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8 Highlights of Italy

Hike to the peak of Mount Etna, uncover well-preserved ruins in Pompeii, walk along clifftops in Amalfi and cycle around Puglia on our small group tours. Here are some of the very best highlights that Italy has to offer.


Amalfi Coast Walking

A popular highlight on our Italy small group tours is the sprawling network of clifftop walking trails along the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast. Embark on the spectacular ‘Walk of the Gods’ so named for its lofty pathways and far-reaching vistas over the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea. A day trip to Capri island will take you beyond trendy boutiques and fancy restaurants into a labyrinth of cobbled streets and white-washed walls draped in bright bursts of bougainvillaea flowers. Look back at the mainland’s towering limestone cliffs and view tiers of colourful apartments vying for the best ocean view. 
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Cycle Puglia

Set in the southern ‘heel’ of Italy, pearly white villas and cone-shaped Trulli houses line the streets of Puglia. Traditional Italian food is a major highlight of this pretty peninsula, so jump in the saddle and sample delicious local cuisine on this eight-day cycling tour. Learn how to make cheese in Putignano Agri and visit a local mill to taste freshly made ‘green gold’ olive oil before enjoying a wine tasting at a local farmhouse. Quiet rural countryside will accompany you on your journey as well as historic monuments, castles and ancient cave dwellings. 
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Walking in Sicily

Explore the rugged landscapes of eastern Sicily on an 8-day Sicily walking tour, with a hospitable family-run hotel as your homebase. From Giardini Naxos, you’ll head to the slopes of Mount Etna to walk to the fissures of the 2002 eruptions. Meanwhile, after catching a ferry to the Aeolian Island of Vulcano, you’ll walk to the crater for spectacular views of the surrounding islands.
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Hiking in the Dolomites

The Dolomites mountain range, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a well-known highlight of Italy. Grab your walking boots and navigate your way through fragrant pine forests, across lush green alpine meadows and amongst towering limestone cliffs on foot. Don’t miss a trip to the iconic Tre Cime viewpoint with its trio of jagged peaks and panoramic vistas over endless mountainscapes, and have your camera ready for the picture-postcard perfect scenes at the emerald green Lake Braies. 
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Walking in Sardinia

Embark on a moderate grade walking tour of Sardinia, with visits to Bronze Age villages and scenic coastal trails. Trek the Supramonte Mountains for unforgettable panoramic views across the mountain range, known for its rugged limestone topography. On the Selvaggio Blu coastal trail, you’ll explore a picturesque cove and the Cala Luna beach. For those looking for a challenge, you can hike onwards to an additional beach, Cala Fuili.
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Family Tuscany Multi-Activity Adventure

Get set for an active Italy family adventure in the rolling hills of Tuscany. This vast natural playground is a popular highlight amongst families of budding adventurers looking for fun and excitement. From canyoning in the Turrite Valley to tree climbing in Buffardello Park and cycling to the peak of Alpe de San Pellegrino, you’ll never get bored. Plus, if you like pizza and pasta, there’s delicious home-cooked Tuscan food in abundance at our family-owned hotel and in the nearby town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. 
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Lake Como Walking Trip

Take it easy on this laid back Italy walking trip along the western shoreline of Lake Como in Italy. Explore a network of footpaths leading to little villages hidden within the nooks and crannies of surrounding mountains, and take a ferry to Bellagio to wander along charming cobbled lanes with boutique shops, friendly cafes and exquisitely manicured gardens. If you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in delicious Italian cuisine in alfresco restaurants on the water’s edge and wash it all down with a refreshing glass of beer or chilled white wine. 
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Cycle Dolomites, Lake Garda and Venice

On this easy-grade Italy cycling tour from South Tyrol to Lake Garda, you’ll work your way around predominantly traffic-free paths and quiet country roads. From the epic Dolomites mountainscape to the iconic architecture of Venice, this 8-day trip combines the great outdoors with classic Italian cities. After enjoying a relaxing ferry ride across Lake Garda, we’ll stop in the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


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