Hidden Italy has been escorting walking tours to Italy in conjunction with Mary Rossi Travel since 1993 when they started organising small walking groups and independent walkers in Italy (and now Australia).

The idea for Hidden Italy came during the six years founder Simon Tancred spent living and working in Milan when, to escape the bustle and smog of that wonderful city, he went walking in the surrounding mountains, along the rivers on the Po plain and along the coastal paths of nearby Liguria.

Hidden Italy’s approach has always been to introduce their clients to a side of Italy (and now Australia) that others only read about: authentic, respectful and fun! All Hidden Italy tours include fine food, boutique accommodation, exceptional walking.

Italian tours:

Guided tours: Staying in 4-star boutique hotels, Hidden Italy’s nine, all-inclusive, two-week guided tours explore the south in the spring (Sardinia, Campania, Sicily and Puglia) and the north in autumn (Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, the Italian Lakes, the Dolomites and Fruili Venezia Giulia).

Self-guided tours. Hidden Italy’s twenty-two, one-week self-guided walking tours explore all of Italy, from the Lakes in the north to Sicily in the south, and are available all year round.

Australasia tours:

Given the difficulties with international travel at the moment, Hidden Italy has developed some Australasian-based, all-inclusive, one-week ‘gourmet escapes’:

Guided tours: Like the Italian tours, Hidden Italy’s week-long Australasian tours stay in 4-star, boutique, accommodation and include: great walks; fine food and wine; good company, all with an Italian twist. Tours include: Wollombi and the Hunter Valley (NSW); The Sapphire Coast (southern NSW); King Valley and the Victorian Highlands (VIC); Adelaide and Flinders Range (SA); and Auckland and Waiheke Island (NZ) – and more to come!

Visit the Hidden Italy website for more information