Italie

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Dolomiti - by Henk

Italy is a country of enormous diversity and contrast. Most famous are the Alps. Coming from the efficient neatness of Switzerland or Austria, the Italian Alps are wilder and at the same time more tranquil, like stepping back in time. The most beautiful and popular areas are Gran Paradiso, Val Grande, Stelvio and the Dolomites.

In addition there are countless national parks, all very much worth hiking through. A series of mountain ranges runs from north to south like a backbone, starting from the hills of Tuscany, to the Apennines and Abruzzo to Italy's toe, Calabria. Southern Italy, too far for many tourists, has several attractive hiking regions, like Pollino and Aspromonte.

In the Alps you can walk from hut to hut, elsewhere you can do day hikes, such is the rule in general. However some genuine long distance hiking trails are under construction. European long distance trail E10 in the Alps, which coincides with the 1000km long Grande Alpine Trail and the international Via Alpina. The second large project is the E1, which coincides with the Grand Apennine Mountains Trail and the Ligurian Mountains High Trail. If this trail is ever completed, you can start from Como passing Genova and continue all the way to Reggio di Calabria and Palermo or Siracuse on Sicily. The third large project means to join all these trails into one 6000km long Sentiero Italia. Last but not least, there is the Alta Via in the Dolomites: splendid walking.

Mountain huts abound in the Alps. Hiking can be done all summer, from June until well into October. Further south spring is the best hiking season. In April you will still get stuck in the snow up in the mountains. Autumn is supposed to be fine as well, but alas, as one hiker put it: "you wake up to the sounds of church bells and gunfire". As hunters, Italians are best avoided.

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  • The guide describes the ground and operations covered by the British, French and US Expeditionary Forces deployed from France to the area north of Venice between November 1917 and Spring 1919. These forces supported the Italians after their disastrous defeat at Caporetto and helped stem the Austrian and German onslaught. This is the first guide... Lire la suite
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2015
  • Italian Lakes Walking: Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo
  • This guidebook describes 50 walks around Lakes Como, Iseo, Garda and Maggiore in Northern Italy. The picturesque routes are accessible by public transport from popular centres including Bellagio, Riva, Stresa and Cannero, and range from 2 to 14km in length. There are gentle lakeside strolls, and numerous ridge routes and traverses as well as... Lire la suite
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  • Grove
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  • Walking in Italy
  • Walking in Italy is a unique guide written for those who want to experience the delights of Italy’s finest towns cities and landscapes. The best way to appreciate Italy is undoubtedly on foot, whether you are visiting a city for the first time or venturing out into the Italian countryside. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a... Lire la suite
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  • Cortina d`Ampezzo Kompass 55
  • Map No. 55, Cortina d`Ampezzo - with a panorama map on the reverse, from Kompass, printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in their series of walking maps of selected areas of Italy at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc.... Lire la suite
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2018
  • Florence Walks
  • Explore Florence on foot with these wonderful and insightful routes. Plan your time with the unique bird`s-eye view illustrations that capture the spirit of this amazing city. Following these walks is like being shown around the city by an exceptionally knowledgeable friend. They`re fun and they`ll help you fit it all together. And you`ll... Lire la suite
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2018
  • Italian Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • This new 3rd edition of Italian Lakes has been carefully revised just a few months prior to publication. The topo maps now show waypoints, and free downloadable GPS tracks are available for all the walks. Colour coding on the Contents page enables you to see at a glance the grading of various walks. These great expanses of water, bound to the... Lire la suite
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2018
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2018
  • Wandelgids Italiaanse Meren - Italian Lakes | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig 5 car tours, 38 main walks plus many alternative and shorter variations, 21 picnic suggestions The Italian Lakes have long been a 'must' for... Lire la suite
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2021
  • Lonely Planet Best Day Walks Italy
  • Lonely Planet`s Best Day Walks Italy is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs outside the city by picking a hike that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Hike the Dolomites, explore the Italian Lakes, and stroll Sardinia`s coast. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey... Lire la suite
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  • Valmalenco
  • Valmalenco on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Global Map imprint. Coverage extends from Sondrio and the Adda River northwards to beyond the Swiss border and includes Monte Disgrazia, Pizzo Scalino and the peak of Bernina with the surrounding glaciers.The map has... Lire la suite
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  • Porto Rotondo to Capo Comino
  • Porto Rotondo - Capo Comino area in a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:60,000 from Ed. Abies, with extensive tourist information including special recreational routes plus additional coverage at more detailed scales of selected popular areas. *Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12)*The maps have contours at 100m intervals and... Lire la suite
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  • San Gimignano - Volterra
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  • Val Formazza - Alpe Devero - Binntal - Valle di Goms SUPERCEDED
  • 1:25,000 hiking map to the north west of Val Formazza including Monte Cervadone and Blinnenhorn. Published in association with the CAI, the Italian Alpine Club, who are responsible for the trails. Trails are marked on the map. The key information and more detailed information on the rear of the sheet are in Italian, German and English. Printed... Lire la suite
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  • Lanzo - Viù - Chialamberto - Locana 25K IGC Map No. 110
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  • Costa degli Dei - Tropea - Vibo Valentia Global Map Tourist Map
  • The Horn of Calabria: Costa degli Dei - Tropea - Vibo Valentia at 1:50,000 on a detailed contoured map from LAC in their GlobalMap imprint, highlighting the area’s numerous beaches, campsites, and other places of interest.Topography is shown by relief shading with colouring for woodlands and names of many geographical features. Road network... Lire la suite
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  • Livigno and Environs
  • Livigno and its environs on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartographical in their Global Map imprint, highlighting hiking trails, huts, ski lifts, etc. The map is double-sided, with a very generous overlap, and extends from the Swiss approaches to the Lago di Livigno Dam to Rifigio Dosde, and... Lire la suite
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  • Pescara
  • Pescara on an indexed street plan at 1:9,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Globalmap imprint. 38 monuments including historic buildings and churches, cultural or educational institutions, and important municipal buildings or facilities are numbered and listed next to the plan. On the reverse two large, separately indexed plans... Lire la suite
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  • Urzulei
  • Urzulei area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured maps from Ed. Abies. Overprint highlights 19 hiking paths from three hours long to a two-day route. Symbols show viewpoints, caves, archaeological sites, exceptional trees and other landscape features of particular interest. This title has no UTM grid.*Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12)*The... Lire la suite
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  • Val Divedro - Alpe Veglia - Bugliaga - Monte Cistella SUPERCEDED
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  • Italy IGN ITA01
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  • Val d`Arbia, Ombrone and Orcia
  • The valleys of Arbia, Ombrone and Orcia in Tuscany directly south of Siena on a detailed contoured map at 1:50,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica highlighting the course of La Via Francigena and other waymarked local trails.The map covers an area from Siena southwards to Castel del Piano including several nature reserves. Topography is... Lire la suite
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  • Marsala Global Map Street Plan
  • Marsala on an indexed street plan at 1:6,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Global Map edition. 34 monuments including historic buildings and churches, cultural or educational institutions, and important municipal buildings or facilities are numbered and listed next to the plan. An inset covers Isola di San Pantaleo (Mozia)... Lire la suite
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  • Siena - Volterra - Massa Marittima - Roccastrada Kompass 2462
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