Many people prefer the mountains to the sea during summer. This isn’t strange or unusual since Italy offers spectacular landscapes to spend your summer holidays. In this article we will be talking about the most beautiful and popular mountain destinations that you should consider choosing for your summer vacation.

1) Courmayeur (Valle d’Aosta)

If you love sports and wellness, then Courmayeur is the perfect destination for you. Considered the pearl of the Western Alps, from there you can easily reach Mont Blanc by the Skyway, a cable car that allows you to reach the closest point to the summit of the highest mountain in the entire Alpine chain. But it doesn’t stop there, because in Courmayeur you can spend a summer holiday full of adventures, and you can dedicate yourself to activities such as hiking or mountaineering.

2) Brenta Area (Trentino-Alto Adige)

Do you want to spend a summer in contact with nature, immersed in a picturesque mountain landscape? Then this destination may be exactly what you are looking for. We are talking about the Brenta area in Trentino-Alto-Adige. Just to mention some of the unmissable experiences that you can enjoy in this beautiful area, you can wander in fantastic and charming villages, such as the delightful Borgo Irone, venture on trekking routes or roam around to discover the different historical wonders that enhance the whole landscape.  The Brenta area is one of the destinations of undisputed naturalistic interest: for those who love to contemplate the majesty of the mountains, you will appreciate the beauty of the views that can be admired at the foot of the Dolomites, which expand for 40 km in the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park.

3) Gran Sasso (Abruzzo)

The time has come to move a little further down Italy and, more precisely, to Abruzzo. Where are we going? Well, it’s not very hard to guess. We’re moving to the Gran Sasso!

The Gran Sasso is the ideal mountain resort if you love to roam around in ancient villages, marked by a slow-paced way of living, where ancient traditions continue to characterize the lives of people who live in these landscapes outside of the world. Once you get there, there are many places to visit, but Prati di Tivo is the most peculiar, characterized by many paths in which to roam around and wander.

4) La Thuile (Valle d’Aosta) 

La Thuile is a charming municipality in the western part of Valle d’Aosta, located just below the Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo. Reaching this protected area will allow you to spend a summer in a fabulous natural setting, with hiking activities on Lakes Arpy and Rutor. The Thuile is well-known by sports enthusiasts, as it is precisely in this area that you can practice many activities such as trekking, hiking and mountain biking. However, if you do not want to opt for sports, you can also choose to take a walk along the many trails that start from the village and allow you to admire the breath-taking natural landscape.

5) Cortina d’Ampezzo (Veneto)

We could define Cortina d’Ampezzo as the queen of the Dolomites. Among the most famous trails that characterize it we can certainly mention the Via dell’Uomo of Mondeval and the Tour of the Great War. This landscape is ideal for both those who want a relaxing holiday and for those who want to have an active experience. In the first case, Cortina d’Ampezzo offers many facilities dedicated to the wellbeing of the person and wellness, in the second you can enjoy several climbing activities between the mountains.

6) Val di Susa – Piemonte

The sixth landscape we want to propose, if you dream of a summer holiday in the mountains, is the Val di Susa in Piedmont. Large expanses of greenery, very high mountains and numerous alpine passes, all contribute to create a breath-taking landscape. How to spend your summer vacation in Val di Susa? If you want your holiday to be eventful you can try several activities, such as: hiking, climbing or indulging in relaxing walks to discover the beautiful unspoilt landscapes and the many historical beauties. Sestriere, Bardonecchia and Sauze d’Oulx are among the most famous and charming locations in Val di Susa. Staying in these villages, moreover, is very easy as there are many accommodation facilities, equipped and welcoming that will make your holiday unforgettable.

Spend your summer holidays in the mountains rather than the sea reserves charming surprises full of wonder to live among sun, nature and outdoor adventures. Have you already thought about how to spend your next summer vacation?

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