La Dolce Vita - Top 5 Walking Holidays in Italy
Italy is a land of passion. The Italian people put their heart and soul into every endeavour, whether that is creating a fine work of art or just an amazing lunch. Italy is such a diverse country, with strong regional variations and a host of hidden gems, just waiting to be unearthed. You can take the tourist trail in Italy and have a wonderful time doing so, but the real beauty of the country is when you step off the beaten path. Dining with locals in a rustic farmhouse, seeing the towering hilltop villages of Tuscany and Umbria appear on the horizon while you walk through lush vineyards, these are the memories you will treasure. Here at Macs Adventure, we create our trips not just to show you the best of Italy, but to immerse you in it. An Italian favourite Since the Italians love to holiday on Italy’s southern Amalfi coastline, you can be sure it’s a place of beauty, quality and good taste. A walking holiday in this region takes you on mountain paths high above the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea and between idyllic Italian villages. Amalfi is like a film set. It is at once chaotic and peaceful, brimming with life, but sitting on a terrace with a cold glass of wine, you could be the only people in the world. Amalfi has a certain chic magic to it and we let you get right amongst it. To really live “la dolce vita' why not choose our more luxurious Amalfi in Style walking holiday. You’ll discover that the sweet life is oh-so-very sweet on the Amalfi Coast. Where time is on your side Fabulous Tuscany should be savoured rather than rushed. The Hill Towns of Tuscany walking holiday allows you step back in time to a slower-paced era as you stroll picturesque hills between historic and architecturally renowned towns. Our trips in Tuscany are a voyage of discovery, getting you in amongst the people who help create the atmosphere, the music and the richness of life that pervades in this region. You’ll also discover the sweet life that comes when aromatic vineyards and bountiful olive groves fill the landscape in every direction. Pearls of the Riviera The Cinque Terre, in Italy's Liguria region, forms a string of centuries-old seaside villages that cling to the rugged yet upliftingly beautiful Italian Riviera coastline. Linked by a series of footpaths, walking is one of the best ways to visit each of the five towns and enjoy the spectacular scenery. If your idea of la dolce vita is walking by day and dining on seafood specialities by night, there can be few places in the world that will please you as much as this coastal gem. Looking for the high life? Let’s start with the exquisitely majestic peaks. Then let us talk about the fantastic network of high trails for walkers. And how about those wide-sweeping views of seemingly endless pastures, valleys and rivers? Our walks in the Dolomites allow you to witness the majestic scenery and mountain culture of the Dolomites but also immerse you in Italian mountain life. Watching the sunset play on the rock faces of the Dolomites while sitting in the company of like-minded walkers and climbers at your mountain Refugio, is a feeling you will never forget. If all this makes you hungry for more walking highlights then the Italian Dolomites will definitely be your idea of the high life on holiday. A taste of the sweet life Wines, cheeses, sweets, chocolates, truffles, hazelnuts… Shall we go on? The Barolo Vineyard Walking Trail winds its way through Piedmont, which is acclaimed as Italy’s paradise region for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. Our walking holiday explores the Langhe region, located between the Alps and the Apennine mountains, which is blessed with fertile lands that produce the Tube Magnatum, a prized white truffle and one of Italy’s most prestigious red wines: The Barolo. The expensive Barolo may stay on the shelves, however, as you discover the rich variety of outstanding wine in the Piemont region. The locals most often drink the excellent local Barberas, and the Nebbiolo grape which goes to make Barolo can also be found in velvety smooth Barbaresco, at a snip of the price of Barolo. Immerse yourself in Italy. Soak up the joy in every glass, every bit of bread that wipes the plate clean. Macs Adventure will help you explore an Italy that will linger long in the memory. For more information on walking in Italy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our destination specialists who can help with any queries you may have. This post is an updated version of a post-produced in 2016.