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Wild Italy: A Traveller's Guide

Travel GuideWildlife GuideWalking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Wild Guides

By: Tim Jepson

224 pages, 51 col photos, b/w illus, maps

Sheldrake Press

Paperback | Jan 2005 | Edition: 2 | #127598 | ISBN: 1873329350
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About this book

Provides information on the best wild areas to visit in Italy including the rugged fastness of the Dolomites, Venetian lagoons, marble mountains in Tuscany, limestone hills in Umbria, and the scorched plains and dunes during a Sicilian summer. Second edition radically revised and including Web resources.

"Readers of the second edition of Tim Jepson's gem of a book will be [...] thanking the author for leading them away from the obvious in Italy – the cities and galleries, the beaches – and into the wild."
The Sunday Times

"Beautiful photographs and excellent maps [...] He encourages you to visit the wilderness of the Abruzzi or experience the excitement of Mount Etna."
The Independent on Sunday


About the Series. Wild Italy: An Introduction - Map of Italy showing Chapter Areas. The Key to Italy's Wild Places - Wild Habitats, Protected Wild Places, Exploring Wild Italy, To the Reader. Chapter 1: The Western Alps and Italian Riviera - Val Grande, Alta Valsesia, Gran Paradiso, Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, Orsiera-Rocciavre, Alpi Marittime, Monte di Portofino, Cinque Terre. Chapter 2: The Dolomites and Central Alps - Gruppo di Tessa, Stelvio, Adamello-Brenta, Sciliar, Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino, Puez-Odle, Fanes-Sennes-Braies, Dolomiti di Sesto. Chapter 3: The Venetian Plain and Eastern Alps - Monte Baldo, Monti Lessini and Pasubio, Dolomiti Bellunesi e Feltrine, Bosco del Cansiglio, Alpi Giulie-Carniche, Laguna di Caorle, Laguna di Marano and Laguna di Grado, Carso. Chapter 4: The Po Delta and Northern Apennines - Delta Padano, Torrile, Sassi di Rocca Malatina, Abetone and Monte Cimone, Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Conero, Monti Sibillini, Torricchio. Chapter 5: Tuscany and Umbria - Alpi Apuane, Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli, Bolgheri, Parco della Maremma, Monte Argentario, Arcipelago Toscano, Monte Cucco, Valnerina. Chapter 6: Abruzzo - Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, Sirente-Velino, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Bosco di Sant'Antonio, La Maiella, Alta Molise. Chapter 7: Lazio and Campania - Lago di Vico and Monti Cimini, Monti Simbruini and Monti Ernici, Posta Fibreno, Circeo, Monti Picentini, Vesuvio, Vallone delle Ferriere, Oasi di Serre Persano, Cilento. Chapter 8: The South of Italy - Gargano and Foresta Umbra, Isole Tremiti, Saline di Margherita di Savoia, Cesine, Le Gravine Pugliesi, Massiccio del Pollino and dell'Orsomarso, Sila, Aspromonte. Chapter 9: Sicily - Etna, Monti Nebrodi, Madonie, Zingaro and Monte Cofano, Isola Marettimo, Isola di Pantelleria, Isole Pelagie - and Sardinia - Monti del Gennargentu, Giara di Gesturi, Monlentargius, Monte Arcosu, Sinis, Isola di Asinara, Monte Limbara. Glossary. Useful Addresses. Index.

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Jepson is an Oxford graduate and the author of more than ten books about Italy. He has lived and worked in Italy as the correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and is now the Commissioning Editor for Travel on the same newspaper.

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