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A walk to Castelmola

Alone on a sunny October afternoon I started up the hill from Taormina on a walk to Castelmola via a country footpath. The trail has been used for hundreds of years by locals who surely carried many provisions up and down together with the family mule. Half way up the mountain path one comes upon this […]

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Walking the Camino de Santiago

Antonio Nobile is actively involved at Caspin Journeys while studying for a degree in Business & Tourism with Spanish. He departs 26th May 2014 to walk El Camino de Santiago ; you can follow his blog on this website. He will be hiking with us in the Dolomites in September. We enthusiastically welcome his youthful […]

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Siena

Siena is the best preserved Gothic City in Italy. We visit the Duomo with masterpieces by Duccio, Pisano, Lorenzetti, Donatello and Michelangelo and frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Piccolomini library, the visual impact of which is stunning. After a break for lunch we continue with a visit to the Pinacoteca Nazionale Gallery and to the […]

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Orvieto

Etruscan Orvieto sits spectacularly on a tabletop of volcanic tufa whose sheer sides drop to 325m. We begin our tour at the famous Pozzo di San Patrizio (1527) with its fascinating double helix staircase 248 steps down and 62m deep designed by architect Antonio da Sangallo. From here we make our way through the narrow […]

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Medieval Cortona

The spiritual and tranquil setting of Le Celle, a 12C Franciscan hermitage is the start of our walk and takes us to Cortona. Entering through one of the ancient city gates, we explore its myriad of medieval streets and monuments. Time to collect any last minute souvenirs or another gelato, but don’t spoil your appetite […]

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