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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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Escape to Tuscany

Great to see Hedonistic Hiking mentioned by Kendall Hill in his piece for Australia's Escape.  He hiked with us in September of this year on our Parma, Tuscany and Ligurian Sea tour and really appreciated the benefits of travelling slowly in today's fast-paced ...

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Choice Magazine reviews Hedonistic Hiking

We were delighted to be featured in this month's Choice magazine, Britain’s leading independent magazine for women and men over 50. Clive Nicholls joined us in May on our Lucca, Volterra and Elba tour and saw for himself the joys of combining fabulous hiking with the delicious food and...

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Seven of the most beautiful gardens in Italy

This year, more of our tours than ever before take in some of Italy’s most spectacular gardens. If you like the idea of combining a walking holiday with some botanical beauty then these might just whet your appetite!

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Six of the best things to do in Orvieto

Unspoilt, intriguing and perched atop a cliff of dark volcanic rock, Orvieto is one of central Italy’s most striking towns.  Its position as one of the most important cities in the region during Etruscan times means there are plenty of the traditional sights that you’d expect to...

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The best activity holidays for the over 50s

If you’re one of the many over-50’s recognising that a holiday spent lying on a beach and soaking up the sun no longer holds the appeal of 30 years ago, the chances are you’re considering more active pursuits.

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Chocolate Paradise in Piedmont

Looking for your next chocolate fix? While your inner sweet tooth may instinctively point you in the direction of Switzerland and Belgium, head a little further south and you’ll find yourself in the gloriously chocolatey region of Piedmont!

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Five Reasons to visit Abruzzo

If you’re an Italophile in search of new vistas and experiences, make sure the Abruzzo is near the top of your list. While the central Italy Abruzzo region is one of the country’s least well-known, its landscape and unique atmosphere certainly make it one of the most memorable...

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