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A Week in Pictures

On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words, we have put together a photo album of some of the highlights from our first Etruscan Trails in Central Italy tour.  It truly is a feast for all the senses ...

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Celebrate Semifreddo!

As the summer in Italy beckons, restaurant menus everywhere will start to list the ever popular "Semifreddo" dessert.  This light, textured, frozen mousse is popular right across the country.

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One Holiday: Two Countries

We all know that mixing together the right travel ingredients produces a magical trip, but exploring two countries in one holiday makes for a double helping of enjoyment. This year we will cross from Slovenia into Italy's Friuli region on foot, and from Austria into the stunning Italian Dolomite...

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Abruzzo: From the Apennines to the Adriatic

Jackie has recently been interviewed for the Amateur Traveler Podcast series, talking all about the region of Abruzzo, which for us at Hedonistic Hiking is an all-time favourite.

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10 things to know about Siena's famous Palio

If you've never joined one of our annual Palio tours in Siena in August, your ideas about this horse race might be a little sketchy. As the race has been cancelled for the last two years due to Covid...

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Italy's oldest cheese

This amazing cheese comes from a small alpine area in the northern part of Lombardy, known as the Valtellina valley, close to the border with Switzerland, and its name is Bitto Storico.

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A Triumph for Truffles

The art of truffle hunting and extraction in Italy has been recently added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, which aims to celebrate and preserve important cultural practices.

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Calming the Chaos

Jackie has recently been interviewed for the US Podcast "Calm the Chaos", which is hosted by professional Life Coach Deborah Voll.  She talks about the early days of Hedonistic Hiking and how she turned a life-long dream into a successful business on both sides of the world.

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Feast your eyes on a good book

There is no doubt that reading a book set in the country where you are travelling helps to bring the place to life.  At HH we're always on the look out for books set in the regions where we run our tours and like to share our ideas from time to time.

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Sharing our European Travel Experience

We've just returned from 3 months in Europe and were pleased to see life returning to normal. There is no substitute for genuine experience so, if you are still a little unsure about venturing overseas in 2022, here is what we learnt from our journey about what it takes to...

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