Gillian is the author of the following guidebooks:
(2022, Cicerone) is the classic guide to this popular long-distance trek through the spectacular Italian Dolomites. Along with a 1:25,000 map booklet, it is crammed with all the information walkers need to enjoy the route.
with Alte Vie 3-6 in summary form (2022, Cicerone). The trek of a lifetime – in Italy’s fabulous Dolomite mountains. Detailed route description with contact info, handy tips and what to expect – including food, wildlife and gorgeous alpine flowers. A 1:25,000 map booklet is included.
A Piedi in Costiera Amalfitana
Italian translation of Walking on the Amalfi Coast by Alpine Studio (2022)
Tour della Bernina
Italian translation of Tour of the Bernina and Alta Via Valmalenco by Alpine Studio (2022)
(2021, Cicerone) describes five superb multi-day treks over this beautiful Mediterranean island. Routes from 2 to 11 days are described and flanked with masses of info for transport, traditions, accommodation, what to eat and drink and what flowers and animals to look out for. Everything you could possibly need for a perfect walking holiday.
Trekking down the glorious southwest coast of Portugal to Capo Vicente, this memorable route means you stay in fishing villages and seaside towns, feasting on sparkling fresh fish. On the way to becoming one of Europe’s favourite treks, this straightforward route is accessible to all.
(Cicerone 2018 edition)
An enthusiastic guide to the 10-stage Corfu Trail along with 22 walks suitable for a day out in the beautiful countryside, mountains and amazing coastline of this delightful island.
(Cicerone, 2019) This guidebook describes 40 walks Umbria, among the ancient towns of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia. Known as the ‘green heart’ of Italy, the region of Umbria is home to hills reaching up to the Apennines and Sibillini mountains, as well as ancient villages, Roman and Etruscan ruins, dense woodland and nature reserves.
(Cicerone, 4th edition, 2018).
An inspiring collection of selected walks through the legendary countryside of Tuscany. World Heritage scenery in Val D’Orcia and San Gimignano, Medici villas and Renaissance towns, medieval hamlets, Etruscan sites, and unspoilt coastline and nature parks. Masses of detailed practical info.
The essential walking guide lays bare this magical part of the Ligurian coast of Italy, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage importance. Breathtaking coastal scenery and rugged mountain ridges are appreciated on knee-challenging paths with never-ending steps. A simply beautiful area that is justifiably well trodden. It’s inspiring to see so many people out there walking.
Top 10 Venice
(DK 2019 edition)
The best of everything in this divine city.
A superb selection of 30 walks that fit into a single day exploring the glorious lakes of Como and Maggiore in northern Italy. Flowered lakeside promenades, ancient villages, panoramic peaks reached on paved mule tracks and leisurely ferry trips as well as exciting cable cars.
Laghi di Como e Maggiore
Italian translation by Alpine Studio 2021.
Laghi di d'Iseo e di Garda
Italian translation by Alpine Studio 2021.
A unique pocket field guidebook for identifying 230 of the most commonly found alpine flowers of the Alps. Categorised by colour for quick identification, each beautiful alpine flower has a photograph and description of its key features. Flower names are given in English, French, German, Italian and Latin, with notes on curious facts.
A breathtaking tour on foot of the magnificent Bernina massif in the Italian and Swiss border region of the Alps. Along the way walkers get to stay in alpine refuges and hospitable villages. Access is possible by way of the famous red Bernina train.
(Cicerone Press 2nd ed 2008).
Guidebook to walking in Italy’s Gran Paradiso national park, includes the Alta Via 2 Trek and a range of 28 walks from gentle strolls to full scale traverses of the region. The Gran Paradiso is a protected national park, just to the south of the Mont Blanc massif accessible from France and northern Italy.
First English-language guide to the remarkably beautiful Maritime Alps. Paths crisscross the Italian-French border in the footsteps of pilgrims and traders, touching on an excellent network of mountain huts and charming villages. Easy walks and multi-day treks.
(Cicerone, new edition 2018)
World famous breathtaking scenery accompanies walkers on 30 routes along this divine coastal region taking in Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento, and of course the gorgeous islands of Capri and Ischia.
(Cicerone Press, 3rd ed 2017 with updates). The 42 spectacular walks in this guidebook to Sicily include routes on Mount Etna, the Egadi and Aeolian Islands, Madonie and Nebrodi Mountains. Coastal walks, explorations of ancient towns, spectacular volcanoes, ruins, sunshine, olive groves. Sicily has good accommodation and transport, and excellent food and wine.
(Cicerone Press 2018 with updates)
Classic guide to 25 fabulous mini treks in Italy’s spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Dolomite mountains. Everything from a stroll through woods and meadows to family routes, steep rocky zigzag passages and hands-on clambers is covered. Exciting alpine scenery, well-graded paths, excellent mountain refuges, easy access from transport hubs.
Walking in the Central Italian Alps
(Cicerone 2005, Out of print)
First English-language guidebook by a local expert to walking and trekking in the Central Italian Alps. 33 memorable walking and trekking routes ranging from half-day to full day and multi-day treks. They cover the Vinschgau, Stelvio National Park, the glaciated Ortler group and Adamello Nature Park regions between Lake Garda and the Swiss and Austrian borders.
Through the Italian Alps. The GTA: Grande Traversata delle Alpi
Guidebook to the Grande Traversata delle Alpi (the GTA) taking walkers across the western Italian Alps in a spectacular and immensely rewarding 47-day long-distance trek. The GTA traverses the Ligurian, Maritime, Cottian, Graian and Pennine Alps, heading northwards to a brilliant conclusion near the base of Monte Rosa.
Across the Eastern Alps: E5. From Lake Constance to Verona.
From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Ötztaler Alps. There is a good network of alpine refuges and guesthouses along the route.
An inspirational guidebook to walking and trekking in Italy’s Sibillini National Park includes the GAS, Grande Anello dei Sibillini, 8-day trek. Easily reached from the airports on the Adriatic coast and from Rome, the Monti Sibillini belong to the Appenine chain that straddles the Marche and Umbria.