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A Hedonistic Christmas

So, ever wondered what Hedonistic Hikers do for Christmas? They pack a tent, load up with great food and wine, throw their hiking gear in the 4WD and head for the mountains. This year Mick and I spent four days, just the two of us, exploring the Alpine National Park,...

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Christmas in Verona

For those of you who haven't met me, I work for Hedonistic Hiking as the UK Office and Marketing Manager and, last weekend, I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Verona soaking up some Christmas atmosphere!  The city looked wonderful with all its  decorations and lights and I...

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The Gold Rush

The great Gold Rush of the 1850's was revolutionary in changing Victoria's social and political landscape and many of the most historically important mining towns such as BeechworthBright and Omeo can be visited whilst...

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Prosecco

A glass of crisp chilled sparkling Prosecco is one of Italy's best-loved aperitifs and, in recent years, it has gained a huge following in other parts of the world too. President Obama is said to have celebrated at his inauguration dinner back in 2009 with many bottles of Italian Prosecco!

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The Chestnut Season

It's the time of year when the woods around our home in Tuscany are full of locals foraging for chestnuts, and the village of Pievescola nearby has just celebrated its annual chestnut festival.  A great favourite with the Italian people, the humble sweet chestnut was first introduced into...

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Turin's Café Culture

Whilst much of Italian life centres around the local bar, in Turin it is the city's café culture which keeps the population going. The city has a wonderful selection of places to eat, from focaccerias to pasticcerias, gelaterias to osterias but it is perhaps the most historic and beautifully...

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Foraging for Funghi

Our Parma, Tuscany & Cinque Terre tour takes us to the Slow Food town of Borgotaro in the hills of Emilia-Romagna at the time of...

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Wild Abruzzo

Abruzzo is arguably one of the regions of Italy least known to foreign visitors. In spite of lying just one hour driving time to the east of Rome, the area is unspoilt and tranquil, home to stunning Apennine peaks, silent valleys and ancient villages. It is a walker's...

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A View of the Palio

Last week we hosted our Palio of Siena tour for the first time.  We thought it would be interesting to ask one of the pioneers on the trip to answer a few questions about his experience but, better than that...

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Borgo San Fedele

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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