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The Italian Lake District

Come and embark on a breath-taking journey through the Lakeland and mountain paths of the Italian Lakes – undeniably among the most picturesque landscapes the world has to offer.

  • Italy

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board
  • Landscape


  • Jun

  • Average group size: 12-14


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Walking grade

Grade 4

Welcome to an exhilarating Grade 4 walking holiday, centered in the picturesque town of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Our base in Stresa serves as the gateway to a diverse range of outstanding walking experiences that will both invigorate and inspire.

These remarkable walks will lead you along the serene lake shore paths, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lake Maggiore. Alternatively, for those seeking a higher perspective, our routes ascend into the surrounding hills, treating you to panoramic lake views and awe-inspiring alpine vistas.

Anticipate a day of walking of up to 6 miles, encompassing a total ascent and descent of approximately 500 meters. As the week progresses, and you've acclimated to the terrain, some of our later walks will truly challenge your Grade 4 abilities, taking you to the pinnacle of this exciting grade.


Classic Collection

Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.


Holiday Highlights

  • Dramatic views from deserted paths above Lake Maggiore and criss-crossing the lakes by ferry to the start of walks.
  • Explore Giardino Botanico Alpinia before setting off on foot to Carciano.
  • Explore ancient paths winding through medieval villages and enchanting woodlands.
  • Wander the picturesque shores of Lago Di Mergozzo.

When you're envisioning the perfect holiday, doesn't the allure of the Italian Lakes immediately capture your imagination? It's a destination that embodies the essence of a truly remarkable getaway. Here, you'll experience an enchanting fusion of pristine waters and majestic mountains that will leave you spellbound. Everywhere you turn, you'll be greeted by breath-taking panoramas that embrace charming, flower-bedecked lakeside villages nestled along the glistening shores. And as you venture further, these landscapes will gradually evolve, leading you through lush wooded hillsides, opening up to vast meadows and picturesque grassy ridges.

Your journey commences from our strategic base in Stresa, situated on the serene shores of Lake Maggiore. We've meticulously designed your itinerary to seamlessly integrate ferry rides and train journeys, ensuring you get to explore the very best that this exquisite region has to offer.

Now, let's talk about the walks – they are a true highlight of your Italian Lakes adventure. These meticulously crafted guided walks are a gateway to discovering the rich tapestry of this region. You'll have the chance to visit opulent lakeside villas, each steeped in history and elegance. Picture yourself following in the footsteps of ancient travellers as you traverse time-worn cobbled trails that connect charming villages, some of which have been an integral part of this landscape since Roman times. And for those who seek a more relaxed yet equally rewarding experience, there are high-level walks that provide you with awe-inspiring vistas and a fresh perspective of this enchanting terrain.

In summation, your holiday with the Italian Lakes is an invitation to immerse yourself in a world where the splendour of nature, the echoes of history, and the vibrant culture harmoniously converge. Whether you're exploring the treasures of lakeside communities, meandering along ancient pathways, or conquering high-altitude trails, you'll be creating indelible memories that will linger in your heart for years to come. So, don't delay, your unforgettable journey through the Italian Lakes awaits you!

  • Return flights from London to Milan Malpensa
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite three star hotel accommodation on half board basis
  • Two dinners taken at local restaurants
  • All local transport required for the itinerary be private coach/public bus/train
  • All entrances noted on the itinerary
  • All local tips
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Italian Lakes




Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport, then transfer to our base for the week, Stresa. Take an orientation stroll along the lakeside to appreciate the grand views and familiarize yourself with local amenities.

Day 2

Up above Lake Maggiore: Belgirate to Stresa


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Take the local bus from Stresa to Belgirate where you embark on a picturesque journey back from Belgirate back to Stresa, a trail that reveals its charm in any weather, but caution is needed on wet days due to slippery cobbles. Along the way, you'll encounter unspoiled villages and quaint churches, immersed in the region's rich history. This attractive hillside path partly follows a semi-ruined Roman road, occasionally leading you through woodlands, villages, and open areas. The route offers a variety of landscapes, from serene woods to panoramic views, ensuring your day is a perfect blend of history, nature, and the tranquil beauty of Lake Maggiore's surroundings.

Day 3

Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens


Breakfast and Dinner in a Local Restairant


  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    1.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Taking the local ferry you arrive at Villa Tarantino with a visit to the Villa and the Botanical Gardens. In the gardens you will find an array of blooms, sculptures, fountains and greenhouses. For those who wish to extend the walk, you can walk along to Pallanza and take the return ferry from there.

Day 4

Around Lago Di Mergozzo


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    5.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Discover the serene beauty of Lago di Mergozzo on a leisurely walk, ideal for Grade 4, around the lake. This pleasant, walk traces the tranquil shores of the lake, leading you to the charming village of Mergozzo.

Mergozzo itself is a delightful destination, where you can savour a leisurely lunch and even take a refreshing swim from the inviting beach. It's worth noting that Mergozzo was once part of Lake Maggiore, but over time, silt accumulation has separated it, giving rise to this separate and idyllic body of water. Enjoy a relaxing day amidst the natural splendor of Lago di Mergozzo.

Day 5

Excursion to Borromean Islands


Breakfast & Dinner


The Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore, Italy, consist of Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Isola Madre boasts the Palazzo Borromeo and enchanting botanical gardens with rare plants. Isola dei Pescatori, named for its fishermen inhabitants, features a charming village and the Church of San Vittore. Isola Bella, the most renowned, hosts the grand Palazzo Borromeo and elaborate terraced gardens showcasing art and Baroque architecture. You will take the charming lake ferry to explore these islands. Each offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, creating a captivating experience in the picturesque setting of Lake Maggiore.

Day 6

Baveno to Stresa


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Take the ferry to Baverno, where gentle paths take you to the village of Campino. As you climb steadily through the trees, fine views of the lake appear in a clearing. Descend down to the lake and return to the hotel on foot.

Day 7

Alpine Gardens


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    3.30 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    10 /550m

Begin your day with a captivating visit to the Giardino Alpinia, nestled high above the serene Lake Maggiore. As you explore this enchanting alpine garden, you'll be treated to a mesmerizing tapestry of rare alpine plants and breath-taking vistas.

After immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Giardino Alpinia, embark on a scenic walk towards Carciano. This leisurely journey allows you to savour the tranquil ambiance of Lake Maggiore while meandering through charming pathways. Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque views and perhaps stumble upon hidden gems that reveal the essence of this idyllic region.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a photography aficionado, or simply seeking a day of serenity, this day trip promises a perfect blend of natural wonder and relaxation. Giardino Alpinia and the walk to Carciano offer an unforgettable experience in the heart of Lake Maggiore's enchanting landscape.

Day 8

Addio Italian Lakes



Following a final breakfast together, we will arrange your transfer back to Milan Malpensa Airport in preparation for your return flight to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

3rd Jun 2024 - 10th Jun 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Milan Malpensa 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1 hour
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Boston

When you arrive at Hotel Boston in Stresa, you'll find yourself in a charming and inviting establishment, known for its warm hospitality and stunning location a stones throw from the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Your room will be a comfortable, tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities. Some rooms offer captivating views of Lake Maggiore. You'll have access to conveniences like air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi to ensure a pleasant and convenient stay.

Dining at Hotel Boston features Italian cuisine in the hotel's restaurant, featuring a blend of traditional flavours and international dishes. The cosy bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a refreshing drink after a day of exploration.

Outside, a lovely garden and terrace await, offering a peaceful space to relax and soak in the breathtaking surroundings. The hotel's prime location means you're just a short walk away from the lakeside promenade and the vibrant town centre of Stresa, where you can explore boutiques, cafes, and cultural attractions.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Welcome to an exhilarating Grade 4 walking holiday, centered in the picturesque town of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Our base in Stresa serves as the gateway to a diverse range of outstanding walking experiences that will both invigorate and inspire.

These remarkable walks will lead you along the serene lake shore paths, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lake Maggiore. Alternatively, for those seeking a higher perspective, our routes ascend into the surrounding hills, treating you to panoramic lake views and awe-inspiring alpine vistas.

Anticipate a day of walking of up to 6 miles, encompassing a total ascent and descent of approximately 500 meters. As the week progresses, and you've acclimated to the terrain, some of our later walks will truly challenge your Grade 4 abilities, taking you to the pinnacle of this exciting grade.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees to Tarantino Villa and Gardens, and villas on Isola Madre & Isola Bella  are included in the holiday cost, as well as the entrance to the Alpine Gardens. If you have a Royal Horticultural Society membership card, bring it with you as you can get free entry to some villas and gardens and may be of use if you wish to visit sites not included in the itinerary. Members of the National Trust in the UK may also be interested to know that the Italian sister organisation FAI offers free or reduced entry to its Italian sites on the production of a valid national trust membership. Please consult http://eng.fondoambiente.it for further information.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London to Milan (Malpensa) and return. Manchester flights are also possible. Details of your baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. 

Please note that we have separate transfers meeting London and Manchester flights on arrival and on departure.

Transfers between Malpensa Airport and Stresa are by road and take approximately 1 hr. 

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday price. On two nights we will visit a selection of local restaurants serving speciality Italian dishes, usually including a “pizza night”. Lunches are not included.

Please note that in Italy it is customary to pay for water consumed at the dinner table estimating around €2-3 per 0.75cl bottle.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

The following maps have proved useful:

  • Terra tra due Laghi 1:30,000 (only available locally) for Stresa / Lake Orta.
  • Kompas 91 1:50,000 Lago di Como-Lago di Lugano for Lake Como.

Many local libraries stock a good selection of travel guides/books which may offer you more information on the Trentino region. You may find the following websites useful:

Italian State Tourism www.enit.il; Como Tourist Office www.comume.como.it and Maggiore Tourist Office www.italiantourism.com/lakes

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Italian Laws & Customs

In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.

In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.

Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.

It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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