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Walking Holidays in Italy

You’ll find something for everyone when walking in Italy. Explore cliffside lemon groves and charming fishing villages along the glamorous Amalfi Coast. Or visit the peaks of the Dolomites, where sheer mineral crags and formidable steeples tower above fresh spring meadows and cornflower blue lakes.

Why choose a walking holiday in Italy?

Italy is home to some of the richest history in the world. Passion runs through the veins of Italy; dramatic Riviera coastline, intense Mediterranean flavours, and the local’s voracious appetite for life. 

Trek to medieval stone villages along the pilgrim routes of Tuscany and sip Chianti in sweeping vineyards overlooking fields of radiant sunflowers. Meander down ancient tracks running alongside Mount Etna to crystalised gorges of lava, rugged craters, and centuries-old castles. Hear the roar of gladiators at the Colosseum or unearth volcanically preserved treasures in Pompeii. Then, discover Venice’s opulent mercantile history, embellished Italian Gothic architecture, and gondola jewelled winding canals. In Sicily, you'll see golden Arab domes and arches, mosaic treasures of the Byzantine Empire, and the mediaeval palaces of Norman Kings. 

Sample divine Italian food and wine along the way. Try fior di latte, a fresh mozzarella made from local cows along the Amalfi Coast, or pick wild strawberries as you trek through an alpine paradise.

Our routes will suit walkers of all abilities, from a leisurely Roman Holiday to hikes across alpine Mont Blanc and the Dolomites. Whichever package suits you, you’ll be sure to trek some of the most photogenic spots on the planet.

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With various walking grades on offer, there's something for everyone, whether you are looking for a relaxed stroll or a more active hike. Our walks in Italy are graded 1-8, from ‘leisurely’ to ‘Challenging’ – learn more about our holiday walking grades. 

On our Italy walking holidays, you can choose between guided walking holidays where you will be accompanied by one of our professional walking experts and enjoy an itinerary that is carefully planned out by our knowledgeable specialists.

Alternatively, we have a range of self-guided walking holidays in Italy that will allow you to enjoy the best walking routes independently by following information that has been put together by our walking experts. With these types of holidays, you can still experience the rolling hills, the Olive and Lemon groves, the hilltop towns and stunning coastlines, except you decide when you do it and at what time. These self-guided hiking holidays come with 24-hour emergency support and handpicked accommodation.

Find your perfect walking tours of Italy below and book with Ramble Worldwide today.

Popular destinations in Italy

Self-Guided
Via Francigena - From Lucca to Siena (Self-Guided)

Via Francigena - From Lucca to Siena (Self-Guided)

Departure dates

  • 2024: Apr - Oct

Walk the famous Via Francigena through the Tuscan countryside from Lucca to Siena accompanied by vineyards, hill-top villages and rolling landscapes

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Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Pilgrimage Routes

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Riviera Cinque Terre

Riviera Cinque Terre

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • May
    • Sep
    • Oct

Explore the stunning Cinque Terre coastal region on a walking holiday. Grade 4 walkers enjoy scenic trails, quaint villages, and exceptional views, while Grade 6 walkers tackle challenging climbs. Both groups savour local culture, explore charming towns, and unwind by the sea.

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Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Landscape

from £1,595

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A Roman Holiday

A Roman Holiday

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Apr
    • May
    • Sep
    • Oct

Explore the delightful Eternal City of Rome in autumn, winter, and spring with all its highlights.

Grade Moderate
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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Culture

from £1,899

(7 nights)

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Montalbano's Sicily

Montalbano's Sicily

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • May
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Dec
  • 2025:
    • Mar
    • May
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Dec

Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano as we explore the baroque towns, imposing architecture, world class archaeology and dramatic coastlines in the much overlooked region of South Eastern Sicily.

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Leisurely

Grade 2

This level mixes active sightseeing with shorter, city or countryside walks. Trips are not aimed at seasoned walkers, but you should be confident in managing walks of around 3miles at a leisurely pace with a few ups and downs. Where in more mountainous areas we use transport to access higher ground with ease.  Holidays graded at this level are generally in our Adagio or Discover Collections.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 3 miles; Ascent/Descent 150-200m; Terrain: good paths and tracks; Time: Short or Half Day exploration. 


Culture
Was £1,989

Now from £1,499

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Artistic Umbria

Artistic Umbria

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • May
    • Jun
    • Oct
    • Dec
  • 2025:
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • Jun
    • Sep
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec

A journey through history, art and countryside in Umbria, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Italy.

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Leisurely

Grade 3

We still class this level as leisurely; walks are generally a little longer than level 2, with undulations but over a longer distance. Where sightseeing distances are longer, we take a full day with opportunities to stop, rest and refuel. Generally, itineraries involve easy countryside walking with plenty of breaks,   

Usual daily walks - Distance: 4 miles; Ascent/Descent 300m; Terrain: generally good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Half Day or Full Day walks. 

Culture
Was £1,789

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The Sorrento Peninsula - Embracing La Dolce Vita
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The Sorrento Peninsula - Embracing La Dolce Vita

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Apr
    • May
    • Oct

Embrace the 'sweet life' for a walker on the blissful Sorrento Peninsula. Sun kissed walks with carefree indulgent local culture awaits.

Grade Moderate
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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Culture
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Undiscovered Sardinia

Undiscovered Sardinia

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Apr
    • Sep
    • Oct

Hiking on the coast of Sardinia offers a mesmerizing experience, featuring scenic trails along pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and azure waters. Explorers can traverse ancient paths, discovering picturesque villages, archaeological sites, and diverse flora and fauna. Sardinia's coastal hikes provide a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and outdoor adventure, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Coast & Islands
Was £1,825

Now from £1,725

(7 nights)

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The Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Jun
    • Sep

Come and embark on a breath-taking journey through the Lakeland and mountain paths of the Italian Lakes – undeniably among the most picturesque landscapes the world has to offer.

Grade Moderate
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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £1,839

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