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5 reasons to visit Italy in autumn

Anyone who has been on one of our gastronomic walking holidays in Italy will know that they are planned with military precision! In fact the timing of the tour itself is also a big consideration – we want you to experience each region at its finest and also enjoy the best seasonal food!...

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More good news!

We were thrilled to get the stamp of approval at the weekend from the UK’s Daily Telegraph who included Hedonistic Hiking in its round-up of Europe’s great walks.

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Choose the right hike for you

If you’re toying with the idea of a walking holiday, whether in Italy or elsewhere in Europe, the important thing is to pick a tour that’s right for you. With mountains, lakes and a good scattering of national parks, there are plenty of hiking holidays in Italy to choose from, aimed at walkers...

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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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