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Walking in Tuscany

43 walks including Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano and the Isle of Elba

Guidebook to 43 graded, mostly easy walks in Tuscany. Taking in the Renaissance splendour of Florence and Siena, the World Heritage scenery of Val d'Orcia and San Gimignano and the stunning island of Elba, the routes use historical pathways used by traders, pilgrims and armies, and include some brief, trouble-free climbs/descents.

Seasons

Tuscany's mild climate makes it suitable all year round: spring and autumn can be divine; summer months are sometimes hot and hazy at low altitude, and that's when the higher altitudes come into their own

Centres

Florence, Fiesole, Siena, Elba, San Quirico d'Orcia, Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona, Montalcino, Radda in Chianti, Volterra, San Gimignano, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Abetone, Pitigliano, Chiusi della Verna

Difficulty

mostly easy walking; clear paths (not all waymarked), some with brief, trouble-free climbs/descents

Must See

medieval hamlets, Medici villas, Renaissance towns, Etruscan remains, unspoilt coastline, nature parks; magnificent forests and monasteries in the Casentino National Park above Arezzo, the wild Alpi Apuane and Apennine ridge, little-known Montalbano and Pratomagno, the hills of Chianti and World Heritage scenery of Val d'Orcia and San Gimignano; superb Tuscan food and memorable wines
ISBN
9781852847128
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Published
Published
11 Jan 2018
Reprinted
28 Nov 2023
Edition
Fourth
Pages
240
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.40cm
Weight
270g
Overview

A guidebook to 43 day walks in the Italian region of Tuscany. Exploring the dramatic scenery of this world-famous region, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Walks range from 3 to 18km (2–11 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours. Walks have been graded from 1 to 3 allowing you to choose routes suitable for your ability.

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each walk
  • Detailed information on planning, accommodation and public transport
  • Highlights include Val d’Orcia, San Gimignano and the Isle of Elba

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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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