18 articles found

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...
015 1 Wind Farm on Monte Prezza

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...
Finishing the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Feature · On 23 Sep 2018 by Joe Williams

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and...
The beautiful Lake Scanno nestled in the Valle del Saggitario

Exploring the mountains of Abruzzo: finding some peace away from the Alps and the Dolomites

Feature · On 22 Aug 2018 by Sue Cooper

When one thinks of Italian mountains, the Dolomites usually spring to mind. However, there’s a lot more on offer than just the Alps. The central spine of Italy has a...
Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

Feature · On 16 Jun 2018 by John Hayes

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to...
13 Climbers From France Approaching Becca Della Traversiere

Five ways to enjoy Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

Feature · On 2 May 2018 by Gillian Price

The Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy has just celebrated its 95th birthday. Author Gillian Price provides some background and suggests five ways to enjoy this spectacular alpine national park.
063 From Left To Right Rifugio Lagazuoi Croda Da Lago Monte Pelmo Averau Monte Civetta Col Di Lana

21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

Feature · On 3 Feb 2018 by James Rushforth

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites...

Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites - Photogallery

Feature · On 4 Dec 2017 by James Rushforth

Cicerone author James Rushforth presents some of his favourite images from his ski touring and snowshoeing guide to the Dolomites. Are you inspired to go?
Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

Errant keepers. Men and wolves in comparison

Feature · On 11 Nov 2017 by Matteo Luciani

In the rugged mountainous Apennines of central Italy on the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, wolves are a part of life, as are shepherds and their guard...
The Monti Lattari Slope Down To The Tyrrhenian Sea With The Island Of Capri Beyond

New walks and mythological encounters on the Amalfi Coast

Feature · On 1 Jul 2017 by Gillian Price

The Li Galli islands off Italy's Amalfi Coast were the home of the Sirens when the Greek hero Odysseus visited. Cicerone author Gillian Price describes the walks that take you...
Ice in Tuscany

Ice in Tuscany

Feature · On 9 May 2017 by Gillian Price

Cicerone author Gillian Price discovers a fascinating history of ice making in Tuscany. She shares some of the wonderful walking in the area and tells us more about the region's...
Passo Del  Mus In The  Dolomites

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

Feature · On 6 Feb 2017 by Gillian Price

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 features prominently...
Ski Touring In The  Dolomites

Ski touring and snowshoeing in the Dolomites – Favourite routes

Feature · On 9 Jan 2017 by James Rushforth

James Rushforth, author of the new Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites guidebook selects two of his favourite routes for adventures in the mountains of the Italian Alps.
Early Morning Views Of Stromboli And Basiluzzo

Walking on the Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Feature · On 6 Jun 2016 by Pamela Harris

Pamela Harris enjoys some walking on the Aeolian Islands, much aided by Gillian Price's guidebook to Walking in Sicily. She has shared her memories, and a little history, with us...

Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Dan Aspel

Climbing a via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites in the Cortina d'Ampezzo region, close to the Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen). Dan Aspel, a freelance journalist and Mountain Leader, is convinced...
Sardinia in the Springtime

Sardinia in the Springtime

Feature · On 14 Sep 2015 by Peter Thomasson

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...

Ski-touring in the Adamello-Ortler

Feature · On 16 Dec 2014 by Tania Noakes

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...