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The Cinque Terre Floods 2011

After the sad news that several of the World Heritage Site villages of the Cinque Terre were devastated by floods in October 2011

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New Trip in Piemonte

In 1388 the County of Savoy fought its way to the coast at Nice and so established a maritime port for the first time. The Duchy that was to follow added this magnificent part of Europe to the Holy Roman Empire. Later this came to form the nucleus of modern Italy, with Turin as its capital.

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The Duende Experience

We choose walking as our principal means of travelling because we believe that our senses were designed to appreciate our environment at the pace our legs naturally carry us. Varied landscapes give varied sensations: the sudden discoveries that are made in the twists and turns of a forest trail and the imperceptible changes of a walk across an open plain delight us equally but differently. There is always time to stand and stare and see what is around us.

The amount of exercise can be altered to suit personal taste and the exigencies of the terrain. Yet the nature of a walk is gently incremental and we remain aware and in control of our own response to the new physical activity and our growing appetite for discovery as our senses sharpen and our eyes open to the new experiences around us.