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 


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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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San Pellegrino parking bus service cable car  accommodation food available shop


Rifugio Battisti  accommodationfood available

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16 kilometres / 10 miles approx walking time 4 hours 40 mins ascent 404m descent 213m

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Rifugio Battisti accommodation food available


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Passo di Pradarena parking bus service accommodationfood available shop

12.5 kilometres / 8 miles approx walking time 3 hours 20 mins ascent 290m descent 470m

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Le Porraie

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Stage 21



Passo di Pradarena parking bus service accommodationfood available 


Passo del Cerreto parking bus service accommodationtent food available shop

11 kilometres / 7 miles approx walking time 5 hours 5 mins ascent 318m descent 683m

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Stage 22


Passo del Cerreto parking bus service accommodationtentfood available shop


Prato Spilla accommodationfood available

15 kilometres / 9.5 miles approx walking time 7 hours ascent 1025m descent 937m

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Stage 23


Prato Spilla parking  accommodation food available shop 


Lago Sabto Parmense accommodation food available

12.5 kilometres / 8 miles approx walking time 6 hours 10 mins ascent 740m descent 580m

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Stage 24


Lago Sabto Parmense accommodationfood available


Montelungo parking bus service accommodationfood available

21 kilometres / 13 miles approx walking time 8 hours 30 mins ascent 540m descent 1220m

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Stage 25


Montelungo parking bus serviceaccommodationfood available 


Passo dei Due Santi parking accommodation food available

kilometres / miles approx walking time 8 hours 10 mins ascent 1060m descent 501m

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