Italy wine tour for over 50s

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Italy wine tour for over 50s

Environment

Our aim is to make our Travel Experiences sustainable for the long term: we know that tourism can have both an exceptionally positive and potentially negative impact on local communities. For this reason, we promote responsible travel that means: to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.

We start from the beginning, helping our travellers to choose their customized daily experiences based on these sustainable categories:
- Green
- Hand-made
- Eat local
- Live local
- Sport
- Adrenaline

Furthermore, we try to organize Carbon Offset trips and we do it since the design of our Travel Experiences.
For this one, in particular, we minimised carbon emissions making the following considerations:

- LOCAL SERVICES - We choose local suppliers, which had adopted sustainable practices like the young owner of a vineyard that, after years abroad, had chosen to come back to Veneto and continue the family business producing the highest quality of organic prosecco, the Cartizze.
Or one of the distillery of the grappa tasting experience that is part of the Istituto Nazionale della Grappa (National Institute of Grappa) which is promoting the sustainable production of this liquor

- WATER CONSERVATION - We support initiatives that encourage conservative use of water (like refilling water bottles or turning off water when brushing teeth), so we kindly ask to our travellers to read the Responsible Travel Conduct that we will send before departing for Veneto

- LOCAL FOOD AND GOODS - We include and strongly inspire our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods (like organic food, natural local products which come straight from the garden to the kitchen)

- WATER BOTTLES - We encourage our travellers to refill a water bottle from water 'bubblers' where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues

- RECYCLING – Our Local guides also provide travellers with awareness on how they can reduce and recycle in Veneto

- PUBLIC AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSPORT – Since we have a high range of biking tours in our offered experiences, we strongly encourage our travellers to choose ecological and public transportation, like bicycle

Community

This Travel Experience is planned to ensure that we support local communities by:

- SUPPORTING LOCAL PROJECT – Some sites that will be visited during this trip are often run by local communities and Pro loco (Italian organization for the promotion of the territory) that volunteer to let them open to the public, like the Molino della Croda and the Church of Pieve di Feleto near Valdobbiadene. We strongly support these communities by including the visit of this sites, maybe less famous than other locations but worth it the same

- LOCAL GUIDES - Hiring local guides for how they tell their territory. In this way we could learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies

- FARE WORKING CONDITIONS - Defining a tariff policy that calls for a clear decision-making freedom of the price by its suppliers, stakeholders, partners and local guides

- TAILOR MADE TOURS - Organizing tailor made tour for the limit size of 8-10 people because we believe that larger group could not join the real experience and could otherwise impact on the local communities

- CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING - Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding, like the wandering in the Prosecco Area where travellers could visit all the small family-owned wineries, realising what is behind each bottle of prosecco wine and appreciating that hard work

- LOCAL SUPPLIERS - Recommending local eateries and stores to our travellers to engage locally owned and operated services to support local people (like artisans, wine producers, rowers, organic farmers and so more). We chose them one by one, shaking their hands, learning their stories and feeling the passion they put in their own activities. During all the wandering (Prosecco area and Treviso), the traveller will taste traditional food directly from who produce it (gelatos, bakeries, olive oil, fresh appetizers and so more)

- RESIZING SEASONALITY – This Travel Experience emphasize the interesting aspects (events, traditions and natural views) of Veneto in low season like autumn as well. Prosecco Hill area has a temperate climate all year long. For this reason we suggest our travellers to visit it even in winter time

- ARTISAN AND IMMATERIAL HERITAGE – Helping to keep alive traditions and supporting ancient knowledge, like the small family-owned wineries or the volunteering work to restore the water mill near Valdobbiadene

- SLOW TOURISM - Promoting slow tourism as an alternative to everything-at-once, which allow traveller the “luxury” of look, taste and feel its final destination. For this reason, we kindly ask to our travellers to read the Responsible Travel Conduct what we will send before departing for Veneto

- UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL DAILY EXPERIENCES - Promoting a different way to explore the territory, like in Veneto where, from an historic point of view, the bond between man and the soil, it has always been strong. Exploring prosecco area for us does not mean just to drink a glass of wine but to dig in the traditions of the territory

- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT – Each traveller will receive our Responsible Travel Code of Conduct before arriving in Veneto. In addition, our local guide will explain during each daily experience the right travel code and will answer to whichever question concerning it

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