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Self guided walking holidays in SwitzerlandNot many people know this, but the British ‘invented’ modern Switzerland. In the mid-19th century, Switzerland was a divided, impoverished country with virtually non-existent access to its remoter valleys and with little or no industry. Then along came excursionist Thomas Cook – and the rest is history. Read the full post
Posted: 20/11/2013 15:47:55 by | with 1 comments



Self-guided walking holidays in ItalySangiovese is the grape variety best known for producing Tuscany’s great wines, like Brunello, Chianti and Morellino Scansano, the variety and richness of the wine dependent on il terreno – the nature of the soil, the terrain and exposure to the warming Tuscan sun. Read the full post
Posted: 13/11/2013 12:03:02 by | with 0 comments



Visit Piedmont in October and November and you would be wise to time your holiday to coincide with the annual Mercato Mondiale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba or, International White Truffle Fair held in Alba. Read the full post
Posted: 13/11/2013 10:41:13 by | with 0 comments



Self-guided walking holidays in PortugalWe asked Cristina Van Zeller, who runs Casa de Vilarinho – a delightful manor house hotel on our Valley of Gold holiday – to describe her favourite walk: Read the full post
Posted: 13/11/2013 09:35:28 by | with 1 comments



Self-guided walking holidays in PortugalAntónio Costa José is a quiet, undemonstrative man, happy and content to be living with his wife Idalia in the small town of Vila Nova de Milfontes on Portugal’s Alentejo coast. They run Casa do Adro, one of the wonderful, yet uniquely different, guesthouses that feature on our walking holiday along the Costa Vicentina. Read the full post
Posted: 12/11/2013 17:17:05 by | with 0 comments



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