For many years we have been escorting travellers who seek that unique experience that blends a hassle-free holiday with the flexibility and independence that reflects their personal wishes. Our insider knowledge of these regions guarantees that as a guest on any of our small group tours of Italy you’ll enjoy all the major highlights along with a selection of off-the-beaten-path and behind-the-scenes experiences that reveal the authentic flavours of your chosen destination.
Italy offers many opportunities for walking tours and evokes images of cypress lined avenues, sun-flower fields, olive groves and vineyards. The cities of Rome, Florence and Venice hold many of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. Italy is home to fabulous food and wine – and pizza. At every turn there is another spectacular view. The Dolomite Mountains embody splendour and majesty; Tuscany and Umbria are rich in Renaissance treasures and medieval hill-towns; in Sicily, Puglia and the Aeolian Islands you meet Classical and Greek history; in the Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast you have unspoilt fishing villages, dramatic views of the coastline and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. It is no wonder our Italian tour selection is extensive and people return time and time again.
Aeolian Islands Walking & Hiking Walking and hiking among wild flowers, figs and caper bushes cascading onto the tombs of settlers from 6000 years ago. A historical and mythological journey among seven volcanic islands, the sleeping giants of the emerald blue Mediterranean.
Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Sensational coastal scenery of limestone cliffs, serpentine roads and terraced lemon groves with famous towns like Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Villages and remote monasteries here have long been connected by a series of ancient footpaths perfect for walking and hiking.
The Dolomites Walking & Hiking Enjoy the landscape of soaring peaks and glaciers, deep valleys and lakes and alpine meadow where deer, chamois and marmots live. Invigorating walking and hiking in some of the most spectacular scenery in northern Italy.
Sicily Walking & Hiking Walking and hiking at the heartbeat of the Mediterranean; a mythical island of great enchantment, bathed in sun and home to a people who are warm and hospitable and greet the stranger as a far flung friend.
Tuscany and Cinque Terre Walking & Hiking Featuring the diversity of two regions: Beautiful Tuscany, rich in culture and heritage and a man made garden of vineyards and olive groves; the walled town of Lucca; and the Cinque Terre, balcony to the Mediterranean and spectacular coastal walking and hiking.
Tuscany and Umbria Walking & Hiking See the treasures of two rural regions: Timeless Tuscany, a textured painting of rolling hills with sun-flowers, olives and vines and unspoiltUmbria, the ‘green heart’ of Italy and birthplace of St Francis of Assisi featuring the pilgrimage paths of the Via Francigena.
Puglia and Basilicata Walking & Hiking The sun-blessed heel of the Italian peninsula boasts monuments like the Trulli houses and Matera’s cave dwellings, where a traveler exploring on foot can enjoy breathtaking sea views, rugged coastal scenery and vast expanses of ancient olive groves seemingly untouched by time.