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HH featured in The Times!

We were thrilled to be listed recently as one of the Times’ best holidays for 2019. Sitting alongside Inca Trail tours, sailing holidays in Greece and gorilla-spotting in Rwanda, the Times featured 20 top holidays that need to be booked early to guarantee a spot.

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Christmas in Italy

Nothing quite illustrates the atmosphere of Christmas in Italy as effectively as the saying ‘Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con i vuoi’. In other words, ‘Christmas with the family, Easter with who you like’. But while family rules, food comes a close second: eating is what an Italian Christmas is all...

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Olive Oil - Tuscany's Liquid Gold

Podere Patrignone is an ‘agriturismo’ in the heart of Chianti Classico country – a mix of holiday rental villas and their organic olive oil. Is it owned by close friends of Hedonistic Hiking, Simon Zimbler and Verity Jones.

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In search of the best wine tours in Italy

It turns out that we’re not the only ones who love our food and wine! Gastronomic tourism is increasingly big news as more and more people appreciate that delicious wine, eating well, and learning about regional culinary traditions are a valuable part of any holiday experience. So where should...

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On the Culture Trail 2

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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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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