In 1986, the Italian culinary journalist Carlo Petrini, appalled at the opening of an American fast food restaurant on the Piazza di Spagna in Roma, came out with what is today the Slow movement.
At the end of 1989, the International Slow Food Movement is founded with a first Slow Food Manifest. For a logo, the ultimate symbol of slowness is chosen, namely, the snail.
A lot of traditional regional foods in the world are at risk of extinction due to ignorance, forgery or strict rules of hygiene. To prevent this from happening, Slow Food started the project “Ark of Taste” in 1996. Scientists, journalists and Slow Food members all over the world seek for forgotten authentic foods, describe processing techniques and their historical background background and try to find still existing traditional producers.
Today, the notion ‘slow’ has been adopted by many around the world, as so by us Andando slow travel.
Andando, slow travel doesn’t only pay attention to the quality of life and travel, but wants to be different from mass tourism and ready- made trips that are offered in bulk.
We want to focus attention on the differences in local culture, culinary traditions, artesian and natural productions and the quality of life in general. It’s about enjoying a journey, minding detail, the extraordinary and for tradition.
Slow doesn’t necessarily always mean ‘slow’. Slow can be fast.
It’s about a philosophy that opposes superficiality and advocates the improvement of the standard of living