Butterfield & Robinson Announce New 2012 Trips in Italy


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Corsica, Umbria and a new self-guided walk in Tuscany are the newest destinations being added to a roster of more than 25 worldwide walking trips with Butterfield & Robinson. The ongoing popularity of Europe and an increasing interest in luxury walking trips made the regions of Tuscany, Corsica and Umbria obvious choices to build on their other classic walks in Europe, B&R says.

"People are coming home from our trips like 'Amalfi Coast Walking' and 'Italian Lakes Walking' and asking for more. We are certain that these new Butterfield & Robinson walking trips will exceed their expectations. Each region offers unique landscapes, incredible local cuisine and a rich history, all perfect for exploring on foot," said Chris Mark, director of trip planning at Butterfield & Robinson.

Corsica offers white cliffs, azure lagoons and ultramarine skies. This Mediterranean island has been a preferred retreat of celebrities since the 1950s. Not quite France and not Italy either, Corsica's jigsaw culture makes for fantastic meals and rustic elegance. Butterfield & Robinson's guides lead explorations of Corsica's many facets.

Butterfield & Robinson's "Umbria Walking" trip takes travelers  to the "green heart" of Italy, where forested hills, medieval towns, vineyards and olive groves give neighboring Tuscany some tough competition. Stunning new hotels in the well-known towns of Assisi and Spello are a welcome respite after days of walking and sampling local wines, olives, truffle pasta and porchetta.

The "Tuscany Self-Guided Walking" trip is the newest addition to a series of Butterfield & Robinson self-guided trips, which include biking or walking in Burgundy, as well as biking in Tuscany.

Designed for the traveller who wants to be on their own schedule, this walking trip in Tuscany combines the hallmarks of any Butterfield & Robinson itinerary: excellent hotels and beautiful walking routes, B&R says. Luggage is transferred and local information is provided to help craft the perfect trip.

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