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 Alpi Apuane - Garfagnana - Carrara - Viareggio, Kompass. Scale 1:50,000

Kompass Map 0646: Alpi Apuane - Garfagnana - Carrara - Viareggio

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Tuscany 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. Contains 4 city maps: Firenze, Livorno, Pisa and Siena. 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. Comprehensive index. The map scale is 1: 200 000. Published April 13

Umbria and the Marches Marco Polo Map. Published April 12


Michelin Green Guide to Tuscany - The updated Green Guide Tuscany, organised by district for easy travel, presents the best of the region. Discover its Alpine peaks and valleys; explore a landscape of vineyards, grain fields, sunflowers and olive trees. Visit breath-taking cities, such as Renaissance Florence and Siena; and enjoy the glamorous coast with its picturesque ports and idyllic beach coves. From San Gimignanos towers to the Tuscan Archipelago, Michelin's celebrated star-rating system, respected maps and trusted advice ensure an unforgettable journey. Published Jan15

Barga Tuscany: A Walking Tour of the historic centre, Kerry Bell - A comprehensive guide to the beautiful medieval walled city of Barga, (Lucca) Tuscany, focusing on Barga Vecchia, the historic center, and Barga Giardino, the newer area of Barga, including sites of interest, historical information and up to date restaurant, shopping and accommodation references, as well as suggested hiking and hill walking itineraries. It features a guided walk from the Porta Reale to the Duomo. Published July 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in Umbria, Gillian Price - This guidebook by Italian walking expert Gillian Price describes 40 varied day walks in the region of Umbria. The walks range from 2.5km to 19km in length, the majority of the routes are circular, and several wonderful traverses have been included, with the return to the start point always possible by public transport. This guidebook also includes lots of practical information about recommended gear and maps to take and tips on local food, wildlife and culture, as well as useful tourist, accommodation and transport information and a brief Italian-English glossary. Published May 14

Walker's Tuscany in a Box, Adrian Woodford - With 35 laminated cards to a box, this is a great twist to a walking guide. Each card has a different walk fully described and illustrated. Pocket a card and protective transparent sleeve and enjoy your day out. The variety of walks in this charming region ranges from half days to two days and combines memorable overnight stops based on Duncan Petersen's published book 'Charming Small Hotel Guide, Italy', soon in its 20th edition. Published April 12

Umbria and the Marche, (Landscapes), Georg Henke - Pocket-sized full-colour guide describing eight car tours and 37 main walks (with many variations). Umbria promotes itself as 'Italy's Green Heart', and this description applies equally well to the lesser-known neighbouring region of the Marche. The main focal points of this guide are the two most beautiful areas of the Apennines in the area - the idyllic, deeply-etched valley of Valnerina in Umbria and the legendary Monti Sibillini which rise to almost 2500m and lie mainly in the Marche. Naturally there is a wealth of art and architecture to be seen en route, whether you travel by car or on foot: everywhere you go, you come upon villages, castles, monasteries and farms which even today make beautiful pictures straight out of the Middle Ages. The guide contains fold-out touring maps, large-scale (1:50,000) topo walking maps and transport timetables for all the walks (where relevant). Free on-line update service. Series (50 destinations) dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times. Published May 10

50 Hikes in & Around Tuscany: Hiking the Mountains, Forests, Coast & Historic Sites of Wild Tuscany, Jeff Taylor - A hiking guide and travel guide at once, provides travelers with everything they'll need to hike in Italy's breathtaking Tuscan region. This unique guide features hikes in Tuscan Hill Country, the mountains of the Alpi Apuane, the Cinque Terre and Ligurian Coast, and the Northern and Central Apennines. Pub date May 07. Limited availability.

Trekking in the Apennines, The Grande Escursione Appenninica, Gillian Price - The mountainous Apennine chain, forming a rugged spine along the slender Italian peninsula, is one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Nearly 400km in length, and ranging between 400m and 2000m above sea level, the exhilarating Great Apennines Trek (GEA) takes just over three weeks criss-crossing the central-north section of the range, following routes established by long-gone invaders and traders, and trodden by pilgrims and shepherds since time immemorial. Dipping in and out of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, the trek makes its way from the southwest to the northwest, traversing two national parks dotted with pretty lakes. It undergoes memorable transitions passing through extensive pine and beech forests, negotiating rocky crests surveyed by birds of prey, and pasture coloured by a riot of wildflowers. The countryside is alive with boar and deer, and there are few other walkers. Published Feb 05. K

ISBN: 9781852844165 - Trekking in the Apennines: The Grande Escursione Appenninica

Italy's Sibillini National Park: Walking and Trekking Guide, Gillian Price - The delights of Italy's magical Monti Sibillini are revealed for the first time for English speakers in this new walking guide, covering 21 walks and the eight-day Grande Anello dei Sibilline trek that encircles the rugged mountainous massif and Sibillini National Park. Vast highlands smothered in blazes of wildflowers, wondrous canyons burrowing deep into mountainsides, hospitable villages, approachable ridges with breathtaking views, days on end of vast horizons - the Monti Sibillini have something for everyone. Handy for the airports on Italy's Adriatic coast and for Rome, the Sibillini belong to the Apennine chain straddling the Marche and Umbria, and are bound to become popular as overseas visitors discover their delights. Visitors are advised to come equipped with a sense of adventure (along with a compass, map and this guidebook). But beware as wolves are at large and even bears hibernate here! Published Jan 09 K

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria, James Lasdun and Pia Davis - This book, now thoroughly updated and revised, is written to satisfy readers who want to build their holiday around walking, or those who simply want to integrate a bit of walking into their holiday. The authors offer routes of one or two hours, half day, and one, three and five days. There are also some extraordinary walks worth going out of the way for. There are recommendations for restaurants, trattatorias and pizzerias, as well as markets and other take-away options. Published March 05. K

ISBN: 9780141009001 - Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria: 2005 Edition

Walking in Tuscany, Gillian Price - Third edition of a guidebook to 50 walks through Italy's Tuscany, Umbria and Latium, ranging from brief strolls to a 5-day trek (the Chianti Trail). This guide offers suggestions for exploratory walks through the picture postcard landscapes of Tuscany, Umbria and Latium. The 50 itineraries range from brief strolls to a five-day trek, taking in little-known Etruscan marvels. Walkers are guided through medieval hamlets, exquisite Romanesque churches, unspoilt coast and countryside alive with wildlife and carpeted with wild flowers and herbs. There's the wild Chianti ridge, city walks through Perugia, Orvieto and Voltera, and day walks on the divine island of Elba and along the unspoilt coast around Orbetello. A mass of practical details cover accommodation in farms, country hotels, convents and hostels, with notes on local food and drink specialities. Published Feb 06. K

Tuscany North, the finest valley and mountain walks, Rother Guide - 50 walks between Bologna and Florence, Pisa and Carrara, Lucca and Abetone, in the Appennine and in the Apuane Alps. 49 maps at 1:50,000 and two overview maps at 1:600,000 scale. Translated by experienced British walkers from the German original. Published Dec 01

ISBN: 9783763348121 - Tuscany North

Umbria and Marche Footprint Travel - The green heart of Italy has hills aplenty and medieval towns atop many of them. From Ancient Rome to the Renaissance, from Raphael to Ravanelli, the wealth of historical and artistic treasures in towns such as Assisi and Orvieto is extraordinary, while towns like Perugia and Urbino have lively universities to add young spice to the cultural mix. Stunning landscapes and enormous panoramic vistas are around every corner and the Apennines, snow-capped in winter before being enrobed in spring flowers, make ideal walking country. Or you could fling yourself off the top with help from a paraglider, or rush down whitewater rapids in a raft. Alternatively, you could laze on a sandy Mediterranean beach with great local wine and delicious pasta, flavoured with the mysterious truffles that grow here. Including sections on what the locals say to help you find those lesser-known gems, a month-by-month guide to pros and cons of visiting at certain times of the year, tips on the perfect places to picnic and pick-up your goodies, plus a series of great driving routes and city walks. Published May 09

Tuscany and Umbria (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) - Offers coverage of the rural areas of Tuscany and Umbria highlighting the region's key wine routes, walking bases and rural restaurants. This title provides driving tour suggestions. It includes advice for wellness, eco and activity-themed holidays. Published Jan 14.

 

Treading Grapes, Walking Through the Vineyards of Tuscany, Rosemary George -  Tuscany offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. The unique combination of cypress trees and olive groves mingling with vineyards and woods on undulating hillsides is enchanting. With villages and villas at every turn, what better way to explore the countryside than on foot? Over fifteen months of changing seasons Rosemary George did just that, visiting wine producers along the way, observing and savouring the local colour and the idiosyncrasies of a myriad of winemakers. Each chapter will feature a walk through a wine region and include advice on the key estates, places to visit and favourite restaurants. Chianti, which covers the heart of Tuscany, is the wine we all know and love, with vineyards in the magical hills around Florence and Siena, and the medieval cities of Arezzo and Pisa. Published Sept 09 K

Walking in the Central Italian Alps, Gillian Price - This book offers a kaleidoscope of walking routes through Italy's largest National Park as well as several Nature Parks. Unusual wildlife, brilliant flora at incredible altitudes, desolate glacial valleys and picturesque legends about the icy realms are regular features of itineraries that touch on ancient irrigation channels. Medieval castles, Romanesque churches, First World War fortifications, traditional farm life and comfortable refuges that serve mouth-watering local dishes...all accessible using the extensive network of public transport. The itineraries described follow well-marked and numbered paths for the most part, though they range from wide easy tracks through woods to tiring moraine debris and snow crossings. Preference has been given to circular routes or traverses connecting different valleys - as well as the psychological satisfaction they provide, they can be split up into individual sections as short day walks. Alternative accesses and exits are given when possible. It includes a vast range of adaptable routes for all the family, through and area hitherto unknown to English-speaking walkers. Published June 95.

Holiday Walks in Tuscany, Norman Buckley - Most of the 25 walks are circular and many can be comfortably accommodated in half a day. Some are linked to the ‘Sentiero del Chianti’ - the 47-mile trail linking Florence and Sienna - to the east of the Chianti wine growing area. Each of the walks is accompanied by a carefully described route, a sketch plan, plus comprehensive information on places of interest in the vicinity, public transport, car parking, refreshments and other possible walks nearby. Published Sept 03. Limited availability.

Landscapes of Tuscany, Elizabeth Mizon - Detailed descriptions of 50 long and short walks for all ages and abilities, with walking maps of at least 1:50,000 scale. Also contains 15 picnic suggestions, 8 routes for car tours, touring map for motorists, town plans and hints on weather conditions, where to stay and what you need to take with you. Published Jan 06

ISBN: 9781856912983 - Tuscany

Village Walks: Tuscany, Martha Fay - Perfect for both first time and returning tourists, the "Village Walks: Tuscany" offers an intimate view of this much loved region. Each card in this deck outlines a self-guided walking adventure, with a detailed map on one side and insider information on the other. Noteworthy sites and attractions are numbered on both sides of the cards for easy reference. Details on and suggestions for using public transportation, information on local history and customs, and an overview map of the region are also included on a handy intro card. Published Oct 07. Limited availability.

ISBN: 9780811859387 - Village Walks

 

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