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Rif Cinque Torri

Back in the Italian Dolomites on the Alta Via 1

Article · On 5 Aug 2020 by Gillian Price

With Covid-19 precautions now in place, Cicerone's Italian Dolomites author Gillian Price is overjoyed to be in her favourite mountains and on her favourite trail. Yippee!
Monte Genzana, Abruzzo, Italy

Creating the Sulmona Valley loop in Abruzzo

Article · On 1 Aug 2020 by Stuart Haines

Stuart Haines, author of Cicerone's Walking in Abruzzo, has created a long-distance footpath in the Apennines of central Italy
Walking the via Francigena

Live video: The Via Francigena with Sandy Brown, Luca Bruschi, Julia Lewis and Beatrice Moricci

Video · On 26 Jul 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

A journey from Great St Bernard Pass to Rome: join our panel of expert guests to explore the Italian section of this 1900km pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome.
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Can I go walking in Europe? Walking and trekking in summer and autumn 2020

News & Events · On 16 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Greece, southern Europe and eastern Europe – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page...
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Live video: the Way of St Francis with Sandy Brown and special guests

Video · On 5 Jul 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

Gigi Bettin, Liz Boulter and Sara Zanni join Sandy Brown to explore the history, landscape and spirituality of this pilgrimage route in central Italy. Full of both inspiration and practical...
Abruzzo

Can I go walking in Italy? Walking and trekking in 2020

News & Events · On 2 Jul 2020

Walking, trekking and other outdoor activity holidays in Italy – travel, accommodation and other facilities are open and possible, but with certain restrictions. This page will help you find up-to-date...
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Post-lockdown life in Le Marche, Italy

Article · On 27 Jun 2020 by Sue Cooper

In Italy, the lockdown is over and life is slowly returning to normal. Artist Sue Cooper goes walking, kayaking and cycling in the Sibillini mountains.
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Latest camino-related Covid 19 response status and advice

Article · On 27 May 2020 by Sandy Brown (Rev)

Check here daily for the latest on Camino-related COVID-19 response openings for Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland and Britain. Covering Camino Francés, Camino del Norte and related northern routes, Via...
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Lockdown in Le Marche

Article · On 20 Mar 2020 by Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper, a regular walker in the Sibillini Mountains and an artist, is quarantined in Le Marche, Italy. Here, she explains that while she cannot get out into the mountains...
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Early days on the Via Francigena in Italy

Article · On 7 Mar 2020 by Melanie Trethowan

Melanie Trethowan left her home in rural New South Wales, Australia, to travel the Italian leg of the Via Francigena.
Monte Maniglia summit

Hill-climbing heaven in beautiful Bellino

Feature · On 23 Feb 2020 by John Main

The quiet upper Valle di Bellino offers multiple options for one-day round-trip walks to the many surrounding 3000m+ peaks. It lies between the better-known Monte Viso and Queyras Alps to...
Saent Waterfall Route In Val De Rabbi

Hidden Gem – Stelvio is Italy's largest alpine national park, yet overshadowed by neighbouring Dolomites

Article · On 19 Feb 2020 by Lesley Williams and Gillian Price

Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. Its unspoilt landscape ranges from...
2 Riomaggiore Has A Tiny Harbour

An intro to… the Cinque Terre

Article · On 17 Aug 2019 by Gillian Price

Gillian Price’s Walking Italy's Cinque Terre is a collection of 16 breath-taking routes described in tempting detail. Here, Gillian answers the questions that visitors frequently ask about this magical part...
The Refuge d’Ortu di U Piobbu has burnt down. Image from Corse Matin.

Hut issues and storm damage on the Tour of Mont Blanc, the GR20 and the Dolomites

News & Events · On 10 Jun 2019 by Kev Reynolds, Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

We have had news from several customers and authors about storm damage and hut issues in several key trekking areas. Please check our information below and let us know if...
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Storm damage in the Dolomites

News & Events · On 9 May 2019 by Gillian Price

Gillian Price warns of disruption to walking in the Dolomites due to storm damage. If you are walking in the area and encounter any problems please let us know so...
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Walking around Lake Como and Maggiore in northern Italy

Article · On 1 May 2019 by Gillian Price

The glorious northern Italian lakes were once justifiably popular stops on the Grand Tour. In her guidebook, Walking Lake Como and Maggiore, Gillian Price reminisces about her own early visits...
Monte Baldo Is A Great Belvedere

Getting to know Italy's glorious Lake Garda through its history

Article · On 20 Apr 2019 by Gillian Price

Although this article is about the delights of the wonderful walking possibilities in the guidebook Walking Lake Garda and Iseo, Cicerone author Gillian Price can be forgiven for bringing in...
Parenzana cycle route just outside Grožnjan, Istria, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham

Pedalling the Parenzana: a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy

Article · On 6 Mar 2019 by Rudolf Abraham

Cicerone author Rudolf Abraham and his young daughter set off on the Parenzana, a long-distance cycle route in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.
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Rewilding Abruzzo - bears and wolves and learning to live together

Feature · On 2 Mar 2019 by Stuart Haines

Stuart Haines explains how the natural balance of the extraordinary biodiversity in Abruzzo in central Italy has been recovered through the practice of rewilding.
Klöster Säben on a hilltop above Klausen

The Keschtnweg: A chestnut walk in northern Italy

Feature · On 10 Nov 2018

With few English-language guides to the area, and in the spirit of pioneering lesser-known paths, Kevin Thomas describes the Eisacktal chestnut path – Keschtnweg – in South Tyrol to try...