Leading English-language expert on walking and life-style in Italy, Gillian Price is a long-term resident of the glorious waterlogged city of Venice, which she knows like the back of her hand. She spends much of the year exploring breathtaking regions of Italy for her guidebooks and magazine features, easily distracted by wildflowers, volcanoes, oral history, legendary goings-on not to mention unusual vintages and gastronomical treats. Memorable trips include long-distance treks across the Italian Dolomites and most of the rest of the Alps, with a special mention for the rugged Apennines.
Gillian has been interviewed by Luxe guides, quoted in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine (Oct 2009) as 'the travel guru' and the Washington Post (July 2010), and interviewed by Italy magazine (December 2015) and Budget Travel (spring 2014).
In addition to authoring best-selling Top 10 Venice, widely translated, she has a host of books published by Cicerone. Her work has appeared throughout Europe, the US and Asia. She has contributed words and pictures to award-winning guidebooks on Italy including Umbria, Sardinia, Sicily, Venice and the Veneto with
- Gestalten publisher
- DK Eyewitness
- City Secrets
- WHSmith Discovery guides
- New Holland
- Thomas Cook Travellers and Independent series
- Northstar Travel Media
She is a regular contributor to travel magazines (see the Mag articles page for links to articles)
- Oryx, Qatar Airlines inflight magazine
SilverKris, Singapore Airlines inflight magazine
- Morning Calm, inflight magazine of Korean Air
- Aston Martin mag
- (A)WAY the expat mag in Belgium
- Leo (Venice Tourist Board)
- A Small World (ASW)
- UK newspaper supplements for the Guardian and Sunday Telegraph
- Trek & Mountain from the UK
- Endless Travel in Singapore
- Wanderlust, the UK travel mag
- Italia! magazine, all things Italian
- La Rivista, Alpi Venete and 1890 of the Italian Alpine Club
Gillian is also proud to be city editor for the Venice volume by Luxe City Guides. Other commissions appear in New Holland's Walking the World's Natural Wonders and DK's exciting brand new Ultimate Food Journeys and Road Less Travelled.
An active member of the Venice branch of the Italian Alpine Club CAI, Gillian also belongs to the UK Journalists' Union NUJ and Mountain Wilderness.
Gillian doesn't have a car and is an adamant promotor of public transport to minimise environmental impact in alpine areas - and everywhere else.