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Piedmont's Historic Occitan Culture

Anyone who’s spent any time in Piedmont will probably have heard of Occitania, a huge historic region which, in addition to extending into parts of Piedmont, also comprises most of the South of France, the Aran Valley in Spain and the principality of Monaco.

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Five Best Day Trips from Venice

When it comes to looking for the best day trips to take from Venice we have a few favourite cities in the north east corner of Italy which we always recommend.

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How to enrich your life through travel

Jackie's latest guest article for Sixty & Me looks at how travel can enrich your life through new experiences as well as new friendships.

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Are you a walking enthusiast?

The third installment of Hedonistic Hiking's Blog contributions to the US Sixty & Me online magazine offers six tips on enjoying walking holidays if you are over 60.

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Seven of Italy's sweetest Christmas treats

You can be sure of great food in Italy at any time of year but visit at Christmas and the offering becomes decidedly sweeter. As in other parts of the world, dried fruit and spices feature in many of the sweet treats, with nuts, honey and the addition of chocolate in some.

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Hungry for Gastronomic Experiences?

In her second Blog for the US online magazine, Sixty and Me, Jackie discusses our relationship with food and why the Italians are so good at eating seasonally and locally. 

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Jackie is Guest Writer for US magazine!

Last month Jackie took on the role of guest writer for the fabulous online magazine, Sixty and Me, and contributed the first of several articles in her quest to share her favourite pastime.

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Escape to Tuscany

Great to see Hedonistic Hiking mentioned by Kendall Hill in his piece for Australia's Escape.  He hiked with us in September of this year on our Parma, Tuscany and Ligurian Sea tour and really appreciated the benefits of travelling slowly in today's fast-paced ...

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Choice Magazine reviews Hedonistic Hiking

We were delighted to be featured in this month's Choice magazine, Britain’s leading independent magazine for women and men over 50. Clive Nicholls joined us in May on our Lucca, Volterra and Elba tour and saw for himself the joys of combining fabulous hiking with the delicious food and...

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Seven of the most beautiful gardens in Italy

This year, more of our tours than ever before take in some of Italy’s most spectacular gardens. If you like the idea of combining a walking holiday with some botanical beauty then these might just whet your appetite!

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