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Our Commitment

TO CELEBRATE AND SHARE THE KIND OF TOURISM WE BELIEVE IN:

  • promoting values such as sustainability, biodiversity, respect for local people, traditions, animals and the environment on tour, during local events, through social media and on our website  
  • featuring Slow Food Presidia (worldwide initiatives that support quality production at risk of extinction) on all of our tours through visits and tastings
  • staying in agriturismi (“farm stays” that combine agriculture and tourism through transformed farmhouses) and albergi diffusi (“dispersed hotels” that preserve and revivify historic buildings)
  • visiting the less known, less celebrated corners of Italy that nonetheless hold deep stories of incredible people connected to beautiful lands and traditions

TO MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

  • recycling plastic, water and paper not only at home but also on tour and on our events, reducing and properly disposing of all litter
  • purchasing carbon footprint offset certificates from reputable organizations which invest in renewable energy and methane capture projects, such as Terra Pass, and Carbonfund which support emission reduction projects in communities around the United States. 
  • offsetting carbon emissions with Treedom, whose aim is to make the world a better place, one tree at a time

TO AVOID FOOD WASTE:

  • endeavoring always to order food in the right, satisfying amounts 

TO CONSIDER ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS IN THE WORK THAT WE DO:

  • guests, employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. We work hard to limit our footprint and leave a positive handprint [see below]. We are a proud certified B Corporation

TO INVEST IN THE PLACES WE VISIT AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SHARE OUR VALUES:

  • featuring restaurants, farmers and aritisans who produce "good, clean and fair food" and donating more than 1% of our annual sales revenues (as of December 2019 we have donated more than $22,000) to food literacy and environmental non-profit organizations. We are a proud member of 1% of the Planet. [See below who we support.]

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