New & Exclusive Tour – Hiking in Cinque Terre & Portofino

is an exlcusive tour that takes you on a splendid journey along the Italian Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage 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.

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Visit EXPO Milan 2015, Italian Lakes, Piedmont and Switzerland

EXPO Milano 2015 is fast approaching. At Alps and Beyond, we are ready to welcome its visitors and to introduce them to the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont through one of our unique tours.

The Universal Exposition will focus on sustainability, food, and nutrition, and Italy is the perfect place to host this extraordinary event. A country with rich and unmatched gastronomic history and traditions, and with a strong, worldwide reputation.

This is the perfect time to Explore the spectacular places just a stone-throw away from Milan. In fact, 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.

Switzerland’s Italian-speaking region, Ticino, a spectacular regions, has it all: the Alps, gastronomy, wine, history, culture and traditions, and two extraordinary UNESCO sites: Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio.
In just two simple words: COME VISIT!!

Forbes Magazine rates Emilia Romagna “Italy’s Greatest Gastronomic Treasure”

Forbes Magazine’s article is a true hymn to the gastronomic quality of Emilia Romagna, a unique Italian region, too often overlooked. From its first few lines, it picks up momentum, pointing out all the delicious, mouth-watering, typical dishes of this extraordinary region. From Parma prosciutto and Parmesan cheese to tortellini and ravioli; from Balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine to an array of desserts that are simply “to-die-for”. With all these options at hand, one has the difficulty of the choice.

However, there is more to Emilia Romagna than just wonderful cuisine. This bucolic region, which still holds on to strong pastoral and farming traditions, is rich in art, history, and an exquisite landscape that does not hold back on panoramas. Its people are friendly, gentle, courteous, welcoming, and accommodating.

Infinite are the walking and hiking possibilities amongst vineyards, magical woods, past secluded hamlets and religious sites.

Joining our exclusive Emilia Romagna  hiking & gastronomy tour, and discover a unique region, still removed from mass tourism, and all its extraordinary characteristics.

Read Forbes Magazine’s article.