Great Hikes and Cuisine of Northern Italy

Lombardia, Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, and the Veneto

Leaders

Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Giuseppe Aruta

Departure Dates: May 12-20, 2023

With an extensive background in geology and deep roots in his Italian heritage, Giuseppe Aruta leads guests through medieval hill towns, the Dolomites and Italy’s Lake District, paying special attention to how people travel through their sense of taste, ...

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Gianluca Canalicchio

Departure Dates: June 16-24, 2023, September 15-23, 2023

Gianluca Canalicchio was born and raised in Rome, where his parents moved in 1960 from Umbria, when they left their life of hard work on their farm in search of new opportunities. He has a degree in accounting, speaks four languages (Italian, Spanish, French, and ...

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Irene De Benedictis

Departure Dates: October 6-14, 2023

Originally from Rome, Irene began traveling at the age of 17, and has lived in various countries including the UK, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, and Finland. Her love of different cultures and languages (she knows seven!), paired with her love for pilgrimages (she walked ...

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Vicky Sotriffer

Departure Dates: May 12-20, 2023

Vicky Sotriffer thrives in new places as an adventure-seeking traveler and Trip Leader. She has led trips on nearly every continent for more than 10 years, including safari hikes, city tours, and sea kayaking trips. Originally from South Tyrol, Italy, Vicky now ...

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Daniel Windham

Departure Dates: June 16-24, 2023, October 6-14, 2023

Daniel Windham, born in Georgia's foothills, discovered his passion for the mountains at an early age while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. After moving to northern Italy, becoming a mountain guide, and running a mountain hut with his Italian wife, he returned ...