A panel of travel experts from the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations recently measured the worlds’ most iconic and celebrated travel destinations on how well they have weathered the pressures of mass tourism. 437 well-traveled experts rated 133 world travel sites on their ability to retain a sense of place, remaining relatively unspoiled in the face of mounting threats to their environment and culture. Tuscany, Italy was rated as a Place Doing Well stating that “If there is a region in Europe that exemplifies the exact mixture of natural and cultural heritage with harmony and beauty, it is Tuscany. No place else has this harmonious mix between landscape, monuments, and cities”.
At ItalyTasteandTravel we believe in there is a different way to travel in Italy, a way that is more than a “show and tell” tour, savoring rather than sampling all that Italy has to offer, traveling with a sense of place with like-minded travelers to see the Italy of our family and friends. We’re happy to know that one of our favorite regions to see and savor Italy is doing well. With more than 900 million worldwide travelers we are globally challenged to preserve and protect the culture, heritage and geographic character of sites we visit. To do less would be irresponsible. To do more would be a way to show your appreciation for a chance to see the wonders of the world.