50 Hikes In and Around Tuscany: Hiking the Mountains, Forests, Coast and Historic Sites of Wild Tuscany and Beyond

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A hiking guide and travel guide at once, provides travelers with everything they'll need to hike in Italy's breathtaking Tuscan region.
This unique guide features hikes in Tuscan Hill Country, the mountains of the Alpi Apuane, the Cinque Terre and Ligurian Coast, and the Northern and Central Apennines. Includes helpful information about weather, best times to visit, how to drive and get around in Italy, suggested camping and lodging establishments for overnight hikes and great ...

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Overview

A hiking guide and travel guide at once, provides travelers with everything they'll need to hike in Italy's breathtaking Tuscan region.
This unique guide features hikes in Tuscan Hill Country, the mountains of the Alpi Apuane, the Cinque Terre and Ligurian Coast, and the Northern and Central Apennines. Includes helpful information about weather, best times to visit, how to drive and get around in Italy, suggested camping and lodging establishments for overnight hikes and great eating and local customs, as well as a list of English-Italian translations of relevant hiking and navigating terms to ensure trouble-free traveling between destinations.
Hikes vary in difficulty and are accompanied by directions to the trailhead, a detailed map, hiking time and distance, beautiful photographs, and fascinating commentary on the natural, historical, and cultural wonders you'll encounter along the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507348
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Series: 50 Hikes Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 648,306
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Taylor is a trained ecologist who has hiked thousands of miles across North America and Europe. He lives in Marina di Pisa, Tuscany.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     13
Ecosystems and Habitats of Wild Tuscany     22
Rare Ecosystems     25
List of Important Italian Words and Translations for the Trail     26
The Tuscan Coast and Archipelago     29
Monte Argentario Loop     33
Tombolo di Feniglia at Laguna di Orbetello     37
Maremma South     41
Maremma Coastline     45
Maremma Cork Oak Savannah     49
Elba-Pomonte Valley Loop     52
Elba-Monte Capanne Summit Loop     56
Bonus Hike: Elba-Ruins of Volterraio     61
Sterpaia Coastal Park     64
Piombino Coast and Punta Falcone     68
Island of Capraia     73
Marina di Pisa Loop     78
Dunes of Torre del Lago     83
The Tuscan Hill Country     87
Livorno Hills Park and Waterworks of Colognole Loop     90
Lago di Santa Luce Loop-North     95
Lago di Santa Luce Loop-South     98
Archeomineralogical Park of San Silvestro     102
Forests and Canyon of Tatti-Berignone Loop     107
Ruins of Castelvecchio     112
Monti della Calvana     117
Leonardo da Vinci's Home andMontalbano     122
Monte Pisano Loop     127
The Alpi Apuane     131
Procinto-Monte Nona Loop     134
Monte Croce Loop     139
Arch of Monte Forato Loop     143
Bonus Hike: The Grand Loop of the Southern Alpi Apuane     148
Monte Fiocca Geological Tour     153
Monte Altissimo Loop     158
Bonus Hike: Marble "Glacier" of Monte Corchia     163
Monte Sagro and the Quarries of Carrara Loop     166
The Ligurian Coast and the Cinque Terre     171
Montemarcello to Monte Murlo Loop     174
Cinque Terre-Portovenere to Riomaggiore     178
Cinque Terre-Riomaggiore to Vernazza     183
Cinque Terre-Vernazza to Levanto     187
Amphitheater of Monte Moneglia     191
Promontory of Portofino     196
The Northern Apennines     201
High Crest-Monte Sillara Loop     204
Springs of the Secchia River     210
Monte Sillano Loop     214
Monte Cusna Loop     219
Monte Cimone Loop     224
Glacial Cirque of Monte Giovo     229
Corno alle Scale Loop     234
The Central Apennines and the Adriatic Coast      239
Monte Falco and the Foreste Casentinesi     242
Republic of San Marino     247
Sea Stacks of Monte Conero     251
Monte Subasio of St. Francis of Assisi     255
Badlands of Civita di Bagnoregio     259
Pian Grande Ridge Route-West     266
Pian Grande Ridge Route-South     269
Monte Vettore Summit Route     272
Monti Sibillini Grand Loop     276
Bonus: Lakes of Pantani-Accumoli     280
Great Cirque of Corno Grande     284
Index     289
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