Travel along the Italian paths, among fabulous landscapes and magical strongholds: let's discover the 15 most beautiful paths of Italy.
Discovering and rediscovering our country through roads that are as new as they are historically famous and known.
Walking the paths of Italy is a new way of traveling that allows anyone to go beyond the habits of yet another shortcut and tourist trajectory.
Old trade routes, footpaths, mule tracks, religious roads and ancient tractor lanes: these paths, and many others, can be found when crossing Italy on foot.
Italian paths: a praise of slowness
The new influences, increasingly promoting sustainable tourism and a holistic and healthy approach to travel itself, seem to blend well with the initiatives promoted by numerous groups of hikers and enthusiasts of the so-called "Italian paths".
Today these groups of enthusiasts have numerous adherents, who meet all along the peninsula, in search of lost beauties among the roads and paths.
Traveling slowly is following the rhythm of your breaths, looking around, letting all worries flow away from your body, admiring the vastness of the beauty that surrounds us.
Let's go to discover the most beautiful paths in Italy, with our guide, between seas and mountains, flora and fauna of our Mediterranean maquis and much more.
15. The European pilgrim's path
The path "Romea Strata" was a very important street in Europe, traveled by pilgrims who, from various parts of Europe, were preparing to reach Rome.
In 1300 km of walking, along 5 regions, it is possible to cross the heart of Italy -between faith and culture.
14. The path that crosses the history of the Great War
The Path of Peace extends for over 500 km, connecting the places of the Great War on the Trentino front, then extending from the Tonale pass to the Marmolada.
This unique itinerary offers wonderful glimpses of immense naturalistic and historical-cultural importance.
13. The path between the Po Valley and the Danube
The Path "Claudia Augusta" is a Roman road whose construction dates back to the first half of the 1st century AD.
It is believed that this route was designed to connect the Roman world to Germany, from the Po Valley to the Danube.
12. The path of Sant’Antonio
The Path of Sant'Antonio is a crucial naturalistic and religious itinerary.
Crossing these paths, in a 430 km long journey, you follow in the footsteps of St. Anthony of Padua - connecting the most important places in his life. The path crosses the Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.
11. The path that crosses the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines
Passable in six days, the Silk and Woll's Path is a 130 km path that connects Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany.
Crossing the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines it is possible to admire the naturalistic splendor that only this land can offer.
10. The path at the foot of the Marche mountains
The Great Ring of the Ascolani's Villages is a 100 km long excursion itinerary.
Traveling along these roads you come across the fairy-tale villages of the Marche region located at the foot of Ceresa and the Gemelli Mountains.
It is a journey of unparalleled naturalistic and cultural importance.
9. The path of the traveling knight
The path of St. Peter the Hermit develops in three loops, imitating the pilgrimage of the one who was called "the itinerant knight", St. Peter.
It develops in the Apennine area located on the border of Abruzzo with Lazio - for a length of 237 km.
8. The path between the Marche's villages
The Path of the Strongests develops in the Marche region, crossing it entirely.
It winds for over 120 km; during this ring itinerary it is possible to notice and admire the villages of the Marche region and the evidence of a nature as wild as it is delicate.
7. The path of the friars in the Marche hinterland
The path of the Capuchin friars is a naturalistic and religious itinerary that follows in the historical footsteps traced by the birth of the Order of the Capuchin Friars Minor.
This route, 400 km long, crosses the Marche hinterland from north to south. This is a very rich path from a spiritual point of view and also complex, given the physiognomy of the Marche region.
6. The path on the Amalfi coast
The Path of the Gods is one of the best known paths in Italy; it is a nature trail about 9 km long and located within the Amalfi coast.
The route starts from Agerola and ends in Positano, in a succession of naturalistic spots of timeless beauty - between water springs and spectacular views.
5. The path of Salento
The Salento's path, 245 km long, runs through the beauties of Salento - between ancient villages and paths by the sea.
It can be traveled through two different routes - the Via del Mare and the Via dei Borghi - starting from Lecce and then ending in Santa Maria di Leuca.
4. The path of the miners
The Santa Barbara Mining Path develops in a circular route for about 400 km.
We go through an 8000-year history, among the toils of the miners, in the south-western quadrant of Sardinia - the beautiful region of Sulcis-Iglesiente-Guspinese.
The materan path
The Peuceta's path extends for 170 km, starting from the Basilica of San Nicola di Bari - crossing places such as Altamura and Gravina - up to Matera, the city of stones.
This is a suggestive and fascinating path for the quantity of images it gives.
2. The path that divides Europe
Historically, Francigene Paths are a bundle of routes that flowed from Western Europe to Rome, still continuing towards Puglia, where there were further ports and routes for the Holy Land.
From Canterbury, in England, to Santa Maria di Leuca, for over 3000 km, there are five states crossed by this itinerary - the slow discovery of more than 640 municipalities.
Entirely suggestive, one of the breathtaking stages is certainly the town of San Miniato - which winds through the hills of the Val d'Elsa.
1. The most evocative path in Sardinia
The Santu Jacu-Santiago path crosses the whole of Sardinia for about 1600 km; punctuated by 60 stages, the itinerary embraces the immense and varied history of Sardinia, between naturalistic glimpses and places of worship.