Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life. - Gertrude Stein

Why Girosole

e non é giusto perché (and it's not just because)

Life is renewal.
A daily miracle.
In essence, it’s this joy you feel.

Our aim here at GIROSOLE is to create experiences that help foster those truths.
We do this by crafting extraordinary holidays, what might generically be called “walking tours in Italy”.
Except they’re much more than that.
Browse around through the links  and you’ll see why…

But first a little story…

You’ve arrived at the last hill of the day.

It’s been a good, long walk. On the hot side toward noon, but you spent a couple of hours beneath the shade of an oak with a vista that was beyond the power of mere pixels to depict. Undulating hills gathering light, dotted with rolls of hay. Across the valley, a distant village, its church a single spire drilling the sky. A picnic lunch — none other ever tasted so good. And all around the droning shrill of cicadas and the dry smells of summer.

And now you’re on the outskirts of that village you saw from across the valley. You’re soon entering within its protective walls through an archway used by scores of generations before you. A quick shower and you’re ready to explore the village’s medieval byways, after which a dinner in a trattoria serving local specialities.

If that sounds to you like all the makings of a glorious day, then check out what our team here at GIROSOLE brings into the mix to ensure you have all the support you need for a fun-tastic, hassle-free adventure in the bel paese (“beautiful country”) of Italy.

The Really Big Difference

While exploring what we have on offer, keep in mind that every departure we run has been scheduled and planned specially by a client (not pre-scheduled by us). Book a tour with us and you tell us exactly

  • when and where you want to go
  • how long you want to go for
  • what level of accommodation you prefer
  • how much activity and walking you’d like to do
  • and anything else that’ll make your holiday thoroughly perfect

With a personalized tour, you’re in charge, so you’re guaranteed a great time — with no worries about getting a “Dear Jane” letter from your tour operator saying they had to cancel your departure due to “limited participation”. Plus you get our expert assistance to help you make your vacation the best ever and exactly how you want it.

We welcome all sizes of groups, from singles on up. You can book a trip that’s private to your own group or open it to others to join (in which case the maximum number of participants will be eight total). You’ll find that our tiered-pricing based on group size offers excellent value compared to other companies that only run fixed departures (“small groups” that often start at twelve participants minimum).

So browse our comprehensive selection of itineraries, then contact us, tell us what you’d like to do and we’ll help you create a wonderfully memorable walking holiday in Italy!