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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. He explores the whole country from its Alp-studded waist to its distant toe kicking the football of Sicily towards Africa. Like an unhurried lover, he works his way down thigh and shin, following the line of the Apennines, locating the pressure points between continental and peninsular Italy, pinching to see where the prosperous north gives way to the Mediterranean south, looking for those last empty stretches of littoral, down one side and up the other, where the bathers have yet to set up their parasols.
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Most tours of Italy take in a Renaissance church or 10, visit piazzas and Michelangelo statues, then add lots of espresso, pasta and wine for a lovely, standard Italian holiday. But Italy has other, less well-known treasures. The countryside is stunningly gorgeous, with scads of glorious mountains, ancient forests, more than 1500 lakes, miles of sandy coastline and some of the best hiking in the world. And Jepson does a remarkable job of providing all the practical information you need to partake and enjoy.About the Author:
Tim Jepson was educated at Oxford where he studied English Literature. He is the author of six books about Italy and has a particular interest in Tuscany and Umbria. He lived in Italy for five years and wrote for The Sunday Telegraph as their Rome-Italy correspondent. He has covered other areas of the world in Train Journeys of the World, Mediterranean Wildlife and the Rough Guides to Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Tim worked as a travel editor for London's Daily Telegraph, and continues to travel extensively. He is working on the Atlas of British History for National Geographic.
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Book Description Interlink, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M156656364X
Book Description Interlink, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11156656364X