Five best views in Italy

Five of the most beautiful views in Italy

Step out on a walking holiday in Europe and you can be sure of seeing sights and landscapes that remain out of the reach of many holidaymakers. In Italy, these veer from dramatic mountain backdrops and rural vineyard vistas to the magnificent seascapes that stretch along the coast.

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Hiking in Umbria

On the Culture Trail

In many ways our tours are much more than walking holidays in Europe.  Alongside the excellent hiking we delve into the culinary traditions of the areas we are walking, but we also work hard to include cultural highlights too and all our hikes have moments of special interest...

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Italy's Finest Food Trails

Discover some of the best food and wine in Italy as you embark on food trails that traverse vineyards and olive groves, mountain pastures, woodland tracks and coastal paths. Read on to learn more about five of our favourite food trails and culinary tours in Italy.

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Psychologies Magazine reviews Hedonistic Hiking

Many of our UK guests will be familiar with Psychologies, a glossy monthly magazine which focuses on relationships, family, travel, wellness and general wellbeing. We were delighted to welcome one of their journalists, Claire Rawlinson, on our Jewels of Piedmont trip earlier this year, and you...

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Hiking in Abruzzo - wild orchids

Italy's awesome orchids

You might be forgiven for thinking that orchids are a luxury of the tropics, but they don’t just reside in exotic rainforests and your local garden centres!  Italy, and particularly Abruzzo, is home to some 50 species of orchid thriving in the lofty woodlands and meadows which cover...

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The best hiking holidays in Italy for solo travellers

The best holidays in Italy for solo travellers

The number of people taking a solo holiday each year continues to rise. While many of these are taking once-in-a-lifetime adventure tours, special interest trips such as solo walking holidays are fast becoming a popular option. The simple fact is that if your friends or partner don’t share the...

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Luxury Hotels for Walking Holidays in Italy

The good news is that the days of a hiking holiday going hand-in-hand with basic hostel-style accommodation are long gone. If you like the idea of a luxury walking holiday, read on to find out about some of our favourite boutique hotels in Italy.

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The Best Time to Hike in Italy

One of the questions that pops up repeatedly from our guests is when is the best time to go walking in Italy.  The answer is not straightforward ...

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Food for Thought

This month I finally had the chance to visit FICO Eataly World just outside the city of Bologna. Billed as "The World's Largest Agri-Food Park" the site has 22 hectares of fields and stables, 40 farming factories, 45 restaurants or eating stations and a market space.

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A View of Volterra

Volterra is one of the oldest towns in Tuscany having a history which can date its earliest settlements to the 8th century BC.

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