Guidebook by local expert Gillian Price to walking and trekking in the Central Italian Alps, Italy, Europe presenting a kaleidoscope of walking routes through Italy's largest National Park as well as several Nature Parks. Unusual wildlife, brilliant flora at incredible altitudes, desolate glacial valleys and picturesque legends about the icy realms are regular features of itineraries that touch on ancient irrigation channels, medieval castles, Romanesque churches, First World War fortifications, traditional farm life and comfortable refuges that serve mouth-watering local dishes? all accessible using the extensive network of public transport. The itineraries described follow well-marked and numbered paths for the most part, ranging from wide easy tracks through woods to tiring moraine debris and snow crossings. Preference has been given to circular routes or traverses connecting different valleys - as well as the psychological satisfaction they provide, they can be split up into individual sections as short day-walks. Alternative accesses and exits are given when possible. This guide offers the walker and trekker a vast range of adaptable routes for all the family, through an area hitherto unknown to English-speaking walkers.