The northern regions of Italy aren’t all rock faces and forests. There’s plenty on offer for kitesurfers, windsurfers and lovers of all kinds of watersports. There’s even has an incredible surf spot in the west of Italy – something perhaps particularly surprising given the infamously flat nature of the rest of the Mediterranean.
So where should you go if you’re heading to Italy and fancy getting wet? We’ve teamed up with Green & Blue, a new initiative set up to promote the region as an adventure sports destination to give you a flavour of what’s on offer.
“There’s even has a legit surf spot in the west – something that’s almost unheard of in the normally-flat Mediterranean.”
1) Kitesurfing in Ravenna
With no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, the historic town of Ravenna, on the Adriatic coast of the Emilia-Romagna region, is a magnet for history and architecture buffs. What’s perhaps less well-known is that it’s also an awesome place to go kitesurfing, with decent beaches for launching, consistent winds and water that’s warm for much of the year. The AWC Kite Center at Porto Corsini in Marina di Ravenna offers rentals, lessons and even instructor courses.