrindelwaldWengen, Zermatt, Funchal and CaniçoAll walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions. 

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