Italy nature & culture holiday, the Po Delta

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Italy nature & culture holiday, the Po Delta

Environment

This tour is all about the slow discovery of nature. Cross the Po Delta by bike and boat, enjoy a birdwatching and photographic safari: the only form of hunting allowed in this protected natural park, established as the Interregional Natural Park Po Delta in 1991.

Divided between the regions of Veneto and Emilia Romagna, this area includes landscapes of unquestionable beauty and natural interest, now safeguarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When planning our tours we are careful to select accommodations, restaurants and transport that demonstrates sustainable environmental stewardship, using local materials and produce whenever possible. We pay attention to the impact of travel and tourism on seasonal, natural and agricultural events, to minimise the impact on the local environment (harvest, plant growth, endangered wildlife, or mating seasons, etc). We do our best to apply the principles of responsible tourism, enshrined in the charter of the Association for Responsible Tourism in Italy. AITR's charter complies with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Community

- We select tourism providers who can show transparent and accountable business operations through environmental and social audits;

- We organize itineraries that can be completed without haste, with a limited number of destinations each day - ensuring our customers can gain a greater enjoyment from the local area;

- We keep groups small, so that travelers can fully experience the destination, and this way we protect the local area from the harmful impact of large tourist groups.

- We avoid excessive organization, allowing travelers to research the destination themselves, if they want, so that they can appreciate it more completely;

- We prefer to work with locally-owned service providers and vendors (transport, accommodation, catering, etc.), or small scale, regional providers;

- We encourage travelers to spend locally and fairly (i.e. purchase crafts directly from the artist, at a fair price)

- We bring travellers to areas that have expressed the need and desire to welcome travelers, and generally aim to avoid in-season peaks, to help sustain tourism outside of peak times.

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