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.

Slow Food Travel offers local areas the chance to develop their potential as a quality gastronomic destination; they follow strict guidelines and the Slow Food philosophy while constructing alliances and experiences that add value to the best of local gastronomic heritage.

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.

Visitors will be welcomed directly by producers, hotel hosts and cooks who are committed to promoting their local area by offering “good, clean and fair” products. They will provide all the information necessary to ensure the travelers’ experience combines the pleasure of food with culture and conviviality.