Explore the slopes and walls of ice that dominate the alpine terrain of Italy. Blanketed in layers of snow and glazed with ice, the high mountains of the Alps offer spectacular scenery and quality climbing conditions. Whether it’s the classic Aosta Valley that shares a border with Switzerland and France, the limestone rocks of the Dolomites, or the picturesque region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Visit between December and March for ideal ice climbing conditions.
Located in the south of Europe comprising the boot-shaped peninsula, Italy is home to valleys, mountains and a collection of islands. The country borders France to the northwest, Switzerland to the north, Austria and Slovenia to the northeast. Italy also has a coastline of the Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ligurian Sea, the Strait of Sicily, and the Sea of Sardinia, while also resting in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Alps of Italy receive a cold and snowy winter as well as mild summer. Among the higher peaks of the mountain range there are also glaciers.
Visit between December and March for ideal ice climbing conditions.
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