Follow the paths along the shores of the Italian lakes, and gaze across at the boats bobbing on the gently rippling waters. Scale the literally breathtaking Dolomites, explore the medieval villages along the pilgrim routes of Tuscany or saunter along the sparkling coastline of the Riviera Cinque Terre.
The widely used Italian phrase, ‘la dolce vita’, meaning ‘beautiful life’, flawlessly encapsulates the heart and spirit of this country and the culture of its fiery, passionate citizens. What better way to put this to the test, than exploring what Italy has to offer on foot. Allow yourself to be led off the well worn tourist paths for an authentic, native experience, with our trustworthy guides. Ultimately we endeavour to make you experience magical – just the way it should be.
Hike around Lake Como and after a long day rambling, unwind with a carafe of local wine over dinner at one of our fabulous hotels. Al fresco dine at a boisterous pizzeria filled to the brim with character or at a conventional trattoria, free time scheduled in to our excursions will allow you to sample all kinds of Italian feasts.
Whether you are an avid hiker or a more relaxed walker, we offer a variety of walking levels. Le Cinque Terre, or The Five Lands, encompasses a choice of walking grades from easy off-shore strolls to the classic walk from Madonna di Soviore to Monterosso, passing through Vernazza which is one of the most photogenic spots on the coast. Why not, find this out for yourself and visit such a vibrant and charming country.
For our new Italian departures in 2017 with Chapters Experiene click here. Our sister brand Chapters Experience Holidays are born of the success of our walking holidays and now encompass activities that even more closely complement the destinations we offer