It is impossible to list all things to do in Italy, there is so much to discover in this beautiful country in Southern Europe. We have, however, listed 10 unavoidable things to discover depending on the season. Maybe this will give you a few ideas for your next vacation.
Architecture and history are intimately linked in Italy, as evidenced by each of the regions of the country that are full of monuments that have been more or less well preserved. In Rome, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Roman Forum are not to be missed.
Italy is a paradise for hikers. Several kilometres of marked trails are available to you: the hills of Tuscany, the peaks of the Alps, the wooded valleys of Garda or Como. Alternatively, a circuit from Piedmont to Liguria, passing through the Valle d'Aosta, the Parc du Grand Paradis and the Alpes Maritimes Natural Park, to end in the Cinque Terre and the park of Portofino. In the heart of the country, the national parks of Abruzzo, the highest point of the Apennines and the Sibillini mountains can be discovered on foot. In the South, trekking enthusiasts will be spoiled with ancestral trails, such as the Path of the Gods, the Bay of Naples and Capri, the National Park of Pollino and those of Calabria, Sila and Aspromonte.
Bike paths have been specially developed to promote Italian cycling, especially in the spring. The hills of Tuscany in Florence, Valnerina and Piano Grande near Monte Vettore, the Plains of Emilia-Romagna are examples. In Veneto, the sport is combined with the discovery of a unique architecture of the region, passing by the Brenta Riviera and the coastal paths of Puglia.
The Italian landscape is also embellished with steep relief and rock walls that lend themselves to climbing. Climbing routes are available for experienced athletes in the Brenta Dolomites. Beginners can start at the Gran Sasso massif, choosing from the summits of the Corno Grande or the Corno Piccolo. The most experienced can try the summit of Valle d'Aosta, starting from Courmayeur and Cogne. Otherwise, the city of Arco has an infrastructure appropriate to this discipline.
The country has renowned ski resorts. For those who love skiing, you can stay in Sestriere, Courmayeur, Lazio, Marche and Ampezzo. The most important stations have equipment and tracks adapted to each level.
Snowparks equipped with a course and suitable tracks for all levels also exist in Italy. They can be found in Breuil-Cervinia, in Valle d'Aosta and Madonna di Campiglio in Trentino.
The Italian coasts contain curiosities both on land and in the waters. A seaside holiday will be the opportunity to discover the underwater life in the Mediterranean. The most popular sights are in Campania, Liguria and Puglia.
Italy wants to preserve its tradition of navigation. Thus, tourists can rent a motorboat or sail from all the beaches in order to explore the neighbouring islands and bays.
From April to September, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed or tubing are common in the Sesia River in Piedmont. The same activity is possible in Cal di Sol, in the Sibylline mountains and in Lao.
At Lake Garda, Torbole, Malcesine, and on the island of Elba, windsurfers will find their happiness and will evolve with the wind. You will find rental equipment directly on site.