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The People's Wine of Piedmont

As we head back to Piedmont for our June Jewels of Piedmont tour much of our attention will be focussed on the celebrated Barolo and Barbaresco wines of the area, made from the famous Nebbiolo grape. But...

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Meet the Team: Isabelle Johnson

At Hedonistic Hiking we are lucky to have a great team of Tour Managers who support us on the tours in Italy. They are all friends of ours who have worked in the tourism and hospitality industries for many years and we thought it would be interesing for our guests to get to know each of them a...

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Meet the Team: Annabel Purling

At Hedonistic Hiking we are lucky to have a great team of Tour Managers who support us on the tours in Italy. They are all friends of ours who have worked in the tourism and hospitality industries for many years and we thought it would be interesing for our guests to get to know each of them a...

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Meet the Team: Dina Bof

At Hedonistic Hiking we are lucky to have a great team of Tour Managers who support us on the tours in Italy. They are all friends of ours who have worked in the tourism and hospitality industries for many years and we thought it would be interesing for our guests to get to know each of them a...

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See Naples and Dine!

Our newest tour in Southern Italy starts and finishes in the exotic city of Naples and our hope is for Hedonistic Hikers to take a couple of days either at the start or end of the...

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Champions of Chutney

We love chutney as an accompaniment to our picnic lunches on the hikes, as they go so well with the cheeses, crusty bread and cold meats we find along the way and are a great way to use up a glut of fruits or veggies.  Here are three of our favourites.

In all cases, the chutneys...

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Smooth Talking

Thinking you might over-induldge at Christmas and worried that your normal exercise regime might go to pot over the holiday period?  Instead of reaching for that extra beer or glass of wine why not quench your thirst every now and again with one of these fabulously healthy and refreshing...

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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world's favourite operas, was born in the city of Lucca in 1858 and lived almost all of his life in this part of Tuscany.

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Prosecco beats Champagne!

It's official!  More bottles of Italian Prosecco were sold last year than of French champagne and the trend for enjoying this sparkling white from Northern Italy seems set to continue.  Recent figures show that 307 million bottles were sold against 304 million of Champagne. One...

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Milan Expo 2015

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

Following the Blog we posted back in October, (see below) we have now updated it with full information for pricing and ticketing, for anyone who plans to be in Milan this year between May and October and wants to be part of this huge event. ...

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