There are plenty of superb walking options in Italy, from the high Alps to volcanic Mount Etna on Sicily, a mountain chain runs down the length of the country. Limestone spires create a stunning backdrop for walking in the classic Dolomites. You can explore the vineyards and charming medieval hilltop villages of Tuscany, along with the historic cities of Florence and Siena. The Garfagnana Valley is a hidden gem of northern Tuscany, nestled between the ‘marble’ Alpi Apuane mountains and the Apennines, and within easy striking distance of the celebrated ‘Cinque Terre’ coastal path. Discover the beautiful coastline of the Amalfi region on day walks from a welcoming agriturismo hotel base. The island of Sardinia is a relatively untouched gem with a surprisingly dramatic mountainous interior and wonderful beaches. Sicily offers great walks on Mount Etna – Europe’s largest volcano at 3300m – and the Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Stromboli.