Walking is healthy. It is good for the body and the spirit. Walking gives you time to reflect and see things from a different perspective. Doing one of the routes in Italy means doing slow tourism. You have more time to observe the landscapes and to meet people. Meeting people is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have and during a walk there are many people you meet, such as the managers of the structures that host you and the walkers along the way.
Italy, by all accounts, is the most beautiful country in the world and here we have some of the most beautiful paths one can find. You can see all the beauty of Italy on foot by taking its many paths. Below are some of the walks in Italy. Enjoy your walk!
A unique adventure of breathtaking beauty, touching on some of Italy’s most beautiful villages, through the rolling Tuscan hills, among vineyards and fields that change colour with the seasons. An experience you will want to repeat, for the beautiful moments of sharing, a bit of healthy fatigue, wonderful landscapes and great hospitality. 5 stages from San Miniato to Siena, suitable for everyone. What are you waiting for?
The Via Francisca del Lucomagno starts in Constance and, after crossing Switzerland, enters Italy at Lavena Ponte Tresa to reach Pavia in 135 km. It runs all through Lombardy in the midst of nature, important waterways, parks, places of art and culture. On the route there are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Sacro Monte di Varese and the Monastery of Torba).
The route is suitable for everyone and can be travelled on foot, by bicycle and most of it is also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Walking the Via Francisca is an opportunity to rediscover values and to experience moments together with others or to reflect on your own. A variety of accommodation awaits you, from the most comfortable to the simplest and most spartan, where the spirit of sharing is the protagonist.
“Now, with more than thirty thousand kilometres under my feet, to those who ask me why I walk so much, my answer is always the same: because I love Life and the Walk gives me the opportunity to live it to the full, in a continuous search for an encounter with myself and with the beauty of Creation”.
“The Walk becomes an exceptional instrument of self-knowledge and knowledge of the world, transforming itself into a great opportunity for reflection, inner dialogue and personal growth with the consequent improvement of one’s psycho-physical wellbeing and lifestyle”.
“Walking for me is like feeling at home. Mountain peaks, lakes and paths help me to find myself and see the world differently.”