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Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.


List of Routes in Italy

Footsteps of St. Francis Walk

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Superb walking in Italy’s undiscovered ‘Green Heart’: deep lush forests, impressive limestone gorges, rare flora and fauna in the Subasio Natural Park.

You will visit world-famous Assisi – jewel in the Umbrian crown – and ancient Spello, one of the best preserved mediaeval towns in Italy, giving each walker their opportunity to take in what traditional Italy is all about.

Exceptionally friendly hotels, all with panoramic swimming pools at all – 4 nights in **** comfort.

Your taste buds will be tingling with what is on offer; highly prized black truffles, the finest of olive oils, Italy’s famous Sagrantino wines; for the simply Italian taste.
Romantic Apennine peaks, soft terracotta colours, perched villages with stunning views of Italy as far as the eye can see.

Day 1 – Arrive in Spello
Day 2 – Spello to Assisi 11km/7mi/4hr or 16km/10mi/5hr
Day 3 – At Assisi
Day 4 – Assisi to Satriano 16.5km/10mi/4.5hr
Day 5 – At Satriano
Day 6 – Satriano to Le Silve 14km/9mi/4.5hr
Day 7 – At Le Silve
Day 8 – Le Silve to Spello 14km/9mi/4.5hr
Day 9 – Leave Spello

8 night, hotel-to-hotel, self-guided walking. Departing Every two days from 3 May ’13 to 14 Oct ’13

With so much time during this Footsteps of St. Francis walking holiday to explore the Italian culture, you will dive deeper in to each place you visit, and with the Italian hospitality you won’t want to leave. This is an 8 night hotel-to-hotel holiday and during your stay in Italy you will visit the following hotels:

La Bastiglia, Spello (4 star)
Hotel La Terrazza, Assisi (3 Star)
La Tavola dei Cavalieri, Satriano (4 acorn)
Le Silve , Armenzano (4*)

None of these hotels lack in luxury and Italian hospitality; Each coming with its very own and unique view of the Italian countryside.

See more detailed information on www.headwater.com

Highlights of Tuscany

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One of the most spectacular parts of Italy is Tuscany; with its rolling hills, mountains and coastal walks, it provides everything that the holiday walker needs. This is a fully guided walking holiday with gentle walking and relaxed sightseeing for everyone to enjoy. Not only that but this holiday provides the opportunity to visit the world’s most wonderful art cities, including Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano.

But if visiting cities isn’t what your walking holidays entirely revolve around then fear not, our mountain and coastal walks; hillside rambles will put your natural landscape sightseeing eyes through their paces; we also include trips to the Cinque Terre and Apennines.

Italy is famous for its mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine and world-famous wines, so taste all it has to offer on your 10 day trip here. And of course Italy is home to Renaissance, Etruscan and Roman treasures, dating back thousand years.

Day 1 – Arrive in La Spezia
Day 2 – Portovenere & the Poets’ Gulf 6km/4mi/2.5hr
Day 3 – Cinque Terre Walk 10km/6mi/4.5hr
Day 4 – La Spezia to Florence
Day 5 – Florence
Day 6 – Florence to San Quirico d’Orcia
Day 7 – Etruscan Walk 11km/8mi/4hr or 16km/10mi/6hr
Day 8 – Siena
Day 9 – Towers of San Gimignano
Day 10 – Grotta del Vento & the Apuan Alps 5km/3mi/2hr
Day 11 – Leave Lucca

This holiday combines gentle walking with sightseeing and introduces you to the very best of Tuscany. It’s a journey of extraordinary variety and beauty, balancing the rugged landscapes of the Cinque Terre and the Apennine mountains with the splendour and opulence of some of Italy’s finest Renaissance cities; giving you the best of both worlds. The gentle walking through Tuscany allows the walker to truly appreciate its beauty without missing anything along the way.

You stay at carefully-picked *** hotels in La Spezia, Florence, San Quirico d’Orcia and Lucca. They are traditional and comfortable, with private facilities throughout, and a good choice of restaurants for dinner nearby; although dinner is included in the price for days 6, 7 and 8 in San Quirico d’Orcia.

Amalfi Coast Walk

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Coastal views surround your walking holidays here on the Amalfi Coast walk. The tracks are never far from the sparkling blue sea and give spectacular views of the near-vertical towns below. This walk allows Italy to show off everything that is wonderful about it; the rich flavours of the Italian South, warm hospitality, vibrant colour, natural beauty and masses of historic interest.

Not forgetting of course the reason why one would come to this part of Italy in the first place; Majestic coastal scenery, awe-inspiring views and the most scenic walking on the Amalfi Coast.

Get the chance to visit stunning Pompeii – a classical city of massive historical importance, frozen in time – and Ravello with balcony views over the bay.

All over the world countries boast of their beautiful wildlife and plant life, however Italy’s exotic Mediterranean flora: olive groves, almond orchards and terraces of lemon trees really do stand up to all of the build-up that it is one of the best place to go for plant life enthusiasts.

You will stay in lovely hotels: complete with all important air conditioning and sea views throughout.

7 night, twin centre, guided walking. Departing Selected Mondays from 29 Apr ’13 to 7 Oct ’13

Day 1 – Arrive in Ravello
Day 2 – Ravello/Minori/Atrani 10km/6mi/4hr
Day 3 – Ravello/Pontone/Amalfi 10km/6mi/3-3.5hrs
Day 4 – Sentiero degli Dei 11km/7mi/4hr
Day 5 – Free day: Like most holidays this is the opportunity to explore at your own pace and go wherever and do whatever you feel like doing. The most popular option is to take a bus from just outside the hotel to Sorrento (15 mins) and pick up the hydrofoil across to Capri. Known as “Pearl of Naples”, Capri is arguably the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean and so the perfect destination for your free day during your holiday to go and check out. It has over 800 species of flowers and plants, and magnificent grottoes along the coast for even more of an opportunity to see some of the most spectacular view in the Med.
Day 6 – Pompeii and Annunziata 11km/7mi/4.5hr
Day 7 – Punta Campanella 12km/7mi/4.5hrs
Day 8 – Return home

Wonderful locations, stunning walks and scenery, Enjoy a great time with the others in your group. With guides taking you along the way, each one very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Italy.

To learn more about Amalfi Coast Walk, go to www.headwater.com