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 Sicily Michelin Local Maps. Published Jan 08

Sardinia Michelin Local Maps. Published Jan 08

Sicily Marco Polo Map - Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. The extensive coverage of the maps enables travellers to cross country boundaries with the same map. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. The maps also contain a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities. Map Scale - 1: 200,000. Published April 12

Sardinia Marco Polo Map. Published May 11


The Rough Guide to Sicily - The Rough Guide to Sicily is the ultimate guide to this fascinating island. From flamboyant Arabo-Norman cathedrals to stunning galleries and the best collection of Greek temples outside Greece, all Sicily’s attractions are thoroughly covered. Sicily’s natural beauties are also taken care of; including the ascent of Europe’s greatest volcano, Etna, hiking trails in the Monti Madonie and the most exquisite beaches of the Aeolian Islands. From Palermo to Taormina, unearth all the best restaurants, bars and cafés, the liveliest nightlife and the most brilliant festivals. The Rough Guide to Sicily provides detailed practical advice on where to stay, from hostels to luxury boutique hotels, how to get around and how to get the best value for money. The guide also includes two full-colour sections, and background information on the art, architecture and history of this most colourful of Mediterranean islands. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Sicily, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Sicily. Published May 14. K

Walking in Sicily: Short and Long-distance Walks, Gillian Price - Gillian Price, Exploring this breathtaking island on foot is a journey through time. Sicily offers wild valleys pitted with Greek and Roman temples and ancient ruins - reminders of long-gone peoples. Mule tracks and age-old pathways have survived and reserve a wealth of surprises, starting with the carpets of brilliant wildflowers. Landscapes are grandiose. Olive groves thrive alongside citrus orchards, never far from snow-clad mountain ranges presided over by imposing volcanoes - ranging from extinct and visitable, through to placidly smoking, and to constantly active giants Etna and Stromboli, from which fiery rivers of lava issue. In dramatic contrast is the string of peaceful offshore islands set in turquoise waters, which are pure Mediterranean in character. Sicily's stunning range of scenery, combined with its mild winters and hot dry summers, make rewarding walking holidays feasible all year round. Visits are facilitated by good road access and an excellent network of public transport. Accommodation is plentiful, as are memorable eating places with rich Mediterranean fare. Published Nov 14

Walking in Sardinia: 50 Walks in Sardinia's Mountains, Paddy Dillon - The 50 routes in this guide cover the highest, wildest and most dramatic areas to be found on Sardinia. Set in an area formerly proposed as a national park, highlights include the rugged Ogliastra limestone coast and Gennargentu granite mountains. Routes use newly-waymarked forest tracks, traditional shepherds' paths and mule trails through dense macchia shrubland. Published Oct 11. K

ISBN: 9781852846190 - Walking in Sardinia

Sicily Walks and Car Tours Peter Amann - Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and long a Mecca for culture freaks. The island also rewards the countryside lover with magnificent landscapes. Peter Amann knows the island intimately; he leads walking groups and works for the preservation of its national monuments. As an alternative to the stress of simply 'doing' all the sites, he invites you to savour the landscape at leisure. Thus there is enough material in this book for several holidays. The eight car tours (mostly circular and covering 2000km in all) follow little-used roads wherever possible and, while taking in all the major sights and sites, also visit landscapes well off the beaten track. Hints are given for places to stay en route. The walks - a distillation of the best on the island - are as varied in length and grade as the landscape itself; there are 41 routes to suit all ages and abilities, and all have suggested variations. Most of the walks are along old farming tracks, stone-laid mule trails and shepherds' paths. Published May 13. K

ISBN: 9781856913027 - Sicily 

The Rough Guide to Sardinia - The Rough Guide to Sardinia is the ultimate travel guide to this astonishing and varied Italian island. Discover Sardinia's highlights from the exceptional seafood restaurants of Alghero to the remarkable prehistoric, Carthaginian and Roman monuments and authentic fishing villages inspired by dozens of photos. Rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, campsites, bars, clubs, shops, restaurants and resorts for all budgets and insider information on the wide array of outdoor pursuits on offer from walking to climbing to diving. The Rough Guide to Sardinia is loaded with practical information and insider tips from the best ways to travel around the island to enjoying superb food and wine, spectacular and melodramatic religious and folk festivals and unwinding on the multitude of unspoilt sandy beaches. Explore all corners of Sardinia with authoritative background on everything from the ubiquitous remains to Sardinia's fascinating rituals and festivals, with handy language tips and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sardinia. Published June 13. K

ISBN: 9781848365407 - The Rough Guide to Sardinia

Sicily Green Guide, Michelin - See the best of the island with the updated Green Guide Sicily. Shelter from the heat in the maze of columns of Agrigento's ancient Valle dei Templi; delight in captivating Isole Egadi, stroll through the Palazzo dei Normanni; visit postcard-perfect Taormina. Experience Palermo s food markets encircled by Arabo-Norman palaces and Baroque churches. Explore Sicily and surrounding satellite isles through walking and driving tours and day-trip ideas. Published Aug 14

Sardinia Car Tours and Walks, Andeas Stieglitz - Pocket-sized full-colour guide describing six long car tours, each spread over 2-3 days (Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean). But the major part of the book is devoted to 22 main walks and their many variations. There is a lovely pastoral feel to the Sardinian countryside. Flocks of sheep graze on verdant grassy slopes, moufflons and wild boar roam the rugged highlands, and eagles hover silently above. Landscapes range from rocky windswept plains to rolling hills with lush pastures and sand dunes fringing a turquoise sea - all permeated by the fragrant odour of the Mediterranean macchia. The guide contains a fold-out touring map with plans of Sassari and Cagliari and large-scale (1:50,000) topo walking maps. There are no general transport timetables, but there is information about how to get to a walk with local transport if applicable (the public transport system is generally of little use to walkers; Sardinia is best explored by car). Published July 15. K

ISBN: 9781856913836 - Sardinia

Sardinia, Rother Walking Guide - Sardinia, which, according to legend was created when God stamped his foot, is the largest island of the Mediterranean. It is considered one of the most popular bathing islands of Europe. Newcomers to Sardinia are surprised that the island is mountainous. The idea that there are countless opportunities for hikers and mountain climbers seems exotic. And exactly that is the attraction. To travel Sardinia as a mountain holiday destination is a totally new experience. In contrast to the neighbouring island, Corsica, Sardinia cannot claim any exceptionally lofty heights (the highest peak, the Punta la Marmora, measures only 1833m); however, it does offer other specialities. They include the deep, winding gorges, whose crossing is very challenging to the hiker: "torrentism," known at home as canyoning, is the magic word here which is continually finding new friends. Published April 11.

Sicily, the finest valley and mountain walks, Rother Guide - 50 walks in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. Each route description is accompanied by a walking map at a scale of 1:50,000 or 1:75,000, and there are general maps at 1:650,000 and 1:700,000. The book also contains numerous tips for places to visit and sights to see. Translated by experienced British walkers from the German original. Published July 01. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9783763348138 - Sicily

 

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