Pre & Post Tour Travel

Florence. An inspirational visit to the Medici city of Art

Florence is a magical destination in all seasons, with art, stunning architecture and beauty at every turn. Just meandering through the different areas of the city is one of the elements of travel here that we love; seeing the city from different perspectives, at a pace that suits you and all the while working up …

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Livorno: A 24 Hour Stopover for Seafood Lovers

Livorno, a seaside town and the main port of the Tuscany region, is quite often described as a ‘diamond in the rough’ and is so very different to any other major town in Tuscany. As a port town, it has its own pace and character which in every way reflects its seafaring history and strong …

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a chef removing soft caciocavallo cheese that has been hanging over charcoal

Puglia’s cucina povera; from agricultural roots

We often think about what makes Puglia different, and what it is that has made the region become an Italian travel hot spot over recent years. Certainly, our Puglia Cycling Tour has become one of our most popular tours on our calendar, so delving beneath the surface of this great region and others we traverse, …

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The colourful steep streets of Naples

7 days in Napoli and Procida: Our Highlights (Part 1)

Napoli is one of the most historic, yet divisive cities in Italy. Possibly best known for its pizza, football passion and grungy ‘pick-pocketing’ streets, a recent visit to this ancient city saw us in no time moving beyond its alleged ‘bad side’ to discover some of its true beauty and character. When teamed with a …

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a student standing outside a language school in Italy

Back to Class: Learning the Italian Language in Italy.

Speaking the Italian language has been a goal of mine for many years, even long before we started running our Italian cycling tours. Aside from signing up for various online language apps, I started researching language courses in Italy a couple of years ago, and finally took the first step this month, completing a 10 …

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