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Mountain Climbing in Italy: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Magnificent mountain climbing experiences in Italy: wonderful landscapes, comfortable huts and a unique gastronomy.

Italy offers an infinity of perfectly beautiful summits for lovers of mountain climbing. In the Aosta Valley region, there are several peaks that invite you to hire a certified guide and enjoy a mountain climbing adventure of one or several days. No matter your physical and technical level, in Italy you will surely find a program that suits you: from slopes with little altitude change to high summits such as Mont Blanc, at more than 4500 meters. This peak, together with the Matterhorn and the Gran Paradiso, are good options if you want to live an experience in direct connection with the landscape of the Alps. At the Italian border you are also very close to another great goal that you must try: Monte Rosa, in Switzerland. In Explore-Share we have mountain climbing options led by the best certified local guides. Take a look at our proposals and choose one. The Italian mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Italy

Why should I choose Italy for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

The northernmost part of the country

This region not only shows a great cultural and culinary variety but also offers a diversity of landscapes with a great amount of mountains and rock walls. Its geological and morphological characteristics are perfect for the practice of climbing and mountain sports.

Let yourself be captured by the Dolomites

Limestone in Val Gardena, granite in Valle Isarco or marble in Val Venosta, in the Dolomites we can find routes of a wide variety of terrains, mountains and landscapes that allow mountaineers to face different sporting styles.

Do not leave Italy without trying their food

Do not miss their specialties: dishes with abundant vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, rice, pasta and bread. Some of their typical meals are pizza, pasta and rissoto. Among the traditional desserts we have ice cream, better known as 'gelato', tiramisu and Baba de Nápoles.

What can I expect from the weather in Italy?

The southern part of the Alps (northern Italy) is cool although in the summer months it tends to be warm and pleasant. In the high mountains (from 3000 meters) it is common to find rain and snow. The valleys and lower slopes of the Alps tend to have warmer temperatures in both winter and summer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Italy?

Italian

What currency is accepted in Italy?

Euro

How can I get to Italy?

Italy has airports in the main cities of the country and all of them have connections with the most important cities around the world.

You can also get to Italy by train through the international TGV-Europe train network that has railway lines connected with many European countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.

What’s the country code of Italy?

+39

What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Italy?

For mountain climbing tours, from June to September.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Italy

Peter

5.00

My guide Gigio was fantastic - couldn’t ask for a better guide to help me get to my first 4000m peak! Since the lift was closed for the season we hiked up from Cervinia at 2000m rather than starting the climb from 3500m which made it somewhat more interesting and taxing. My only complaint is the price: 960 euros for the guided climb plus 185 euros for two nights with half board at the mountain hut is a bit steep to say the least. I can only hope Gigio gets a significant portion of that.

Thomas

5.00

Varesco was a fantastic guide! Very talented and kind. Couldn’t have been happier :)

Yoichi

5.00

Nice and kind guide and a beautiful weather made our climb a wonderful experience . Thank you very much .

5.00

Patrick was a great guide! Flawless ascent/descent which we enjoyed very much. Thanks

Maxime

5.00

Incredible adventure. The contact and the organisation with Peaks Hunter was perfect. The experience with the Guide (Claudio) was also perfect. Very professional guide, perfect French speaker. It was a pleasure to spend those two days with him. Reaching the summit without him would have been impossible. (Do not believe in the Youtube videos over the Lion Ridge, they are not a good representation of the journey, much harder but way more nice) Thank you Peaks Hunter.

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