“Our territory is full of resources. It is our true heritage and it is free. I hope my fellow citizens realize it.” Nanni Di Falco has been working as a naturalistic guide since twenty years: he knows every corner of the Iblei Mountains, the valleys, the quarries and their surroundings. He started to guide the…

I was a surveyor and Jessica was managing a bar. We quit our jobs in the chilly North to pursue our dream of living in the countryside and develop a self-contained farm. We started from scratch. I had to study everything: I read books on Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic associations and watched Youtube tutorials on how…

People have always assumed that two similar businesses are competitors. When we began working ‘in synergy,’ at first between our two businesses, and then broadening our network to the whole neighbourhood, everybody thought we were crazy. They’re the same people who think I’m an imbecile for not weeding out spontaneous plants from my garden. The…

When the cart moves, it makes music. It’s a combination of the horse’s hooves, the wheels on the cobblestones, and the tinkling of the “cassa di fuso.” Every cart is a masterpiece. It’s the fruition of three types of ancient crafts – and these jobs no longer exist. There are no more iron mongers; there’s…

Sustainable tourism on the Mediterranean coasts isn’t just about preserving the places travelers go on holiday. It’s also about making sure you, as a visitor, have experiences and memories filled with meaning. Close your eyes and visualize the beach where you learnt to build sand castles. Feel the chill of the transparent water on your…

We all know success comes from finding win-win solutions, and it’s definitely true for responsible tourism. It not only helps the environment and the local communities, it also boosts the economy financially. About 73% of younger generations – Millennials and Generation Z – are more likely to pay more for sustainability, compared to 51% of…

You’ve probably heard that the United Nations General Assembly has announced 2017 as the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism.’ But what exactly does that mean for tourism? This is a unique opportunity to build a more responsible and committed tourism sector that can capitalize its immense potential in terms of economic prosperity, social inclusion, peace…