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Bordering France and Switzerland in Italy’s northwest, the Piedmont region is known for its spectacular alpine scenery and popular ski resorts. The added blessings of an elegant capital packed with Baroque architecture, a pristine countryside dotted with charming villages and medieval palazzi, an exciting food and wine scene and a relative lack of tourist hordes make this an outstanding year-round destination.

Head to the border of the Aosta region to hike the rugged trails of Gran Paradiso National Park, walking in the shadows of the Italian Alps and passing glacial lakes, flower-strewn meadows and curious wildlife.

Walk or cycle the famous Via Francigena pilgrim’s trail across the agricultural plains of Piedmont or tackle a mountaineering course and exhilarating climb to the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m), Italy’s highest peak.

Or simply hop between the prestigious vineyards and cellars of Piedmont’s wine region, sampling Barolo and Barbera, local cheeses and prized white truffles, and discover why Piedmont is touted by some as “Tuscany without the crowds”.

Join us as we explore Italy’s beautiful northwest!

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Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling in Italy's Piedmont & Aosta regions for over 5 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Italy offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Local Connections in Italy

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip in the Piedmont & Aosta. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers in Italy for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Great Value & Quality Holidays in Italy

Our active holidays in the Aosta & Piedmont regions are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip in Italy will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.



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Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+39

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.