Via Ferrata trips – Italy

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.

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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.

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

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 to get there:

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.

Language:

Italian

Country Code:

+39

Currency:

Euro

Best time to visit:

May to September

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 59 reviews

 

Our guide was Daniele. He was helpful, and we felt safe with him. He had good knowledge about the area,
and made the via ferrata a truly fun experience
Ruth Marit Ulstein for Via ferrata Punta Anna, in Cortina
As a group of 4 we went on a via ferrata adventure with Enrico and had an amazing time. Communication
with Enrico was straightforward and he picked the perfect route: challenging but not too hard and consequently everybody in the group had a great time despite different levels of experience. It’s very clear that Enrico is extremely competent and has a lot of experience. We always felt completely safe with him and he was very encouraging and fun to talk to. Looking forward to coming back. Highly recommended!
Leonhard Gruenschloss for Via ferrata Punta Anna, in Cortina
This tour was unanimously my family’s favorite part of our trip. The view from the top is the most stunning
360 view I’ve ever seen. Enrico, our guide, was clear, calm and engaging. We had a person who is terrified of heights, and Enrico did an excellent job of balancing patient encouragement with determined push. For those more fearless who are experienced hikers and climbers, this particular via ferrata may be a bit underwhelming. A few of us wanted more of a challenge. Overall, fantastic.
We had a great experience with Mr.Enrico Geremia for our via ferrata trip up Marmolada. Enrico was a friendly guide
and did not compromise with any of the safety equipment. We felt secure all the while with Enrico. We would certainly recommend our friends who have plans to hike the Dolomites in the future to use this platform 🙂
It. Was. So. Amazing. The trek was everything I hoped it would be and more. Enrico was
a super guide – he was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and I could tell he really loves sharing the Dolomites with people. He organized a fantastic trip – the huts we stayed in were amazing and the scenery was unbelievable.
I went with Mark Oberlechner who is a great guide!!! And we took the 4 day tour so not this
one.
Annemieke and Bram Kreulen for 3-day Via Ferrata tour in the Sesto – Dolomites
My family had a great time with our Via Ferrata trip! We all loved our guide, Renato!! He really made
all the difference in making our experience from good to great! He was very mindful and goes out of his way with ensuring that our family has an enjoyable and safe experience. He chose the right degree of difficulty for our trip. We enjoyed hearing about all his tips, stories, future trip recommendations. He took a lot of pictures of our family at great scenic spots. He even treated us to cappucinno drinks along the way. We enjoyed being together with him so much, we shared beverage, snack and stories with him after the activity was over. We will definitely seek him as our guide again next time and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loved the trip!
Enrico was great, fantastic hike/climb & views. I would recomend this trip.
christian saville for Via ferrata Punta Anna, in Cortina
Enrico was an excellent guide and his routes were amazing. He was great with condfident and nonconfident climbers alike. I
would recconmend him to anyone.
Enrico guided my family of 4 including 2 boys age 14 and 17 to do the Via Ferrata on Punta
Anna. It was a fantastic day. First there was a vigorous walk up from Rifugio Dibona to the start of the Via Ferrata. We are a active family who hikes often but at the higher altitude, we still huffed a bit with the hike. But Enrico was patient and gave us whatever opportunities to take pictures and rest as we needed. During that hike, Enrico conversed with my boys to get a sense of how comfortable they may be with heights and climbing. Once the Via Ferrata started, it was just amazing. Enrico gave us clear instructions about how to do the Ferrata safely and kept an eye on us make sure that we were comfortable and having fun. He took amazing pictures of our family during the climb so that we did not have to fumble with our cameras and risk dropping it. That really allows me to enjoy the moment because it is indescribably beautiful and breathtaking. He then send us the pictures the next day and they were great and better than what I could have done. At the tricky parts of the climb, he offered to pull us up by rope if we were uncomfortable but we were all able to do it on our own. However, for others who may be unsure, it may be helpful to know that he can assist you in this way. Then on the way down, he showed us how to do a gravel run which we have never done and it was enormously fun! We cannot recommend Enrico enough as a guide for Via Ferrata, rock climbing , or skiing tour. He even gave us recommendations for future tours that we hope to do. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Italy.
Michelle Ng Gong for Via ferrata Punta Anna, in Cortina
Had an amazing time with Enrico and Mauro. The views are just incredible and it was great to do something
a bit different from just walking/hiking. They provided all the equipment and knew exactly where we were going and even took photos for us along the way which made the whole experience great. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to via ferrata in the Dolomites!
Great trip! Enrico planned it perfectly and had a ton of info about the area. Highly recommend!
Our first via ferrata experience for our group of four was wonderful! Renato was great in communicating/coordinating with us. He
adapted well to the different skill/fitness levels of those in our group. He even took pictures of us throughout the trip. We later found out it was his birthday! What a great way to celebrate a birthday by sharing in what he loves to do. Would highly recommend for beginners.
Enrico is a great guide!
Enrico was a great guide. He gave us some history of the mountain while climbing and took photos for us
while hiking up to Punta Penia. Very professional and helpful guide!
He was really really fantastic and our trip was amazing! It was myself, my friend and our two sons and
Enrico challenged us all and was really patient and great with our boys. We had 5 days of hiking and via ferrata in an incredibly beautiful uncrowded part of the Dolomites. I felt 100% comfortable with Enrico that he made sure our kids were safe in every situation. We all had an unforgettable experience and want to come back for more :). I keep telling people how great explore share is!
 

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