I was born a few steps from the sea and for years my gaze met the waves every morning. Now that sea is far away and I live in the mountains, the sea continues to live in me. Because the sea is in this way, it hypnotizes you, overwhelms you, it calls you. The colors of its waters, the sound of the waves, its restlessness, the unreachable horizon: the sea gives feelings that I cannot tell; but I am convinced that Wallace J. Nichols is right when he says that there is a relationship between our health and water. And with sea it is something even deeper. Precisely for this reason, today we invite you to discover 10 incredible walk with sea view in Italy, to discover breathtaking scenery, looking towards the horizon.
On the path of Gods, in an earthly paradise – Campania
It is considered among the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, and the reason will be clear from the very first step. You walk for three hours watching the sea, facing the panorama of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, for an itinerary that will give you unique emotions.
Where to stay: a few kilometers from Amalfi and Positano, the B&B Nido degli Dei invites you to relax in its beautiful panoramic terrace or in his organic garden.
The colors of Cinque Terre – Liguria
A full day excursion to discover one of the most pristine areas of Italy: a long stretch of rocky coastline full of bays and beaches bathed by crystalline waters, and five quaint and colorful small towns.
Where to stay: in Riomaggiore, the first of the five villages, the Affitacamere dai Baracca awaits you in a historic tower just a few steps from the sea that has become an eco-friendly hospitality.
Among food, caves and Greek theaters – Campania
Among the pearls of Campania there’s definitely Cilento, a pearl made of coves, bays and caves, walking distance from archaeological sites and Acropolis. A place to discover on foot, slowly, where you day will end at a organic restaurant to enjoy Cilento’s scilatielli pasta.
Where to stay: at Residence Ancora, Acciaroli, where you will find modern and comfortable apartments with 360° sea view!
A walk long an island – Sardinia
1220 km, three islands and 105 towers, between sea, dunes and forests: is the path along Sardinia, mapped by three experienced walkers, that never strays more than 2 km from the sea. It is a unique way to discover Sardinia, to discover wild places, mines and coastal towers. And fall in love for the sea again.
Where to stay: discover all the eco-friendly accommodations in Sardinia!
In the pristine nature of the Bay of Porto Selvaggio – Apulia
Passing through a pine forest and reaching the sea. It is a short journey into the heart of a still wild place, where you find yourself face to face with nature and its beauty, from the rustle of the wind through the trees, to the sound of the waves, to the colors of flowers and sunset.
Where to stay: not far from the natural park of Porto Selvaggio, you can stay in an organic farm surrounded by greenery.
Towards a small bay and its abbey – Liguria
Clutched between the sea and the mountains, this incredible path makes its way through strips of olive trees, thickets and rocks overlooking the sea until you reach the impressive Abbey of San Fruttuoso in the wonderful setting of the Natural Park of Portofino.
Where to stay: immerse yourself in nature in the farmhouse Le Sorgenti del Gromolo, halfway between Cinque Terre and Portofino.
The wonders of Gargano National Park – Apulia
A green and white limestone promontory that juts out to deep and crystal clear Adriatic sea: the Spur of Italy is a unique place that embodies many habitats and many itineraries to discover them: hear the sound of the sea, savor the scent of citrus and pine trees, dip in the colors of forest for an unforgettable trip.
Where to stay: book an eco-friendly house in the Village Club degli Ulivi, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Park, a perfect starting point for discovering the unspoilt nature of Gargano.
Here they don’t envy the Caribbean – Sicily
We are in the western part of the island in Zingaro natural reserve. A place enclosed between San Vito lo Capo and Scopello, among wild landscapes and crystal clear waters.
Where to stay: in San Vito lo Capo the hotel Auralba awaits you with beach service and bike rental.
For a sunset where green meets blue – Campania
A quiet walk by foot but also by bike from the port of Agropoli to the Bay of Trentova, along a path of beautiful beaches. The only difficulty will be to resist the temptation to stop for a dip before arriving at your destination!
Where to stay: in a ancient residence in the heart of Cilento, a step away from the sea and in the countryside, surrounded by a garden with over 400 olive trees alternating with white fig trees, flowers and Mediterranean vegetation.
To the Gulf of Poets – Liguria
An hiking to watch and discover the views of Gulf of Poets with its rugged stretches of coastline. The shade of the trees starts from Bocca di Magra and you get to Lerici.
Where to stay: for a sustainable eco-stay at Bocca di Magra we recommend the Hotel Sette Archi, a hotel overlooking the pedestrian promenade.
Whatever route you choose, you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of maritime villages, you can hear the waves crashing on the rocks and then, at the destination, dive into the crystal clear waters.