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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.

Sardinia in the Springtime

Feature · 14 Sept 2015

Sardinia in the Springtime

Armed with Paddy Dillon’s Walking in Sardinia and some recently-acquired Italian, Peter Thomasson and his wife Dorothy set off to explore the contrasting landscapes, fascinating pre-history and challenging road surfaces of Corsica’s big brother...

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Feature · 16 Dec 2014

Ski-touring in the Adamello-Ortler

The European Alps form a natural border. Whichever way you turn military history, both ancient and modern, casts a shadow across the landscape. As a former army officer now working full time as a Mountain Guide in the Alps, Tania Noakes’...

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,...

Walking the Italian Lakes

Article · 17 Dec 2013

Walking the Italian Lakes (Tell Us Your Story)

On our second day we planned to summit Monte Grona. It rained the night before and dark clouds were sitting low on the mountain tops as we drove towards Breglia and as we got...

Gillian Price - Stelvio National Park

Article · 22 Jul 2013

Friendships at La Forcola in the Stelvio National Park

Author Gillian Price tells a story of an alpine adventure and a new friendship whilst walking in the Stelvio National Park.

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Article · 15 Jun 2013

Walking and hiking in Italy's Stelvio National Park

Exploring the Stelvio National Park. Italy's picture-perfect Alpine country a snowy peaks criss-crossed with rock buttresses and glaciers, thick forested hillsides and chalet...

Europe Alps

Article · 31 Oct 2012

Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner finally...

Stelvio National Park

Article · 28 Sept 2012

Close encounters of the bird kind in Italy's Stelvio National Park

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic...

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.

Dolomites

Article · 21 Sept 2010

A beautiful day walking in the Dolomites (Tell Us Your Story)

Clive sent in this story of a glorious day walking in the Dolomites and the difficulty of choosing between beer, ice cream, coffee or cake.

Italian Dolomites now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

News · 8 Jul 2009

Italian Dolomites now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination with an excellent network of paths, welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public...