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Luca Gianotti

Luca Gianotti: graduated in Philosophy in 1986, mountain guide since 1992, creator of La Boscaglia trekking tours, and now of Compagnia dei Cammini walking association (www.cammini.eu), alpine skier with important mountain expeditions in his carnet:  the crossing of Vatnajokull (Island), the biggest glacier in the world, the climb of Khan Tengri (7010 m) in Thien Shan (on the border Kirghizistan/Kazakistan). Amongs his adventures, also the crossing in mountain bike of Sahara Desert in Algeria. Walker everywhere in the world, from Patagonia to Thailandia, Albania and Capoverde, Socotra (Yemen) and Norvegia, but he mostly loves Mediterranean walking, Greece, Turkey, South Italy and islands. In Italy he created some walking tours, one of them is “Sentiero Spallanzani” in the Northern Appennins, he wrote the guidebook too. He leads walking groups in Sardegna, Creta, Salento, Capo Verde, Majella, Pollino, Murge, Corsica and more. He works to discover all the opportunities of walking as a therapy, and organizes courses of Walking Meditation. His new project is Deep Walking (www.deepwalking.org ). His personal website is www.lucagianotti.it. He runs an agriturism in Abruzzo, named “Casale e Crete” (www.casalelecrete.it ). Here organizes walking tours with donkeys, the first in Italy with the french formula of free tours without guide. He writes a newsletter called  “Il Cammino” with thousands of readers. He wrote two books in italian “L’arte del camminare” (The art of walking), Ediciclo, 2011, and “Parole in cammino”, Ediciclo 2013. In October 2015 he’ll publish “The Cretan Way. 28 days of walk along the E4″ (Edizioni dei Cammini) in two different editions: english and italian.
He is the artistic director of Festival del Camminare (Festival about Walking) in Bolzano.
He had the idea of “CamminaCreta-Walk the heart of Crete” and now of the book “The Cretan Way” because he loves Crete, a place where he feels “home”.