Travelling in Italy remains one of those rare experiences in life – like a perfect spring day or the power of first love – that cannot be overrated. In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita (the good life) intermingle so effortlessly. There are sunny isles and electric blue surf, glacial northern lakes and fiery southern volcanoes, rolling vineyards and an urban landscape that harbors more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. Few places offer such variety and few visitors leave without a fervent desire to return.
THE SASSI OF MATERA AND
THE PUGLIA REGION HIGHLIGHTS:
A memorable guided journey in the regions of Basilicata and Puglia which lie in the heel of the boot, along the sun-drenched Adriatic Sea of Southern Italy. Experience these regions either by bicycle our walking. Our programs combine your active journey through the most amazing ancient villages, mesmerizing landscapes along the mountains and seaside roads with farm to table culinary experiences. Puglia and Basilicata offer access to the freshest seafood, crowd-free open spaces, irresistible desserts and pastries, distinct wines, and the 50 million olive trees that make Puglia the world’s leading producer of olive oil.
Explore the best of Tuscany at your own pace. This is a journey designed for active clients with walks tailored to match their abilities.Your journey begins in magnificent Renaissance capital of Florence and ventures to the Tuscan countryside south of Siena. In the Siena Hills region, you will make a pilgrimage to Romanesque abbeys, meander through beautiful hill towns known for their fine wines Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino and stay in a charming “agritourism” country hotel, taking short day trips to different locations every day.
AMALFI EXTRAVAGANZA HIGHLIGHTS:
Our “Amalfi Extravaganza” is equal parts exercise, cultural and culinary delight. The stunning hillside trail will keep us active; along the way we explore, sharpen our storytelling skills, have plenty of fun, learn about the history, the extraordinary cultural heritage of the region. We stop to explore ancient ruins, the sample the local cuisine and wine amidst hill towns and changing costal landscapes. We learn how to make traditional local dishes and spend magicaldays walking ancient trails where we will feel like we are transported back in time.