What is Slow Travel?
Slow Travel is a sustainable way of travel, a concept of exploring the world responsibly, that requires creativity and, in some cases, also an adventurous spirit. Travelling slowly is an innovation/idea that must be handed down to future generations.
It is an invitation to travel with relaxation in strong opposition to the habits of our modern society to always be fast and constantly connected.
Slow Travel also reminds us that travelling also means “getting lost” in order to really get to know new
- languages and cultures
In every journey, it is essential to allow yourself the luxury of taking the time, the time to enjoy, the time to let the mind free to open up to the little known and really discover a place and its many facets.
Learn an example of slow travel philosophy by watching this video:
Some things about Travelling Slowly
- Travelling slowly sometimes requires the courage to abandon the fastest roads to discover more authentic secondary roads.
- It also requires you to allow yourself the opportunity to watch the same place several times to reinterpret it every time, to open up to secondary itineraries, sometimes avoiding the shortest routes and the timing of rigid travel plans.
- Slow Travel is an invitation not to look at the whole journey in the narrow frame of your camera and instead give your eye time to lose in the infinity of possibilities.
Why in the age of speed, slowness is at the centre of a new way of travelling?
This is more likely due to the need for counteracting the haste that dominates our everyday life. We hurry to create, hurry to consume, hurry to reach…
A fast world that has created many ecological problems (waste of resources) and social problems such as stress, the anxiety to which, especially during a trip, it is right to respond with a single modality: being slow, get lost and find yourself richer after a real journey.
Slow travel Stories
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