Go Slow Italy

Overview

Italy, the birthplace of the Slow movement and the home of Slow Food, is a natural as the second destination in our new Slow series. Alastair Sawday has handpicked forty-six exceptional places to stay–places where attention is lavished on some of the most important things in life: convivial meals, community, a respect for the environment, and a celebration of regional distinctiveness. From the mountainous north, through cypressdotted Tuscany, and on down to the gutsy, colorful south, you’ll discover innkeepers ...
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Overview

Italy, the birthplace of the Slow movement and the home of Slow Food, is a natural as the second destination in our new Slow series. Alastair Sawday has handpicked forty-six exceptional places to stay–places where attention is lavished on some of the most important things in life: convivial meals, community, a respect for the environment, and a celebration of regional distinctiveness. From the mountainous north, through cypressdotted Tuscany, and on down to the gutsy, colorful south, you’ll discover innkeepers and cooks that have an unmatched passion for Slow Travel and Slow Food, and whose hospitality embody their commitment to the finest accommodations and food. Go Slow Italy celebrates fascinating people, fine architecture, history, landscape, and real food.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The guide, which reads like the journal of a friend who has vetted Italy's finest offerings, describes intimate accommodations from the Veneto to Sicily, all of which embrace the sustainable-food movement...You'll bond with inkeepers and vinters--who just might divulge the secret of living la dolce vita." --Town and Country

"Spiritual home of the Slow Food movement, Italy has always attracted those seeking a simpler, more leisurely way of life. Now visitors can share the fruits of this passion at idyllic farmhouses and rural hotels across the country." --The Guardian (London)

"Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric photography....Packed with practical information, every destination has a tale to tell, and the intimate, anecdotal style is eminently readable...The book has a peaceful, measured cadence, very much like the pace of life in these hidden oases of calm. A sprinkling of delicious local recipes adds a delightful personal touch."  --Italia!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892145819
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 684,656
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alastair Sawday is a UK writer and publisher who focuses on environmental issues. He has led tours through France, guided disaster relief teams in Turkey, worked for an international charitable relief organization in Papua New Guinea, and, in 1992, stood for Parliament with the Green Party. In 2006 his publishing company was awarded a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. His book Go Slow England was published by The Little Bookroom in 2008.

Chef Giorgio Locatelli has worked at the Savoy Hotel in London, and La Tour d’Argent and Laurent in Paris. Back in London, as head chef at Zafferano, he earned his international reputation and first Michelin star. In 2002 he opened his first independent venture, Locanda Locatelli, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Giorgio Locatelli 7

Introduction Alastair Sawday 9

The North: Maps and regional information 22

La Traversina Agriturismo, Piedmont 26

Agriturismo Cascina Folletto, Piedmont 30

Agriturismo Cervano B&B, Lombardy 34

Ca' del Rocolo, Veneto 38

Agriturismo La Faula, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia 42

Casa del Grivò, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia 46

B&B Valferrara, Emilia-Romagna 50

La Piana dei Castagni Agriturismo, Emiiia-Romagna 54

La Sosta di Ottone III, Liguria 58

Tuscany: Maps and regional information 64

Villa Michaela, Tuscany 68

Antica Casa 'Le Rondini', Tuscany 72

Tenuta di Pieve a Celle, Tuscany 76

Le Due Volpi, Tuscany 80

Villa Campestri, Tuscany 84

Casa Palmira, Tuscany 88

Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, Tuscany 92

Sovigliano, Tuscany 96

Azienda Agricola II Borghetto, Tuscany 100

Fattoria Viticcio Agriturismo, Tuscany 104

Locanda Casanuova, Tuscany 108

Odina Agriturismo, Tuscany 112

Agriturismo Rendola Riding, Tuscany 116

Relais San Pietro in Polvano, Tuscany 120

La Locanda, Tuscany 124

Fattoria Tregole, Tuscany 128

Frances' Lodge, Tuscany 132

Podere Salicotto, Tuscany 136

II Rigo, Tuscany 140

Podere le Mezzelune, Tuscany 144

Pieve di Caminino, Tuscany 148

II Pardini's Hermitage, Tuscany 152

Central: Maps and regional information 158

Locanda della Valle Nuova, Le Marche 162

Locanda del Gallo, Umbria 166

Casa San Gabriel, Umbria 170

Villa Aureli, Umbria 174

La Palazzetta del Vescovo, Umbria 178

I Mandorli Agriturismo, Umbria 182

La Torretta, Lazio 186

The South: Maps and regional information 192

Azienda Agricola Le Tore, Campania 196

Lama di Luna - Biomasseria, Puglia 200

Masseria Serradell'lsola, Puglia 204

Masseria II Frantoio, Puglia 208

Masseria Impisi, Puglia 212

San Teodoro Nuovo Agriturismo, Basilicata 216

Hotel Villa Schuler, Sicily 220

Hotel Signum, Salina, Aeolian Islands 224

Italy by train 228

Italy on a bike 230

Index 233

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