New: The Treja River Basin
My newest walking trip is set in the scenic Treja Basin, home of the imaginative Faliscan people in the epoch before Roman times. Virtually unknown to tourism, it’s a land of breathtaking canyons, shady forests and colorful medieval towns. You’ll enjoy lovely walks, delicious food, and especially stylish accommodations in Civita Castellana, with an opportunity meet acclaimed artist Justin Bradshaw. Details are in Newsletter Fourteen.
From the archives: more great walking trips
My best discoveries from fifteen years of exploring have been highlighted in the newsletters. Check out these favorites:
From the Rome-Naples train you can’t miss the striking limestone formations of the Lepini Mountains to the east, with colorful villages clustered on hilltops and cliffs...
Via Appia, Rome
For conjuring up the spirit of Rome’s past and the souls who peopled it, the Via Appia is hard to beat. The earliest and most famous of the great Roman roads...
map above, from Rome to Cori-Lepini
On the border between Lazio and Umbria lie classic rolling farmlands with patches of orchard and vineyard, and lush hills that enclose beautiful Lake Bolsena...
For 3000 years the natural beauty and mystical ambience of the Alban Hills have attracted both the pious and the rich. The pious came to pray; the rich came to build elegant villas...
Rome is the world’s largest archaeological site and a walker’s dream. A breathtaking mosaic of art, architecture and history is packed into a circle barely two miles wide...
Each of these terrific walks takes four to five hours at a relaxed pace. Choose one - or more - and I'll design you a gem of a walking trip...
Please note: prices and other details in some of the older newsletters may be outdated contact me for updates.
Have it your way!
My trips are made to order. With six or fewer people, there’s a liberating sense of spontaneity, and you get just the trip you want. Towns off the tour-bus circuit, forgotten pathways rediscovered, landscapes that evoke Italy’s rich history, impressive works of past civilizations. Meals are in my favorite restaurants, and the accommodations are delightful echoes of old-time Italy.
Extra touches: embellish your trip with a stay in a private villa, a wine tour, a cooking lesson, an art history walk... what’s your fantasy?
Price: I think you’ll find the cost quite reasonable compared to other walking tours. Four-day trips begin at about $1200 per person, seven-day trips at about $2000 (double occupancy). Includes daily guided walks, all meals and lodging, and transportation within Italy; does not include air fare to Rome. Price varies with exchange rate, size of group and choice of lodging.
Browse these ideas and tell me what sounds good to you. Be sure to write to me well in advance — together we’ll create your dream trip! More information at www.romanroadwalks.com.
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