Central Italy offers wonderful hikes, full of history and flora and fauna - wild and not so wild.
Because Lazio's hiking pleasures seem unknown, we recently published an article in the Adirondack Peaks magazine to encourage English-speakers to try out the hills of Lazio and other provinces of Central Italy. "Under the Lazio Sun" is linked here, in pdf download, or directly.
The Peaks magazine, btw, is published for Adirondack "46Rs" - those who have climbed all 46 of the Adirondack peaks over 4,000 feet high, and, yup, we must admit, that's us.
While we're at it, an update for Rome the Second Time in our sidebar on joining an Italian hiking group. Cammina Natura is has changed its website, but even their latest website is "under construction. They also have a Facebook page, but that lists the very old website. For information, you might try emailing the group at: email@example.com - yes, that's the email. Most of the Italian hiking groups also sponsor winter treks, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
Photo above is to whet your appetite.