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Discover the marvelous mountains of Italy when you climb up them on the iron path!

Enjoy plenty of scenic and diverse options when you head out on a via ferrata adventure in Italy. Challenge yourself with a multi-day climb on Mont Blanc or relax a bit and make some simple climbs with stunning views. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Via Ferrata trips in Italy. The mountains are calling!

Via Ferrata in Italy

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What should I know about Via Ferrata Italy?

Whether you have never climbed via ferrata before or are a seasoned pro, Italy is full of ample options perfectly suited for all types of climbers.

While most of the country’s via ferrata climbing are centered on the Alps and its various subranges, there are plenty of other options throughout the rest of the country too.

Farther south, in Tuscany, Monte Forato offers an easy one-day via ferrata that is picturesque and perfect for both beginners as well as families.

On the island of mountainous island Sardinia, there are also plenty of other via ferrata options. The via ferrata del Cabirol on Cape Caccia provides simply stunning views out over the sea, while farther inland, via ferrata Giorre provides more great views out over the middle of the island.

On the eatsern side of the boot, the Apennines also provide some more low-key climbing options, perfect for getting some great views and avoiding the crowds.

Why should I choose Italy for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Stunning scenery

Climbing up a via ferrata is the perfect way to get astounding views out over the scenic Italian countryside. Make your way up to a mountain or prominent point before feasting your eyes on the sublime views out over snow-capped mountains, turquoise blue lakes and glacial valleys. Take advantage of numerous sunny days and blue skies too.

**Everyone can do it **

One of the best parts of climbing on a via ferrata is that there is no technical know-how required and therefore everyone can do it. From easier routes in some of the country's low-lying valleys and simple ascents up small mountains to tougher challenges on the slopes of Mont Blanc and Vevnica, there is plenty of climbing to suit every skill level.

**Plenty to do **

Since via ferratas tend to be short and quick, you can generally climb one in a day or less. This means that over the course of a trip it is easy and simple to make several ascents. Combine a via ferrata climb with a hiking approach to get the best out of both sports or simply make several consecutive via ferrata ascents over the course of a few days. Many spots are easily reached from the same starting point, luckily enough.

What can I expect from the weather in Italy?

During the summer, northern Italy can get quite hot in the valleys, but become more mild with higher altitudes. Rain is uncommon during this season, though more frequent in the autumn. Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate and is generally warm all year long. The summers can be quite hot with a very strong sun. Rain is not uncommon in the spring.

How can I get to Italy?

Most via ferrata trips in Italy will begin with flights into the international airports of either Milan (MXP), Turin (TRN), Venice (VCE) of Geneva (GVA). From here, buses, trains and rental car are all easily accessible and get you to your final destination without too much trouble.

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What’s the high season for Via Ferrata in Italy?

May to September

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Italy



I was a bit upset the night before the climb to find my guide was I'll and asked another guide to take his place. His father Renato Bernard was excellent and I had a wonderful climb and day. Fantastic!



Etienne was a fantastic guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We did a one day beginner level trip on the via ferrata. Etienne extremely knowledgeable of the history, geography, and culture of the area. I would highly recommend Etienne for anyone from novice beginners to advanced experts.



My husband and I had a wonderful time with Etienne. Not only did we have a lot of fun but he also made sure that we completed the via ferrata safely. Highly recommend!



Our guide Renzo went above and beyond! He adapted perfectly to our level of experince and fitness, took us on an amazing scramble around thr mountains, and even took lots of photos and made coffee for us!



Our excursion landed on a rainy day and Etienne was great at suggesting alternative options in light of the weather. We ended up having a lot of fun despite the rain and having lunch with locals is a great travelling experience in itself! Thanks to Etienne and Fernando for a great day!

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