The authors of this popular book (first published in 1997) have at long last released an updated edition. Actually it was released in 2005, after the authors revisited in 2004. We visited Italy ourselves in 2005 and walked two of the author’s routes. If only we had known that there was an updated edition! That might have saved us from getting lost on one occassion and from getting trapped in the grounds of a former Francisan monestary on another…and of course there was the time we were counting on a lunch in a one restaraunt village, only to discover upon arrival that the restaraunt had closed a couple of years before! Anyway, we are hoping to discovering more of Italy in the future and look forward to perusing the pages of the new edition.
The authors also have a website worth visiting at http://www.walkingandeating.com/
The website states:
“James Lasdun and Pia Davis offer forty walks through the spectacular countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. Arranged for the utmost flexibility—from half-day outings easily accessible from a city base to day walks that can be linked together in a series—the itineraries combine the pleasures of walking and eating with one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Calling at medieval hill towns, secluded Benedictine abbeys, spring-fed pools, and Etruscan ruins, Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria enables travelers to discover Italy’s finest delights in a singularly rewarding way.”
We can’t wait!