Walking in the Dolomites - 8 days

The multi-coloured columns of limestone looming above the shadowy Fanes Valley are an awe-inspiring sight. This is the world of the Dolomites, north-eastern...

Countries visited: Italy
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Peregrine Reserve
Peregrine Reserve

Italian Lakes - 8 days

In 1810, Count Francesco Melzi d'Eril built a summer residence on the banks of Lake Como. Aristocrats, artists and royalty came from far and wide to...

Countries visited: Italy
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Slovenia & Croatia - 8 days

Caves and waterfalls abound in Plitvice Lakes National Park, but it’s the 16 interlinked lakes flowing between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica...

Countries visited: Croatia, Italy, Slovenia
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Secrets of Italy - 10 days

 

It has been said that the first Margherita pizza was created in Naples in 1889 and named after the visiting Queen Margherita of Savoy. Chef...

Countries visited: Italy
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Pathways of the Amalfi Coast (self-guided) - 8 days

"The great thing about a self-guided trip is that you never really know what’s around the corner. The supplied 'roadbook’ covers...

Countries visited: Italy
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Spirit of Amalfi - 8 days

 

Emperor Tiberius’ Villa Jovis is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all his island residences. A lasting symbol of Roman...

Countries visited: Italy
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Jewels of the Cinque Terre & Portovenere (self-guided) - 7 days

 

Though not officially part of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, which sits on the Gulf of Poets, is arguably just as beautiful. The area was...

Countries visited: Italy
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The Cinque Terre Explored - 8 days

 

Up until last century, the towns of Cinque Terre were extremely isolated, but in the 1920s a trail was built between Riomaggiore and Manarola...

Countries visited: Italy
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Magical Tuscany & the Portofino Peninsula - 10 days

Known for its ancient tradition of producing macramé lace, the colourful fishing port of Portofino is an example of centuries-old Italian culture....

Countries visited: Italy
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Italian Lakes Discovery - 8 days

 

The great Mark Twain wrote in his 1869 novel, The Innocents Abroad: “One almost believes that nowhere else than on the lake of...

Countries visited: Italy, Switzerland
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