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Walking in Sicily

46 walking routes including Mt Etna and the Egadi and Aeolian islands

A walking guidebook with 46 graded routes in Sicily, including the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the Egadi and Aeolian islands and Mount Etna. Most walks take 3-4 hours, plus some short easy strolls as well as long mountain traverses. Interesting varied terrain, including river valleys, coastal walks, ancient ruins, volcanoes and mountain peaks.

Seasons

March to June is best; summers are very hot for walking; early Autumn is pleasant but late Autumn is the wettest time of the year

Centres

Access via Palermo, Naples and and other airports; most main towns would be good bases- Messina, Taormina, Catania

Difficulty

some of the walking may be arduous (Etna); routes of varying difficulty between half and full days

Must See

Mount Etna (though it may be closed to walkers); the Isola Egadi; Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine remains; and the wonderful food
ISBN
9781852847852
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Published
Published
17 Nov 2014
Reprinted
2 May 2022
Edition
Third
Pages
256
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm
Weight
290g
Overview

A guidebook to 46 graded walks exploring the Sicily and the adjoining Aeolian and Egadi Islands. Exploring the dramatic scenery of this world famous region, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike and are perfect for year-round walking.

Walks range from 2km to 23km (1-14 miles) in length with most walks being enjoyed in 3-4 hours. They start from key areas including Catania, Messina, Taormina.

  • Sketch maps included for each walk
  • Information on Travelling Around Sicily, Accommodation, and Food and Drink
  • Highlights include Mount Etna, Madonie, the Nebrodi mountains and the Aeolian trail
  • Short Italian-English glossary
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket

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By Gillian Price

Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice. Gillian has steadily explored the mountain ranges of Italy, and Corsica, and brought them to life for visitors in a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and Mountain Wilderness.

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