Photo of m / m. The environmental issue is increasingly felt in many areas of society: from the automobile industry to energy, from the appliance market to lifestyle. The general attention to this theme pushes many people to make alternative and eco-friendly choices , and this aspect also affects tourism: never heard of sustainable tourism
Let’s find out what it is and see the 10 best itineraries in Italy !

What is sustainable tourism Sustainable
tourism is a type of travel in which there is full respect for nature and the environment ethe well-being and tradition of the local populations are preserved . Sustainable tourism in Italy finds answers 365 days a year , and is above all focused on the rediscovery of rural and naturalistic realities . The ” 0 km ” trend leans directly on the issue of sustainable tourism and allows you to savor and enjoy local foods and traditions . We have selected for you the 10 best sustainable tourism itineraries in Italy in which the contact with nature is mixed with the rediscovery of oneself , the proximity to native species , the search for good food and aspiritual reflection .


Itinerary 1: Palermo and the Sosio Valley
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  • Duration: 3 days
  • Indicative cost: €200 per person

Itinerary for those who want to admire unspoiled places and stay in contact with nature for 3 days (2 nights). We start with a tour of the historic center of Palermo , then we move to Prizzi , and from there we embark on a nature trail in the splendid Valle del Sosio . For info and organization: Travel Addio Pizzo.

Itinerary 2: Golfo Aranci
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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Approximate cost: € 75 per person

An excursion to Capo Figari and Golfo Aranci in Sardinia allows you to experience breathtaking landscape beauties and to see if you are lucky some specimens of Sardinian mouflon . The excursion also includes reaching the terrace of an ancient fortress , called ” Vecchio Semaforo ” and former military navy. For info and organization: Golfo Aranci.

Itinerary 3: Manciano
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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Indicative cost: €185 per person

Manciano is a town in Tuscany , in the province of Grosseto, located on a hill overlooking the surrounding landscape. Staying in Manciano it is easy to enjoy a few days in close contact with nature and visit the medieval center , the Aldobrandesca fortress , the Terme di Saturnia . It is easy to meet animals such as horses, hares, Maremma cows . The typical Maremma foods are highly recommended : acquacotta, pici all’agliata, tortelli with ricotta and spinach, tagliata di Maremmana. For info and organization: Biotravel.

Itinerary 4: Valtenesi food and wine tour
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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Indicative cost: €75 per person

For those who love Lake Garda and good wine, we recommend the Valtenesi food and wine itinerary, a splendid area of ​​nature and vineyards that stretches from Desenzano to Salo , from the lake to the morainic hills. The itinerary includes a full day between DOC and DOP , and is organized on foot starting from San Felice del Benaco and visiting two local companies and an oil mill. For info and organization: Tourist Offices.

Itinerary 5: Birdwatching at the Maremma Park

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Indicative cost: €20 per person

In the Albarese area , in Tuscany, bird watching excursions by canoe are organized for all those who love the Maremma Park or simply nature. Departing from the locality of La Barca , you arrive at Torre Trappola, about 3km from the sea: there the river widens and you can see lush bushes of mastic, phyllirea and tamarisk . For info and organization: Naturally in Tuscany.

Itinerary 6: Trekking of the Wayfaring Poets in Val di Zoldo

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Indicative cost: €150 per person

For those who love the mountains and multi-day itineraries, the Trekking dei Poeti Viandanti is the ideal route. Articulated on the splendid Belluno Dolomites , in 7 days it allows you to touch all the main massifs, meditating and living in close contact with nature. For info and organization: Val di Zoldo Alpine Guides.

Itinerary 7: Via del Mare

  • Duration: 3 to 6 days
  • Indicative cost: €150 per person

For those who love cycling and sustainable tourism , here is a perfect itinerary: the one that goes from Rovigo to Portogruaro , for a total of about 240 km (depending on the detours). For itineraries and GPX track:

Itinerary 8: Monti Dauni

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Indicative cost: €150 per person

For those who love long itineraries, that of the Via Francigena in Puglia could be an excellent solution, even if at the moment only the first 45 km , those on the Dauni Mountains and towards the Tavoliere delle Puglie , are equipped. Relaxation, meditation, contact with nature and small Apennine villages: a truly surprising itinerary! For info: Facebook page of Vie Francigene di Puglia.

Itinerary 9: Vesuvius

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Indicative cost: €20 per person

You love trekking
Then a trip to Vesuvius could be for you! The access path to the crater is open every day of the year, including holidays. The starting point is Herculaneum . For info and organization: Econote.

Itinerary 10: Appia Pedemontana

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Indicative cost: €350 per person

Route of about 200 km through what was once one of the medieval routes that connected Rome with the South. The recently revisited section unites Formia with Roma Capitale . It is recommended that the route be divided into stages from 12 to 25 km. For info and organization: Rome Francigena.

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