The best hiking holidays in Italy for solo travellers

The best holidays in Italy for solo travellers

The number of people taking a solo holiday each year continues to rise. While many of these are taking once-in-a-lifetime adventure tours, special interest trips such as solo walking holidays are fast becoming a popular option. The simple fact is that if your friends or partner don’t share the...

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The Best Time to Hike in Italy

One of the questions that pops up repeatedly from our guests is when is the best time to go walking in Italy.  The answer is not straightforward ...

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Food for Thought

This month I finally had the chance to visit FICO Eataly World just outside the city of Bologna. Billed as "The World's Largest Agri-Food Park" the site has 22 hectares of fields and stables, 40 farming factories, 45 restaurants or eating stations and a market space.

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A View of Volterra

Volterra is one of the oldest towns in Tuscany having a history which can date its earliest settlements to the 8th century BC.

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Italy's Best Hiking Routes

One of the questions that crops up time after time is which is the best region in Italy for walking. Not surprisingly, there’s no simple answer...

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Your holiday checklist

With Spring well on track in Europe and our first tour just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about getting organised for your holiday. Although you don’t need to think about finding accommodation or booking car hire on a Hedonistic Hiking tour, it’s still a good idea to start...

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The Rise of the "Scattered Hotel"

The Albergo Diffuso is a relatively recent concept in Italy based around the idea of restoring old houses and buildings for the purposes of tourism. The phrase translates literally as "scattered hotel".

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Victoria's Stunning Ocean Walk

We have specialised for over ten years now in tailor-made hikes for small private groups along the Great Ocean Walk, Australia's world-famous coastal trail from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles.

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European Capitals of Culture: 2019 Matera

The European Capital of Culture scheme was first introduced in 1985 and the idea behind it was to unite the continent of Europe and celebrate the richness and diversity of different European cultures.

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Mick's Guide to Perfect Risotto

The real secret to a good risotto is the stock and I recommend making your own, depending on the flavour of the risotto you have chosen.

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