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Incredible views and enchanted villages from the Alps to the Apennines: Italy's mountains are the perfect destination for those seeking a change of scenery and unspoilt nature

Taking a mountain holiday in Italy means experiencing an adventure immersed in nature. Whether you're sporty, an experienced hiker or simply love clean air and tranquillity, come and discover the mountains in every season: only stunning landscapes await you.
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3 of the best wellness itineraries in Emilia Romagna

3 of the best wellness itineraries in Emilia Romagna

The power of nature has incredible effects on psycho-physical well-being and Emilia Romagna, among picturesque villages and quiet valleys surrounded by greenery, one of the most beautiful Italian destinations for wellness tourism. A region where it is easy to enjoy authentic experiences, whether you choose to immerse yourself in history, take advantage of the therapeutic power of the spas or enjoy the renowned cuisine. Wellness tourism in these parts can be found in a thousand ways and it takes very little to unwind, relieve tensions and rediscover deep relaxation. Have you ever tried, after a stressful day, to walk in the woods surrounded by trees and plants or to walk barefoot in the vegetation? The body's response was certainly not far behind, with renewed optimism and an almost forgotten sense of peace. In Romagna there is no shortage of opportunities to indulge in these experiences and, whether for a short weekend or a longer stay, the art of good living can be breathed in every corner. Choosing a destination is not the only essential step in ensuring a wellness holiday. Planning an itinerary in advance is always a good idea. Seeking the support of a local expert, both before and during the tour, is another useful tip to discover hidden curiosities and glimpses of a destination you are getting to know for the first time. A final tip is to think of a slow journey, one that allows you to savour every moment, without the urge to see as much as possible and end up getting tired without appreciating anything.


Nature and painted houses on the outskirts of Bolzano Castelrotto is a small town located in South Tyrol. It is located at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi, the largest plateau in Europe. Piazza Kraus is one of the most stunning places in the town. If you look up, you can see the bell tower looming over the square: at 82 metres high, it is the third-highest bell tower in the province of Bolzano. On clear days, the Schlern massif and the Santner peak are visible from the square. Another way to enjoy breath-taking views is to hike to the top of Mount Calvary, following a path that takes you through the Stations of the Cross. Near Piazza Kraus is the Museum of Traditional Costumes, which exhibits traditional South Tyrolean costumes worn at festivals and popular celebrations. But the real feather in Castelrotto’s cap are its painted houses. These private residences, hotels and historic premises boast richly frescoed façades. Of particular beauty is Villa Felseck, an art-nouveau and neo-baroque building that is decorated with depictions of everyday life. You can enjoy numerous activities around Castelrotto. In the Sciliar Rosengarten Nature Park, visitors can go hiking, surrounded by breath-taking views and sites, such as the Geologists’s Trail. Also in the area, ancient remains of castles and fortresses provide panoramic views from high-altitude locations. These include the ruins of Castelvecchio on the Sciliar Massif.


The gateway to the Dolomites “A splendid place, ideal for regenerating the body and the spirit”: this is how Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler described Dobbiaco. A UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in Alta Pusteria thanks to its artistic and natural beauty, it is considered the gateway to the Dolomites because of the trails that lead from the village to the ski lifts and mountain huts in the area. Walking through the village centre, be sure to stop at Herbstenburg Castle, behind the parish church. In its five 15th-century chapels, the oldest Stations of the Cross in Tyrol is preserved. We also recommend planning a visit to the Grand Hotel, one of the most popular haunts of high society in the last century and now a cultural centre that hosts musical concerts and exhibitions. Other noteworthy events include the Dolomiti Balloonfestival, the International Choir Festival and the Dolomiti Superbike. Lake Dobbiaco, surrounded by two nature parks, the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and the Three Peaks Nature Park, is a true jewel among South Tyrol’s mountain lakes. You can enjoy a pleasant walk around the whole lake for a couple of hours. Along the trail, you will find eleven learning stations that provide adults and children alike with interesting facts about the local flora and fauna. The lake is well-known among birdwatchers, who can admire rare breeds of migratory birds in spring and autumn. Meanwhile, in summer, you can enjoy an excursion on a rowing boat or pedalo. In winter, you can try your hand at curling or skating on its icy surface. Lake Dobbiaco is also home to the Alta Pusteria cross-country ski track that leads to Cortina.

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Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley is a paradise for visitors seeking outdoor experiences in nature while exploring history and traditions The smallest region in Italy, dotted with the highest peaks in the Alps, it is the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys winter sports and high-altitude walks. Its green valleys and fairy-tale castles make the Aosta Valley an enchanting place to experience all year round.

Piedmont Torino Basilica di Superga Isola Bella

Piedmont is sure to enchant you with its mountains, hills, typical flavours and uniquely elegant cities An extraordinary heritage of art and history, culture and nature, characterises Piedmont, a region with a thousand faces, one more interesting than the other: cities of rare elegance, mountains that lend themselves to splendid skiing or walking, fascinating villages, hills that are among the best known in the world for their extraordinary wine production.

Milan's Cathedral Lake Como Valtellina Livigno, Carosello 3000

Lombardy: a dynamic land immersed in the present and reaching toward the future, but with an extraordinary heritage of art and nature Lombardy is a region in the north of Italy known for its industry and finance, of course, but also for its art and extraordinary landscapes, starting with the picturesque lakes and its mountains, Valcamonica and Valtellina in primis. Capital and symbolic city, Milan represents the industrious heart that goes hand in hand with other cities with a vibrant spirit.

Trentino Torbole sul Garda Trento Pale di San Martino

Trentino is sure to amaze you with its immense natural heritage, the spectacular splendour of the Dolomites and fascinating sites steeped in history Discover Trentino’s culture of slow travel, taking the time to savour every corner among nature and cultural trails and educational farms. You will find hundreds of hotels offering wellness centres for truly relaxing holidays for the whole family in some of Italy's most beautiful villages, set in unique landscapes.

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South Tyrol

Alto Adige is a dream place to discover all year round amidst green valleys and snow-capped peaks Combine the relaxation of spa treatments with the pleasure of fun in the snow for a real wellness boost amidst Alpine lakes, beautiful villages and state-of-the-art ski facilities suitable for all ages. All this and more in the majestic scenery of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Alto Adige.

Arena di Verona Colline del prosecco Dolomiti Bellunesi Malcesine

Veneto, a region of wonder, with cities of art of undisputed beauty, as well as the most pristine nature The beauty of Lake Garda, the charm of the Dolomites, the sea of Jesolo, the hills covered with vineyards and the relaxing thermal baths, on top of an immense artistic and historical heritage, elegant cities such as Venice and Verona, quaint villages and breathtaking landscapes. Veneto is all this and much more.

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia: a treasure chest nestled between sea and mountains A border region sandwiched between the Friulian Dolomites and the Upper Adriatic, blessed with an immense cultural heritage resulting from the influence of different cultures and peoples, cosmopolitan and modern, Friuli Venezia Giulia will also seduce you with its temptations of relaxation, sport and fun.

Cinque Terre - Riomaggiore Genova - Acquario Portofino Camogli

Tucked-away villages, secret little beaches and superb nature: how enchanting Liguria is! Liguria is a wonderful strip of land enclosed between the sea and the mountains, with pastel-coloured houses and breathtaking views. With lush unspoilt nature, many small towns to discover and an incomparable culinary tradition, it enraptures the eye and the heart.

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Emilia Romagna, a region of unrivalled charm, with immense artistic beauty and unparalleled hospitality Emilia Romagna with its Riviera Romagnola offers beach tourism that attracts families and young people to its shores every summer. Rich in sites of historical and cultural interest, this region boasts a world-renowned wine and food tradition. Skilful hospitality does the rest, making Emilia Romagna an ideal holiday destination in every season.

Firenze Colline Toscane Siena Isola d'Elba

Tuscany will win you over with its unique landscapes, cities of art, thousand-year-old history and fantastic food Tuscany’s magical atmosphere evolves day by day as you stroll around the cities of art, cycle in the parks, enjoy the sea or savour its typical products, in a region with a one-of-a-kind natural, cultural and historical heritage that has fascinated visitors for centuries.

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From Assisi to Perugia, via Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno and Marmore Falls: Umbria is a truly enchanting tourist destination Peaks covered in lush forests and large valleys outlined by rivers, lakes and waterfalls; sorrounded by villages and castles, crossed by paths steeped in history, art and culture, in a natural environment that helps to restore the body and soul: Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy, is all this and much more.

Marche PU Marmitte dei Giganti MC Lago di Cingoli Palazzo Ducale di Urbino

Le Marche, a plunge into the history, art and architecture of a region with the scent of the sea and redolent of traditions and hospitality A great variety of landscapes and an infinite range of colours that make the area's natural beauty incomparable, plus an artistic heritage that fears no comparison: this is how the Marches, with an area of no more than 10,000 square kilometres, will captivate you forever.

Sardinia Murales Orgosolo Cala Luna Nuraghi - Barumini

Sardinia: a journey to the island of the emerald sea, nuraghi, unspoilt nature and millenary traditions Crystal-clear waters, beaches of soft, white sand, granite rocks framed by wild, fragrant Mediterranean scrub: welcome to Sardinia, an island of a thousand contrasts that will also seduce you with its unique archaeological heritage and its people's innate sense of hospitality.

Bracciano Galleria Borghese Giardino di Ninfa Isole Pontine

Lazio is not only Rome: landscapes and monuments of Lazio Rome, the capital of Italy and a unique open-air museum in the world, is enough to make Lazio one of the most beautiful and interesting regions. Even in terms of landscape, it boasts an area of great impact and remarkable variety, with its long coastline, beautiful hills and Apennine mountains. A destination to fall in love with.