Appennini

Description

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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking in Abruzzo
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
De Zwerver
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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking in Umbria
  • 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
United Kingdom
2019
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
De Zwerver
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Berlitz Tuscany & Umbria Pocket Guide
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide Tuscany and Umbria is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this bountiful region has to offer, from its exquisite Renaissance cities to hilltop villages and peaceful, verdant landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, climb the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Berlitz Tuscany & Umbria Pocket Guide
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide Tuscany and Umbria is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this bountiful region has to offer, from its exquisite Renaissance cities to hilltop villages and peaceful, verdant landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, climb the... Read more
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De Zwerver
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
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  • Kompass, Germany
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Kompass
Germany
2017
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Marken, Italienische Adria
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Italien - Italië | Baedeker
  • Benvenuti in Italia!Der Baedeker Italien begleitet in Antike, Mittelalter und Moderne. In pulsierende Metropolen, charmante Bergdörfer und quirlige Hafenstädtchen, führt zu hochkarätiger Kunst und coolem Design, Alta Moda und Dolce Vita, zu mediterranen Gaumenfreuden, ins Hochgebirge, durch sanftes Hügelland und an abwechslungsreiche Küsten.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2005
  • Wild Italy
  • 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
2005
  • Wild Italy
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Natuurgids Wild Italy - A Traveller's Guide | Shelldrake
  • Hele goede reisgids die geheel gericht is op de natuur van Italië. Een groot aantal bijzondere natuurgebieden worden in detail beschreven over wat je aan flora en fauna daar kunt zien alsmede in het kort de geologische ontstaansgeschiedenis. This is an extremely detailed and throughly researched book, whether you are looking for inspiration or... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Marco Polo Reisgids Noord-Italie
  • Ontdek Noord-ItaliëOlijven- en citrusbomen aan de voet van de besneeuwde Alpentoppen, een modern leven in 2000 jaar oude stadjes. Als het echt helder is, wat in de vochtige nevels van de Povlakte niet vaak gebeurt, kan men vanaf het dak van de Dom van Milaan de machtige bergketens van de Centrale Alpen in het noorden en de eerste hoge heuvels... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Marco Polo Reisgids Noord-Italie
  • Ontdek Noord-ItaliëOlijven- en citrusbomen aan de voet van de besneeuwde Alpentoppen, een modern leven in 2000 jaar oude stadjes. Als het echt helder is, wat in de vochtige nevels van de Povlakte niet vaak gebeurt, kan men vanaf het dak van de Dom van Milaan de machtige bergketens van de Centrale Alpen in het noorden en de eerste hoge heuvels... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 299 Calabrië - Kalabrien | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 52 dagtochten in dal en hoger gelegen delen van het gebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Deze wandelgidsen uitgever staat hoog aangeschreven en is een begrip onder de wandelaars! Mit circa 88 Kilometern abwechslungsreicher... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Trekking in the Apennines
  • Guidebook to the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA). Through Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and 2 national parks, this 400km trail takes 23 days to complete, exploring the mountains, forests and hills of central Italy. Suitable for a range of walkers, it can be split into shorter sections or day walks if needed. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Apennines Trekking - The Grande Escursione Appenninica
  • This guidebook describes the Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA), a nearly 400km long, three week trek crossing the Appenines in 23 stages, from Bocca Trabaria to Passo Due Santi on the edge of Liguria. The route dips in and out of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, never dropping below 400 metres. Best walked between spring and autumn, it is suitable... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Trekking in the Apennines
  • This guidebook describes the Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA), a nearly 400km long, three week trek crossing the Apenines in 23 stages, from Bocca Trabaria to Passo Due Santi on the edge of Liguria. The route dips in and out of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, never dropping below 400 metres. Best walked between spring and autumn, it is suitable... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Trekking in the Apennines
  • This guidebook describes the Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA), a nearly 400km long, three week trek crossing the Apenines in 23 stages, from Bocca Trabaria to Passo Due Santi on the edge of Liguria. The route dips in and out of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, never dropping below 400 metres. Best walked between spring and autumn, it is suitable... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Apennines - Apennijnen | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA). Through Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and two National Parks, this 400km, 23 day trail explores the mountains, forests and hills of central Italy. Suitable for a range of walkers, it can be split into shorter sections or day walks if needed. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Nowt but a Fleein' Thing
  • In 1874 George Seatree and Stanley Martin made the first ascent of North Climb, which was the first time the main face of Scafell had been ascended outside of the obvious gully lines. It was the start of great things on the crags of Scafell. Upon hearing their report of this new route, Will Ritson, landlord of the Huntsman's Inn, looked at them... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Nowt but a Fleein' Thing
  • In 1874 George Seatree and Stanley Martin made the first ascent of North Climb, which was the first time the main face of Scafell had been ascended outside of the obvious gully lines. It was the start of great things on the crags of Scafell. Upon hearing their report of this new route, Will Ritson, landlord of the Huntsman's Inn, looked at them... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Northern Italy
  • Bradt's new Emilia Romagna is the most thorough and in-depth guide available to this entire north Italian region (not just Bologna and the main cities) with a strong focus on history, background information, art and culture, as well as extensive detail on the Apennines along the Tuscan border, where you can escape the flatlands of the Po and go... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Northern Italy
  • Bradt's new Emilia Romagna is the most thorough and in-depth guide available to this entire north Italian region (not just Bologna and the main cities) with a strong focus on history, background information, art and culture, as well as extensive detail on the Apennines along the Tuscan border, where you can escape the flatlands of the Po and go... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Emilia Romagna | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Bradt's new Emilia Romagna is the most thorough and in-depth guide available to this entire north Italian region (not just Bologna and the main cities) with a strong focus on history, background information, art and culture, as well as extensive detail on the Apennines along the Tuscan border, where you can escape the flatlands of the Po and go... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Umbria and the Marche: 8 Car Tours, 60 Long and Short Walks
  • 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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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Vinschgau 2012
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau area in the Dolomites at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from K Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau K+F Outdoor Map 1
  • Val Venosta / Vinschgau area in the Dolomites at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. Coverage includes the Ortles/Ortler... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda 2017
  • Lake Garda - Lake d'Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from K Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Garda - Lake Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona K+F Outdoor Map 7
  • Lake Garda - Lake d`Idro - Monte Baldo - Verona area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Lake Maggiore 2018
  • Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Varese area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from K Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Varese K+F Outdoor Map 8
  • Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Varese area at 1:50,000 in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible and contoured recreational maps from Kümmerly + Frey with both local and long-distance hiking and cycling trails, ski routes, sites for other outdoor pursuits, accommodation, bus stops, etc. An inset provides a small road map of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alpe di San Benedetto 21
  • Map No. 21, Alpe di San Benedetto: Passo del Muraglione – San Godenzo – Dicomano, 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E1 El Arquipelago dos Acores
  • On this 2016 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. New Marine Reserves are shown where appropriate as are new submarine cables. Completed harbour development is now shown on the Porto das Velas plan as are the current works in progress. There has been general updating throughout. Plans included: Vila das Lajes (1:20 000) Horta... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Via Francigena: Stage 4: Fidenza to Aulla
  • Self guided walking tour following the Via Francigena through the Apennine Mountains. This journey along the Via Francigena takes you through the Apennine Mountains, known as the “backbone of Italy” and from the region of Emilia Romagna into northern Tuscany. Originating in Fidenza, known for its duomo of pink stone, you cross the Cisa Pass and... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Italië - Toscane compleet
  • Van de groene Apennijnen in het noorden tot de het onbekende Etruskische zuiden, op deze complete rondreis ontdek je de uitersten van Toscane. Beleef de verrassende cultuurmonumenten, de glooiing van de heuvels. Ontdek de necropoli van de Etrusken te voet en geniet van de beste keuken van Europa. Je verblijft in een viertal, zorgvuldig... Read more
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