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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Tuscany

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Gillian Price

304 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 3 | #169380 | ISBN: 1852844892
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Over fifty itineraries are detailed, ranging from brief strolls to a five-day trek in little-known Etruscan marvels such as ancient sunken roads and monumental rock tombs on something akin to a treasure hunt. Walkers are guided through medieval hamlets, exquisite Romanesque churches, unspoilt coast and countryside alive with wildlife and carpeted with splendid expanses of wild flowers and aromatic herbs.


Contents

Map: Walk Locations Map: Walk Locations Introduction Etruscan Italy Further Reading When to Go Getting There & Around Walking Maps Accommodation Food and Wine What to Take Wildlife Vegetation and Flora Walks 1: A Stroll in the Hills Around Fiesole 2: Il Sentiero del Chianti: the Florence-Siena Long-Distance Path 3: Castellina to Radda in Chianti 4: Volpaia 5: Environs of San Gimignano 6: Volterra City Route 7: Saline di Volterra, an Alternative Approach to the City 8: The Murlo Circuit 9: Through the Sienese 'Crete' via Monte Oliveto Maggiore 10: Montalcino to Sant'Antimo 11: Bagno Vignoni and a Scenic Loop 12: Fortresses in the Val d'Orcia 13: Monte Cetona 14: Chiusi and Poggio Gaiella, the Legendary Mausoleum of Lars Porsenna? 15: The Heights of Cortona and a Franciscan Retreat 16: In Hannibal's Footsteps Above Lago Trasimeno 17: Isola Maggiore 18: Perugia City Walk 19: Baratti and the Populonia Promontory Isola d'Elba 20: Isola d'Elba: Oratorio di San Cerbone 21: Isola d'Elba: Monte Capanne Circuit 22: Isola d'Elba: Chiessi-Marciana Traverse 23: Parco della Maremma: San Rabano Loop 24: Parco della Maremma: Punta del Corvo-Talamone 25: WWF Oasi Laguna di Orbetello 26: The Argentario Promontory 27: Ancient Cosa and the Tombolo di Feniglia 28: WWF Oasi Lago di Burano 29: Sovana's Sunken Roadways and Necropolises 30: Sovana to Pitigliano the Old Way 31: Poggio Buco 32: Sorano to Vitozza via the River Lente 33: A Stroll around Velzna, Etruscan Orvieto 34: Orvieto to Bolsena as per the Corpus Domini Procession 35: Civita di Bagnoregio and the 'Calanchi' 36: WWF Oasi di Alviano 37: Vulci and the River Fiora 38: Tuscania: Romanesque Churches and Etruscan Tombs 39: The Castel d'Asso Necropolis 40: The 'Island' of Norchia and its Multi-Storeyed Tombs 41: Lago di Vico 42: Blera: Ancient Roadways and Bridges 43: Blera: More Necropolises 44: Barbarano Romano: San Giuliano and the Marturanum Park 45: Barbarano Romano: the Via Clodia 46: San Giovenale and Civitella Cesi 47: Sutri's Sunken Amphitheatre and Mithraism 48: Falerii Novi and the Via Amerina 49: Tarquinia's Painted Tombs and Old City 50: Cerveteri alias Etruscan Caere 51: Ancient Veio and the Ponte Sodo Appendix Glossary

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Biography

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountain ranges of Italy to write a series of outstanding Cicerone guides. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica, and is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers' Guild. She also enjoys leading walking tours.

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