Luxury Hotels for Walking Holidays in Italy

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 5 Jul 2018

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 Rise of the "Scattered Hotel"

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 6 Apr 2018

The Albergo Diffuso is a relatively recent concept in Italy based around the idea of restoring old houses and buildings for the purposes of tourism. The phrase translates literally as "scattered hotel".

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A Luxury Tuscan Hotel

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 8 Feb 2017

The beautiful Hotel La Suvera sits in the rolling countryside of the Montagnola hills just north of Siena and is the first hotel where we stay on our Tuscan Harvest tour. This is one of our more gentle itineraries and celebrates the beautiful Tuscan landscape, its abundant vineyards and strong culinary heritage.

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The Heart of Hotel Corte Gondina

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 10 Jan 2017

Every now and again we like to shine a light on some of the places we stay on our hiking tours, and to introduce you to the people who are at the heart of these wonderful hotels.

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Stay in a Tuscan Paradise

Submitted by admin on 11 Jul 2015

Il Patrignone

If you are ever looking for a base in Tuscany before or after a Hedonistic Hiking walking holiday in Italy then we might have just the place for you. Friends of ours Simon and Verity run a glorious Tuscan agriturismo right in the heart of the Chianti hills, halfway between Siena and Florence.

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A Unique Place to Stay

Submitted by admin on 4 Jun 2013

The Albergo Sextantio in the tiny village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the heart of Abruzzo's Gran Sasso National Park is a truly unique hotel experience.  Its owner, the visionary entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren, calls it an "albergo diffuso" or a "scattered hotel" because all the bedrooms, the reception and dining areas occupy the original medieval dwellings and cottages in this remarkable little town.

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Borgo San Fedele

Submitted by admin on 4 Aug 2012

Borgo San Fedele is a unique and historic place to stay in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti country and has a remarkable story.

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