Mountain holidays in Italy
If you like excursions or natural trail you can find in Italy many places, from the north to the south.
Mountain in Italy
Abetone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 km northwest of Florence and about 49 km northwest of Pistoia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 699 and an area of 31.2 km². Abetone borders the following municipalities: Bagni di Lucca, Coreglia Antelminelli, Cutigliano...
Seiser Alm, (in Italian: Alpe di Siusi) is the largest high altitude Alpine meadow in Europe. Located in Italy's Bolzano-Bozen province (South Tyrol) in the Dolomites mountain range, it is a major tourist attraction, known for skiing and hiking. In summer, this region offers a lost of sunshine, healthy air, beautiful landscapes, and it's the ideal place to...
The Alpi Apuane are a mountain range in northern Tuscany, Italy, not part of the Apennine Mountains. They are included between the valleys of the Serchio and Magra rivers, and, to north-west, the Garfagnana and Lunigiana. The name derives from that of the Apuani Ligures tribe who lived here in ancient times.Geology and geographyThe chain formed in the...
Aspromonte is a mountain massif in the province of Reggio Calabria (Calabria, southern Italy). The name means "rough mountains", so named by the farmers who found its steep terrain and rocky soil difficult to cultivate. It overlooks the Strait of Messina, being limited by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and by the Pietrace river. The highest peak is the...
Barbagiais an mountain area of inner Sardinia, western Italy. It is mostly comprised in the province of Nuoro and located alongside the Gennargentu massif.
The name comes from Cicero, who described it as a land of Barbarians. This word derives from the Greek ΒÜρβαρος-ου, which means stuttering...
Cadore is a "comunità montana" (mountain community) in the Italian region of Veneto, in the northernmost part of the province of Belluno bordering on Austria, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is watered by the Piave River poured forth from the Carnic Alps. Once a barren and poor district, the former contado...
Carnia is a historical-geographic region of Friuli, whose municipalities all belong to the province of Udine, which is part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region.
Collina, Forni Avoltri, CarniaIt covers the western and central part of the Carnic Alps mountain range in the Province of Udine, therefore it borders Veneto and Austria (Carinthia), but...
The Valle Peligna or Conca di Sulmona, is a plateau located in Abruzzo, in the province of L'Aquila. It has a surface of about 100 km².
The valley is named "peligna" because of its ancient origins. Peligna derived from the Greek term peline, meaning "muddy". In fact, in prehistorical times, this plateau was occupied by a lake...
The Dolomites (in Italian, Dolomiti) are a section of the Alps. They are located for the most part in the province of Belluno, the rest in the provinces of Bolzano-Bozen and Trento (all in north-eastern Italy). Conventionally they extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern...
The Dolomites (in Italian, Dolomiti)are a section of the Alps. They are located for the most part in the province of Belluno, the rest in the provinces of Bolzano-Bozen and Trento (all in north-eastern Italy). Conventionally they extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern borders...
The Frasassi Caves (Italian: Grotte di Frasassi) are a remarkable karst cave system in the municipality of Genga, Italy, in the province of Ancona, Marche. They are among the most famous show caves in Italy.The caves, discovered by a group of Ancona speleologists between 1948 and 1971, are situated 7 km south of Genga, near the civil parish of San...
Gargano is a historical and geographical Italian sub-region situated in Apulia, consisting in a wide isolated mountain massif made of highland and several peaks and forming the backbone of the Gargano Promontory projecting into the Adriatic Sea. The highest point is Monte Calvo at 1,065 m (3,494 ft). Most of the upland area, about 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi), is...
The Furlo Pass (Italian: Gola del Furlo or Passo del Furlo) is a gorge on the ancient Roman road Via Flaminia in the Marche region of central Italy, where it passes near the Candigliano river, an affluence of the Metauro.The gorge was formed between the Pietralata (889 m) and Paganuccio (976 m) Mounts by the waters of the Candigliano, which, until in 1922 a...
The Gran Paradiso is a mountain group between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions of north-west Italy. The peak, the 7th highest mountain in the Graian Alps with an elevation of 4,061 m, is close to Mont Blanc on the nearby border with France. On the French side of the border, the park is continued by the Vanoise National Park. The Gran Paradiso is the...
Great St Bernard Pass (Colle del Gran San Bernardo) is the most ancient pass through the Western Alps, with evidence of use as far back as the Bronze Age and surviving traces of a Roman road. In 1800 Napoleon's army used the path to enter Italy, an event depicted in Jacques-Louis David's Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass and Hippolyte Delaroche's Bonaparte...
Lunigiana is an historical territory of Italy, which today falls within the provinces of La Spezia and Massa Carrara. Its borders derive from the ancient Roman settlement, later the medieval diocese of Luni, which no longer exists. Lunigiana covers an area from the Apennines to the Magra river, belonging in part to Tuscany and in part to Liguria. It takes...
Monte Amiata is the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex located about 20 km NW of Lake Bolsena in the southern Tuscany region of Italy.Monte Amiata (La Vetta) is a compound lava dome with a trachytic lava flow that extends to the east. It is part of the larger Amiata complex volcano. A massive viscous trachydacitic lava flow, 5 km long...
Monte Bianco is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union. It rises 4,810 m (15,781 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. It is also sometimes known as ""La Dame Blanche"" (French for ""The White Lady""). There are several classic climbing routes to the summit of Mont Blanc: •...
The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, indicate the four compass points. The mountain...
Monte Conero is a promontory in Italy, situated directly south of the city of Ancona on the Adriatic Sea.The name Conero comes from the Greek name Komaròs, that indicates the Strawberry Tree commonly present on the slopes of the mountain. The Conero is 572 meters high and it is the only coastal high point on the Adriatic sea from Venice to the...
Monte Fumaiolo is a mountain of the northern Apennines range of Italy located in the southern-most corner of the Emilia-Romagna region, about 70 km from the town of Cesena. It is at the border Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. With an elevation of 1,408 metres (4,619 ft), Mount Fumaiolo overlooks the villages of Balze di Verghereto, Bagno di Romagna and...
Monte Grappa is a 1,775 metres (5,823 ft) tall mountain in the Veneto region of Italy. Part of the Alpine foothills, the mountain is divided between the provinces of Vicenza, Treviso and Belluno. It was the site of a three famous World War I battles. (see Battle of Monte Grappa) During World War II the mountain became a refuge for many Italian partisans...
The Monti Sibillini are a mountain group in Italy, part of the central Apennines. Situated between eastern Umbria and the Marche, they are mostly composed of limestone rocks, formed in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic (100 to 50 millions years ago) from the bottoms of an extinct sea which emerged 20 millions years ago. Most of the peaks are over 2,000 m; the...
Monte Viso, colloquially known as Monviso (Piedmontese: Brich Monviso or Viso; Occitan: Vísol), is a mountain in the Cottian Alps in Italy close to the French border. Monte Viso is well known for its pyramid-like shape, and because it is higher than all its neighbouring peaks by about 500 m it can be seen from some distance, from the Piedmontese...
The Pollino National Park (Italian: Parco nazionale del Pollino) is a national park in Basilicata and Calabria, southern Italy. Comprised within the provinces of Cosenza, Matera and Potenza, with its 1,820 square kilometres it is the largest natural park in the country. It takes its name from the Pollino Massif (highest peak 2,267 m).
It was founded in...
Etna Park is beautiful not only for its eruptions and for its lava flows but also for the unique environment surrounding it, rich in flora and fauna. Incredibles landscapes protected by a nature park which extends from the peak of the volcano to the towns around it. Etna Park has been divided into four areas with different levels of protection: A, B, C...
Calabria National Park,- now Sila National Park - includes the territories already part of the “historical” Calabria National Park (founded in 1968), and protects areas of environmental interest in Sila Grande, Sila Piccola and Sila Greca for a total of 73.695 hectares.
Sila National Park agency promotes conservation and development of...
Parco Nazionale della Majella, 740.95 km² is a national park located in the provinces of Chieti, Pescara and L'Aquila, in the region Abruzzo, Italy.
It is centered around the Majella massif, whose highest peak is Monte Amaro (2,793 m).
The park contains about 500 kilometers of hiking paths through the mountains, cave paintings in Grotta S. Angelo...
Stelvio National Park (Italian: Parco nazionale dello Stelvio) is a national park in the north-east of Italy, founded in 1935.
The Park is the largest in Italy and covers part of two regions: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Lombardia, in 24 municipalities.
Stelvio National Park has borders with the Swiss National Park, the Parco naturale provinciale...
The Little St Bernard Pass (French: Col du Petit Saint-Bernard, Italian: Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo) is a mountain pass in the Alps on the France–Italy border. Its saddle is at 2188 metres above sea level. It is located between Savoie, France and Aosta Valley, Italy to the south of the Mont Blanc Massif, precisely on the main alpine watershed...
Saint-Vincent is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. Saint-Vincent (575m/1,898ft), is a popular summer holiday resort with mineral springs (recommended for liver and stomach disorders). Beyond this, perched on the left, is the castle of Ussel (c. 1350).
Monte Terminillo is a massif in the Monti Reatini, part of the Abruzzese Apennines range in central Italy. It is located some 20 km from Rieti and 100 km from Rome and has a highest altitude of 2,217 metres (7,274 ft).
It is a typical Apennine massif, both for its morphology, articulated but not exceedingly sharp, and for the fauna and vegetation. Its...
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Italian for "Three Peaks"), also called the Drei Zinnen (German), are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Auronzo Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are known as the Cima Piccola/Kleine Zinne ("Little Peak"), Cima...
Val Gardena is a valley in the Dolomites of northern Italy. It is best known as a skiing, rock climbing and woodcarving area. There are three towns in the valley: Urtijëi, Sëlva and Santa Cristina. The valley was served by the Val Gardena Railway from 1916 until 1960. Gherdëina is one of five valleys with a majority of Ladin speakers (two of...
The Puster Valley is a valley in the Alps that runs in an east-west direction between Lienz in Tyrol, Austria and Mühlbach near Brixen in the province of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. The municipalities of the Puster Valley constitute the Pustertal district.The towns of the Puster Valley are located between 750 and 1,180 meters above sea level. The most...
The Valsugana valley is one of the most important valleys in the autonomous province of Trento of Northern Italy. Leading into the Alps' foothills, an important main north-south Roman road, the Via Claudia Augusta, one of Europe's main roads since its construction in Antiquity, winds along the valley and connects the Adriatic with the historic Holy...
Valtellina or the Valtelline valleyis a valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland. Today it is known for its skiing, its hot spring spas, its cheeses (in particular Bitto, named after the torrent Bitto) and its wines. In past centuries it was a key alpine pass between northern Italy and Germany and control of the Valtelline was...
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