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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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October - Provence

We finish in October in southern France in Provence where our trips will visit Avignon, Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A series of linked walks take us to the landscapes of Cézanne on the Montagne Sainte-Victoire and of Van Gogh around the towns of Arles and Saint-Rémy.

We walk the limestone ridge of the Alpilles, cross the great Lubéron mountain and spend time in the southern Côtes du Rhône. We walk to the austerely beautiful Sénanque Abbey as well as to Rome’s finest aqueduct, the Pont du Gard.