Dining out on delicious memories II

Last month's Blog about some of our favourite dining experiences in Italy seemed to attract so much attention that we have decided to share some more culinary highlights this month too!  We've ventured a little further afield this time - to Austria and Slovenia -  as well as down to...

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Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

When we are hiking in Italy we are spoilt for choice when it comes to UNESCO World Heritage sites, as Italy has over 50. So we are more than excited to now have a UNESCO World Heritage site on one of our tours here in Victoria and to be able to take our guests for the first time to...

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Dining out on delicious memories

The start of the new year has us looking forward to dining again in Italy, which we hope will be possible in the second part of 2021. For this Blog we've taken three unforgettable dining experiences from our tours and shared them again, to whet all our appetites for travelling to La...

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Dante: Father of the Italian Language

2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's greatest literary figures.  He was a poet and moral philosopher and best known for the epic poem The Divine Comedy, which made a lasting impression on the worlds of literature, theology and art...

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Barolo - City of Wine 2021

The little town of Barolo, which sits right in the centre of the Langhe hills in Piedmont, has been voted Italy's first ever City of Wine or Città del Vino for 2021.

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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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