Ciao! We are Mattia Veronica and Linda, a food and travel-obsessed trio from Piemonte – Italy.
Travel is much more than just wandering. It’ s the opportunity to finally slow down and take time to savour life. Whether you want to experience a one day tour or a seven day immersive journey, Take it Back will make yourself surrender to Italy’s beauties and to truly experience the spirit and pace of the Italian living.
The A.S.D. “TAKE IT BACK” is a non-profit organization and has been created to promote the beauty of the Italian territory through the following our key points:
- RETURN THE RIGHT VALUE TO TIME – GET BACK THE TIME, YOUR TIME.
One of my deepest ambitions finds perfect fit with the concept of Slow Food, related to the taking back our own time. This means re-learn how to give to time the right value and unlearn the habit of fill it with “things to do”, enjoying every single moment, savoring the slow and inexorable flow, together with other people or by themselves.
On this trip I’d like to infuse the idea that “live the moment is freedom to explore”, following our own pace (which can change according to personal interests, feelings, rhythms, etc.), because slow life is not living slowly but reclaim back the time. TAKE BACK THE TIME, YOUR TIME.
- DESTINATIONS DIFFERENT FROM THE COMMON TOURISTIC PROPOSALS: AUTHENTIC ITALY, WHERE TOURISM HASN’T YET CHANGED THE ENVIRONMENT
To satisfy the continuous increase of tourists, over the years some Italian realities have changed themselves. From the typology of stores to the flavors of the products, the overall conformity is a sad reality. Let’s go where tourism hasn’t yet changed anything!
- RESTAURANTS, FARMS, WINE CELLARS
Places where you will have the chance to taste the flavors of authentic food, cooked by the hands of chefs trained by the experience of many past generations. You’ll feel the difference of a recipe of authentic flavours, handed down from father to son and cooked with passion.
It is not only the totality of gastronomy and enology linked to a territory, not just “0 food-miles” or organic food, It is transmit and preserve a family heritage made by fragrances and smells, healthy and wholesome flavors.
It is the proper relationship between the earth and the person, respecting the cycles (only seasonal food!) and the fertility of the fields, excluding the chemistry, herbicides and pesticides, protecting and enhancing biodiversity by choosing to cultivate nourishing, healthy and tasty seeds and plants.
“It is the answer to the spread of fast food, junk food, and fast-paced habits, not only related to food but also to modern life. Slow Food studies, defends and disseminates the agricultural and eno-gastromic traditions from all over the world. “
- FREEDOM TO EXPLORE
During visits to medieval villages or cities, you will be informed about everything that you can see and do on the time at your disposal. You will be provided with a map and a guide divided by themes. There will be no compulsory path or recorded explanation, you’ll be free to decide your visit or follow me through the streets of the city.
Because Italy is especially this, ancient traditions handed down from father to son, feeding the unquenchable passion for festivals celebrated since hundreds of years.
- SMALL GROUPS, MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE
A number chosen to increase the comfort of the journey and to create a new group of friends during the tour, without loss of time. The relationship between me and you will be constant and direct, eliminating the sense of distance that is usually common in very large groups. This is one of the foundations of the project, make you share a unique experience in Italy with an Italian, entering the intimate understanding of the country.
Why should you choose us? To…take IT back!!! The Time…Your Time! Experience the rural and real Italian life and take back a little piece of Italy in your soul.