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A Plant-Based Tour of Italy!

I found out about this recently and wanted to share it with you all. It looks so fun!! I want to go!!

Veg and veg-curious travel fans can choose from among four one-week trips in July 2015, each featuring one or more special guests revered within and beyond the vegan community.

Two agencies — Tierno Tours and Green Earth Travel — have joined forces to envision and execute an exciting excursion for veg-friendly folks with a passion for Italian. Those who in the past have felt marginalized, daunted by Europe’s abundance of meats, cheeses and dishes brimming with eggs (soufflés, quiche and meringue, oh my!) need no longer yearn for a suitable — and superior — option. Finally, a trip has emerged with their ethics and diets in mind, a trip that proves a win-win for plant-based eaters and animal lovers alike.

Indeed, 2015 marks the inaugural year of the Vegano Italiano Festival, a month-long immersion in Southern Italy for people with an appreciation for plants and pasta — hold the parm! Broken into four one-week trips in July, Vegano Italiano entails a 7-night-8-day stay in The National Park of Cilento, a UNESCO site, with daytime trips to neighboring areas, including Pompeii and Positano, as well as myriad more historical and cultural locations.

Perhaps most enticing for vegan scenesters is the presence each week of different veggie figureheads. From Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan of the popular podcast, TV program and blog Our Hen House to the ever-venerated No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier; from desserts diva and the authority on all things chocolate Fran Costigan to vegan cheese connoisseur and TV personality Miyoko Schinner, among others, there’s no shortage of talent and taste, entertainment and education amid the special guests lineup.

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  • The Holistic Herbivore

    This sounds amazing!! I keep hearing about it on Our Hen House! I wish I could go!

  • Rachel

    Wow! That looks incredible!! Wish we had the extra money to go on a trip like that!

  • beachmama

    Now this is a trip to my ‘home country’ I’d love to take . . .

  • Cindy Head

    Thank you for the information. Not in this year’s budget. Great to know there are vegan/veg friendly trips to Italy. It’s been on my list for years.

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  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    YAY, I’ll be in Europe then. Guess I’ll have to go.