As temperatures in Italy’s generous cities rise, many people seek refuge in the country’s mountainous regions.

Here, we will give you an overview of the best places to visit in the mountains in Italy in August.


You will find Cortina nestled in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites,” this town offers breathtaking walks, bike trails, climbing and even golf.

The complete guide on Cortina d'Ampezzo

Valle d’Aosta

Questa regione presenta un mix spettacolare di cultura, paesaggio e storia. La località offre passeggiate nei parchi nazionali, visite a castelli medievali e degustazione di cibi e vini locali.

The complete guide to the Aosta Valley

Alta Badia

Con oltre 400 km di sentieri escursionistici e ciclabili, l’Alta Badia nelle Dolomiti è il luogo ideale per gli amanti dell’outdoor. Puoi sperimentare diverse attività, dalle facili passeggiate ai percorsi adrenalinici in arrampicata.

The complete guide to Alta Badia

Val Gardena

This place offers exceptional mountain scenery ideal for hiking, climbing and mountain biking. The scenic views and numerous outdoor activities make this one of the most appealing summer destinations.

The complete guide to Val Gardena


This valley offers a wide range of summer activities, from hiking to farm tours. The peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views make the Pustertal an ideal place for a relaxing summer vacation.

The complete guide to the Puster Valley


Known as “the greenest region in Europe,” Abruzzo offers spectacular national parks, which offer hiking, birdwatching and picnicking.

San Martino di Castrozza

This place in the heart of the Primiero Dolomites is famous for its ski slopes in winter, but in summer it also offers numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. The Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park is one of the highlights of the area, offering a perfect combination of flora, fauna and geology.

The complete guide on San Martino di Castrozza


Known as a duty-free shopping paradise, Livigno transforms into a vibrant summer resort with multiple outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and paragliding. Its high altitude contributes to cooler temperatures even in the height of summer, making Livigno ideal for escaping the summer heat.

The complete guide to Livigno

Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso National Park is the first national park established in Italy. It offers a wide variety of hiking trails that will take you through alpine meadows, glaciers, and coniferous forests. You might also have a chance to see local wildlife, such as ibex and marmots

Madonna di Campiglio

In the Brenta Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio is a hidden gem surrounded by spectacular views. This resort offers numerous hiking trails, multiple bike paths, climbing in the Dolomites, and more. Savor local cuisine, enjoy some time in spas and wellness farms, or explore the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

The complete guide on Madonna di Campiglio

So if you want to escape the summer heat of the cities, we recommend planning a trip to one of these Italian mountain destinations.

Each destination offers a unique experience, allowing you to enjoy the scenic beauty and fresh mountain air.