Delicious Easter Doves
There is one very special artisanal cake which signals the coming of spring in Italy and is particularly associated with Easter. It is known as La Colomba di Pasqua, or the “Easter Dove" and is as popular across Italy as the Panettone is at Christmas time.
2023 Capital of Culture
This year the neighbouring cities of Bergamo and Brescia in northern Italy have joined forces and won themselves the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2023. This is the first time that two cities have united together and pooled their resources to create a single Capital.
Four Favourite Castles
Stopping by a castle or palace on holiday in Italy is a great way to learn about the history of the region and the country, and it will often come hand in hand with some eye-popping views. Many of our tours visit some of Italy’s most spectacular castles, fortresses, and palaces.
In Praise of Pecorino
Pecorino is the generic name for all 100% ewe's milk cheeses in Italy. They are largely made in the central and southern parts of the country, as well as the Mediterranean islands, and are named after the word for a sheep which is una pecora.
A Love Letter to Victoria
Bar Midland is a bar and restaurant in Castlemaine, Victoria, which we visit on our Highlights of the Goldfields Track tour. It was founded by locals Loudon Cooper and Alexander...
Pilates for Hiking - New Year Special Offer!
Pilates can really help to prepare you for hiking. It can give you a spring in your step, help your strength and mobility and keep you enjoying the great outdoors for longer! We've a fantastic new year on-line offer from Jackie's own Pilates teacher.
Meet Will: our new recruit!
Will Binder is Jackie's nephew and the newest member of the HH team. This summer he graduated from Sheffield University and is now free to become a fully-fledged member of the team in 2023. Having experienced Hedonistic Hiking on both sides of the world, and having family in both...
Gastronomic adventures in Italy
Jackie's latest guest article for Sixty & Me looks at some the best gastronomic adventures you can have in Italy and highlights some of her personal favourites. Whether it's joining locals at a seasonal food festival, taking a cooking class or dining in a celebrated starred restaurant...
Three Great Reasons to visit Beechworth
Beechworth is one of north east Victoria's best-preserved gold-rush towns and a charming place for visitors to spend a few days. Our Hiking around Beechworth weekend takes place from...
If you’re an Italophile in search of new vistas and experiences, make sure Abruzzo is near the top of your list. While this central region is one of the country’s least well-known, its landscape and unique atmosphere certainly make it one of the most memorable.