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Three Best Food Festivals in Italy

Autumn is a great time to visit Italy, not only for its colourful landscapes and cooler temperatures, but because this is a season full of Sagre, festivals which celebrate the harvest of local produce.

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Breads of Heaven

Living in Italy as we normally do for much of each year we take for granted how easily available delicious food is at any time of the day, from the local panificio to street-stalls, bars to pizzerias, gelaterias to pasticcerias. In an attempt to feed our hunger for a taste of Italy, we have...

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Inspiring walkers of all ages

Whilst walking recently with a friend in Rutland, close to the Hedonistic Hiking UK office, we learnt the story of a highly decorated local war hero, with connections to Australia, who has completed a walking challenge in support of The Soldiers’ Charity.

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Annabel makes 10 year milestone

This August marks ten years since Annabel joined our small team in her role as Hedonistic Hiking's Marketing Manager. Here we've taken a little look back at some of her highs and lows!

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Pasta Perfection

Most people of course associate the Italian kitchen with pasta but what you learn as you travel around Italy is that each region has a very different approach, making the most of traditionally available ingredients and keeping to time-honoured recipes handed down through the generations....

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Fast Art Talks with Freya

Friend to Hedonistic Hiking, art historian and Florence-based private tour guide, Freya is launching a new series of her Fast Art talks starting in October 2021.

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Emperor Nero: Monster or Myth?

This year, London's British Museum is staging an exhibition entitled Nero - The Man behind the Myth.  Was he a monster or has history misrepresented his 15 years as Emperor of Rome?

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6 Good Reasons to visit Abruzzo

You may think that finding a tourist-free region of Italy is improbable, or even impossible. Think again.  The Abruzzo, situated to the east of Rome, is one of the country’s true hidden gems.

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More Books for Cooks

Two recently-published cook books caught our eye in the last couple of weeks so we thought we'd share them with our Hedonistic Hiking readers - one on Australian food and the other on Italian Delis.

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In Exile on Elba

Last month saw the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte: Emperor of France and famous resident of the island of Elba which we visit on our Lucca, Volterra and Elba tour.

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