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Hedonistic Hiking in The Telegraph

Great to see our Lucca, Volterra and the Island of Elba tour featured by the Daily Telegraph in their recent feature on the best spring holidays in the UK and abroad, alongside holidays in Greece, Galicia and the Algarve.

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January 2019 Press Round-Up

2019 has got off to a good start and particularly in the UK press where we’ve been popping up in all sorts of publications...

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Hot Spots & Hidden Gems

Many of our guests, particularly those who travel from Australia or the US, ask us for advice on extending their holiday in Italy and we’re only too happy to share our experiences when it comes to our favourite towns and walks of Italy. Read on for some of our personal favourites.

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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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