Walking Tours in Italy
Although most guided tours involve some measure of forward motion on the souls of the feet, not just any tour can be called 'walking'. What makes this form of sightseeing so unique is its hands-on approach to visiting a place – offering the ability to feel a part of your immediate surroundings. You get to touch, smell, taste, hear and see the sights you’re visiting, but in a more down-to-earth, organic way. A walking tour provides something you can’t get from inside a bus or minivan...It’s slow travel at its
My friend, Alessandro Gullo and I have known each other for 10 years. He has helped me plan and guide many a fabulous trips over the years. Because Alessandro’s walking tours are customized to your particular group, they’re not ‘one-size-fits-all’ enterprises. Rather, he takes into consideration the needs and interests of the folks who are actually traveling. By personalizing the experience, you get to see what you want, when you want and with whom you want. Over the years our group has grown from 5 people to 15 (ranging in ages from 34 to 72). No matter the size of our group, and whether they were family or friends, all of our trips went beyond our expectations.
In the last few years, I’ve helped organize (and also participated) in several walking tours around Italy. The first 2 took place in Sicily, while last summer we set out for the Dolomites, a mountain range in Northern Italy, below the border with Austria. It was a wonderful holiday, full of exercise, majestic scenery, great friends and superb food and wine.