From the culinary journey on the Amalfi Coast to the possibility of becoming a farmer for a day, Airbnb offers the opportunity to discover rural Italy through Slow Food experiences.
In this way, forms of sustainable tourism are promoted, giving tourists the opportunity to learn about unique and authentic aspects of the gastronomic culture of different places and territories. Slow Food and Airbnb have thus decided to work together to offer experiences with a social impact, that is experiences created by non-profit organizations that connect travelers with their cause. Walks, cooking lessons, ancient itineraries (in the gallery above you will find 13 ideas), but also a trip to our protected areas or to the ancient sheep tracks.
The trend is (rural) green
The Italian summer also sees the rebirth of the passion for i 25 national parks present in the area, with searches for destinations within a 30-minute drive from natural parks increased by approximately 88% compared to 2019. Just to support traveler demand, Airbnb launches a campaign dedicated to Italian parks with a platform page dedicated airbnb.com/parchinazionali which will make it easier to find accommodation near national parks.
You can, for example, choose to stay in the Gran Sasso Refuge, born as a sheep shed and renovated by combining modern technologies with the natural environment. Or in a glamping immersed in the Mediterranean scrub in Levanto, ideal starting point for visiting the Cinque Terre, or in a sea view villa in the Circeo National Park.
For those who want to take an active holiday to discover our rural culture, one of the proposals of slow tourism is the rediscovery of the sheep tracks, wide grassy paths traveled by the shepherds of Central and Southern Italy during the transhumance, which today become perfect trekking itineraries to discover the small villages of central and southern Italy and the local traditions that have been handed down thanks to the shepherds.
These and other ideas in the gallery above