Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

Revised Edition

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440651106
  • 416 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


James Lasdun and Pia Davis offer forty walks through the spectacular countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Arranged for the utmost flexibility?from half-day outings easily accessible from a city base to day walks that can be linked together in a series?the itineraries combine the pleasures of walking and eating with one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Calling at medieval hill towns, secluded Benedictine abbeys, spring-fed pools, and Etruscan ruins, Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria enables travelers to discover Italy?s finest delights in a singularly rewarding way.

? New and revised walks
? Clear, easy-to-follow maps
? Suggestions for local food and wine and the best restaurants, hotels, and family- run accommodations
? Half-day, full-day, or overnight itineraries
? Practical tips, including information on climate, what to take, what to wear, and much more

Table of Contents

Location 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
Places to Stay

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

Updating and the Wen Site

The Walks


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

26. Pitigliano to Fontana Dell’Olma to Sovana


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


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