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Extreme sports in Italy

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Bengaluru, April 5 (UiTV) - Fans of adrenaline and extreme sports (sport estremi) find in Italy the ideal places where you can indulge your passion. The beautiful country offers unlimited opportunities for all extreme sports-on the water, in the air, and on the water. Rafting in ValtellinaRafting.

In Italy, rich in national parks, mountain ranges, and water streams, rafting is one of the most common extreme sports. The descent along the mountain stream, bypassing the rapids, is made on an inflatable boat. There are many places where you can find adventure, starting with the Noce River in Val di Sole, surrounded by the magnificent Trentine Dolomites, or in Val d'Aosta, in the waters of the Dora Baltea River, which is called the "Colorado d'Italia". In Umbria, the waterfalls of Marmore (Terni) (cascade delle Marmore (Terni)), and the river Corno (Corno) near the town of Norcia (Norcia) are popular for rafting. For lovers of this sport, one of the landmarks in the south of Italy is the valley of the Lao River (Valle del Fiume Lao) in Calabria (Calabria). Equipped places for this sport exist in Lombardy (Lombardia) on the river Ticino (Ticino) and in the area of Monte Visconti (Monte Visconti), in Piedmont (Piemonte) – in Vercelli (Vercelli), in Veneto (Veneto)-on the slopes of Monte Rosa (Monte Rosa) and in the town of San Nazario (S. Nazario), on the river Brenta (Brenta).


Among other water sports, the most adventurous will be able to devote themselves to canyoning in Italy.): this is an ascent or descent to the bed of a water stream, often in conjunction with other people. Canyoning is practiced on the rivers and streams already listed, where rafting is also practiced. To these you can add the streams of Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, along the shores of Lake Garda (lago di Garda) and in Sicily (Sicilia), in the majestic gorges of Alcantara (Alcantara).

Flying on a rope (Fly pulley)

One of the innovations of extreme sports in Italy was the "fly pull", better known as the" flight of the angel "("volo dell'angelo"): with the help of a sling and a hook, a person is attached to a long steel cable connecting the two edges of a valley or the edges of two mountains, after which he performs a free flight. In Italy, you can perform a "fly pull" from Pietrapertosa to Castelmezzano, in the province of Potenza, in the Luccan Dolomites (dolomiti lucane) in the heart of Basilicata (Basilicata), but also in Valtellina, a stone's throw from Lake Como (Lago di Como), starting from Albaredo (Albaredo), in the province of Sondrio (Sondrio), and to Bema, and finally to San Vigilio di Marebbe (San Vigilio di Marebbe), in the province of Bolzano (Bolzano), at an altitude of 1000 meters in the Dolomites ( Dolomiti).


From water to air! Paragliding is another extreme sport that is often practiced in the Italian highlands: an unforgettable experience can be obtained on a double paraglider accompanied by an instructor or on a single one, for more experienced ones. You can jump off the Monte Baldo mountain, between the provinces of Verona and Trento, and enjoy Lake Garda (Lago di Garda).); from Mount Norma, in the province of the city of Latina, in the mountains of Lepini (monti Lepini), or from Mount Calascio (Calascio), in Abruzzo (Abruzzo), in the park of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga (Parco del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga). Other jumping spots are Monte Pollino, with views of the Calabrian coast, and, in Sicily, Piana degli Albanesi, where you can fly over the Serre della Pizzuta Nature Reserve.

Bungee jumping

Until now, the most popular extreme disciplines include bungee jumping: jumping down from a bridge, crane, or suspended structure, with an elastic rope attached to the ankles. Those who want to experience the intoxication of jumping into the abyss can find mobile jumping centers that are located near sea tourist spots. If we talk about amusement parks, there is "Acqualandia" in Lido di Jesolo and as for bridges suitable for jumping, they are in Veglio-Mosso (Biella)), in Tirona near the city of Imperia, in Loreto, Caramanico Terme, in Abruzzo, and the Grotta dei Colombi on the Gulf of Orosei (Golfo di Orosei). Finally, those who reach the Viadotto Valgadena viaduct (on the altopiano di Asiago plateau) will be able to jump off the third bridge, the highest in Europe.

Extreme sports are especially popular among young people and students. Many students come to Italy to experience the abundance of extreme sports during the study break. Most students prefer traveling once all the exams and writing assignments are passes. They study hard during the academic year and some also get essay writer help to improve their academic papers.