Hiking Puglia and Matera

Hilltop Villages, Shepherds’ Paths, and Turquoise Seas

Leaders

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

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Irene De Benedictis

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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Giampiero Faga

Giampiero Faga was born in Calabria in the far south of Italy and attended university in Rome. He indulged his passion for international travel during more than 20 years of service for Alitalia as a chief purser, and is a wonderful storyteller and engaging travel ...

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JoAnn Lantz

From hiking the scenic peak of Monte Solaro in Capri and staying at the picturesque Lagazuoi lodge in the beautiful Dolomites to ice-breaking (and often hilarious) karaoke nights in Naples, Trip Leader JoAnn Lantz manages to weave together unforgettable highlights ...

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Daniel Windham

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 ...

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