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
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Italien - Italië | Baedeker
  • Een van de beste en meest complete reisgidsen van het land. Een klassieker in het Duits! Met heel veel informatie over alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, inclusief een losse grove kaart achter in het boek. Der Baedeker Italien vereint fundierte Informationen zu Natur, Kultur und Geschichte mit Genießerthemen und beschreibt alle wichtigen... Read more
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 299 Calabrië - Kalabrien | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met 57 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! Wenigen drängt sich Kalabrien – die... 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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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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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
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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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Italy's Sibillini National Park
  • 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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Stanfords
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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Cinque Terre and the Riviera di Levante: 50 Long and Short 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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Cinque Terre and Riveira di Levante | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig Walking guide Cinque Terre includes recommended walks, many of which are circular tours. A detailed introduction provides information on... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2018
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Emilia-Romagna
  • Die Emilia-Romagna wird gern »Bauch Italiens« genannt, werden doch in der Region zwischen Po-Ebene, Adria und Apennin die kulinarischen Exportschlager des Belpaese produziert. In diesem fruchtbaren »Bauch«, oben flach und unten gewölbt, reifen Parmesankäse und Parmaschinken, der berühmte Aceto balsamico sowie der spritzige Lambrusco, der... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Abruzzo
  • Essential guidebook for walking in the Abruzzo, a wild region of Italy incorporating the Abruzzo, Maiella, and Gran Sasso national parks and the Sirente-Velino regional park. 30 day-walks are described including an ascent of Como Grande, the highest point in Italy outside the Alps. The area is easily reached from the airport at Pescara. 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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Walking in Abruzzo
  • Essential guidebook for anyone walking in Abruzzo. This wild region of Italy is home to the Abruzzo, Maiella, and Gran Sasso national parks and the Sirente-Velino regional park. 30-day walks are described including an ascent of Como Grande, the highest point in Italy outside the Alps. The area is easily reached from the airport at Pescara. 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
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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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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Kompass
Germany
  • 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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Maps

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
  • 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
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bagno di Romagna
  • Map No. 19, Bagno di Romagna, 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.The maps have contours at 25m intervals with additional shading and numerous Map in this series have... 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 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
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monte Fumaiolo - Alto Tevere
  • 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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Monti Sibillini National Park
  • Monti Sibillini National Park on a large, double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 published by Societá Editrice Ricerche in cooperation with the Club Alpino Italiano (CAI). The map highlights hiking trails, including the Grande Anello dei Monti Sibilini long-distance circuit.Modern cartography from the Italian topographic... 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
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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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