PRE- AND POST- CONFERENCE TOUR PARTNERS
Elesta Travel is a team of Italian journey designers based in Milan.
We offer an unforgettable experience of Italy, unveiling the beauty of a country with glorious landscapes and a magnificent past, opening the door to many hidden places and treasures that lie off the beaten track.
With a community of collaborators that combine competencies in art, culture, and history, we help you, the discriminating traveller, to explore your interests and realise your passions, guiding you through Italy’s varied and matchless cultural heritage.
FONDAZIONE ITALIANA ACCENTURE
Fondazione Italiana Accenture is a not-for-profit organization. Founded in 2002, its mission is to foster social innovation by promoting and supporting projects that deliver real benefits to society in terms of social cohesion and sustainable economic development. One of its main objectives is to bring value to local territories by exploiting their artistic and cultural heritage.
Italia Nostra was born on 29 October 1955 as the first Italian Cultural and Environmentalist Association committed to the defense of the Italian historical, artistic and natural landscapes and heritage.
The voluntary activities of the Association helped spreading in Italy the "culture of conservation" of the urban and rural landscape, of the monuments and of the urban livability.
The cultural heritage, the environment, national parks, historic centers, the development models, the agriculture, the sea, the coast, the islands, the urban and territorial planning, transportation network, the energetic isssue, museums, libraries, historical archives: these are some of the most important themes supported by Italy Nostra and its extensive researches and documentation, that today represents a unique and irreplaceable heritage for the whole Country.
Italia Nostra has over 200 sections on the national territory and over 11,000 members.
Italia Nostra Cultural Travels
As only those things whose value is recognized will be saved, Italia Nostra annually organizes trips to sites of great artistic value and natural beauty, precious moment of discovery and cultural enrichment. For Italia Nostra travelling is a time to learn and to live together, and always with a special attitude: synchronizing our watches on the present and the past of places... Travel through time and space, to discover those intense and sparkling identities still present that allow us to have a better understanding of today.Travel through the time and the space, to rediscover those identities that remain connected to the places and which help us all in better understanding the present.
LA FORMA DEL VIAGGIO
Laformadelviaggio is a travel agency fully composed by specialised historians of art that have been working in this field for more than 10 years. Our experts will help you to design and customize the most beautiful trips to Italy in order to discover the most stunning and unknown places, as well as the classics. Hidden treasures, tiny villages, amazing churches, special itineraries that will make you perceive the beauty of our Country with expert guides. History of art, architecture, local customs and wine and food culture are not only our specialties, but also our passions.
MUSE AND BOLGIA TRAVEL AGENCY
The “Mountain and culture” in Trentino tours will lead you the heart of the Alps. These tours are proposed by MUSE, the newest Italian Science Museum designed by Renzo Piano and powered by the very experienced Bolgia Travel Agency of Trento.
Established in 1974 to manage business travel, tourism and corporate incentive, Promotur is specialized in the organization of conferences, events and “incoming in Piedmont”; with its headquarters and two branch offices in Turin, it has more than 40 professionals with several years of experience in tourism. Our agency is member of the Guild of European Business of Travel Agents (G.E.B.T.A.), founder member of “Accessible Italy” and “Accessible Europe” - a pool of European travel agencies with expertise in accessible tourism services for people with special needs - and founder member of TTS-Welcome Group. It is also the Italian partner of T.S.I. (Travel Solutions International), one of the industry’s fastest growing corporate travel management companies in the world, as well as partner of the “Strada Reale dei Vini” (The Royal Road Wines), the association that, through beautiful vineyard landscapes, enable to discover the rich cultural heritage of the province of Turin. In the last 40 years, Promotur has accompanied the visitors in every corner of Piedmont, revealing the beauty, often unknown, of this exceptional region. Our agency organizes the exclusive “Royal Palaces and Castles Tour”, discovering the most important royal estates and the private stately homes and mansions which are generally closed to the public. Another highly successful initiative is the cycle entitled “History of Turin and Province”: an exciting journey through the centuries, consisting of six trips from the Ancient Romans times to the present days that allows discovering hidden treasures of our land and ancient flavours long forgotten.
TRAME DI LUNIGIANA
Trame di Lunigiana, a project conceived and run by social enterprise Trame Territoriali, aims to promote Lunigiana and its Castles, establishing the tourist-cultural resources of this extraordinary territory. Thanks to a collection of regular, tailored tours in the region and together with a network of passionate professionals and tourist accomodations, Trame di Lungiana offers certified services and quality. Lunigiana is one of the less frequented routes in Italy, it is a boundary land, between Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna. It is a territory of prehistoric idols, medieval castles, intact hamlets and culinary heritage. From the fishermen's villages on the beautiful Poet's Gulf to the peaks of the Apuan Alps and the Apennines, Lunigiana is a real journey!
TRAME DI MONFERRATO
Trame di Monferrato is committed to promoting the territory of Monferrato by bringing out the best of its amenities, resources and operators. Trame di Monferrato provides quality services to visitors who wish to explore the many hidden treasures of this magnificent enclave with its rolling hills, ancient castles, local wines and culinary delights. Nestled between the provinces of Alessandria and Asti in Italy’s north western region of Piedmont, Monferrato is renowned for its breathtaking landscape and traditional vineyards. Today, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Two ruby red wines which are famous the world over, Barbera and Grignolino, are produced in the local vineyards and are protected by Italy’s prestigious “DOC” quality assurance label. The area is also home to two world-famous food products: truffles and hazelnuts. Undulating landscapes, great wine, fabulous food and an abundance of castles await your visit in Monferrato.
Verticalife is an Outdoor Travel Company. Founded in 2009 in Turin by a sport team keen on the great Outdoors, action sports and travel. They offer tours and excursions in Turin and surrounding areas but also in Italy, including sports like Ski and Snowboard freeride and mountaineering, Trekking, Surfing, Mountain biking, Climbing, Kayak & Rafting & Canyoning. Accompanied by experienced guides, you will live and discover the city of Turin, the hills, the mountains and the sea nearby, with services included and tailored; designed routes to be ride through your passion for the outdoors; the earned and relaxing evenings and the best Italian food will finally give you the right flavour and taste to the holiday. Verticalife, your journeys to the right side!