Walking in Sicily : 46 walking routes including Mount Etna and the Egadi and Aeolian islands

by Gillian Price

Other authorsCicerone (Editor)
Paperback, 2017



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796.5 (EUR 11.19) PRI





Milnthorpe, Cumbria : Cicerone, 2017, 3a edició, Reimpressió amb actualitzacions

Més informació

A walking guidebook with 46 graded routes in Sicily, including the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the Egadi and Aeolian islands and Mount Etna. Most walks take 3-4 hours, plus some short easy strolls as well as long mountain traverses. Interesting varied terrain, including river valleys, coastal walks, ancient ruins, volcanoes and mountain peaks. Walks range from 2 to 23km long, and are graded according to difficulty and terrain, so the right walk can be easily found, whether for a short family stroll around Medieval Erice, or the challenging trail that traverses the lava and ash-covered Mount Etna.
This guidebook combines detailed route description and mapping with fascinating insight into the history and geology of Sicily and the many points of interest along the way. Whether the active volcanic rumblings of Stromboli, or elaborate coastal forts, to prehistoric cave paintings; Sicily is home to some of Europe's greatest natural and historical wonders.
The guidebook also includes practical information on travel to and around Sicily, the best time to go, as well as accommodation advice, information on facilities along the way, and a useful Italian-English glossary. The result is an ideal companion to explore all that Sicily has to offer the walker.

- Seasons: March to June is best; summers are very hot for walking; early Autumn is pleasant but late Autumn is the wettest time of the year.
- Centres: Access via Palermo, Naples and and other airports; most main towns would be good bases- Messina, Taormina, Catania.
- Difficulty: some of the walking may be arduous (Etna); routes of varying difficulty between half and full days.
- Must See: Mount Etna (though it may be closed to walkers); the Isola Egadi; Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine remains; and the wonderful food.

- The Northeast Coast: 1. Taormina and the Castello Saraceno / 2. Castelmola
- The Alcantara River Valley: 3. Monte Mojo / 4, Francavilla and the River
- Monte Etna: 5. The Craters of Monte Silvestri / 6. Monte Nero degli Zappini Loop / 7. Schiena dell’Asino / 8. The Monti Sartorio Circuit / 9. Monte Nero Circuit and Grotta dei Lamponi / 10. Monte Etna: The North–South Traverse
- Monti Iblei and the Southeast Corner: 11. Wondrous Pantalica and its Necropolises / 12. The Pantalica River Walk / 13. Cava Grande del Cassibile / 14. Noto Antica / 15. Riserva Naturale di Vendicari / 16. Isola delle Correnti / 17. Cava d’Ispica
- Antiquities in the West: 18. The White Cliffs of Eraclea Minoa / 19. The Stones of Selinunte / 20. Mozia and its Lagoon
- Le Isole Egadi (Egadi Islands): 21. Favignana by Bicycle / 22. Levanzo and its Cave Paintings / 23. Marettimo’s Coastal Path / 24. Marettimo’s High Level Circuit
- The Glorious Northwest: 25. Marvellous Medieval Erice / 26. Riserva Naturale di Monte Cofano / 27. Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro
- Palermo Surrounds: 28. Palermo’s Monte Pellegrino / 29. Monte Iato / 30. Piana degli Albanesi / 31. Bosco della Ficuzza / 32. Rocca Busambra
- Le Madonie (Madonie Mountains): 33. Cefalù and its Rocca / 34. Isnello to Gratteri / 35. Pizzo Carbonara / 36. Piano Cervi / 37. Vallone Madonna degli Angeli / 38. Piano Sempria Sentiero Natura
- I Nebrodi (Nebrodi Mountains): 39. Biviere di Cesarò / 40. Floresta to Randazzo
- Le Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands): 41. Vulcano’s Gran Cratere / 42. Lipari’s Castello and Southern Headlands / 43. Lipari’s San Calogero Spa / 44. Salina’s Monte Fossa delle Felci / 45. Stromboli – Ascent to the Volcano / 46. Stromboli Loop

Physical description

255 p.; 18 cm


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