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Piccolo Walking Tours offers guided walking and wine tours across Europe.

Enjoy a truly authentic walking holiday: boutique hotels, gourmet food, fine wine, expert guides and personal service.

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Your Guide, Gillian Arthur

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Here are some testimonials from previous customers (many of whom have come back for other trips) ...

  • Slovenia and Camino de Santiago

    "Gillian, we have thoroughly enjoyed our walks with you in Slovenia and Camino de Santiago - exhilarating routes, great food, fabulous wine, interesting co-walkers, fun times. Really disappointed we had to cancel Burgundy walk last year cause of Covid, we are all set for Ireland in 2022."

    Phillip & Penny B (Australia)

  • Italian Lakes

    "Thank you so much for all the arranging and planning you did on our behalf. You made our first trip to Italy a special one. I will never forget those beautiful forests and fairy tale homes. It was a pleasure….. all of it.!"

    Rindy J. USA

  • Slovenia

    "Such fun this week! You made Slovenia special! So glad to have spent a few moments with you and your wit and your songs."

    Dee P. USA

  • Italian Lakes

    "Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful magical vacation.."

    Audrey S. USA

  • Italian Lakes

    "Words cannot adequately express the wonder of this experience you provided. I am grateful beyond measure."

    Julie D. USA

  • Slovenia

    "Once again you have guided a wonderful trip I really appreciate all you did to allow me to get extra hiking in. I hope to travel with you again!"

    Debbie S. USA

  • Italian Lakes

    "Wanted to say thank you for being a great guide."

    Barbara C. USA

Your Tour Guide, Gillian Arthur

Born in England, I lived much of my life in Australia before moving to Italy in 1988. With my passion for the great outdoors and love of good food and wine, setting up a boutique walking tour business seemed a natural choice.

I have been working and living in Italy since 1995 and still get a thrill from discovering great hotels and restaurants, new wines and unspoiled landscapes. I have a particular interest in wine and in July 2010, after three years of study, I was awarded the Diploma of Wine from WSET (London). I also am a certified Wine Educator at advanced level.

I am fluent in Italian and French and when not researching and guiding tours, I divide my time between Italy and Scotland.

Photo of Gillian Arthur
Photo of Gillian Arthur


          

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