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Trekking The Grande Escursione Appenninica In The Apennines

Article · 13 Sept 2017

An unusual family in the Apennines

Gillian Price writes about staying with an unusual family whilst trekking the Grande Escursione Appenninica in the Apennines.

Stunning views in the southern Dolomites on AV2

Article · 5 Aug 2017

What’s the Alta Via? Why are they numbered? Why are there two AV1 routes in Italy? I’m confused…

There are Alta Via trekking routes in two areas of the Italian Alps: the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley (Gran Paradiso/Mont Blanc). Here's the difference.

Passo Del  Mus In The  Dolomites

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Walking in the Dolomites – Froehlich's gentian and panini in the Dolomiti Friulane

After 30-plus years of exploring her beloved Dolomites on foot, Gillian Price is amazed to discover new valleys and cosy rifugi. The newly devised Anello delle Dolomiti Friulane...

Why I was inspired to write a guidebook to the Traumpfad

Video · 30 Nov 2016

Why I was inspired to write a guidebook to the Traumpfad or the Munich to Venice trek

The Munich to Venice trek, or Traumpfad, stole John Hayes' heart. Let him explain why he was so keen to write about it in a new Cicerone guidebook.

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

Article · 11 Nov 2016

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

There's a new trekking guidebook to The Dream Way or Traumpfad from Munich to Venice. But why? What ties these cities together and why should you do this allegedly classic trek?...

The Apennines gain UNESCO recognition

News · 15 Jan 2016

The Apennines gain UNESCO recognition

A huge chunk of the Italian Apennines has recently been added to the UNESCO World Network of Biospheres Reserves list. And five stages of the guide Trekking in the Apennines by Gillian Price explore that entire ridge area.

The Way of St Francis - Sandy Brown Cicerone Guide

Article · 26 Nov 2015

The Way Of St Francis – enjoy a pilgrim's progress in Umbria

Sandy Brown's Cicerone guide to The Way of St Francis, takes you through the 550 km pilgrimage route from Florence to Rome, via Assisi. For most of the walk, you will be exploring...

 Italy's Stelvio National Park Cicerone Guide

News · 16 Nov 2015

Giant glacier breaks apart

Gillian Price has sent us this information regarding the giant Forni glacier, visited in her guide to Italy's Stelvio National Park.

A Taste of Sicily

Article · 18 Nov 2014

A taste of Sicily

Italy is known for fresh food and delicious flavours and here Gillian Price, author of Walking in Sicily, suggests some essentials to taste after a pleasant Sicilian stroll.

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

Article · 18 Jan 2014

The Via Francigena - a pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena ('the way through France') is a long-distance walk with a difference - a 1900km pilgrimage on foot from Canterbury to Rome. People have been making pilgrimages...

Walking

Article · 6 Jan 2014

So, which trek to do next?

Karen from Billings, Montana emailed to ask for suggestions for which alpine trek she should tackle next after her Chamonix-Zermatt and Alta Via 2 treks. Cicerone publisher Jonathan Williams runs through the main options in Austria, France, Italy,...

Tour of Mont Blanc

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction.