Wild Swimming Italy


The Wild Swimming series travels to Italy to explore freshwater lakes, river beaches and lagoons.

• Dip in to the emerald-green plunge pools of Sicily and swim at river beaches in Campania
• Discover the secret hot springs of Tuscany and amazing waterfalls of the Dolomiti
• Explore the hidden shores of Lake Como and Garda

Perfect for family explorers or romantic adventurers, this stunning travel book combines beautiful photography with all the practical information you’ll need to get off the beaten track, including maps, directions, grid references and walk-in times. There are also recommendations for canoe trips, campsites and tavernas.

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Explore the wild and rural Italy that few ever find. Natural pools, lakes and magnificent waterfalls provide a place to escape the crowds and cool off from the summer heat.


Wild Swimming Italy visits the most spectacular locations, many close to Italy’s most famous sights, and provides a range of opportunities from family-friendly river beaches for picnicking, to deep gorges and pools for the adventurous, with recommendations for camp sites, food and boating.

From the emerald streams of the Dolomites, to the azure colours of the Trentino lakes. From idyllic Tuscan hills with thermal pools to basalt gorges and valleys immersed in fragrant scrub, Wild Swimming Italy is a comprehensive guide to Italy’s wildest and most beautiful natural areas.

Also available as an ebook and premium app for iOS and Android.

Michele Tameni is an experienced traveller and explorer of wild places. An accomplished photographer and writer, he was brought up on the shores of Lake Garda and has been exploring Italy’s swimming holes since he was a child.

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Lisa says:

We’ll be going to Italy in September and your book will certainly be our roadtrip-bible. I can’t wait for the release and will definitely send you the link to the blogpost when we’re back. Michele Tameni must have just made it – seems that she’s got the world’s best job. Let me know if you have an open position available. 🙂 (Seriously!)