walking in italy

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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 


Books

Start Your Journey at Stanfords For all your travel needs

 

Lonely Planet- Hiking in Italy travel guide


External links

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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Casaglia parking bus service accommodation food available 

kilometres / miles approx walking time 6 hours 35 mins ascent 404m descent 213m

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Badia di Moscheta

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Passo della Futa parking bus service accommodation food available

20.5 kilometres / 12.5 miles approx walking time 4 hours 40 mins ascent 820m descent 490m


 

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Montepiano parking bus service  accommodation food available shop 

13.8 kilometres / 8.6 miles approx walking time 3 hours 30 mins ascent 404m descent 213m

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Stage 13

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Rifugio Pacini accommodation food available

16.5 kilometres / 10 miles approx walking time 6 hours 10 mins ascent 760m descent 460m

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Pracchia train serviceparking bus service  accommodation food available shop pharmacy cash

 24 kilometres / 15 miles approx walking time 6 hours 30 mins ascent 355m descent 720m

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Lago Scaffaiolo  accommodation food available

Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi al Lago Scaffaiolo

15.5 kilometres / 9.5 miles approx walking time 6 hours 35 mins ascent 1339m descent 146m

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