If you ever have the chance to visit Italy, count yourself lucky! Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's full of life, culture, and history, and every city has all kinds of adventures to offer. Here are some of the best adventures to try in Italy.
Hike in the Dolomites
One of the most versatile adventures in Italy is hiking in the Dolomites, a mountain range in northeast Italy. There are all varieties of hikes available, so you can take it easy or challenge yourself. Hiking season runs from June through October, and guides are optional on most of the hikes. Visitors can choose to do a trek that takes several days to complete or set out on easier walks that can be finished in one day.
Prices vary depending on how long you're staying and whether you choose to do a self-guided or guided tour. And if you're not big into hiking, don't worry! You can also ski, parasail, kayak, and bike in the Dolomites.
Bike Through Rome
Rome is a huge city that is packed with culture, history, and excitement. One way to see as much of the area as possible is to go on a bike tour. Biking allows you to see more of the city than you would if you were walking, and it gives you the option to travel as quickly or as slowly as you'd like. Because of its popularity, many rental bike stores and bike tours have opened in Rome. You can visit the best neighborhoods in Rome on your own or go with a group.
Scuba Dive in Baia
If you enjoy water activities, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity. The Parco Sommerso di Baia is an underwater city near Pozzuoli, Italy, that has remained intact over thousands of years. You can dive down to see statues, buildings, and mosaic floors that once belonged to Roman emperors. Dive classes are offered for all levels of divers, and discounts on rental gear are offered for those who take a class at the center. If you prefer not to dive, snorkeling is available as well.
Explore the Caves in Le Marche
The Le Marche area offers activities like skiing, biking, and hiking, but one of the attractions it's most famous for is the Grotto di Frasassi. This area is home to lots of underground caverns that are full of stalactites and stalagmites. One of the caverns is so big that Milan's famous cathedral — the fifth largest church in the world! — can fit inside it.
A ticket is required to get into the caves. Prices start at about $22 (in U.S. dollars) and can increase depending on what kind of activities you sign up for. You can explore on your own or go with a guide.
Italy is full of awesome experiences and is waiting to be explored. Be sure to try these adventures next time you're there.