LIGURIA PICNIC<br/> 60 alternatives to the beach for families

60 alternatives to the beach for families


60 alternatives to the beach for families

Marco Tomassini
il Geko edizioni

Formato 14,8x21
Pagine 224 (color photo)
ISBN 978-88-9800-490-4

The intent of this guidebook is to describe alternatives to the beach and is aimed particularly at families with children; a tool that can be used to help pass a totally relaxing day. A mixed collection of lakes, pools, meadows, designated picnic areas and old towns, provide 60 different locations in the region of Liguria between Bergeggi and Albenga and going inland to the North as far as Toirano, Calizzano, Bardineto and Osiglia. In most cases the locations described can be reached in less than a minute on foot or in only a few minutes, occasionally there is a longer walk sometimes up to about 1 hour. A series of photographs describe the approach to the sites and the sites themselves providing a general picture and giving an idea of what the site to be visited is like.

MARCO “THOMAS” TOMASSINI (1971) was born in Italy, in the city of Genoa. He started climbing and making trips to the Finale area in the 1980s, where he later moved. His love of the mountains and rock brought him first to pot holing and then climbing. Within a short time he also started bolting climbing routes particularly in the Finale area. Between 1993 and 1996 he became a potholing instructor with the Società Speleologica Italiana and then a sports climbing instructor with the Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti and also a support instructor with the Club Alpino Italiano. Finale and its many crags became his area of choice for climbing and bolting. Here, in the last twenty-six years, he has equipped, by himself and together with others, more than 600 routes. In 2007 he published, with the editors Le Mani Edizioni, his first guidebook to Finale entitled “Finale by Thomas”, a sort of professional CV of his climbing routes. In 2010 his second guidebook was published, “Finale… non solo mare”, published by the same editor, that described the many non-hotel forms of accommodation available in the area. In 2011, after a precise and obsessive mapping and surveying of the crags around Finale, the sport climbing guidebook “Finale Climbing” came out, published by the editors Versante Sud. In 2013 his fourth guidebook “Sentieri di Finale” came out, arising from his new passion: the search for and discovery of trekking trails in the Finale area, again published by he editors Versante Sud. In 2016 he wrote a completely different type of book with “The Guide to the 4 Towns” that meticulously describes four of the most beautiful towns in Italy. In the same year his first novel came out: “Il segreto della principessa Val”, a science fiction book which jumps back in time to rediscover historical characters such as Freud, Gaudí e Tesla. In 2017, after the huge success of “Finale Climbing”, a new edition of this climbing guidebook was published; a revised and updated version that, in its 808 pages, describes all the climbing routes in the Finale area… the first print run was sold out in a few months. This is his new guidebook, Liguria Picnic, where he describes picnic areas, meadows, lakes, pools and old medieval towns in Western Liguria, some interesting alternatives to the beach for families with children. In the meantime he has other projects in the pipeline, of a completely different genre, that will follow on the heels of this guidebook.

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