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If at least for one season you have decided to say enough to the sunbed then this is what is right for you. For this year, put aside the monotony and treat yourself to a different holiday in the mountains .
The mountain in summer is certainly a courageous choice, but it also has great potential, not fully understood. For this we want to recommend some destinations: here are 10 places to go to the mountains in summer .

Travel advice post COVID19
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations that can be reached with a few hours of flight.
Destination Temperatures Offer 7 days / 6 nights Santa Maria Maggiore, Piedmont Min 12 ° / Max 30 ° from € 318.00 – see details
Sappada, Friuli Venezia Giulia Min 11 ° / Max 25 ° from € 342.00 – see details
Alagna Valsesia , Piedmont Min 10 ° / Max 27 ° from € 348.00 – see details
Civitella Alfedena, Abruzzo Min 12 ° / Max 27 ° from € 300.00 – see details
Malborghetto Valbruna, Friuli Venezia Giulia Min 10 ° / Max 30 ° from € 276.00 – see details
Glorenza, Trentino Alto Adige Min 10 ° / Max 27 ° from € 306.00 – see details
Vigo di Fassa, Trentino Alto Adige Min 10 ° / Max 22 ° from € 282.00 – see details
Chiavenna, Lombardy Min 17 ° / Max 30 ° from € 354.00 – see details
Slopes of Etna, Sicily Min 23 ° / Max 31 ° from € 330.00 – see details
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto Min 11 ° / Max 23 ° from € 420.00 – see details

Santa Maria Maggiore, Piedmont
Photo by Alessandro Old. Santa Maria Maggiore is a famous tourist resort in the north of Piedmont.
Santa Maria Maggioreit is located exactly in Val Vigezzo , an area appreciated by lovers of trekking and outdoor activities.
In this place you can lose yourself among the wonders that nature offers in the splendid mountain passages, thanks to the many paths, cycle paths and paths for horse riding, Nordic walking and downhill enthusiasts. It should be noted the presence of the Praudina Adventure Park, an exciting adventure park, also in the area of ​​the pine forest there are tennis courts, a swimming pool, spaces for archery, riding stables and a golf course.

Why go there : the location is extraordinary: it is located between the Canton of Ticino and Lake Maggiore, and part of its territory is included in the Val Grande National Park. More nature than that …

SEE ALSO: 10 things to see in Piedmont

  • Where is it : Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 12 ° / Max 30 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 53.00 per room – see the offers

Sappada, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Photo of Tiesse. In the corner between Friuli and Austria , we find the locality of Sappada, between the provinces of Belluno and that of Udine . Known for its beauty and the tranquility that inspires the place, in Sappada it is a must to visit the ancient wooden houses that fill and color the hamlets. The Dolomite slopes of Mount Peralba will be ideal for your excursions. In addition, the village has been awarded the Tci Orange Flag .
Even in this destination there is no shortage of activities for everyone: high altitude excursions near the Olbe Lakes, Nordic Walking trails to discover enchanting landscapes, mountain biking, sport fishing sessions near the “trout lake”, fun for the whole family at Adventure Park.

Why go there : It is located in the northeastern extremity of the Dolomites, on the border with Carinthia in Austria and in the valley crossed by the Piave. In summer there are paths and shelters and excursions are organized on the lakes and mountains around.

  • Where is it : Province of Udine, border with Carinthia (Austria) – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 11 ° / Max 25 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 57.00 per room – see the offers

Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont
Photo by Twice25. This mountain resort in Piedmont, in the province of Vercelli, is perfect as a summer destination. The notoriety of this locality is given by its wooden architecture typical of the houses of the village .
From this area the excursions can be numerous, as well as the activities, including climbing, mountain bike tours and above all fishing sessions (the Sesia is a perfect river in which to fish). Absolutely not to be missed are the valleys of Carcoforo and Rimella.

Why go there: it is located at the foot of Monte Rosa, in Valsesia, and is also rich in frescoed churches. The Sesia River that crosses it creates spectacular waterfalls, and in one of the valleys of its territory you can visit the Walser villages, with their typical wooden houses.

  • Where is it : province of Vercelli, border with Switzerland and Val d’Aosta – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 10 ° / Max 27 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 58.00 per room – see the offers

Civitella Alfedena, Abruzzo
If Civitella Alfedena is one of the perfect destinations for summer holidays in the mountains, it owes it above all to the Abruzzo Natural Park which lies behind it. Situated on a rocky spur, the town has the appearance of the typical Apennine villages.
Ideal for a summer weekend, in Civitella you can have fun with excursions between the Val Fondillo and the Camosciara . The nearby Pescasseroli should not be underestimated.

Why go there : it is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful national parks in Italy, its territory is part of the Camosciara Nature Reserve and is a delightful medieval village.

  • Where is it : Province of L’Aquila, in the heart of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 12 ° / Max 27 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 50.00 per room – see the offers

Malborghetto Valbruna, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Photo by Johann Jaritz. In Malborghetto Valbruna, in the province of Udine, the borders of three different states seem to unite. Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet in this corner of paradise , ideal for a summer holiday. The warm season gives the village a particular beauty. Lake Fusine in Val Romana and the Mining Museum of the Predil quarries are two must-sees not to be missed in this area.
More than a dozen hiking trails depart from the municipality that allow you to admire the nature of the place in all its magnificence.

Why go there: The location allows you to visit 3 countries in the blink of an eye. The Julian Alps are an irresistible setting for mountain holidays.

  • Where it is : province of Udine, in the Julian Alps, on the Saisera stream – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 10 ° / Max 30 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotel and b & b starting from € 46.00 per room – see the offers

Glorenza, Trentino Alto Adige
In Glorenza, in the province of Bolzano , mountain lovers can enjoy a precious stay, even in summer. With its 908 meters high, this village offers a particular charm. There are many things to visit in Glorenza, such as the Abbey of Monte Maria or the ancient bell tower that emerges from the artificial lake of Curon. Glorenza is the ideal reference point for visiting the natural attractions of Val Venosta through high-altitude trails and trekking, but also cultural attractions such as castles, churches and museums

Why to go there : the Swiss and Austrian borders are just 6 kilometers away, and crossed by the Adige river and is located in the extraordinary setting of Val Venosta. Need anything else

SEE ALSO : 15 places to visit in Trentino

  • Where is it : province of Bolzano, border with Switzerland and Austria, in Alta Val Venosta – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 10 ° / Max 27 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 51.00 per room – see the offers

Vigo di Fassa, Trentino
The excellent position it covers makes Vigo di Fassa one of the most important mountain resorts in the Dolomites . The many excursions that can be enjoyed near Vigo will enrich your days. Lake Carezza , the Costalunga pass and the area leading to Canazei will be the destination of your pilgrimages to these beautiful mountains.
But that’s not all, Vigo di Fassa is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, it hosts the important Ladino di Fassa museum and organizes events and exhibitions every summer.

Why go there : if you are looking for a place in the mountains, Vigo di Fassa takes you straight to the Dolomites … what else you need to look for
Furthermore, from the hotel point of view and very well equipped.

  • Where is it : province of Trento, in Val di Fassa – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 10 ° / Max 22 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 47.00 per room – see the offers

Chiavenna, Lombardy
Chivenna, in the province of Sondrio, is ideal for lovers of landscapes and nature.
Near Chiavenna there is also the Marmitte dei Giganti park and the beautiful Acqua Fraggia waterfall .
For food lovers, we recommend tasting the typical Chiavennaschi pizzoccheri, an authentic local specialty.

Why go there : it is the only municipality in the province to have been awarded the Orange Flag, the recognition of Touring Club Italia for its touristic-environmental quality. Moreover, as well as bordering Switzerland, it is about 50 km from Lake Como and even less from Lake Lei.

  • Where is it : province of Sondrio, in Val Chiavenna, 40 km from Switzerland – Get directions
  • Average temperature : Min 17 ° / Max 30 °
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 59.00 per room – see the offers

Slopes of Etna, Sicily
If you want to visit Sicily, the Slopes of Etna are for you. This splendid mountain setting a stone’s throw from the sea is perfect for those who want to combine everything in a single holiday. The tourist services offered in this location are excellent. Good food and a mild climate will make you relax and enjoy the beauty of this land. You can participate in horseback riding, jeep excursions, visits to volcanic craters or even quad tours. Also not to be missed are the Etna municipalities, such as Sant’Afio, Bronte or Zafferana Etna, where it is possible to discover a profound historical and gastronomic culture.

Why go there: it is unique in Italy and in Europe, with a territory that also brings an extraordinary food and wine richness. In addition, the sea is a stone’s throw away, so it is ideal for combining mountain excursions with a trip to the Sicilian Riviera. And in the delightful foothills villages, prices are extremely competitive.

  • Where is it : Etna Park, province of Catania – Get directions
  • Temperatura media: Min 23° / Max 31°
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 55.00 per room – see the offers

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto
This true natural paradise is beautiful to visit all year round, but in summer it is even more so.
In the summer , cultural and food and wine entertainment is never lacking. Outdoor activity and nightlife are a constant that, in Cortina, teaches us!

Why go there : it is known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”, and there must be a reason. Surrounded by the valleys and parks of Veneto and Trentino, it combines mountain relaxation with fun for young people. It is an example of an excellent Italian tourism product.
The only drawback
The temperatures are cool (if that can be a drawback) and … the prices are not exactly competitive.

  • Where is it : Province of Belluno, surrounded by the Dolomites – Get directions
  • Temperatura media: Min 11° / Max 23°
  • Where to sleep: Hotels and b & b from € 70.00 per room – see the offers
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