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.
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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.
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.
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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