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The Mountains

Dolomite MountainsItaly, Territory of Peaks and Pinnacles

In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at high altitutude, incredible forests, enchanting villages and borgoes rich in history, traditions and, of course, gastronomic pleasures.

Sports, fun and relaxation marry themselves perfectly well in a mountain vacation in the Bel Paese, both amidst snow or in the conditions of fairer seasons.
The major part of Italy’s mountain retreats also invite visitors to experience a wide array of cultural and outdoor activities each season: ski, alpine skiing, snowboarding, trekking and Nordic walking, mountain biking… not to mention excellent structures for ice skating, swimming, tennis, horseback riding… the list just goes on!

The large European mountain range rises in the northernmost extremity of Italy, defining the geographical boundary. The imposing Alpine ridge passes through a number of regions, from Liguria to the Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, and Friuli Venezia Giulia.

This mountain range unites the two extremities of Italy, from Liguria to Calabria, it passes through Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Basilicata, Umbria and Molise. The mountains of the Apennines are not so high as the peaks of the Alps, but they are nevertheless home to some important skiing areas, such as RoccarasoCampo Felice, and Rivisondoli

The thick vegetation and numerous watercourses help create exceptionally beautiful wild landscapes, which are also home to an abundant animal population.