Are you planning a visit to EXPO Milano 2015? If so, why not complement it with an exploration of those nearby regions that contributed to Italy’s rich, unmatched gastronomic history and traditions, and to its strong, worldwide reputation. Alps and Beyond will take you the perfect destination. We will design and run a flawless tour for you, for any length of time, based on your preferred style of travel. You will experience authenticity, indulge in traditional, local gastronomy, and sip delicious wines. The Italian Lakes, with their beauty and romantic environments, are a stone-throw away; Piemonte (a.k.a. Piedmont), Italy’s wine country and, very appropriately, home to the Slowfood movement is a mandatory stop for foodies and wine lovers; Valle d’Aosta, the smallest region in Italy, and producer of the famous Fontina cheese is a paradise for those seeking an active get-away. We can take you right across the border, into Italian-speaking Ticino, one of Switzerland’s most spectacular regions, and home to two extraordinary UNESCO sites: Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio. Here you have it all: the Alps, gastronomy, wine, history, culture and traditions. Regardless of the destination, you will have an exceptional experience.
CINQUE TERRE & PORTOFINO
HIKING IN CINQUE TERRE & PORTOFINO, our exclusive tour, takes you on a splendid journey along the Italian Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the spectacular UNESCO sites of Portovenere and Cinque Terre National Park, the Park of Portofino, and the enchanting town of Camogli. Discover why Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are such irresistible magnets, and encounter a real slice of Paradise in the process.
WALKING & HIKING IN TICINO
Ticino, also known as the "sunny side of Switzerland", is one of the country’s most spectacular, least explored areas. Bordering with Italy, it enjoys the perfect blend of Italian language and Swiss efficiency. Stretching from the snow-capped mountains of the Alps to the Mediterranean climate of Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, Ticino has it all: spectacular mountains and panoramas, lakes, rivers, enchanting hamlets, history, culture, and the warmth of its people.
THE ITALIAN LAKES DISTRICT
A distinctive walking tour and a unique perspective on Italy’s Lake District. Escape from the hubbub of mass tourism while still enjoying the most sought-after destinations of this spectacular region. Perfect vantage points yield spellbinding views over Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Como. Mesmerizing landscapes, opulent villas, history, culture, and the charming small towns of Orta San Giulio, Stresa, Varenna, Bellagio. Fine gastronomy and wines.