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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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Our walks span several countries and many themes but they all contain the basic elements that make travel in western Europe exciting and rewarding. Many of the trips have a distinct theme, perhaps a pilgrimage route or the life of an historical figure, but regardless of the focus of the trip we love to explore a region through all the diversity of its culture.

Each day provides opportunities to explore landscapes, examine the art and architecture that has sprung from that same environment, get a close up look at the land use and sample the food and wine that comes from the soils that we have crossed. There may be chance encounters with wildlife and the flora of the region. Behind everything is the layering of history and tradition that has made Europe such a culturally diverse continent.

Click on the links on the left to look at some of the trips that we have created in the past and the places that we are looking at for new travels.