New Hiking Tours in Italy for 2014


HIKING IN NORTHERN PIEMONTE
. The first of our two extraordinary hiking tours in Italy takes you into a lesser-known area of a fantastic region where mountains, secluded sanctuaries, geology and exquisite hamlets blend into a harmonious picture. A real Mecca for walkers, hikers, and nature lovers alike. A concentration of fabulous food and renowned wines. A precious shrine of spirituality, culture and history. This is our  tour, biefly.
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HIKING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA. Join an exclusive tour and a true culinary delight. Walking and hiking forays take us on a discovery of a unique region of Italy, still removed from the mainstream tourist map. Let you taste buds party on the flavour of real Parmesan cheese and the best traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Visit the extraordinary town of Bologna, seat of the oldest western university, and home to freshly-made “tortellini” pasta.
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Alba – Truffle Fair

The enchanting town of Alba, in Piemonte (a.k.a. Piedmont) is hosting its annual [Truffle Fair], dedicated exclusively to Alba’s famous white truffle. The goal of the initiative is to promote, protect and certify the Tuber Magnum Pico brand.

Needless to say, gastronomy is at its best. The white truffle is the main protagonist on all the menus, adding that special flavour to carefully selected local ingredients. The famous wines of the area, Barbera, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barolo, and Dolcetto will complete an ultimate sensorial experience.

Special events and games enliven the days. The Alba flag-wavers group brings back the traditions that used to brighten up important ceremonies between the 12th and the 18th century. The Donkey Palio race is the highlight, introduced by a procession of more than a thousand characters, including noblewomen, knights, soldiers, commoners and peasants. Trumpets, rolling drums, standards and flags add excitment and colour.

A unique tour can introduce you to this decade-long tradition, where the eye meets the palate.