When you travel abroad, you want to see and do everything the country has to offer. It’s possible to get a healthy dose of activities in Italy and experience the things you associate with while falling into unexpected adventures.
In Italy, people often indulge in pasta, pizza, and a goodly amount of wine. While you should get a healthy amount of these Italian staples, you also want to try out a variety of adventurous activities that you can’t experience at home.
What are some exciting activities you can do while you’re traveling in Italy? There are several options to choose from and the following is a breakdown of these possibilities.
1. Explore The Le Marche Caves
The Le Marche region is located on the eastern side of the Italian peninsula and home to some of the most extensive caves in the country. One of the most interesting to explore is the Grotte di Frasassi with several stalagmites and stalactite formations in the many caverns in the system. One of the caverns within this underground cave system is big enough to fit Duomo di Milano, the fifth largest church in the world.
This region is also the home to the Grotta di Monte Cucco, one of the deepest cave systems in the world. If you want the full experience, you can take the virtual tours of the caverns before you visit.
2. Go Hiking in the Dolomites
While you’re in Italy, take a trip north to check out the mountain range known as the Dolomites. If you’re into hardcore adventuring then visiting a town close to the Dolomites will be the perfect getaway for you. You can use a car hire in Italy to get to your destination for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, parasailing, biking, or kayaking.
You can walk the hiking trails in the Dolomites by yourself or with the help of a guide. The scenery of the mountains is completely breathtaking in areas, making it an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Italy.
3. Kayak in Naples
Of all the other activities you can do while in Naples, kayaking is probably one of the last you would think of. Kayaking in Naples may seem odd, but there is truly something special about viewing the coastline in this way. You can go on kayak tours if you want a guided experience or go out early to explore the nearby Procida Island and head to Capri.
When kayaking in and around Naples, you will come across amazing views and caves to explore. One of the views you can experience is the Faraglioni di Capri – a famous rock formation in the area.
4. Dive to the Sunken City of Baia
Baia, located near Naples and just south of Rome, was an ancient town that flooded. When you go diving in other regions of the world, you’ll find coral formations and reefs. However, when you dive to the sunken city of Baia, you’ll see statues, mosaic floors, pillars, and beautiful buildings that are still intact. It’s a unique experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
5. Paraglide Over the Valleys in Italy
The valleys in the Apennines are filled with colorful flowers that would be amazing to see in full bloom. Paragliding over the area will give you a view of the area like no other. If you’re looking to see endless fields of flowers then visit the area in the summer, specifically late May to early June to see some amazing landscapes.
The Bottom Line
If you’re traveling to a place you’ve never been before, why not do things you’ve never done while there? Those planning to travel to Italy should get an equal balance of adventure with time to relax. This will allow them to fully enjoy everything the country has to offer.
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