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

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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Italy's Sibillini National Park - Italië | Cicerone
  • This inspirational guide to walking and trekking in Italy's Sibillini National Park includes a full description of the GAS, Grande Anello dei Sibillini, 8-day circular trek. Easily reached from the budget airline destinations on the Adriatic coast and from Rome, the Monti Sibillini belong to the Appenine chain that straddles the Marche and... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Abruzzo - Abruzzen | Cicerone
  • First English-language guide to walking in Abruzzo, in the Apennine mountains centred on Sulmona and between L’Aquila and Castel de Sangro, one of Italy's wildest regions with 3 national parks and 1 regional park. 30 day and half-day walks including an ascent of Como Grande, on Gran Sasso, the highest point in Italy outside the Alps. Abruzzo is... 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Trekking in the Apennines - Apennijnen | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschijft; ook de zijtakken en alternatieve routes koman aan bod. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig en in onze ogen onvoldoende bij slechte weersomstandigheden. Wij raden dan ook om er losse kaarten bij te kopen, voor zover verkrijgbaar! Guidebook to the Grand Apennines Trek, or Grande Escursione... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Umbria & the Marche: Car Tours and Walks
  • Umbria and the Marches is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in north-eastern Italy. The guide covers a range of routes including walks around Lake Trasimeno, Monteluco, the Valnerina, the Apennines and the Gola di Salinello. A double-sided, fold-out touring map at the back of the book gives... Read more
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
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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2005
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • 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
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
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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Apulien - Apulië | Dumont
  • Zeer diepgaande reisgids op het gebied van kunst, cultuur en geschiedenis. Veel plattegronden van interessante bezienswaardigheden, beschrijvingen van achtergronden. Absoluut een aanrader voor de geinteresseerde reiziger! Apulien, der Stiefelabsatz oder die Südostkante Italiens ist, so konstatiert der Autor, selten Liebe auf den ersten Blick.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
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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
  • Trentino 3-Map Set Kompass 683
  • Trentino region of Italy on a set of three double-sided, GPS compatible and contoured maps at 1:50,000 from Kompass, with hiking trails, cycling, ski and horse riding routes, various recreational facilities, etc. The set provides very wide coverage of this popular part of Italy, extending from north of Bolzano southwards to include the northern... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Foreste Casentinesi: Campigna, Camaldoli, Chiusi dell Verna
  • 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
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parco delle Madonie | Global Map
  • Bijzonder gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een natuurrgebied aan de noordkust van Sicilië. Met hoogtelijnen en ingetekende wandelpaden en daarnaast een aantal symbolen voor bezienswaardigheden en stranden in dat gebied. Read more
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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
  • 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
  • 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
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parco dei Nebrodi | Global Map
  • Een gedetailleerde kaart 1:50 000 met wandelpaden en hoogtelijnen voor Parco dei Nebrodi op Sicilië. Daarnaast informatie over klettersteigen, grotten, paragliden, kanoën en berghutten om te overnachten. Op de achterzijde toeristische informatie in het Italiaans. Vijftalige legenda: Italiaans, Engels, Duits, Frans, Spaans. Geschikt voor gebruik... Read more
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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
  • 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
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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 ontdekt u 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. U verblijft in een viertal, zorgvuldig... Read more
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