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Italian Appenines 

Walking in Italy encompasses spectacular high level routes in the Alps, Dolomites and Appennines, quite rambles through wonderful undulating hills, magnificent coastlines and of course the people and the food.

The "Sentiero Italia" is a project, spearheaded by members of the Italian Alpine Club to create a route running through Sardinia, Sicily and the whole of the main peninsula, traversing the Alps and terminating in Trieste.


The Grande Excursione Appenninica (GEA)

The GEA is a long distance route along the spine of the Appennines  from Bocca Trabaria in Umbria to the Passo dei due Santi on the Tuscany - Emilia border

The Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA)


European walking routes e1, e5, e7 and e9

walking holidays in Italy 


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Lonely Planet- Hiking in Italy travel guide

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Oranganis have supplied the following information

Italy, Tuscany ( Toscana)

Report of a five day hiking trail from Florence to Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. In early spring, in tolerable temperatures, the trail passes fortified buildings, old farmsteads, vineyards and olive orchards, through  hilly country , woods, mediaeval villages, Romanesque churches, chapels,  avenues bordered by old cypress trees.

Great views of Florence in the morning and in the afternoon the River Arno. In St Polo in Chianti the scenery  is more open, walking the wide and almost white footpaths, passing farmsteads and fortified buildings: the classic Tuscany image. Castellina ,a little site-step to the Etruscan tombs. At the end: Siena! Height: highest peak on trail: 530m. Read more

Italy, Sardinia

Report of a five day hiking trail on the island. Seas of flowers, cactus, cork-oaks. The remains of the former inhabitants, the Nuraghe. The Domus de Janas, between Dolgali and Galteti, the S.Pietro at Galteti. The Porceddu, sucking pigs roasted at the open fire. All the time those magnificent mountain and sea views, the romantic coast, the rough and unspoiled nature. To admire the towering mountain peaks, the bizarre cliff formations, the caves, the unspoiled nature. Walking in Sardinia is “ do it yourself”, a surprise, fences, no trespassing, private property, good-luck! ( “a headache file”). Read more

and of course the descriptions are also available in their native Dutch language on oranginas.nl

Walking Holidays

Lonely Planet Walking Holiday in Tuscany Self Guided

Lonely Planet Walking Holiday Chianti Walking And Wine Self Guided

Lonely Planet Walking Holiday in Puglia Self Guided

Lonely Planet Walking Holiday the Amalfi Coast Self Guided

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alta via 2 stage 4 linear walking route 

passo cereda to feltreapprox walking time 15 hours



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carnian trail 155 kilometres 8 stages linear walking route

Senterio 03 sentiero 403

via alpina red path

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01 Sappada - S.Stefano Forni Avoltri

09 Alpi Carniche Carnia Centrale



18 Alpi Carniche Orientali Canal del Ferro

 Stage 1

 italian flag Italian starting point Sesto austrian flag Austrian starting point Sillian to the Sillianer Hut approx walking time 4 hours

Stage 2

Sillianer Hut to Obstansersee Hut approx walking time 5 hours

Stage 3

Obstansersee Hut to Porzehütte approx walking time 7 hours

Stage 4

Porzehütte to the High White Stone House approx walking time 9 hours

Stage 5

High White Stone House to Wolayer Lake Hut approx walking time 6 hours

Stage 6

Wolayer Lake Hut to Lower Valentinalm approx walking time 2 hours

Stage 7

Lower Valentinalm to Zollnerseehütte approx walking time 8 hours

Stage 8

Zollnerseehütte to Nassfeld approx walking time 8 hours


english italian
What's the forecast?-  What' s la previsione?
tomorrow it will be...- domani sarà
good weather-  buon tempo
bad weather-  il maltempo
clear/ fine- benissimo
cloudy-  nuvoloso
cold-  freddo
hot-  caldo
sunny-  pieno di sole
overcast-  annuvolamento
flood-  inondazione
fog-  nebbia
ice (icy)-  ghiacciato
lightning-  lampo
mist-  foschia
rain-  pioggia
snow-  neve
storm/ gale- tempesta
thunderstorm-  temporale
wind-  vento
high tide-  alta marea
low tide-  marea bassa
bend (road)-  curvatura
bridge-  ponticello
cairn-  cairn
dam-  diga
farm- azienda agricola
fence-  recinto
footbridge-  passerella
ford-  guado
forest-  foresta
highway-  strada principale
house/ building-  casa
hut-  capanna
jetty/ pier- embarcadere pilastro
lighthouse-  faro
lookout- allerta
loop- ciclo
marsh-  palude
path-  percorso
quarry-  cava
road- strada
signpost-  cartello
town-  città
tree-  albero
village-  villaggio
way marker- indicatore di senso
avalanche-  valanga
bay/cove- anse/ naie/ golfe baia
beach-  spaggia
bog/ swamp-  palude
cape/ headland-  terra capa
cave-  caverna
chasm- voragine
cliff- scogliera
coast-  litorale
crag-  risco
crater-  cratere
estuary- estuario
glacia-  glacier
gorge-  gola
hill-  collina
island- isola
lake-  lago
landslide-  frana
moor-  attracchi
moriane-  moraine
mountian-  montagna 
mud-  fango
pass- passagio 
peninsula-  penisola
plain-  pianura
plateau-  plateau
pond/pool-  stagno
rapid-  veloce
ridge-  cresta
river- fiume
riverbank- banca di fiume
rock- roccia
rock slab-  lastra della roccia
rubble-  macerie
sand- sabbia
scoria-  scoria
scree-  scree
slope-  pendio
snowfield- campo di neve 
spur-  dente cilindrico
strait-  stretto
stream-  flusso
summit-  sommità
valley-  valle
volcano-  vulcano
waterfall-  cascata

Grande Escursione Appenninica italian flag  linear walk

Stage 2

Passo di Viamaggio parking bus service accommodation food available


Caprese Michelangelo parking bus service accommodation  food available shop cash

19 kilometres / 12 miles approx walking time 4 hours 30 mins ascent 505m descent 830m

gea stage 1 gea stage 3

stage 2 profile

Grande Escursione Appenninica italian flag linear walk

Stage 3

Caprese Michelangelo parking bus service accommodationfood available shop cash


Chiusi della Verna parking bus service  accommodation tent food available shop pharmacy cash

13.5 kilometres / 8 miles approx walking time 4 hours ascent 780m descent 480m

gea stage 2 gea stage 4


stage 3 profile

Grande Escursione Appenninica italian flag linear walk

Stage 4

Chiusi la Verna parking bus service  accommodation tent food available shop pharmacy cash


Badia Prataglia parking bus service accommodation tent food available shop pharmacy cash

24 kilometres / 15 miles approx walking time 7 hours ascent 850m descent 970m

gea stage 3 gea stage 5

gea stage 4 profile

Grande Escursione Appenninica italian flag linear walk

Stage 5

Badia Prataglia parking bus service accommodation tent food available shop pharmacy cash


Camaldoli parking bus service  accommodation tent food available shop pharmacy cash

9 kilometres / 7 miles approx walking time 3 hours 40 mins ascent 528m descent 551m

gea stage 4 gea stage 6

gea stage 5 profile