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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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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United Kingdom
2019
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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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United Kingdom
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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United Kingdom
2013
  • Italy’s Sibillini National Park
  • Italy’s Sibillini National Park is Gillian Price’s Cicerone guide to some of the finest walking opportunities near Monti Sibillini in the north-east of the country. The guide describes everything from short strolls to an eight-day trek that encircles the massif and its beautiful national park. This is the first English language guide to the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Italy's Sibillini National Park
  • This guidebook describes 21 day walks, and one 8-day trek (Grande Anello dei Sibillini) in Italy's Sibillini National Park. Including short strolls and suitable for all walkers, with day walks ranging from 3.5 to 20.5km, the Sibillini in Italy's Apennines are easily reached from the budget airline destinations on the Adriatic coast and from... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Italy's Sibillini National Park
  • This guidebook describes 21 day walks, and one 8-day trek (Grande Anello dei Sibillini) in Italy's Sibillini National Park. Including short strolls and suitable for all walkers, with day walks ranging from 3.5 to 20.5km, the Sibillini in Italy's Apennines are easily reached from the budget airline destinations on the Adriatic coast and from... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Italy's Sibillini National Park | Cicerone
  • Walking and trekking guidebook to Italy's Sibillini National Park in the Apennines. 21 day walks and an 8-stage multi-day trek, the 120km Grande Anello dei Sibillini are explored alongside sketch maps and plenty of practical information. Easily reached from airports on the Adriatic coast and Rome, the Sibillini straddles the Marche and Umbria. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids 312 Toskana Nord (Toscane) | Rother
  • 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
Bol.com
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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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Abruzzo Walking
  • First English-language guide to walking in Abruzzo, in the Apennine mountains centred on Sulmona and between L`Aquila and Castel de Sangro, with 3 national parks and 1 regional park, including an ascent of Como Grande, on Gran Sasso, the highest point in Italy outside the Alps. Abruzzo is one of the wildest and least populated regions of Italy,... Read more
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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
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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The Book Depository
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2017
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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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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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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
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
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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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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Maps

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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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  • 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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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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • Lake Como K+F Outdoor Map 9
  • Lake Como area at 1:50,000 on a double-sided, 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 northern part of Lake Lugano and extends... Read more
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Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Carpegna - Sasso di Simone
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Riviera di Ponente - Albisola Marina to Noli Edizioni Multigraphic 103
  • Map No. 103, covering at 1:25,000 the coast of the Italian Riviera from Albisola Marina across Savona to Noli and inland to Altare. 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Alta Valle del Lamone 22
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Foreste Casentinesi NP Monti Editore 20
  • Map No. 20, Foreste Casentinesi: Campigna, Camaldoli, Chiusi dell Verna, 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East
  • Map No. 135, Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo East, 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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United Kingdom
  • Gruppi Argentera e Marguareis Edizioni Multigraphic 109/115
  • Gruppi Argentera e Marguareis, map no. 109/115 at 1:25,000 from Edizioni Multigraphic covering the Italian Alps along the southern part of the border between Piedmont and France, south of Cuneo. Coverage includes the Pallanfre Reserve, Colle di Tenda / Col de Tende, and Parco Naturale Valle Pesio. Map corners give latitude and longitude based... 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
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United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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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
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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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