Authenticity and Experience in Sustainable Food Tourism

Authored by: Sonia Ferrari , Monica Gilli

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415702553
eBook ISBN: 9780203795699
Adobe ISBN: 9781134457335


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The aim of this paper is to analyze the practices of sustainable food tourism in Italy. In recent years, food sustainability has found in tourism practice an important channel for promoting and developing itself (Everett and Aitchison, 2008; Sims, 2009). Also, in the past, food tourism was an established practice in Italy, but only in recent years have relations with sustainability been defined more clearly. This alliance between food and sustainability principles has given a different direction to food tourism.

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