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Italian Tours

Walking holidays in Tuscany

Chianti, Castles and Tuscan Cooking

A relaxed walking holiday where we stay in two luxurious hotels - the first converted from a former Papal villa, the second an historic palace in the centre of a Tuscan village. One hotel has a pool and beautiful gardens, the other has a...

Guided hiking in Tuscany

Hiking through Tuscan History

This classic Tuscan tour starts in the artistic gem of Lucca - a beautifully preserved city encircled by its Renaissance walls lying just south of the stunning marble mountains of Carrara. We visit Volterra, a timeless hilltop town with...

Hiking in Tuscany and the Cinque Terre

Prosciutto and Parmesan, Pilgrims and Poets

Walk the area immortalised by Lord Byron and the Romantic poets. Visit beautiful Parma, the undisputed gourmet capital of Emilia Romagna and experience the Sagra del Fungo Porcino (Porcini Mushroom fair) at the "Slow Food"...

Walking Holidays in Piedmont

A Celebration of Slow Food

Let your taste buds do the walking as we immerse you in the enogastronomic wonders of  north west Italy. Barolo wine, the legendary white truffle of Alba, porcini mushrooms, hand crafted cheeses and cured meats. Beautiful hotels,...

Hiking in the Italian Alps

Hiking in the shadow of Europe's highest mountains

Experience the Italian Alps in their very best season.  As the snow melts stunning flower-filled alpine meadows emerge.  Enjoy fabulous hiking surrounded by spectacular views of the Gran Paradiso, Monte...

Hiking in Slovenia and Friuli

Lakes and Mountains, Waterfalls and Wine

A 9-day hiking holiday in Slovenia and north east Italy. A tiny country, Slovenia is sometimes referred to as The Sunny Side of the Alps. We stay beside beautiful Lake Bohinj from where we hike to the Julian Alps before continuing...

Hiking in Southern Italy, walking holidays in Basilicata

Basilicata:  The land where time stood still

This brand new tour for 2015 explores the undiscovered region of Basilicata in the instep of the foot of Italy. Much of the region is completely untouched by the modern world and time seemingly stands...

Palio of Siena - Walking tours in Italy

The Palio horse race in Siena is one of the most spectacular festivals in Italy.  It takes place twice a year, on 2nd July and 16th August.  It is, however, much more than one race on the one day.  It is the apex of months of preparation and the Palio itself is...

Hiking in Abruzzo

Stunning Peaks and Silent Valleys

Abruzzo is the only region in Italy which can boast three National Parks and this tour explores all of them. Lying to the east of Rome, Abruzzo is a remote, unspoilt and hauntingly beautiful region. Stunning villages perch on the...

Hiking in the Italian Lakes

Lakes, Gardens and Majestic Mountains

This tour explores three of the lakes of northern Italy: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the lesser-known Lake Orta. All three lakes have a magnificent backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Italian Alps. We stay in three hotels, two of...