Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

Revised Edition


Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141009001
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

THIS BOOK, NOW THOROUGHLY REVISED AND UPDATED, 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. IT BEGINS WITH A “PRACTICALITIES” SECTION AND EXTEND INTO THE WALKS THEMSELVES. FROM SIX OR SO “BASE TOWNS,” 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, TRATTORIAS AND PIZZERIAS, AS WELL AS MARKETS AND OTHER TAKE-AWAY OPTIONS. ADDITIONALLY, THE BOOK INCLUDES SUGGESTIONS FOR LODGING, TRANSPORTATION, FLORA AND MANY OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST.

Table of Contents

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and UmbriaLocation Map
Introduction to the 2005 Edition
Introduction to the 1997 Edition

Practical Matters
Climate and When to Go
What to Take and That to Wear
Transportation
Places to Stay
Miscellaneous

How to Use This Book
Single Day Walks
Walks of More Than a Single Day
Hiking Maps
Distances
Notes on Our Maps and Directions
Logistics Sections
Difficulty Level
Doing the Walks in Reverse
Abbreviations

Updating and the Wen Site

The Walks

Tuncany
Chianti

1. Chianti Excursion
Greve (or Lamole) to Parco San Michele
Parco San Michele to Radda, via Badia Montemuro and Volpaia
Radda to Vagliagli or San Sano

2. San Michele and Volpaia Ring Wall via Badia Montemuro
3. Radda Ring Walk
4. Lamole Ring Walk via Volpaia
5. Badia a Passignano Ring Walk with Optional Spur
6. Gaiole Ring Walk via Badia a Coltibuono
7. Brolio Ring Walk

Around Florence
8. Two Walks from Fiesole
Fiesole to Ponte a Mensola
Fiesole to Maiano

9. Madonna Del Sasso Ring Walk with Optional Spur to Santa Brigida
10. Vallombrosa/Saltino Ring Walk with Optional Spur

The Casentino
11. Casentino Excursion
Camaldoli to Campigna
Campigna to Castagno d’Andrea
Castagno d’Andrea to Passo del Muraglione
Passo del Muraglione to San Benedetto in Alpe

12. Camaldoli ring Walk
13. Badia Prataglia Ring Walk

North of Lucca
14. A Walk in the Garafagnana

West of Siena: Monteriggioni and Montagnola
15. Monteriggioni to Santa Colomba
16. Monteriggioni Ring Walk with Optional Spur to Montauto

South Tuscany
17. Monte Oliveto Maggiore to Buonconconvento
18. Buoconvento to Montalcino
19. Montalcino to Sant’Antimo
20. Sant’Antimo to Ripa D’Orcia
21. Ripa D’Orcia to Bagno Vignoni and Bagno Vignoni to Ripa D-Orcia
22. Bagno Vignoni to Pienza
23. Pienza Ring Walk
24. Pienza Montepulciano
25. Murlo Ring Walk via L Befa (Stazione Murlo) and Addenda

Pitigliano
26. Pitigliano to Fontana Dell’Olma to Sovana

Umbria
Umbria

27. Gubbio Double Ring Walk
28. Assisi: Monte Subasio and the Eremo Delle Carceri
29. Southeast Umbria
Norcia to San Eutizio: Both Ways
Piano Grande and Castelluccio Ring Walk
Two-day Sibillini Walk: Forca di Presta to Force to Castelluccio via Monte Vettore and Lago di Pilato

Bibliography
Index

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