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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Tuscany

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Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Gillian Price

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

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jan 2018 | Edition: 4 | #239383 | ISBN-13: 9781852847128
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About this book

A guidebook to walks in the Italian region of Tuscany. 43 graded routes range from 2.5 to 18km, and take in the Renaissance splendour of Florence and Siena, the World Heritage scenery of Val d'Orcia and San Gimignano and the stunning island of Elba. Alongside detailed route descriptions and clear mapping there is essential practical information on public transport and food and drink, as well as a comprehensive list of accommodation, and a useful Italian–English glossary. The guide is packed with interesting details about the area’s wildlife, landscape, culture and history, making it a perfect companion to getting to know this beautiful region.

Tuscany is justifiably renowned for its glorious landscapes. Romantic hilltop villages clinging to rolling hills contrast with dense forests, rugged mountains and long, sandy beaches. This is a region that resonates with history - Etruscan remains, Medici villas, Renaissance towns and landscapes that inspired Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Dante. Add in the climate and superb food and wine and you have a perfect walking destination.


Contents

Introduction
      Exploring Tuscany
      Plants and flowers
      Wildlife
      Getting there
      Local transport
      Information
      When to go
      Accommodation
      Food and wine
      What to take
      Maps
      Emergencies
      Using this guide

The walks
      1 The environs of Florence
      Walk 1 Fiesole to Settignano
      Walk 2 Around Artimino
      Walk 3 The hills of Vinci
      2 The foothills and high Apennines
      Walk 4 Collodi and Pescia
      Walk 5 Le Piastre to Pontepetri
      Walk 6 Lago Scaffaiolo
      Walk 7 Libro Aperto
      Walk 8 San Pellegrino and Giro del Diavolo
      Walk 9 Monte Prado
      3 Alpi Apuane
      Walk 10 Monte Forato loop
      Walk 11 Monte Croce
      Walk 12 Around Monte Procinto
      4 Pratomagno and the Foreste Casentinesi
      Walk 13 Vallombrosa
      Walk 14 Monte Falco, Monte Falterona, Lago degli Idoli
      Walk 15 Eremo di Camaldoli loop
      Walk 16 Monte Penna
      Walk 17 Cortona
      5 Chianti
      Walk 18 Gaiole and Badia a Coltibuono
      Walk 19 Castellina to Radda in Chianti
      Walk 20 Volpaia loop
      Walk 21 Poggio San Polo
      6 West of Siena
      Walk 22 Sovicille loop
      Walk 23 Monteriggioni circuit
      Walk 24 San Gimignano
      Walk 25 Volterra to Saline di Volterra
      7 The Crete and Val d’Orcia
      Walk 26 Chiusure and San Giovanni d’Asso
      Walk 27 Montalcino to Sant’Antimo
      Walk 28 San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza
      Walk 29 San Quirico d’Orcia to Bagno Vignoni
      Walk 30 Bagno Vignoni circuit
      Walk 31 Montepulciano loop
      Walk 32 Radicofani
      8 Elba and the Tyrrhenian coast
      Walk 33 The Enfola promontory
      Walk 34 Marciana Marina circuit
      Walk 35 Marciana to Pomonte
      Walk 36 Porto Azzurro
      Walk 37 Baratti and the Populonia headland
      Walk 38 Campiglia Marittima–Suvereto circuit
      9 The Maremma coast and hinterland
      Walk 39 Le Torri loop
      Walk 40 San Rabano circuit
      Walk 41 Feniglia
      Walk 42 Pitigliano to Sovana
      Walk 43 Sorano to San Quirico
 
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Italian–English glossary
Appendix C Accommodation
Appendix D Useful information
Appendix E Further reading


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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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