A fun vacation in Italy: the best destinations in Italy

Summer is truly wonderful: the days are long, people are happier, and good weather keeps us company constantly, improving the passage of time. But good weather also has a problem (for many, but not all): the heat is often unbearable. The best way to counter the heat bombs is to take refuge in high mountain. But where to go?

The best high mountain places in northern Italy

We are in Italy and we are lucky to live in a territory that can really give us miracles in every corner. And even in the hot summer, who? look for a cool one it really has a wide variety of places to choose from and one is more beautiful than the other.

For example, a destination not to be missed is Livigno in the province of Sondrio, one of the most famous mountain resorts in Italy, situated at 1,816 meters above sea level. Called “little Tibet”, in summer it turns into a real oasis where you can escape the heat. There are many trekking and Nordic walking routes and all of them are very wildlife.

Another absolutely unique place to visit this summer is Corvara in Badia in the province of Bolzano, a real pearl that rises 1,568 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the majesty of the Dolomites, it offers pleasant temperatures and many hiking trails in the area. This pretty town is even considered the “cradle of tourism in Val Badia”, a place that can really make your summer unforgettable.

The last mountain destination we recommend visiting this summer in northern Italy is Sestriere in the province of Turin, which at over 2,000 meters high is a real paradise where you can escape the heat. There is no shortage of leisure activities, ranging from many hiking trails to sports, which can be practiced in a charming setting.

Escape from the heat of Central Italy where to go

Even in central Italy you can escape the heat. Of course, there are no Dolomites, but in any case, there are some places worth visiting that offer mild temperatures to all travelers.

One of them is Monte Amiata in Tuscany, an ancient peak of volcanic origin that is located near the sea and reaches a height of 1738 meters. The most beautiful villages, however, are in the altitude range of 600 to 800 meters and are: Arcidosso, Castel del Piano and Santa Fiora, Piancastagnaio and Abbadia San Salvatore.

While in Umbria, a visit to Castelluccio di Norcia in the province of Perugia is definitely not to be missed. Famous primarily for its beautiful flowering, it is a village located on the top of a hill rising up on a plateau known as Castelluccio plans (and 1,452 meters above sea level). In summer, its temperatures reach a maximum of around 21 ° C.

Then we fly to Lazio to discover straight from Terminillo which is located approximately 32 km from the city of Rieti. A place suitable for everyone thanks to the variety of routes and tours offered by the guides. It is impossible not to be fascinated by the fresh scent of the beech forest and nature rich in biodiversity.

Also fresh in southern Italy: where to go

In popular imagination, southern Italy is synonymous with sea, sun and crystal clear swimming. But the truth is that this area of ​​our country is also able to give us nooks that are cool summer paradises.

Pescasserolifor example, it is located in the province of L’Aquila at an altitude of 1,167 meters. Regarded as the main city of the majestic Abruzzo National Park, it stands out for its life and offers a stay full of history, nature and relaxation. The historic center of the city is a place of great charm, and its surroundings are a paradise for everyone who loves hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Loricain the Province of Cosenza, is a faction divided between the municipalities of San Giovanni in Fiore and Casali del Manco, located in Great Sila at an altitude of 1,314 m above sea level. It looks calm Arvo Lake and is gently surrounded by forests and mountains. Being the seat of the Sila National Park, it offers its visitors many activities and all in pleasant temperatures.

A nice cooker can also be found in the province of Isernia with Capracotta, a beautiful village located at an altitude of 1421 meters above sea level. Just think that it is one of the highest situated villages in the whole Apennines and is surrounded by dense coniferous forests, streams, waterfalls, pastures and nature reserves. In summer, the area changes, giving visitors an explosion of color and life to the touch, thanks to hiking or mountain biking tours on paths immersed in the most unspoiled nature.

The main islands: where to find a little cool in summer

Even paradise Sicily and Sardinia can make us experience a pleasantly cool summer. Not only the sea and dream beaches, but also many charming places to visit take refuge from the heat.

One of them is Fonni, in the province of Nuoro, a charming mountain village which is the highest on the island with an altitude of 1000 meters. Located between the peaks of Gennargent, it offers numerous trekking routes through forests and springs, where you can observe numerous species of birds and mountain animals. Its historic center is charming, all enriched with murals that recount moments of the country’s daily life and traditions.

In Sicily, however, we advise you to go in search of fresh air towards the majestic Mount Etna, because here you will have the honor of walking among the nature of the largest active volcano in Europe. All of this is capable of pushing you into the craters, flowing lava, the expanse of ashes, and the various mouths that have formed along its slopes over time.

There are many trails and paths (quite easy) that allow you to discover a specific landscape that ranges from purely agricultural to forested areas, up to the highest areas. Up there, at the top, the landscape is lunar type because of the lava stone: as it really is on another planet. With an increase of 3326,Etna is a real mountain in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

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