Appennini

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Walking in the vineyards of the Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy, Italy

The Apennine mountains, or Appennini as they are called in Italy, form the backbone of the Italian peninsula. In the northwest of Italy the Apennines touch on the Ligurian Alps. From there the range forms an arc reaching all the way to the island of Sicily in the south. The Apennines are sub-divided into the Northern, Central and Southern Apennines, with a total length of 1200 km. Including Sicily they even add up to 1500 km. The Central Apennines are the highest, culminating in Corno Grande (2912 m), home to the Calderone glacier.

Being such an extensive mountain range, the different parts of the Apennines are named after the provinces they are in, such as the Ligurian Apennines, the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the Umbrian Apennines, the Umbria-Marche Apennines and the Abruzzi Apennines. In turn these often consist of different chains, massifs and valleys. In general, the eastern slopes toward the Adriatic are the steepest, the western slopes being more gentle.

Clearly the Appennini are good hiking area. There are numerous short and long distance trails set out. European long distance trail E1 runs through the Northern and Central Apennines, and the Sentiero Italia crosses the entire Apennine range.

Trails in this region

Books

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United Kingdom
2019
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2019
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Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking in Abruzzo - Abruzzen | Cicerone
  • Guidebook for walking in Abruzzo, a wild region of Italy incorporating the Abruzzo, Maiella, and Gran Sasso national parks and the Sirente-Velino regional park. 40 day-walks are described including an ascent of Corno Grande, the highest point in the Apennines of peninsular Italy. The area is easily reached from the airports at Pescara and Rome. Read more
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2019
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2019
  • Walking in Umbria: 40 walks in the `Green Heart` of Italy
  • This guidebook by Italian walking expert Gillian Price describes 40 varied day walks in the region of Umbria, taking in the towns of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia. The walks range from 2.5km to 19km in length, the majority of the routes are circular, and several wonderful traverses have been included, with the return to the start point... Read more
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Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking in Umbria - Umbrië | Cicerone
  • 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, as well as ancient villages, Roman and Etruscan ruins, dense woodland and nature reserves. Read more
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The Book Depository
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2017
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2017
  • Umbria and the Marche Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Umbria promotes itself as `Italy`s Green Heart`, and this description applies equally well to the lesser-known neighbouring region of the Marche. The main focal points of this guide are the two most beautiful areas of the Apennines in the region – the idyllic, deeply-etched valley of Valnerina in Umbria and the legendary Monti Sibillini which... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Cinque Terre and the Riviera di Levante Walks
  • If you enjoyed Sunflower`s best-selling guide to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, you`re sure to love the Cinque Terre and Riviera di Levante - the steeply terraced vineyards, ancient mule trails and colourful villages. This was the birthplace of modern tourism in the early 1800s, but over the last 30 years it has become a much-loved hiking... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking in Abruzzo
  • Over 30 routes, this guide covers all the wonderful walking country to be found in Abruzzo, one of the wildest and least populated regions of Italy. The area is easily reached from the airport at Pescara, and the full- and half-day routes are graded to suit all walkers. About a third are easy going - a half day generally, most however are long... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Walking in Abruzzo
  • Over 30 routes, this guide covers all the wonderful walking country to be found in Abruzzo, one of the wildest and least populated regions of Italy. The area is easily reached from the airport at Pescara, and the full- and half-day routes are graded to suit all walkers. About a third are easy going - a half day generally, most however are long... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids 312 Toskana Nord (Toscane) | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Non solo vino! Nicht nur für Weinkenner, auch für Wanderer und Bergsteiger bietet Italiens klassische Kunst- und Kulturlandschaft viele... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wild Italy 1E
  • In Wild Italy, Tim Jepson leaves the well-worn tourist haunts of traditional guide books behind him in search of fresher pleasures. He offers a rural, rather than an urban Italy, revealing the best of the long walks, mountain hideaways, woods, plains, sea coasts and remote islands where travellers can still find a refuge from the modern world.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wild Italy 1E
  • In Wild Italy, Tim Jepson leaves the well-worn tourist haunts of traditional guide books behind him in search of fresher pleasures. He offers a rural, rather than an urban Italy, revealing the best of the long walks, mountain hideaways, woods, plains, sea coasts and remote islands where travellers can still find a refuge from the modern world.... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Cinque Terre and the Riviera di Levante Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • If you enjoyed Sunflower`s best-selling guide to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, you`re sure to love the Cinque Terre and Riviera di Levante - the steeply terraced vineyards, ancient mule trails and colourful villages. This was the birthplace of modern tourism in the early 1800s, but over the last 30 years it has become a much-loved hiking... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Landscapes of the Cinque Terre and Riviera di Levante
  • The Riviera di Levante between Genoa and La Spezia has become a much-loved hiking area - perhaps the most popular in all Italy apart from the Alps. And the 'Cinque Terre', the steep coast south of Levanto cradling the five villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, is the best loved of all. If you enjoyed Sunflower's... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Landscapes of the Cinque Terre and Riviera di Levante
  • The Riviera di Levante between Genoa and La Spezia has become a much-loved hiking area - perhaps the most popular in all Italy apart from the Alps. And the 'Cinque Terre', the steep coast south of Levanto cradling the five villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, is the best loved of all. If you enjoyed Sunflower's... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Van boord op de turfroute
  • Nico Bleeker is in de zomermaanden sluis- en brugwachter op de Turfroute in zuidoost Friesland. In de pauzes tussen de middag wandelde of fietste hij in de omgeving van de verschillende wachtposten. Prachtige natuurgebieden ontdekte hij zo op loop- en fietsafstand van de Tjonger en de Opsterlandsche Compagnonsvaart. Zoals bij Wijnjeterp de... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Van boord op de turfroute
  • Nico Bleeker is in de zomermaanden sluis- en brugwachter op de Turfroute in zuidoost Friesland. In de pauzes tussen de middag wandelde of fietste hij in de omgeving van de verschillende wachtposten. Prachtige natuurgebieden ontdekte hij zo op loop- en fietsafstand van de Tjonger en de Opsterlandsche Compagnonsvaart. Zoals bij Wijnjeterp de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • Italy: Umbria & The Marches
  • Bradt`s Umbria & the Marche is the most detailed guide to combine these two small central Italian regions, which offer all the beauty, history and culture of neighbouring Tuscany only without the crowds, the traffic or eye-popping prices. Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls (authors of the original Cadogan guide to the area) lived in Umbria in the... Read more
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Netherlands
2021
  • Reisgids Italy: Umbria and the Marches | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Bradt`s Umbria & the Marche is the most detailed guide to combine these two small central Italian regions, which offer all the beauty, history and culture of neighbouring Tuscany only without the crowds, the traffic or eye-popping prices. Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls (authors of the original Cadogan guide to the area) lived in Umbria in the... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Dominicus Wandelen in de Apennijnen | Gottmer
  • Hoewel de Apennijnen midden in Italië liggen, zijn omgeven door grote steden en je ze van alle kanten snel kunt bereiken, zijn ze niettemin een afgelegen en stil natuurgebied gebleven. Je vindt hier niet het dolce vita of het lieflijke Italië van bijvoorbeeld Toscane. De Apennijnen zijn puur en ruig, en via de wandelingen in dit boek ontdek je... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 411 Kautokeino - Nordkap E1 | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn wat beperkt. Duits. Die 330 km lange Wanderung auf dem E1 von Kautokeino zum Nordkap ist ein unvergessliches Wanderabenteuer. In 15 Etappen laufen Sie durch die Wildnis Nordnorwegens und überqueren die... Read more
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Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Reise-Taschenbuch Marken | Dumont
  • Wälder, sanft-hügelige Wein- und Olivenhaine, kilometerlange Sandstrände und steile Felsküsten mit romantischen Badebuchten – zwischen Adria und Apennin präsentieren sich die Marken als eine Art Italien en miniature. Welche sind die schönsten Städte der Region, und wo gibt es herausragende Kulturprogramme mit Theateraufführungen und... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
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Maps

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  • Riviera di Ponente: Finale Ligure to Albenga 25K Ed. Multigraphic Map No. 104
  • Map No. 104, covering at 1:25,000 the coast of the Italian Riviera from Finale Ligure to Albenga and inland beyond Monte Carmo. The map is part of a series of walking maps from Edizioni Multigraphic covering the Ligurian Alps and the coast, the crest of the Apennines along the border between Tuscany with the neighbouring regions, and parts of... Read more
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  • Alta Val Tiberina
  • Map No. 125, Alta Val Tiberina, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
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  • Parco delle Madonie
  • Parco delle Madonie on the north coast of Sicily just south of Cefalù on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from LAC in their Globalmap imprint. An overprint highlights hiking trails, including the local section of Sentiero Italia, and indicates more strenuous sections.Topography of this interesting area is very well presented by... Read more
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  • Colline di Rimini
  • Map No. 124, Colline di Rimini, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna. This title covers the holiday resorts on the Adriatic coast around Rimini,... Read more
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  • Alpe della Luna 17
  • Map No. 16, Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
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  • Riviera Cesenate - San Marino
  • Map No. 128, Riviera Cesenate - San Marino, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and... Read more
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  • Monti Sibillini National Park 6-Map Set
  • Monti Sibillini National Park in a 6 sheet set, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 published by Societá Editrice Ricerche. The maps highlight hiking trails, including the Grande Anello dei Monti Sibilini long-distance circuit.Modern cartography from the Italian topographic survey has contours at 20m intervals, relief shading, and... Read more
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  • Monti Sibillini National Park Edizioni Multigraphic 60/61
  • Monti Sibillini National Park at 1:25,000 on a double-sided contoured map from Edizioni Multigraphic highlighting local waymarked hiking routes including the GAS – Grand Anello dei Sibilini, the circular tour around the mountains.The map has contours at 25m intervals with colouring for woodlands. Waymarked routes are highlighted and annotated... Read more
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  • Alta Val Marecchia
  • Map No. 126, Alta Val Marecchia, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
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  • Alta Valle del Santerno 23
  • Map No. 22, Alta Valle del Lamone: Alto Appennino Faentino – Anello di Marradi, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals... Read more
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  • Prato Province Hiking Routes
  • The province of Prato, just north-west of Florence, on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Edizioni Multigraphic highlighting waymarked routes and other hiking paths, with access by public transports, etc.The map has contours at 20m intervals with relief shading and plenty of spot heights. Hiking paths are... Read more
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  • Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria
  • Map No. 122, Alta Valle del Metauro: Valle del Candigliano, Monte Nerone, Monte Catria, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at... Read more
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  • Colline di Forlí
  • Map No. 127, Colline di Forlí, in a series of GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:50,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering parts of central Italy: eastern Tuscany, with northern Umbria and the Marches, plus the south-eastern of part of Emilia-Romagna.The maps have contours at 50m intervals with additional shading and numerous spot... Read more
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  • Monti Nebrodi
  • Parco Naturale dei Monti Nebrodi on the northern coast of Sicily on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Litografia Artistica Cartografica in their Global Map imprint, highlighting hiking trails plus various facilities and/or places of interest in and around the park.Topography is shown by contours at 25m intervals with light... Read more
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  • Monte Fumaiolo - Monte Comero 18
  • Map No. 18, Monte Fumaiolo - Alto Tevere, in series of contoured, GPS compatible hiking maps at 1:25,000 from the Istituto Geografico Adriatico, covering mainly the spine of the Apennines along the borders of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and the Marches.Map in this series have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and numerous... Read more
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