Tourist Ideas

The growing development of active sports and adventure tourism is a challenge that Southern Italy is meeting by playing its trump cards of strong nature, unspoiled territories, countless trails through gullies, torrents, castles, retreats, peaks, highlands, woods, ancient villages: a thrilling mix for very much out-of-the-ordinary holidays.
Washed by the Mediterranean Sea, with its thousand of kilometers of coastline, tall mountains, peaks soaring sheer above the sea, a boundless system of intra mountain plateau, thousand upon thousand of square miles of nature protected reserves, (not to mention Regional and National Parks),...
...Southern Italy offers the perfect scenario for those who prefer an active holiday,....
... where sport and movement are not only the end, but also the means for enjoying the extraordinary environmental resources of this relatively unknown part of Italy.
If the truth be told, from the coast to the mountains there is no lack of choice, because Southern Italy destinations offer countless possibilities for spending free time immersed in nature and for doing what we like best.
The almost unique aspect of this part of Italy is actually the way it encapsulates in a system of very varied milieus, composing an anthology of the entire Italian landscape: ranging from typically Mediterranean marine and coastal habitats (with pine groves and coastal woods, dunes and cliffs, vast beaches and isolated coves) to what can only be called the alpine mountain escapes, with a middle area of compact hills tidily furrowed by valleys, boasting a fine agricultural countryside dotted with tiny towns, and rising fast towards the mounts.
The complex mountain system, comprising great massifs, tall rocky peaks, vast plateau and wooded crests gazes across the Mediterranean like some magical balcony: the sea is in the air even on the highest peaks, and is clearly visible just a few kilometers away.
If you feel so inclined, a stroll through the mountains in the morning, can be followed by an exploring  swim in the sea during the afternoon,
...and close the day with a starlit dinner out in the countryside with friends.
...or...maybe its time to make some time for the two of you....
Anyone who wants hands-on contact with the environment should definitely explore the exciting options to be found in Southern Italy, be it in the spring, summer, fall, winter, you will always feel welcomed.... Be our guest.
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Below-Il volo dell'Angelo (the flight of the Angel) in Basilicata.
Below: two of the many abandoned villages
in Southern Italy.
Roscigno Vecchio
Below: La Transumanza, the traditional seasonal herding of animals, a chance for the adventurous tourist to get to know local costumes and traditions.
Below: Mountain biking in San Giorgio Morgeto, Calabria.
Mountain Biking: The Italian Mountain Biking Association
Cycling: The Italian Cycling Federation
Rafting: The Italian Rafting Federation
Hiking and Walking: TrekkingItalia and Italian Alpine Club
Orienteering: www.Italian Federation for Sport and Orienteering
Sailing: FEDERVELA - The Italian Sailing Association
Fishing and Underwater sports : FIPSAS - The Italian Federation for Fishing and Underwater Sports
Kitesurfing: Italian Kitesurfing Association
Italian National Olympic Committee: CONI
National Italian Paralympic Committee: CIP
Italian Equestrian Federation: FISE