Hiking down the Mt Etna in Sicily

Italy Travel Guide

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Italy in a few words...

Few countries offer a wealth and diversity comparable to that of Italy. Land blessed by the Gods, where each village is a museum, where each path offers a grandiose panorama, where each beach is a call to bathe and where each encounter is a memory in the making. The National Parks to discover are numerous - Gran Paradiso, The Dolomites, the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, Vesuvius and the Cinque Terre. Not to mention the many protected natural areas, reserves and marine parks.

The vegetation of Italy is extraordinarily varied and discovering it is an unforgettable experience for the visitor. Italy has a rich geological heritage which includes several volcanic areas, including the two of the most famous volcanoes in the world, Etna and Stromboli which, thanks to their spectacular activity, attract tourists and researchers from all over the world.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Italy! Introducing people to the wondrous Dolomites range for the first time is our passion. We know this region inside out, so lace your boots up, keep your camera handy and let us take care of everything else so you can simply enjoy the experience.

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Mountains in the Dolomites

The Dolomites

Vertical, sharp, jagged, grandiose, these are four adjectives that perfectly qualify the Dolomites, a chain of limestone mountains listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Located on the Austrian border, straddling the provinces of Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli, the Dolomites massif is made up of steep cliffs and more than 18 peaks over 3000 meters.

The summit of Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso

At over 4000m above sea level, Gran Paradiso is the highest peak in Italy. With no technical climbing skills required, this peak is a great introduction to alpine mountaineering.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Between Pisa in Tuscany and Genoa in Ligure, stretches one of the most beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997: the Cinque Terre National Park. Monterosso, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Riomaggiore. These 5 villages are linked together by picturesque paths and stairs, which meander through the scrub and terraces covered with lemon trees, olive trees and vines.

Hikers in Mount Etna in Sicily

Sicily

With a culture mixed with Greek and Roman influences, this island has the richest and most varied history in Europe. From the ancient amphitheater of Taormina, to the archaeological sites of Syracuse, so many places with a rich past to discover.

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