An Italian Odyssey

 embarked on a quest in search of unknown walks and untold stories from offbeat Italian places. 

Armed with hiking boots and a pile of dog-eared maps I set out to survey the lesser-known corners of nine regions: Sicily, Puglia, Calabria, Abruzzo, Alto Adige, Tuscany, Sardinia, Campania and Basilicata. 

I was tempted to become a goatherd in the Gargano, a bergamot-farmer in Bagaladi, a shepherd in the Supramonte—and never go back home again…

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2612.2km

Total walked (on safaris since 2016)

139

Mountains Climbed

127

Beaches Swum

651

Bowls of Pasta Eaten