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Championing Chestnuts

It's the time of year when the woods around our home in Tuscany would be full of locals foraging for chestnuts and, in normal times, many of the surrounding villages would be celebrating annual chestnut festivals.

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Italy's first food writer

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Italy's pioneers of food writing, Pellegrino Artusi, the first author to include recipes from all the different regions of Italy in a single cookbook.

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How will travel look post-Covid?

The regional tourist body Visit Victoria has been recently tracking consumer sentiment in both interstate and intrastate travel markets.  The philosophy behind our tours in Europe and Australia really resonates with the key words which came back from the responses.

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3 of our best days on Europe's greatest walking trails

When we research our tours, we usually head off the beaten tracks and design routes which will take us where no other hikers are to be found.  Occasionally however, we connect to some of Europe's greatest hiking trails and experience just small sections of what they have to offer ......

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Walking on the Earth's Treasure

Travelling on foot gives you time to stop and explore the natural world and a number of our walks give us the chance to learn more about the earth's precious resources. Knowing what's underfoot can bring a whole new dimension to a hike, and often these natural riches have shaped the history and...

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Raphael - The Renaissance Master

2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death in Rome of Raphael who, along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, is considered one the greatest artists of the High Renaissance period in Italy.

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Escape to Italy

As Hedonistic Hikers we don't usually spend too much time in front of our screens but, finding ourselves once again locked down, we've started to escape by watching some of our favourite films!

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Rivers Deep, Mountains High

Walking next to water is endlessly fascinating.  Rivers shape the landscape, affect the fortunes of those who live in their valleys and give life to a huge array of flora and fauna.  Many of our tours include hikes which trace the course of well-known rivers in Europe and Australia,...

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Spice up your lockdown diet!

Jackie's latest Blog for the US magazine Sixty and Me looks at spicing up your lockdown menus by recreating dishes from your favourite travels.  With a little imagination we can all revisit favourite food memories that transport us to happy times and places and, if you...

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Three Favourite Lakes

At Hedonistic Hiking we continue to reminisce about many of our best-loved places in Europe and we are looking forward to being back there in 2021!  Walking by water, whether it be the sea, a fast-flowing river or a perfectly still lake provides the perfect backdrop for many a...

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