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Books for day hikes-Italy

I'm having a difficult time finding books that list hiking trails as day hikes as opposed to trekking from hut to hut.
In the Dolomites, we'll be centered near Selva.
In the Val D'Aosta, we'll be centered in Aosta.
Any book recommendations?
TIA,
Leslie

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I did see one book on Amazon for the Dolomites that might be appropriate called: Shorter Walks in the Dolomites - a Cicerone Guide by Gillian Price.

For Valle d'Aosta, you might check the TI in Aosta, I'm sure they will have helpful information on nearby short hikes. Unless you need to plan your hikes before you get there. In that case I would just check some online tourism websites.

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The book Nancy mentioned, "Shorter Walks in the Dolomites" by Gillian Price is an excellent reference. I'd also recommend the #05 Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi 1:25,000 map from Tabacco, as a wonderful planning tool. The TI office in Selva is very helpful and you can purchase the Val Gardena Card pass from the TI that gives you access to the buses and most of the lifts without the need to purchase individual tickets. That way you can ride the lifts from one village, hike over the passes to a different village and then ride the bus back to your starting point.

http://www.amazon.com/Shorter-Walks-Dolomites-selected-Cicerone/dp/1852846585/ref=pd_bxgy_14_text_y/180-0840306-6435303
http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dolomites-Cicerone-Guides-Gillian/dp/1852843853
http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/hiking/tabacco.htm

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I have both Cicerone guides for the Dolomites but must confess I have not done any of the walks proposed. We just went with recommendations from the local TI and out hotel hosts.

But I can recommend the Mountaineers book "100 Hikes in the Alps" by Ira and Vicky Spring. It covers dayhikes in both northwestern Italy ( including Cervina) and northeastern Italy (including the Puez and Odle groups in the Dolomites.

http://www.amazon.com/100-Hikes-Alps-Vicky-Spring/dp/0898863333

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Thank you all!
I purchased the short walks in the Dolomites. I appreciate the advice on the pass for the area!!
I'll continue research on the Aosta area. It may be that we have to wait until we're there to plan.