Head off the beaten track, avoid the crowds and see more of Italy in 2018 with the UK’s leading walking and activity holiday provider, HF Holidays. Italy truly has it all and there is so much to discover, aside from the popular destinations of Rome and Venice. From the vineyards in rural Montelupo to the awe-inspiring mountains of Selva, discover rich culture, fabulous food and quiet walking routes, all in the company of friendly and experienced leaders. With two brand new destinations on offer for 2018, there’s no better time to join HF Holidays for la dolce vita!
Highlights of HF Holidays’ Italian escapes are below, with more information available at: www.hfholidays.co.uk
NEW for 2018 – South Tyrol
Now a province of Italy, this stunning region was once part of Austria until 1918. With an Alpine-Mediterranean climate, the unique blend of Tyrol and Italy is a gem for lovers of both cultures. Schenna overlooks the vineyards and orchards of the beautiful Merano Valley and the quaint town of Merano, famed for its spa and historic art nouveau architecture. Holidaymakers looking for a more challenging break can take on one of the many alpine routes dominated by the imposing peak of Ifinger and discover the plateaus and mountain lakes of the Texelgruppe and Schwemmalm regions.
Price: 7 nights with flights from £1,499 departing on 2nd June 2018 from London Gatwick.[i]
NEW for 2018 – Lake Garda
The Italian Lakes are famed for their stunning natural beauty so it’s easy to see why visitors flock to this area. But forget busy streets and crowded view points; the mountains of Trentino on the north shores of Lake Garda are just waiting to be explored on foot. Stay in the lakefront Hotel Du Lac in Limone and head out by coach, boat and cable car to the alpine ridges. Experience wonderful panoramic views over the lake and visit tucked away valleys and limestone hills nestled with unspoilt villages.
Price: 7 nights with flights from £1,199 departing 7th April 2018 from London Gatwick.[ii]
A relatively undiscovered part of Italy, Puglia is suffused with the architectural marks of numerous civilisations, from the rustic drywall Trulli houses to the grand Altamura Cathedral. This trip offers an authentic Italian experience, abundant with rural charm and is packed full of sightseeing opportunities. See the Sassi cave dwellings of Matera, discover the rolling landscapes of the Alta Murgia National Park and visit the town of Alberobello, famous for its Trulli houses.
Price: 7 nights with flights from £1,189 departing 19th May 2018 from London Gatwick.[iii]
HF Holidays’ High Route holidays in Selva are ideal for walkers wanting more of an adventure. Enjoy amazing panoramic views and higher challenging walks in the company of smaller friendly groups. There are a few weeks to choose from and one of our new innovations for 2018 is an introduction to hutting. This offers you a unique experience, where you meet fellow walkers overnight and awake to an amazing mountain-fresh morning surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites.
Price: 7 nights with flights from £1,299 departing 21st July 2018 from London Gatwick.[iv]
Guided Walking at Montelupo
A peaceful and relaxing break, this holiday incorporates Italy’s rich culinary heritage with walking amongst the rolling countryside and medieval hill top villages of Piedmont. Stay at the Hotel Ca’Del Lupo which has a fantastic reputation for regional cuisine, from the wood-fired oven-cooked breads and pastries for breakfast, through to dinners made from locally sourced ingredients. Every evening, enjoy a glass of wine produced in the area where you have walked that day, compliments of HF Holidays.
Price: 7 nights with flights from £1,159 departing 22nd April 2018 from London Gatwick.[v]
Places are limited on these holidays so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information on HF Holidays, please visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 7558.
[i] Price includes half board accommodation with extensive buffet breakfast and 4-course evening meal, a full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day, transfers to and from Verona Airport, all transport to and from walks and the services of experienced HF Holidays’ leaders.
[ii] Price includes half board accommodation with extensive buffet breakfast and 4-course evening meal, a full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day, transfers to and from Verona Airport, all transport to and from walks and the services of experienced HF Holidays’ leaders.
[iii] Price includes half board accommodation with continental breakfast and evening meal, the services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader, full day excursions with all essential transport in resort and airport transfers to and from the hotel.
[iv] Price includes a full programme of guided walks, all transport to and from walks, the services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader, hotel transfers and half board accommodation with continental breakfast and evening meal.
[v] Price includes a full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day, aAll transport to and from walks, the services of experienced HF Holidays leaders, hotel transfers and half board accommodation with continental breakfast and evening meal.