The Tourist & Resident Balance
We did not label this page “Partners” because rather than highlight commercial relationships, we preferred to describe our ongoing, continuous activities with essential supporters and protagonists who share Divertimento Group’s mission to fight Overtourism in Italy. Blog posts with additional information and resources will be forthcoming.
The individuals and companies we are partnering with, allow us to keep the balancing act between tourists’ experiences and residents’ quality of life in mind as our guiding light at all times. We will be partnering with many of the local operators you will meet in this website and others we will continue to meet along our journey, as we discover the most wonderful Italian adventures – in places that you probably have never heard of! The topics below will hopefully encourage you to explore this website and the many resources it links to, to discover how to help your clients. Leave their Comfort Zone at Home and Celebrate Life!
When travelers plan a trip to a Hot-Spot location in high season, or to visit a monument at peak hours, many are unaware of the unimaginable numbers of people traveling. So – be the one to tell them! Help them out! Suggest alternatives. Remember, you are the expert! MORE
If Heritage Sites could talk, they would ask travel agents to help sensitize visitors to the potential damage of mass tourism. They would ask to be appreciated at non-peak hours like sunrise or after sunset and they would encourage use of systems that help regulate tourist flows. MORE
Divertimento Group is a business-to-business (B2B) company because the STOP Overtourism Movement needs to be huge – networked – and collaborative. We need your help in creating a new generation of travelers that Leave their Comfort Zone at Home and Celebrate Life! Please participate in our #RethinkingItaly and #timetochangetravel campaigns. MORE
Italy is number one choice in Europe for Destination Weddings – but the country lends itself to all types of parties – from rustic farmhouse “Birthday BBQs” to royal banquets in exquisite castles. We will be working with Italy’s most creative event planning professionals and their not-to-be-believed venues. MORE
Couples married for a long time often renew their vows in Italy. Some invent a romantic get-away to make up for not having gotten married there in the first place! Is Italy the most romantic corner of the globe for you? Let us know with your photos #RomanceCaputMundi MORE
LGBTQ was not flashed across our Homepage as a banner to shout out Divertimento Group’s commitment to creating special adventures for all members of the world’s community – because we want to think that it is not necessary to explicitly declare these things…BUT nevertheless, we are delighted to be working with Veneziagay, one of Italy’s primary suppliers of same-sex travel, weddings and honeymoon adventures. MORE
There’s Wine Tourism, Food Tourism, Art Tourism for painters, Photo Tourism for photographers. So, we’ve created Glass Tourism for artists who dream about learning from Murano glass masters. We are the only company in the world specialized in making this dream come true. MORE
If you visited and fell in love with this most unique (and to many the most beautiful) city in the world before Overourism changed tourists’ experiences here, you are lucky. Our sunrise/sunset itineraries and Venice Lagoon Adventures can be matched by few. MORE
Divertimento Group’s Glass Adventure Artist, Fulvia Notari, is a Milan-trained architect transplanted to Venice. An “outsider’s vision” has contributed to the success of her extraordinary, hand-made, Muranoglass, wearable sculptures and jewelry. Are you an artist, designer, or collector who wants to explore the fascinating world of Murano Glass? MORE
Farms included in our Alternative Adventures will have clients visiting family-run, 100 year-old olive mills in October where they will taste the first drops of cold pressed olive oil probably for the first time in their lives or see Etruscan ruins on farmland while riding mules. MORE
Your clients will be able to have access to tours that used to be reserved for academic scholars. Our user-friendly, stimulating adventures created with the help of world-class experts will showcase Etruscan ruins throughout Italy. Wine tastings in intimate underground “grotte” will be offered soon. MORE
This new adventure is targeted to professional chefs taking a special off-season vacation (Fall/Winter) where they will learn more about this mysterious ingredient and join local experts who have been leading truffle hunts for decades. They will then prepare truffle dishes with Italian chefs like few Americans can. MORE
Leading the STOP Overtourism Movement with travel professionals everywhere…