Slow Food Travel
Behind every place lie stories, gastronomic traditions, artisanal flavors and time-honored practices, preserved by women and men whose identities and cultures have been constructed over centuries.
Slow Food Travel offers a new model for tourism, made up of meetings and exchanges with farmers, cheesemakers, herders, butchers, bakers and winegrowers who, along with the chefs who cook their products, will be the narrators of their local areas and unique guides to the local traditions.
The aim is to bring travellers closer to the preservation of food biodiversity and an understanding of local cultures, identities and gastronomies. Journeys will often include visits to Slow Food Presidia, encounters with Ark of Taste products and stays with Terra Madre food communities.
Hospitality will be offered directly by the producers or by hoteliers and chefs who use local “good, clean and fair” ingredients in their kitchens.
Here you are the first Slow Food Travel destinations!
- Carinthia, in Austria, with trips to the Gail and Lesach valleys is famous for its lakes and ski resorts, its woods and its facilities for mountain sports, from trekking to mountain biking… Discover the tour!
- Biella mountains, a small province in northern Piedmont, in Italy, which offers an outstanding variety of landscapes, from the morain known as the Serra d’Ivrea in the east, through the Elvo, Oropa, Cervo and Strona valleys, to the wild Sessera Valley in the east. Discover the tour!
- The Grand Entremont A historic crossroads between the northern and southern Alps, the Grand Entremont region has been a favored place of transit since Roman times. Already millennia ago, Hannibal crossed here with his elephants, with Napoleon later following in his footsteps. Today the Great St Bernard Pass continues to serve as a link between the Canton Valais and the Valle d’Aosta in Italy. Read more...
- Fully Spread across a granite slope, the fertile winemaking region of Fully is divided into seven lowland communes and eight low mountain villages. Below chestnut woods, the vine-planted terraces paint the hillsides with beautiful colors that change with the seasons. This is the land of Petite Arvine, a grape variety that gives its best here in the exceptional climate, halfway between the lowlands and the mountains. Read more…