Hiking in Italy
Acqua Fraggia waterfalls at Borgonuovo (Sondrio)
So... now that we've committed ourselves to the great outdoors, I thought I'd share my list of links that enable us to put the hiking boots into action. We're not too big on books; they carry only a certain amount of information and are pointless to lug around. Large, detailed, fold out maps are much better (in my opinion), and you can either take the whole thing or zerox a specific area to bring with you. We wanted to build our collection of maps from A-Z, and I can't think of a better place than this cool map shop in Sondrio (Lombardia).
VEL - La Libreria del Viaggiatore (The Traveler Bookshop) has a vast selection covering Italy and beyond. We plunked nearly 100 euros worth on the Kompass and Tabacco labels for the northern italian regions, Le Marche, and Umbria. Compared to other bookstores that we've been to, prices are very fair, which is why it was so easy to get a little carried away in there(!). The website is also done in english, and it is possible to order online.
Website: VEL - La Libreria del Viaggiatore
The following links are favorite bookmarks that relate to rifugi (refuges) and itineraries. Granted, these are in italian but the last one does have a good list written in english.Rifugi-Bivacchi (a website dedicated to mountain refuges and shelters)
Passolento (focuses on itineraries for the amateur hiker)
Discover Italia (also in english and german)
DISKA's PHOTOS (detailed itineraries with beautiful images)
Putting out a good word here: Italia Living ~ Passion for all that is Italian needs no further explanation. Be patient, it's still quite new, but any help in the forum section would be highly appreciated!
Seeing these waterfalls were like taking a trip back home