Walking in Italy – Streets, Staircases and Hills

Erice road Photo by Margie MiklasMost of Italy is  mountainous or hilly at the very least, so plan on walking a lot when traveling to Bella Italia. On average, I walk a minimum of five miles a day and many times it’s closer to eight or nine.  I find all  the inclined streets, staircases, walkways and hills quite challenging, but the more often I travel to Italy, the easier these have become to navigate.

Italian woman walking uphill in Bergamo Photo by Margie Miklas

Italian woman walking uphill in Bergamo

I decided to post a few of these photos to give you an idea of how it is to move about in Italy. It still amazes me that the locals do this every day and think nothing of it since they are used to it as part of the Italian lifestyle. No wonder they live to be in their eighties and nineties and still get around better than their younger counterparts in the U.S.

 An inclined street in Bergamo Photo bymargie Miklas

An inclined street in Bergamo

Narrow stairway in Centro Storico of Caltagirone Photo by Margie Miklas

Narrow stairway in Centro Storico of Caltagirone

Apricale caruggi Poto by margie Miklas

Apricale caruggi

Dolceacqua Bridge Photo by Margie Miklas

Dolceacqua Bridge

Positano Photo by Margie Miklas

Positano Staircase

Cisternino centro storico

Cisternino centro storico

Life on the Amalfi Coast photo by Margie Miklas

Life on the Amalfi Coast

Hiking the Cinque Terre Trail Photo by Margie Miklas

Hiking the Cinque Terre Trail

Winding roads in Sicily Photo by Magie Miklas

Winding roads in Sicily

Steep hills in Perugia Photo by Margie Miklas

Steep hills in Perugia

Udine - Porticato del Lippomano Photo by Margie Miklas

Udine – Porticato del Lippomano

Path of the Gods Photo by Margie Miklas

Path of the Gods Photo by Margie Miklas

Erice Photo by Margie Miklas

Margie in Erice

Have you experienced any challenges walking in Italy? I’d love to hear your stories, so please leave a comment.

Grazie and Ciao

If you’d like to read more about my travels in Italy, you may enjoy my books, available on Amazon.





About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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10 Responses to Walking in Italy – Streets, Staircases and Hills

  1. rebecca2000 says:

    Lovely photos. I love how people have the baskets of flowers outside their windows and the cobble streets.

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  2. That is one of the things I love so much in Italy too Rebecca…There always are flowers!


  3. Margie – Looks like you’ve been “meandering along the cobblestone to somewhere,” too. Nice photos.

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  4. antoguida says:

    lìItalia è proprio bella! 🙂

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  5. apollard says:

    The post brings back memories. Key for us lovers of Italy to be able to enjoy as much as possible, travel as light as we can! The times i have a heavy bag become such an impediment; getting on and off public transport, getting up to higher stories of accomodation when there is no lift, rattling along cobbled streets which are rolly bag wheel killers… If I can’t comfortably pick up my bag and carry if for a while then I am taking too much! Gorgeous pictures Margie.

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  6. Grazie Andrea…


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