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Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria: 2005 Edition

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Publisher Comments:

James Lasdun and Pia Davis offer forty walks through the spectacular countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Arranged for the utmost flexibility?from half-day outings easily accessible from a city base to day walks that can be linked together in a series?the itineraries combine the pleasures of walking and eating with one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Calling at medieval hill towns, secluded Benedictine abbeys, spring-fed pools, and Etruscan ruins, Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria enables travelers to discover Italy?s finest delights in a singularly rewarding way.

Featuring:

? New and revised walks

? Clear, easy-to-follow maps

? Suggestions for local food and wine and the best restaurants, hotels, and family- run accommodations

? Half-day, full-day, or overnight itineraries

? Practical tips, including information on climate, what to take, what to wear, and much more

Synopsis:

Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.

Synopsis:

Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.

About the Author

James Lasdun is the author of several books of fiction and poetry, including the novel The Horned Man.

Pia Davis coordinates the companion Web site for Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria.

Table of Contents

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria Location Map

Introduction to the 2005 Edition

Introduction to the 1997 Edition

Practical Matters

Climate and When to Go

What to Take and That to Wear

Transportation

Places to Stay

Miscellaneous

How to Use This Book

Single Day Walks

Walks of More Than a Single Day

Hiking Maps

Distances

Notes on Our Maps and Directions

Logistics Sections

Difficulty Level

Doing the Walks in Reverse

Abbreviations

Updating and the Wen Site

The Walks

Tuncany

Chianti

1. Chianti Excursion

Greve (or Lamole) to Parco San Michele

Parco San Michele to Radda, via Badia Montemuro and Volpaia

Radda to Vagliagli or San Sano

2. San Michele and Volpaia Ring Wall via Badia Montemuro

3. Radda Ring Walk

4. Lamole Ring Walk via Volpaia

5. Badia a Passignano Ring Walk with Optional Spur

6. Gaiole Ring Walk via Badia a Coltibuono

7. Brolio Ring Walk

Around Florence

8. Two Walks from Fiesole

Fiesole to Ponte a Mensola

Fiesole to Maiano

9. Madonna Del Sasso Ring Walk with Optional Spur to Santa Brigida

10. Vallombrosa/Saltino Ring Walk with Optional Spur

The Casentino

11. Casentino Excursion

Camaldoli to Campigna

Campigna to Castagno d'Andrea

Castagno d'Andrea to Passo del Muraglione

Passo del Muraglione to San Benedetto in Alpe

12. Camaldoli ring Walk

13. Badia Prataglia Ring Walk

North of Lucca

14. A Walk in the Garafagnana

West of Siena: Monteriggioni and Montagnola

15. Monteriggioni to Santa Colomba

16. Monteriggioni Ring Walk with Optional Spur to Montauto

South Tuscany

17. Monte Oliveto Maggiore to Buonconconvento

18. Buoconvento to Montalcino

19. Montalcino to Sant'Antimo

20. Sant'Antimo to Ripa D'Orcia

21. Ripa D'Orcia to Bagno Vignoni and Bagno Vignoni to Ripa D-Orcia

22. Bagno Vignoni to Pienza

23. Pienza Ring Walk

24. Pienza Montepulciano

25. Murlo Ring Walk via L Befa (Stazione Murlo) and Addenda

Pitigliano

26. Pitigliano to Fontana Dell'Olma to Sovana

Umbria

Umbria

27. Gubbio Double Ring Walk

28. Assisi: Monte Subasio and the Eremo Delle Carceri

29. Southeast Umbria

Norcia to San Eutizio: Both Ways

Piano Grande and Castelluccio Ring Walk

Two-day Sibillini Walk: Forca di Presta to Force to Castelluccio via Monte Vettore and Lago di Pilato

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141009001
Author:
Lasdun, James
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Davis, Pia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 4.56 x 1.08 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.
"Synopsis" by , Illuminating the dazzling landscapes and hidden delights of two of Italy's most tantalizing provinces, the authors take travelers on a series of walks that go not only deep into the classic landscapes of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages, and other cultural centers.

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