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