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April 2014
A Better Way to See the World
A Passion for Italia


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  Backroads 35 anniversary"Thank you for our first spectacular trip to Italy... it enabled us to go to small towns, meet with local people, eat at local restaurants, and work out pretty extensively every day yet have the option to sightsee instead. I cannot recommend it enough to others."
–Blake Allvine - Atlanta, GA

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  Dear Traveler,

What's not to love about traveling actively in Italy? Imagine pedaling among fields of crimson poppies, cypress-lined lanes and classic hill towns in Tuscany. Striding on time-worn paths high above the Mediterranean in the Cinque Terre. Or biking past ancient castles and renowned vineyards in the alpine foothills of Piedmont. Whether you're hiking among limestone massifs in the Dolomites or biking through whitewashed fishing villages in Puglia, there's always the promise of something delectable on your table and splendid in your glass—tutti a tavola!

It's my sincere pleasure to share my passion for Italy and put my insider's knowledge to work in creating unforgettable adventures for our guests. When you explore Italy with Backroads, you'll not only be immersed in your destination's extraordinary history and natural beauty, you'll also gain privileged insight into the very essence of the culture. It's an authentic experience that can't be matched!

I hope you'll join us this summer for a taste of bell' Italia Backroads-style.
Jeff Cantarutti
Jeff Cantarutti
Italy Regional Manager, with Backroads since 1994

P.S. Give us a call at 800-462-2848—our Trip Consultants are available every day 6 am to 6 pm PT, to make your travel dreams a reality.

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Discover the best of Italy with Backroads...
Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking – Explore gorgeous Mediterranean coastline and island treasures
Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking – Two distinct and beloved regions in a single superb trip
Dolomites Biking or Walking & Hiking – Rich culture amid mountain majesty: a peak experience in northern Italy
French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking – Massif thrills from Mont Black to Chamonix
Italian Lakes Walking & Hiking – Glamour, history and sensational scenery among breathtakingly beautiful lakes
Piedmont Biking – Explore a food and wine lover's paradise at the foot of the Italian Alps
Puglia Biking – Pedal through gentle hills, whitewashed villages and stretches of sunny Adriatic coastline
Sicily Biking – Ancient civilizations and natural beauty in the shadow of magnificent Mount Etna
Slovenia & Italy Biking – Dramatic landscapes from the northern Adriatic to the sweeping heights of the Julian Alps
Tuscany Biking, Walking & Hiking or Walking & Cooking – A vintage Backroads experience in the land of culture, cuisine and Chianti
Tuscany & Umbria Biking – Discover the heart of Italy, from timeless Umbria to Cortona, under the Tuscan sun


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