Golf, swimming, tennis, underwater fishing, sailing, riding, skiing, fishing, rowing and canoeing, hiking, wind surfing are available all over the country. Sun, swimming and water sports are available on the Riviera Ligure, Venice's Lido, the Adriatic coast of Romagna, the island of Elba, the coasts of Tuscany and Lazio, Gargano, Ischia, Capri and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Winter sports are available in the Alps and Apennines, especially, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Sestrière, Courmayeur, the Val Gardena Roccaraso, Terminillo (near Rome), and Mt. Etna in Sicily.
There are also many spa areas such as Montecatini Terme, Abano, and Chianciano for quiet, restful stays. In addition, the Italian Lakes, especially Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda in the north, have lovely resorts.