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Who were the enigmatic Etruscans?

The Etruscan people occupied an area of Central Italy referred to as Etruria predominantly in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, the region broadly covering modern day Tuscany, the west of Umbria and the north of Lazio.

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Mick steps up to the plate

One of the unique selling points of our hiking tours is the emphasis we place on local food and wine.  On many of the Australian tours we stay in lodges or private houses where Mick turns from hiking leader by day to head chef by night.  A professionally-trained chef, Mick puts...

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Dining out on delicious memories III

As we continue to miss Italy and won't this year have the chance to catch up with so many of our favourite chefs and restaurateurs, we have re-visited this month three more truly fabulous dining experiences from our tours in La Bella Italia.  From the highly sophisticated cuisine...

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Italy's favourite Easter dish

Torta Pasqualina has become a tradition at Easter time across the whole of Italy, although it is believed to have originated in the coastal region of Liguria. The inclusion of the eggs symbolises life and rebirth and it makes a delicious savoury tart for picnics or light lunches.

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Three reasons to visit Bright in May

If you're still hoping to lock in plans for an autumnal trip to Victoria's High Country then look no further than our Bright tour from 14-18 May.  This truly is the most stunning time to visit for the landscapes, seasonal produce and autumn festivals.

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Dining out on delicious memories II

Last month's Blog about some of our favourite dining experiences in Italy seemed to attract so much attention that we have decided to share some more culinary highlights this month too!  We've ventured a little further afield this time - to Austria and Slovenia -  as well as down to...

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Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

When we are hiking in Italy we are spoilt for choice when it comes to UNESCO World Heritage sites, as Italy has over 50. So we are more than excited to now have a UNESCO World Heritage site on one of our tours here in Victoria and to be able to take our guests for the first time to...

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Dining out on delicious memories

The start of the new year has us looking forward to dining again in Italy, which we hope will be possible in the second part of 2021. For this Blog we've taken three unforgettable dining experiences from our tours and shared them again, to whet all our appetites for travelling to La...

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Dante: Father of the Italian Language

2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's greatest literary figures.  He was a poet and moral philosopher and best known for the epic poem The Divine Comedy, which made a lasting impression on the worlds of literature, theology and art...

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Barolo - City of Wine 2021

The little town of Barolo, which sits right in the centre of the Langhe hills in Piedmont, has been voted Italy's first ever City of Wine or Città del Vino for 2021.

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