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Via ferratas in Italy

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In total there are about 706 via ferratas for you to discover within the region of Italy. To get a first glimpse of what’s awaiting outdoor enthusiasts like you in Italy, we created a short highlight list:
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Discover the best via ferratas in Italy

Via Ferrata · Garda Trentino

Via Ferrata dell’Amicizia - Cima SAT

Via Ferrata Via Ferrata dell'Amicizia
C moderate
4 km
3:00 h
1192 m
46 m
Created in 1972 to celebrate the Centenery of SAT – the Trento Alpine Association – this ferrata is famous for its series of long vertical ladders.
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from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino MP,   Garda Trentino
Via Ferrata · Garda Trentino

Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi

B moderate
9 km
6:00 h
900 m
900 m
Panoramic and not particularly exposed, this via ferrata is advised also for beginners and kids. A real must-do of Garda Trentino! 
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from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Via Ferrata · Garda Trentino

Via Ferrata Rino Pisetta - Dain Piccolo

E difficult
6.1 km
5:00 h
899 m
898 m
This Via Ferrata is the most difficult ferrata at northern lake Garda. It requires a really good condition and know-how: it is therefore advised ...
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from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Via Ferrata · Garda Trentino

Via Ferrata delle Laste e Gallerie di Cima Rocca

A/B easy
5.8 km
4:00 h
657 m
657 m
An easy via ferrata, suitable also for beginners, which offers a wonderful view on lake Garda as well as interesting historical traces. 
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from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Via Ferrata · Brenta Group

Bocchette Alte via ferrata, Brenta Dolomites

E difficult
5.6 km
6:00 h
1174 m
829 m
One of the most spectacular and challenging of the traditional Brenta Dolomites via ferratas. A route along ledges and mountain ridges at an ...
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from Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA,   APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
C moderate
6.3 km
5:15 h
600 m
600 m
Suspended via ferrata tour along the old smugglers' path "Percorso alpinistico Massimiliano Torti" with fantastic views over Lake Garda
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from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Editors

Via Ferrata Bandiera and Ernesto Franco

Circular tour on two short via ferratas in the southern Garda mountains, the Via Ferrata Spigolo della Bandiera and the Via Ferrata Ernesto Franco

Via Ferrata Colodri - Colt

Easy route up the east wall of Monte Colodri alongside the overhangs, with a spectacular view on the Valley of river Sarca. A classic of Garda Trentino! 

Via Ferrata Campanili

Scenic and spectacular via ferrata that crosses the Latemar Towers.
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Via Ferrata Ottorino Marangoni - Monte Albano

Created in 1976 by the CAI-SAT section of Mori, it is one of the most difficult and spectacular climbing routes in the Alps. It was completely renovated in 2014.

Via Ferrata Rio Sallagoni

Via Ferrata Rio Sallagoni goes through a canyon. You walk along the torrent and overcome the steep parts with stairs in the wall. 

Ferrata delle Aquile (Eagles Via Ferrata)

New, panoramic, adventurous: in other words, the Ferrata delle Aquile.

Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi

Easy and beginner-friendly ferrata, which nonetheless has plenty to offer for expert climbers, starting from the breathtaking views! 

Dolomites without borders - Stage 3: Three Peaks - Rifugio Comici

Dolomiti senza confini: 2 countries - 9 stages - 12 via ferratas - 17 refuges - 108 kilometers Worthwhile summit crossing following in the footsteps of the First World War. Via ferrata Torre di Toblin and Sentiero de Luca/Innerkofler up Monte Paterno.
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Via Ferrata Signora delle Acque - Rio Ruzza

A new via ferrata close to the Rio Ruzza waterfall, completed and reopened in August 2019. Now, the route is definitely more difficult and suitable for experienced climbers.

CermiSkyline

Skyline: the horizon painted over the sky.

Dolomites without borders - Stage 1: Rifugio Lunelli /Berti - Rifugio Carducci

Dolomiti senza confini: 2 countries - 9 stages - 12 via ferratas - 17 refuges - 108 kilometers Very long and strenuous stage in a remote and wild environment with Alpine via ferratas Roghel and Cengia Gabriella (difficulty C,D).  

Bolted trail "degli Scaloni" - "delle Cavre" - "dell'Anglone"

These three bolted trails are fitted with ladders and steel cables and linked to become an easy loop above Dro.
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Via Ferrata Che Guevara - Monte Casale

A long and challenging via ferrata, which requires a good training, but offers breathtaking views on the Sarca Valley!

Dolomites without borders - Stage 5: Rifugio Prati di Croda Rossa | Rifugio Rudi - Rifugio Berti

Dolomiti senza confini: 2 countries - 9 stages - 12 via ferratas - 17 refuges - 108 kilometers Long and popular ascent with steep climb (ladders) at the start of the route to Croda Rossa (2936m). Descent using via ferrata Mario Zandonella to Rifugio Berti.

Via Ferrata Osvaldo Orsi, Brenta Dolomites

A long, spectacular itinerary through glacial drift and along narrow ledges beneath Cima Molveno and Cima Brenta.

Via Ferrata Alpinistica Claudio Costanzi, Brenta Dolomites

A low-traffic mountaineering via ferrata connecting Rifugio Graffer and Rifugio Peller. A long, isolated crossing of the untamed beauty of Brenta.

Via Ferrata Ettore Castiglioni, Brenta Dolomites

A great classic of the Brenta Dolomites, this via ferrata runs along well-equipped vertical cliff faces from Rifugio Agostini to Rifugio XII Apostoli and features some amazing views of Val d’Ambiez.

Via ferrata Felice Spellini, Brenta Dolomites

A relatively unfrequented, highly challenging via ferrata along exposed sections and cliff faces beneath Cima degli Armi. Quick return to Rifugio Pedrotti and Rifugio Alimonta from Bocchette Centrali.
C moderate
6.3 km
5:15 h
600 m
600 m
Suspended via ferrata tour along the old smugglers' path "Percorso alpinistico Massimiliano Torti" with fantastic views over Lake Garda
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from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Editors

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