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Walking in Umbria

40 walks in the 'Green Heart' of Italy

This guidebook describes 40 walks in Umbria, among the ancient towns of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia. Known as the 'green heart' of Italy, the region of Umbria is home to hills reaching up to the Apennines and Sibillini mountains, and take in ancient villages, Roman and Etruscan ruins, dense woodland and nature reserves.


Spring to autumn, but year-round is possible - except for mountainous areas in winter where snow is common.


Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Norcia, Spoleto, Orvieto, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Umbertide, Montone


Walks are graded 1-3, from easy to difficult.

Must See

Assisi, Lago Trasimeno and its islands, Spoleto and its famous aqueduct bridge, Monte Cucco, Piano Grande di Castelluccio and Norcia in the Sibillini, wonderful Valnerina and its railway line, Monte Tezio over the upper Tiber valley, glorious Orvieto and the medieval way from Lago Bolsena, medieval Gubbio.
15 Jul 2019
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.25cm

A guidebook to 40 day walks exploring the Italian region of Umbria. Based in the area between Rome and Florence, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Walks range from 3 to 19km (2–12 miles) in length and can be enjoyed in 1–5 hours. Walks have been graded from 1 to 3 allowing you to choose routes suitable for your ability.

  • Sketch maps included for each walk
  • Detailed information on accommodation, public transport and facilities
  • Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage towns and Lago Trasimeno

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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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