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Activities in Italy
Italy is a prime location in which to enjoy many sporting and leisure activities. The pleasant weather, beautiful scenery and varied terrain is ideal for walking, trekking and biking while the many mountainous areas of the country provide some of the best skiing in the world. The fabulous coastline is perfect for sailing and boating activities and the warm, clear water ideal for snorkling and diving. There are many areas in Italy that are suitable for equestrian activities and few areas in the world with more spectacular golf courses!
Visitors can take advantage of specialised activity holidays or can find their own activities once they are in the country.
Italy is famous for its beautiful landscapes, stunning coastlines, cities and hilltop villages so just imagine what they must look like from high up in the deep blue sky.
Balloon rides are available all over Italy, from the snow capped mountains in the north, the rolling countryside of central Italy, major cities and the sun soaked southern regions.
Italy is a mountainous country and, in the winter, that provides for plenty of opportunities to go skiing or snow boarding.
The ski resorts in the alpine areas of Italy are justifiably famous, but there are other mountains throughout Italy that also cater to those interested in going skiing away from the usual crowds.
Italy has one of the most attractive coastlines in the world and what better way to enjoy it than under sail.
The cruising grounds of the Tuscan Islands, Sardinia and Sicily are among the best in the world. On our 'Sailing in Italy' page we describe all the best places to go sailing in Italy as well as providing a list of marinas, yacht charter companies and other useful services.
Although a lot of Italy is mountainous, there are many areas suitable for keeping horses.
The Maremma area of Tuscany is particularly famous for horse riding, even to the extent of having their own breed of cowboys! Many other areas of Italy have high quality equestrian facilites that can be enjoyed by visitors.
There are many beautiful golf courses all over Italy.
The warm and pleasant weather, combined with spectacular scenery, create the perfect opportunity to play golf in ideal conditions. On our 'Golf in Italy' page we list all of the golf courses in the country as well as providing information of companies offering specialist golfing holidays in Italy.
Walking, Hiking & Trekking
There are 24 National Parks in Italy that provide many opportunities for those who enjoy walking or trekking in unspoilt countryside.
Others might like to stroll through typical Italian towns and villages.
Biking is a wonderful way to explore the countryside.
Italy provides some of the most varied landscapes in the world, so there will always be something to suit everyone. Whether it's mountain biking through the spectacular scenery of Garfagnana, or ambling through the olive groves of Puglia, you are guaranteed a holiday to remember.
Snorkling & Diving
The warm, crystal clear waters found off much of the coastline in Italy creates perfect conditions for both snorkling and scuba diving.
There are many holiday companies offering boat trips and specialist diving excursions all around Italy.
As well as the very comprehensive riding school and associated events, La Casella offers a wide range of other outdoor activities which are perfect for families or team building holidays.