…on a Slow Holiday to Italy


Inntravel specialise in Slow holidays – self-guided holidays which reveal the lesser-taken path and which offer a truly individual experience. There is no rush, no pressure, so – whether you choose to walk, cycle or take an inspiring journey by train or car – you can take your time to really enjoy Italy’s unspoiled corners, splendid cities and traditional ways of life, and to meet the people who live and work in this extraordinarily varied country.



With a choice of over 50 different holidays in just about every region, from the majestic Dolomites in the north to Sicily’s little-known Madonie mountains, and from Sardinia’s rugged Costa Verde to the gastronomic heart of Emilia-Romagna, Inntravel’s carefully planned itineraries and detailed route notes allow you to soak up what Italy has to offer, and to enjoy your very own taste of la dolce vita.



Among Inntravel’s wide choice of walking holidays, The Amalfi Coast & Villages is a perennial favourite. This week-long journey on foot, via Ravello and the ‘path of the gods’ to exquisite Positano, explores one of Europe’s best-loved stretches of coastline in relative tranquillity (and with your luggage transported between hotels). Follow mule paths and stone stairways that have linked settlements for centuries, strolling amid lemon groves and vineyards with only the murmur of waves below breaking the silence.



For a journey on two wheels, opt for Inntravel’s holiday around the ‘heel’ of Italy, Pedalling through Puglia. Stay at a selection of masserie – historic estates, converted into stylish and comfortable ‘farmhouse hotels’ – as you meander through a bucolic landscape of rich red earth and ancient olive groves, and enjoy spectacular coastal rides close to where the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet.



If it’s a journey you’re after, Italian Lakes Explorer is a self-drive tour amid the ravishing lakeside scenery of Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda; while Treasures of Eastern Sicily is a discovery of Baroque treasures and timeless landscapes by car. For something truly special, Inntravel’s Grand Tour of Italy is a two-week adventure by rail taking in Turin, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rome.



Whichever region you choose, and whichever type of holiday you’re after, you can be sure you’re in safe hands. Inntravel plan all their holidays meticulously, seeking advice from local experts and testing every route to ensure you have the best possible experience while you’re away. And their hand-picked accommodation – friendly, family-run hotels of character where you’ll find a warm welcome and excellent food and wine – often makes the difference between a good holiday and a great one.


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Enjoy a taste of Italy – and many other European destinations – with Inntravel, the Slow Holiday people. Visit www.inntravel.co.uk to find out more or call 01653 617001 to speak to an expert.