From the dramatic, towering peaks of the Alps to the gentle, rolling hills of Tuscany and beyond, the breadth of Italy's landscapes, the depth of her history and richness of her culture have been enduringly compelling. It's the place to go to bask in architecture, marvel at antiquities, and indulge in good food and fine wines. And, since "all roads lead to Rome" and have done so for centuries, it's also a place ripe for walking and hiking.
Sharing borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, these alpine regions of northern Italy are bound together more by their mountain heritages and regional experiences than by their national identities. While the Dolomites remain strongly Tyrollean in character, the villages of Alagna and Macugnaga have more in common with their northern neighbors of the Swiss Valais. Tuscany, on the other hand, is a region more firmly-rooted in the art, architecture, and culture that emerged from the Renaissance.
Our trips in the Italian Alps offer the opportunity of traveling on foot through these regions, sometimes crossing from one country to another, all the time experiencing the similarities as well as changes in cultures as you make your way from one valley to next. Our trips in Tuscany combine walking and yoga for a more relaxed and rejuvenating exploration of this most Italian of regions.