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Supporting our Italian friends

One small thing we can do to help our Italian friends at this difficult time is support businesses involved in the procurement of Italian food and wine.

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Piedmont's Historic Occitan Culture

Anyone who’s spent any time in Piedmont will probably have heard of Occitania, a huge historic region which, in addition to extending into parts of Piedmont, also comprises most of the South of France, the Aran Valley in Spain and the principality of Monaco.

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Hedonistic Hiking featured in The Times

It was exciting to see an in-depth review of our Northern Tuscany and Ravenna tour recently splashed across a double-page spread in the UK’s leading newspaper, the Times. 

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Five Best Day Trips from Venice

When it comes to looking for the best day trips to take from Venice we have a few favourite cities in the north east corner of Italy which we always recommend.

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How to enrich your life through travel

Jackie's latest guest article for Sixty & Me looks at how travel can enrich your life through new experiences as well as new friendships.

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Are you a walking enthusiast?

The third installment of Hedonistic Hiking's Blog contributions to the US Sixty & Me online magazine offers six tips on enjoying walking holidays if you are over 60.

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Hedonistic Hiking in the Times

It’s been a great start to the year in terms of press coverage, with UK's The Times newspaper including our Best of the Italian Alps tour in their round-up of the 50 Best Holidays to Italy for 2020.

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Seven of Italy's sweetest Christmas treats

You can be sure of great food in Italy at any time of year but visit at Christmas and the offering becomes decidedly sweeter. As in other parts of the world, dried fruit and spices feature in many of the sweet treats, with nuts, honey and the addition of chocolate in some.

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Hungry for Gastronomic Experiences?

In her second Blog for the US online magazine, Sixty and Me, Jackie discusses our relationship with food and why the Italians are so good at eating seasonally and locally. 

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Jackie is Guest Writer for US magazine!

Last month Jackie took on the role of guest writer for the fabulous online magazine, Sixty and Me, and contributed the first of several articles in her quest to share her favourite pastime.

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