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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Gillian's Blog

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

  • "You are the best tour guide as well as cultural ambassador, musician and philosopher that one could want! You develop unique walking tours that include beautiful landscapes but also visit historically and culturally significant sites. We visited authentic local pubs and restaurants and lodged at charming inns and manors. Photos of our last trip helped me smile through the pandemic. I knew the world was waiting for us to safely return!"

    Rozlyn Berty

  • 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

  • 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

    "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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