Italy offers the traveler an incredible amount of recreation activities to enjoy during your vacation and helps to get you off the main tourist tracks. A historic part of the Italian culture has been to enjoy the outdoors and explore the local mountains and beaches. Even today in the electronic world and spread of American style team sports you will still find most Italians ski, hike, run, climb, or participate in some type of outdoor recreation. However, not much is written in English about the varied outdoor activities to enjoy through out Italy. The goal of the Italiaoutdoors web site is to present an guide to varied activities you can enjoy during your vacation in Italy. This is a planning guide, for the first time visitor and well traveled explorer, to assist you in getting the most out of your stay in Italy.
Italy has great food and wine, historical sites from the ancient times to present, and a special appeal to travelers, but not everyone just wants to look at churches or old building, sit around drinking and eating, or sending their time in crowded cities. There is an alternative to traveling Italy that it is not as well know, and that is active vacations. If you want to add a bit of outdoor recreation or fitness to your vacation there are plenty of options which also allow you to touch on the true Italian culture and lets you escape the over tourism in the more well known spots. This is our outdoor recreation in Italy guide section.