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. Every gastronomic tradition can become a unique tourism experience.

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 travelers 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.

Tourism experiences according to Slow Food
by Giacomo Miola, Food Experience manager & coordinator of the Amalfi Coast Slow Food itinerary
How to strengthen collaboration between hospitality, restaurants, and producers
by Oskar Messner, a member of the Cooks Alliance, Italy
How to improve the hospitality services of an agritourism/small scale producers
by Eckart Mandler, Slow Food Travel Alpe Adria, Austria