Walking Tours of Italy’s Coast & Islands

Zingaro Nature Reserve, Sicily
Zingaro Nature Reserve, Sicily

Walking Tours of Italy’s Coast & Islands

 
Italy needs no introduction to holidaymakers: not only does it consistently rank among the top five most popular destinations worldwide for international arrivals, but it has also recently emerged as the most photographed country on Instagram, with more than 87 million posts containing the #Italy hashtag – and the figure keeps rising. 
 
We're guessing that a great chunk of these photos are taken by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, which attracts travellers like a magnet. From Sardinia to the Amalfi Coast, Sicily to the Cinque Terre, the waters around Italy are truly mesmerising.
 
If you're anything like us, you need to be more active than simply lying on a beach. In that case, we've collected our best walking holidays of Italy's incredible coast and islands so you can become immersed in the Italian la dolce vita lifestyle. Prefer cycling? Take a look at these amazing cycling holidays of Italy's coastline and islands.
 

Sicily

Volcanoes of Sicily

Climbing the volcano of Stromboli, Sicily
 
A chance to get close to the impressive volcanoes of Stromboli, where fiery lava explodes regularly from its crater, and Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Find out more about the long volcanic activity (over a period of 260,000 years!) in Sicily and the Aeolian Archipelago, to the north of the island, with opportunities in between to bathe in therapeutic hot mud, relax on the black beaches, explore on foot its winding coastline and take in panoramic views across the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
 
> View the Volcanoes of Sicily hiking tour
 

Amalfi

Classic Amalfi Coast

'Walk of the Gods', between Agerola and Positano |  <i>Sue Badyari</i>
 
Few trips in Italy take in such a diverse combination of iconic highlights, making it impossible to escape the hordes of crowds that head to ‘Nastro Azzurro’ (Blue Ribbon) in the summer months... but come in March and you will have the Amalfi Coast just to yourself.
 
 

Sardinia

 

A Saunter in Sardinia

The picturesque island of Sardinia, Italy
 
The weather in Sardinia in September is still warm and pleasant, with the lower humidity making outdoor activities much more enjoyable. Explore secluded bays and ancient watchtowers, swim through rock arches and watch the sunset turn the cliffs to shades of yellow and pink.
 
 

Cinque Terre

 

Portofino and the Cinque Terre Guided Walk

The stunning Cinque Terre coastline
 
This self guided hiking trip that follows one of the most spectacular parts of the Italian coast, from the Portofino peninsula close to Genoa to the colourful seaside town of Porto Venere, on the edge of the Gulf of Poets. Walk through steeply terraced vineyards and fragrant olive groves, visit small monasteries and enjoy the quiet trails high above the iconic colourful villages collectively known as Cinque Terre. Away from the main tourist footpaths, the route promises spectacular views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea.
 
 

 
 
Are you feeling like you need to visit an Italian beach, pronto? Let us know which walking tour of Italy's coast and islands you have your eye on in the comment section below.
 
  
 
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