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Don’t tell the Italians, but Italy is definitely all it’s cracked up to be. From toe to heel it kicks the competition out of the water; Our Italy holidays include Roman history, Renaissance art, modern romance and delicious food to die for. It’s not all art galleries and espresso though. Away from the cities, Belpaese - as the Itali... Read more
Italy Holiday: Highlights
1 Find Amore in Amalfi
The ultimate romantic getaway, the glamorous Amalfi Coast is a spectacular cornice that winds its way past lemon trees, olive groves, vineyards and tiny villages, all clinging on for dear life to the jagged cliffs that plunge straight into the sea below.
2 Take in Tuscany
The postcards don’t do it justice, Tuscany absolutely lives up to all of the cliches – sun baked villages, old mamas dressed in black and clapped out farm vehicles chugging along to tend the fields. A soft, sumptuous landscape filled with sunflower yellow, olive green and the ubiquitous cypress trees. And away from the tourists, you can unearth hidden Tuscany – just you, rolling fields and the odd masterpiece or two.
3 Climb the towers of San Gimignano
Perched on top of the Tuscan hills, the towers of San Gimignano stand out from the crowd. This perfectly preserved medieval town has retained its feudal atmosphere and film-set appearance. Wander through archways and alleys as you make your way to the top of the town. Relax on the ancient ramparts, let your calf muscles recover from the cobblestones and soak up the Tuscan vista.
4 Traverse the Dolomite’s Via Ferrata
In the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, spectacular mountain routes are linked together by a series of fixed cables, ladders and bridges. Known as ‘Via Ferrata’ - iron ways - these routes open up what was once the sole domain of rock climbers. Originally developed to asist troop movements during the first world war, Via Ferrata are fixed-protection climbing paths. Ranging from simple to technically difficult, they give sure-footed walkers the opportunity to move through spectacular and sometimes extremely exposed mountain scenery on walking and trekking holidays, safe in the knowledge that you’re firmly attached to the rock face.
As well as our range of fixed departure group holidays to Italy listed below, did you know we can also arrange adventures for you, your friends and family on dates to suit you? In many cases we can modify our standard itineraries, upgrade the accommodation, or add on a few days for relaxation at the end. See our Private Adventures page for more information.
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You may be a total beginner or an experienced cross-country skier. Many destinations offer different level weeks or multi-grade skiing on the same week. Choose from ‘Classic’ and ‘Skate’ style holidays, or even a ski marathon race for the ultimate winter challenge. See below for more grading details.
You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.
As well as our range of fixed departure group holidays, did you know we can also arrange adventures for you, your friends and family on dates to suit you? In many cases we can modify our standard itineraries, upgrade the accommodation, or add on a few days for relaxation at the end. See our Private Adventures page for more information.
We booked our trip 6 months in advance and Paula was extremely helpful and efficient in arranging a private trip for our 2 families on dates that we requested. Our local guide Antonio and driver Alan were friendly, helpful, professional and went to infinite trouble to give us a fantastic holiday.
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