The sea during the summer is not the only “solution”. In fact, the Italian mountains offer a fresh alternative to a “classic” seaside holiday. For enthusiasts, they are places which concentrate on relaxation and rejuvenation, where Nature plays a leading role even when there is no snow. Let’s take a look at the 5 most beautiful mountain places to visit in Italy for your summer holidays.
In Lombardy, Chiavenna (So) – in the homonymous Valley – is a wonderful destination for lovers of high altitude nature, situated in a wonderful naturalistic context, this area is known for the Marmitte dei Giganti Park, where the waterfall of the Fraggia Water is a focal point. The typical local cuisine is also particularly charming, dominated by the Chiavennaschi pizzoccheri. The Municipality of Chiavenna also received the Touring Club Orange Flag for its tourism and environmental qualities. Its location is ideal for reaching the neighboring Switzerland.
In the province of Bolzano, Glorenza is a village located at 908 meters high and crossed by the river Adige. Glorenza boasts an ancient and fascinating village, in which stands the Abbey of Monte Maria, and is also known for the bell tower that emerges from the artificial lake of Curon. One of the most popular destinations for mountain lovers, from which it is easy to reach the nearby Austria.
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The “Queen of the Dolomites” is the destination par excellence of the Italian mountain. A natural paradise that, during the summer, stands out for its wine and food and cultural entertainment and outdoor activities. The naturalistic context is surprising: immersed in the parks of Veneto and Trentino, the area is ideal for mountain relaxation but also for fun.
Wedged between the territory of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Austria, Sappada is particularly well-known for its beauty and for the characteristic wooden houses that color the village and the small towns around it. The village, which has received the orange flag of the Tci, stands near the valley crossed by the river Piave. The area is particularly recommended for excursions. One of the most popular destinations is Monte Peralba, but very attractive are also the lakes, which can be reached thanks to dedicated paths and shelters.
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Mountains in Italy are not only synonymous with the Alps. In Civitella Alfedena (Aq), whose territory is immersed in the Abruzzo Natural Park, the mountains are a main feature. The village stands on a rocky spur, and has all the charm of the medieval villages of the Apennines. The excursions converge towards the Val Fondillo and the Camosciara, in an incomparable natural setting made up of woods and streams of pure water. We recommend a trip to the nearby Pescasseroli.