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Bergamo is a city of two cities, the "Città Alta" (upper city) and the"Città Bassa" (lower city). Only from Milan and a drive to. Slow Food, Walks, Paris Skyline, Milan, Cities, Hiking, Italy, Bike, Foods

Bergamo

Bergamo is a city of two cities, the "Città Alta" (upper city) and the"Città Bassa" (lower city). Only 40km from Milan and a 30min drive to Lake Como, it oozes richness. I'm not saying it's a flashy or pretentious city, far from it. The richness is seen in the pristine, rose-filled gardens, the gorgeous historical villas, the art and ancient frescoes, the litter-free cobbled streets, the beautifully maintained historical buildings and churches, the depth of green in the trees and sweeping…

Since arriving in Tuscany this year I noticed a recurring sign along the roadside signalling la via Francigena. Slow Food, Newfoundland, Walks, Hiking, Italy, Bike, Primitive, Bicycle, Italia

La Via Francigena

Since arriving in Tuscany this year I noticed a recurring sign along the roadside signalling la via Francigena. Knowing very little about it, I soon learnt it is an ancient pathway historically known to stretch from France to the Vatican in Rome. However, there are also some accounts that the pathway commences in Cantebury, England. The 800km route was used as a communication route and was later frequented by pilgrims for a religious passage through the country to Rome. Consequently, along…

One of my favourite hikes in Italy is the hike from the Monte Baldo cable car station to Cima Pozette, above Lake Garda. The hike is r. Car Station, Slow Travel, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Italy Travel, Travel Guides, Slow Food, Hiking, River

Hiking on Monte Baldo: Lake Garda

One of my favourite hikes in Italy is the hike from the Monte Baldo cable car station to Cima Pozette, 2253m above Lake Garda. The hike is relatively easy with a climb of around 400m and a duration of approximately 2hours and 45 minutes but the terrain is stone and rock, narrow and exposed. What makes this hike unforgettable, is the stunning 360 degree views every step of the way. To access the hike, you'll need to travel towards the northern end of the lake to the town of Malcesine. From…

Trekking in Lake Garda: a From Bardolino; San Rocco, Lake Garda, Northern Italy, Slow Food, Trekking, Walks, Bike, Travel, Bicycle

Trekking in Lake Garda: a From Bardolino; Percorso San Rocco

Lake Garda is a vast lake approximately 30 minutes from Verona in Northern Italy. It's southern end, with the medieval bustling town of Sirmione, is wide and almost sea like while the northern half narrows between the imposing alps of the Southern Dolomites. The windy northen tip is popular with sail boarders and water sports fanatics while the southern half us surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, producing optimal produce. The soaring Monte Baldo, accessed by a rotating cable car from…

Hiking in Portofino National Park: Santa Margherita to Camogli Santa Margherita, Slow Food, Walks, National Parks, Hiking, Italy, Bike, France, World

Hiking in Portofino National Park: Santa Margherita to Camogli

Portofino, world renowned for its beauty, is thought by many to be the jewel of Liguria. A tiny village in a colourful cove, its waters are a popular resting place for luxurious yachts and flashy cruisers. The village is a colourful cluster of buildings set in front of luxuriously green mountains. These mountains and the waters from Santa Margherita to Camogli, form the Portofino National Park. Within its mountains and valleys are a network of hiking paths reaching to the summits and around…

One of the most unique aspects of Lucca, Italy is its wide, fully intact historical wall. Constructed centuries ago for protection fro. Slow Food, Lucca, Walks, Hiking, Bike, Viajes, Italia, Bicycle, Bicycles

La Mura di Lucca - The Lucca Wall

One of the most unique aspects of Lucca, Italy is its wide, fully intact 4.5km historical wall. Constructed centuries ago for protection from invaders, it has been reconstructed several times for preservation of Lucca's origins and today is enjoyed by most Lucchese people who use it as a place for leisure, social gatherings and, above all, exercise. Early morning the runners come out in force while later mornings are dominated by leisurely joggers and walkers. Late afternoons sees the famous…

Trekking above Lake Como: Monte Serrada to the summit of Resegone Mountain Village, Mountain Biking, Hills And Valleys, Forest Road, Bike Path, Slow Food, Lake Como, Pathways, Bed And Breakfast

Trekking above Lake Como: Monte Serrada to the summit of Resegone

During my stay in Bergamo I set about exploring all the pathways and routes through the surrounding hills and valleys from the Citta Alta. These lead me down quiet roads, ancient stairways and forest pathways. All were lovely, peaceful and picturesque but after a couple of weeks in the gorgeous historical City, I mentioned to Elena, my Italian friend, tour colleague and Italian teacher, that I was very keen to do some trekking in the mountains and valleys surrounding her city of Bergamo…

MOST ADVENTUROUS Valle Delle Ferriere Upper Trail Starting with a long flight up limestone stairs from the historic village of Minuta, the p. Long Flights, Slow Travel, Slow Food, Amalfi Coast, Walk On, Paths, Most Beautiful, Trail, Hiking

Most Amazing Walks on the Amalfi Coast

MOST ADVENTUROUS Valle Delle Ferriere Upper Trail Starting with a long flight up limestone stairs from the historic village of Minuta, the path traverses the cliff edge through pine forest, ferns, chestnut trees and grasslands. Up to 4 streams need to be crossed with rainfall dictating the width, and sometimes even the presence, of streams. Waterfalls cascade through crevices and rocks need to be clambered over. The 4 hour trek undulates frequently but is not too strenuous. Throughout the…

MOST ADVENTUROUS Valle Delle Ferriere Upper Trail Starting with a long flight up limestone stairs from the historic village of Minuta, the p. Long Flights, Slow Travel, Slow Food, Amalfi Coast, Walk On, Paths, Most Beautiful, Trail, Hiking

Valle delle Ferriere -upper

This has to be one of the most beautiful and enjoyable walks from Amalfi. Taking around 3.5-4hours, if starting from Minuta the path is largely a down hill journey (after an initial 10min stair climb). Hiking shoes are necessary. Since the path is quite high, be aware that on cloudy days your view may be obscured. Choose a clear day for optimal views. Streams need to be crossed at least three times so avoid tackling this walk during or straight after heavy rains. The pathway does become…

HIKE, BIKE, SLOW FOOD ITALY: Tiziano's Pathways Slow Food, Pathways, Walks, Hiking, Italy, Bike, Outdoor Decor, Bicycle, Italia

Tiziano's Pathways

Tiziano's Profile Name: Tiziano Davini Lives: Lammari (Lucca) Background: Tiziano is 36 years and a qualified Telecommunications Engineer but his passion has always been mountain biking and trekking in the fresh open air of the mountains especially around his region of Tuscany. He is a passionate photographer with his own photography website displaying beautiful landscapes and panoramas from his many hiking and cycling excursions. Visit: www.tizianophoto.com Tiziano escorted me on a…

Path of Infinity Slow Food, Cinque Terre, Walks, Infinity, Hiking, Italy, Bike, Bicycle, Infinite

Path of Infinity

Since the closure of most of the Sentiero Azzurro in the Cinque Terre, the alternative Sentiero Rosso has taken much more of my attention. Otherwise known as the high path, the route stretches from Portovenere to Levanto along the a Gulf of Poets and takes 12 hours to complete. I thought I'd tackle it in two stages, thinking I could shave at least a couple of hours from that estimation with my well-known fast walking! So I set off from Portovenere early to complete the route, diverting to…

Palmaria Island is located off Portovenere and again is a UNESCO world heritage site. A 5 minute boat ride is all it takes to reach the port. Slow Food, Walks, National Parks, Hiking, Boat, Italy, Island, World, Outdoor

Palmaria, Portovenere National Park

Palmaria Island is located off Portovenere and again is a UNESCO world heritage site. A 5 minute boat ride is all it takes to reach the port and 3 main privately owned beach sites can be chosen from. To use the stony beaches it's advisable to use a lounge for comfort but these come at a price usually from €8. Another absolutely worthwhile attraction of the island are it's walking trails. It is possible to walk the entire way around the island on an 8km trail through diverse paths that…

The Cinque Terre has attracted large numbers of tourists for centuries. Stretched out in the southern end of Liguria, within UNESCO Workd He. Slow Food, Cinque Terre, Trekking, Walks, National Parks, Italy, Bike, Ethnic Recipes, Italia

Trekking in Portovenere and Cinque Terre National Park

The Cinque Terre has attracted large numbers of tourists for centuries. Stretched out in the southern end of Liguria, within UNESCO Workd Heritage National Park, the five colourful villages vertically arranged and linked by ancient pathways are simply stunning. I was lucky enough to walk the full Sentiero Azzuro, blue path, that links he 5 villages around 4 years ago. Since that time, devasting floods and landslides have caused catastrophic damage to some of the villages and several sections…

Verona, with its proximity to Austria, was often seen as the gateway to Italy and therefore held major interest as a city worth acquiring. Slow Food, Verona, Walks, Hiking, Country Roads, Italy, Bike, Bicycle, Italia

A Walk in Ancient Verona

Verona, with its proximity to Austria, was often seen as the gateway to Italy and therefore held major interest as a city worth acquiring. Its colourful history tells a long tale of the many conflicts and changes in governance, ownership and power. The city's bridges, forts, towers and walls all combine as evidence of the lengths that were taken to protect Verona. In World War II, it was one of the most bombed cities, destroying most of the bridges that cross the mighty Adige. Still today…

On our first day in Lucca we met a local Lucchese girl named Maria who very happily showed us around the beautiful town, explaining its hist. Slow Food, Lucca, Walks, Vineyard, Hiking, Italy, Bike, Outdoor, Beautiful

Walking the Aqueduct: L'Acquedotto dell Lucca

On our first day in Lucca we met a local Lucchese girl named Maria who very happily showed us around the beautiful town, explaining its history and giving us an insite to traditional foods and the best places for buying food, having coffee, dinner and so on. Along the way she mentioned that Lucca's water supply used to be drawn through a large aqueduct that still stands today. This was something I'd never seen before so I researched this further and discovered it makes a fantastic walk from…