What Is Slow Food Travel
ABOUT SLOW FOOD TRAVEL
MODEL AND OBJECTIVES
Meeting and having exchanges with people has always acted as a spur to travel.
The excitement and pleasure of traveling come from living experiences, hearing new stories and meeting new people. Slow Food
Travel is a Slow Food project whose aim is to develop and promote a travel experience that is in line with the Slow Food philosophy.
The Slow Food Travel project consists of different components that can be represented graphically as an onion.
At the center of the project are food and food production. Unique and biodiverse gastronomic identities constitute the heart of the project and underpin all its activities, interlinking the various attractions at the outer layers. The latter include osteria`s, agriturismi, restaurants, inns, bars and leisure venues, and connected activities such as fairs, events and food and wine tastings.
The result is a convivial community that interacts and works as a system, welcoming visitors who discover it through food. The project seeks to develop tourist itineraries and services through the promotion of local cultural, agri-?food and gastronomic biodiversity, thanks to the participation of visitors (visits to food companies and farms, tastings, events, etc.). Its goal is to educate and raise awareness among visitors about the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage, identities and local gastronomy, as well as to develop connections between virtuous businesses in different locations in order to spread a more sustainable model of tourism.
WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Slow Food Travel is a project of Slow Food International and its appointed entities. As a matter of course, it involves one or more Slow Food Convivia (or other local bodies recognized by Slow Food) in the local area. Slow Food International reserves the right to approve or refuse initiation of the project on a case-?by-?case basis, as well as use of the logo which has to be used as defined by its code of use.