Italien

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Dolomiti - by Henk

Italy is a country of enormous diversity and contrast. Most famous are the Alps. Coming from the efficient neatness of Switzerland or Austria, the Italian Alps are wilder and at the same time more tranquil, like stepping back in time. The most beautiful and popular areas are Gran Paradiso, Val Grande, Stelvio and the Dolomites.

In addition there are countless national parks, all very much worth hiking through. A series of mountain ranges runs from north to south like a backbone, starting from the hills of Tuscany, to the Apennines and Abruzzo to Italy's toe, Calabria. Southern Italy, too far for many tourists, has several attractive hiking regions, like Pollino and Aspromonte.

In the Alps you can walk from hut to hut, elsewhere you can do day hikes, such is the rule in general. However some genuine long distance hiking trails are under construction. European long distance trail E10 in the Alps, which coincides with the 1000km long Grande Alpine Trail and the international Via Alpina. The second large project is the E1, which coincides with the Grand Apennine Mountains Trail and the Ligurian Mountains High Trail. If this trail is ever completed, you can start from Como passing Genova and continue all the way to Reggio di Calabria and Palermo or Siracuse on Sicily. The third large project means to join all these trails into one 6000km long Sentiero Italia. Last but not least, there is the Alta Via in the Dolomites: splendid walking.

Mountain huts abound in the Alps. Hiking can be done all summer, from June until well into October. Further south spring is the best hiking season. In April you will still get stuck in the snow up in the mountains. Autumn is supposed to be fine as well, but alas, as one hiker put it: "you wake up to the sounds of church bells and gunfire". As hunters, Italians are best avoided.

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  • greg Juni 2010
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  • Positiv perfect combination of incredible mountain hiking, reliable weather, good paths, good food, good everything!
  • Negativ might be crowded in the high summer but going off season it is paradise
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United Kingdom
2017
  • The Way of St Francis
  • Guidebook to walking the Way of St Francis, Via di Francesco. 550km pilgrimage from Florence, through Assisi to Rome through Central Italy visiting key sites from the saint's life. Described in 28 stages, the guide to the month-long route includes detailed maps, profiles and information about all the shrines, churches and towns along the way. Read more
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  • Wandelgids - Pelgrimsroute The Way of St Francis | Cicerone
  • This guidebook to the Way of St Francis describes a 550km month-long pilgrim trail through the green heart of Italy. The route begins at Florence and goes through Assisi before its climax in Rome, exploring the mountains of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio on the way. The route is split into 28 stages, each graded from 'easy' to 'hard'. Some stages... Read more
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2016
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2016
  • Wandelgids Alpe-Adria Trail | Bradt
  • Goede wandelgids met heel veel praktische informatie. Naast een duidelijke beschrijving van de route veel adressen om te kunnen overnachten. Per etappe wordt er een hoogteprofiel gegeven, kaartmateriaal is iets minder van kwaliteit, per deel van de route wordt verwezen naar de echte wandelkaarten. This is the first English-language guide to the... Read more
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2016
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2016
  • Reisgids City Guide Rome | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van de stad vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Extensive new color sections exploring contemporary and historical... Read more
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  • Behalve de mooiste stad ter wereld is Venetië een verzameling mythen, historische verhalen en anekdotes. Beroemde schrijvers hebben er hun hart verloren, onder wie Casanova, Thomas Mann en Jeanette Winterson, en wie het San Marcoplein en het Canal Grande met eigen ogen heeft gezien zal dat schouwspel nooit meer vergeten. Talloze grote meesters... Read more
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2013
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  • Reisverhaal - Reisgids Het beste restaurant van Italië | Dylan van Eijkeren
  • In 2010 maakt Dylan van Eijkeren een culinaire reis kriskras door het land van pasta, ham, buffelmozzarella en wijn. Hoewel eten centraal staat en er dagelijks een nieuwe culinaire uitspatting op de agenda komt, gaat het in dit reisboek vooral om de ontdekking van het échte Italië. Aan de hand van de lokale keuken onderzoekt Van Eijkeren de... Read more
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  • Reisgids Langs de wijngaarden van Italië | Edicola
  • Italië is samen met Frankrijk de grootste wijnproducent ter wereld. Toch is Italiaanse wijn nog steeds relatief onbekend in ons land. Dat komt ook omdat Italië een moeilijk wijnland is. Het is namelijk een lappendeken van wijngebieden met een groot en gevarieerd aanbod aan wijn. De ingewikkelde kwaliteitsindeling maakt het er ook niet... Read more
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2014
  • Wandelgids - Pelgrimsroute Franziskusweg – Pilgerführer | Amac-Buch
  • Mit der Franziskusweg Wegbeschreibung sind Sie mit dem Heiligen Franziskus unterwegs. Diese Wegbeschreibung führt Sie in 28 Tagesetappen 500 Kilometer entlang des historisch belegten Franziskuspilgerwegs von Florenz über Assisi nach Rom. Atemberaubende Landschaften des Apennins, meditative Orte des Franz von Assisi, gastfreundliche Menschen und... Read more
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  • 637: Cevedale - Valle Di Pejo - Alta Valfurva 1:25, 000
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen,... Read more
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  • Vallee Aurina, Vedrette Di Ries
  • Val Aurina/Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries/Reiserferner Gruppe area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords Read more
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  • Val Aurina / Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries / Reiserferner Gruppe Tabacco 035
  • Val Aurina/Ahrntal - Vedrette di Ries/Reiserferner Gruppe area in a series of Tabacco maps at 1:25,000 covering the Dolomites and the mountains of north-eastern Italy - Stanfords’ most popular coverage for this region, with excellent cartography and extensive overprint for hiking routes and other recreational activities, local bus stops, etc.... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 3 Valgrisenche: Val di Rhenes | Escursionista
  • Voor weinig gebieden in Italië zijn echt goede wandelkaarten beschikbaar. Dit is gelukkig zo'n serie: voor de noordwestelijke Alpen van Italië; Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc en Aosta en omgeving. Met GPS grid uitgeruste detailkaart, schaal 1:25.000 met alle noodzakelijke wandelinformatie als ingetekende routes, Via Ferrata routes, campings,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Monti Sabini | Club Alpino Italiano
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart van een bijzonder berggebied in Lazio - Italie: de Monti Sabini. Naast alle topografische details als hoogtelijnen en vegetatie, staan er ook ingetekende wandelroutes op en op deze kaart ook klimgebieden. Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Gennargentu | Abies
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  • Wandelkaart Palau e Arcipelago della Maddalena | Abies
  • Deze kaart dekt Noordoost Sardinië met enkele eilandjes. The coast of Sardinia on a series of contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:60,000 from Ed. Abies with extensive tourist information including special recreational routes, plus additional coverage at more detailed scales of selected popular areas. Main series at 1:60,000 (Nos. 1 to 12) The... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 8 Da Portobello di Gallura a Golfo Aranci | Abies
  • Behoorlijk gedetailleerde toeristische kaart met schaal 1:60,000) van een deel van Sardinië met ingetekende wandel-, fiets-, en Kayakroutes en hoogtelijnen (100 m). Tevens staan allerlei toeristsche plaatsen zoals duikspots, campings, en musea weergegeven. De legenda is in het Italiaans en Engels. GPS-kompatibel (UTM-ED 50) Met deze 12 delige... Read more
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  • Walking in Umbria Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided walking holiday in Umbria. Your holiday begins in Perugia, one of Italy's best preserved hill towns, before visiting Assisi, birthplace of St Francis and site of the magnificent Basilica Di San Francesco. Walking south from Assisi your next destination is Spello, a delightful town of cobbled streets, overflowing hanging baskets and... Read more
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  • Self guided walking tour along the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, including Amalfi, Ravello, Isle of Capri, Positano and Sorrento. Discover the best of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on foot as you explore walking trails high above the turquoise Mediterranean, hiking between pretty villages that cling to cliff faces. You’ll also visit the... Read more
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  • emputt 2016-02-16 01:34:51
  • Long distance hike in end of May/June?
  • Hi there,

    I am from the USA and am looking to do a long-distance hike in the end of May through early June, was thinking of doing about 21 days (give or take) and covering anywhere from 100-375km in that time (upper end would have to be an easier trail to cover the distance in my allotted time) and was initially looking into Europe (particularly Germany) but am really up to go anywhere in the world.

    What I want from it:
    - Stunning scenery - ideally GREEN landscape/rolling hills/mountains/forests to rivers to castles, etc etc.
    - Scattered small villages along the trail (they don't have to be every night but maybe every 3 nights at least?)
    - Not super overpopulated

    Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!
    Emily
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  • Ilan 2015-01-31 09:55:10
  • Looking for a 2 week hike in north Italy early april
  • Hi

    We have 2 weeks in early April. We land in Milan.
    Would like to hike 2 weeks straight.
    Any suggestions?
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  • Ilan 2015-01-24 20:15:03
  • 2 weeks hike in April
  • Hello,

    I have air tickets to Milan in early April.
    Am looking for a 14 day hike, preferably inn to inn.
    Any suggestions are welcome. I looked at the weather. Seems like mountain hike is out of the question...
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  • greg 2012-08-28 23:06:20
  • Hiking in Dolomiti (late September)
  • My brother and I are flying into Bergamo on Sept 27th and would love to do a refuge to refuge hike in the dolomites or alps nearby for 3 days. The problem is that most or all of the CAI refuges appear to be closed. Can anyone recommend anything?
    Thanks
    belgooly41
    • Henk Nouws 2012-08-31 11:14:12
    • I can't promise anything of course, but when I did a hike in the Dolomites (AV1 and AV3) in september - october, the huts were closed too. However, every hut had a winter quarter. Nothing luxurious, but a bed and water nearby. You must carry your own food, cooking stuff, sleeping bag. However, you run the risk that there is nothing at all. Also, I'm speaking of many years ago.
    • greg 2012-08-31 16:40:56
    • Thanks Henk appreciate it
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