Hiking In Italy
Hiking In Italy Reviews
Nov 03, 2007
Cinque terre is a very nice hike and shouldn't be crowded in january, just might be a tad too cold to go swimming! i did the hike with a couple friends in may. we stayed in monterosso and took the train to riomaggiore. it took us about 8 hours but we took our time in each village, had lunch in manarola, went swimming in vernazza, and gelato breaks in each village! there are other trails throughout the whole area so you don't have to do the popular one.
the lake region up north has alot of hiking trails, but i only know about lake como. i lived in milan and we would take the hour train to como, then the hour long ferry ride to menaggio. it's a beautiful hike, more rugged than cinque terre. also from como, you can hike up the mountain to brumate rather than taking the funicolare. you get a great view of the city and lake and on a clear day even milan.
close to venice is the dolomites. i've never been but a friend of mine would go for the hiking and rock climbing.
don't know too much about sicily but there is vulcano etna. we drove up the mountain as far as we could go, then hiked to the summit. doesn't really count as a daytrip, but maybe if you started at the bottom i'm sure it would take all day. we didn't get to see any lava, but maybe you'll get lucky! by the way, catania nearby has a crazy nightlife!
hope this helps!
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