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PEOPLE DO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel”
" Arianna and Alessio believe wholeheartedly in the slow travel movement – in exploring deeper, supporting the local economy, preserving the unique history of the Tuscany countryside, and sharing their special home with the world. They named their company “KM Zero” or “zero kilometres,” which reinforces their travel philosophy of eliminating the distance between the producer and consumer by buying, staying, and supporting local. " Madeline Rae Away Read article
"You can tell that everything KM Zero Tours shares in their gourmet boxes has so much meaning & thought put into it. Arianna and Alessio select high quality, seasonal products from small farms & businesses in their own literal backyard- how cool is that?
They love to share the people & products that make their corner of Tuscany so special. So until you can go in person and spend some time with them- I highly recommend trying one of their boxes!" Heather Carlson, Smitten Italy
"Ho scoperto l’attività di Arianna e Alessio alcuni anni fa, appunto grazie alla presenza su Instagram di Slow Lake Como, ma ho iniziato a seguirli anche dal mio profilo perchè propongono attività interessanti e che io stessa vorrei fare se fossi in visita nella zona del Chianti (Toscana)." Sara Vitali Read article
"Visiting the Tuscan countryside is a highlight of many Italian trips. If you want a memento of your time there, then make time to browse the unique gifts from Tuscany found in small shops and boutiques in its picturesque towns and villages. These crafts and products have been perfected over decades. Often organic, they reflect the connection to the land and seasons felt by the people who live there. In this article you’ll learn about the artisan products from Tuscany that make wonderful gifts and souvenirs." Katy Clarke, Untold Italy Read article
"In this episode, we talk to local Arianne Cini, who runs a slow travel tour company along with her husband Alessio. Her passion for the Chianti produce and the connection with, not only the producers, but the environment and seasons comes bursting through as we discuss all the beautiful things you can experience and of course the wonderful wine and food the region has to offer." Read article
"Collaborating with Arianna and Alessio closely for several years, we have become close both personally and professionally. And, it is together as friends and travel partners that we co-create experiences/itineraries that, thanks to their close ties to their community and dedication to helping local artisans and producers, are always unique and tremendously rewarding. I’d say that’s a win-win, wouldn’t you? Everyone is enriched. Everyone benefits!" Victoria De Maio, Postcardz From Victoria Read article
"On this edition of the Total Tuscany Podcast, Arriana Cini from KM Zero Tours has the perfect gift to put under your tree. A Tuscan gift box with 100% locally sourced goods from Tuscany. ", Travis Justice, Total Tuscany Read article
"Of course, part of the planning is experiencing first hand! When I first met Arianna and Alessio and spent several days with them, I loved meeting many of their local contacts.. I immediately knew that YOU would love it all, too, and many of you have shared how much you enjoyed your travels with them. Their dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and love for their land and for sharing it with others is contagious!" Victoria De Maio, Poscardz from Victoria Read article
"And everything was prepared with their farm ingredients and made gluten free for Arianna and me.
This is the type of adventure you will always experience with Km Zero Tours. But this was just the beginning. These are the places Km Zero Tours can take you, where you can meet locals, eat right and laugh even on a cloudy day. It was difficult to leave but there was so much more to see and do." Marylin Ricci, Take me Home Italy
"You clearly embrace the “slow travel” movement. Is it a style you’ve embraced from the beginning, or did KM Zero Tours evolve from a more traditional travel perspective? We have embraced the concept of “slow travel” and “sustainable travel” from inception, this is the reason why we decided to call our company “Km Zero Tours – Slow Travel Tuscany”" Read article
"KM Zero Tours provided a tour that far exceeded all expectations. Considering expectations are set high thanks to their impressive website and tantalizing descriptions, that's pretty impressive. What wow'd me most was the kindness of the people. These are real people working on their passions and not a tourist trap. Nothing can prepare you for the joy you feel when you have a trip like this. I am so grateful to Arianna and Alessio for giving travelers the opportunity to experience Tuscany this way because I never expected such a fulfilling trip. My husband and I have nothing but fond memories." Read article
"Arianna Cini and her husband, Alessio Di Genova, the owners of KM Zero Tours in Chianti, exude the warmth that we simply adore in Italians. I spent an amazing day with the two of them several years ago as they helped me experience Chianti in a way I never had before. There’s a vineyard around ever corner in Tuscany and they managed to bring me to one I had never been to before that knocked my socks off with its beauty, history and wine. But my favorite stop of the day was to meet Giorgio, the wood maker, who works his magic on olive wood. I asked Arianna to tell us about life in Chianti right now." Kathy McCabe, Dream of Italy Read article
"When some emergency occurs, we suddenly discover a hidden reservoir of trust and amity, and we rush to help one another. We become more aware of our fragility and humanity. We become stronger as a whole, not as individuals, This, my friends, is the true essence of a community. This is what we live every day in our countryside, and this is what we love and are proud to share with others." Read article
"KM Zero Tours goes the extra mile to ensure that clients expectations are exceeded. Providing this level of dedication and unique service, we decided to take closer look at one of the best cultural and culinary tour operators in Tuscany." Read article
"We were treated to a look into a home, a family, a bit of history of the Renaissance, and of a gardener’s pride. It was so much more than the best wine tasting in Tuscany for three traveling girlfriends. It was an experience of a lifetime. We highly recommend KM Zero Tours for a girlfriend trip or any trip to Italy."
Marla Monk Read article
"Avec Arianna et Alessandro, de chaleureux guides auxquels on s’attache rapidement, entrez dans le quotidien des artisans, fermiers producteurs et autres esprits créatifs de la Toscane dans une ambiance favorisant l’échange, le développement durable et le slow travel."
Guides Ulysse Read article
"There is a chance to get an entirely different experience, even in a place with much fanfare like in Tuscany. For those who seek to embrace slow tourism in Tuscany but aren’t sure where to start, here are two people you need to know. I was lucky to meet Arianna and Alessio a few years ago, they are the owners of Km Zero Tours, a tour company offering visitors week-long experiences in the Chianti countryside. This young couple, half Tuscan, half Abruzzese, (but they met in Bologna, just to confuse things a bit more) aim at showcasing slow, sustainable travel and live to create meaningful and immersive travel experiences aimed at discovering the authentic cultural and culinary heritage of our Tuscan region." Georgette Jupe Read article
"We have always traveled slow, sort of naturally. But we first learned about the Slow Travel movement from our friends at Km Zero Tours in Tuscany, Italy. They are slow travel experts and committed to supporting local producers. They can show you around a local vineyard in Chianti, introduce you to a Tuscan woodworker, show you around a local cashmere goat farm, take you hiking at sunset through a vineyard, or prepare a lunch under the Tuscan sun."
Travlinmad Read article
"Only after a few hours with Arianna and Alessio of Km Zero Tours based in Chianti, Tuscany, I fully understood the essence of slow travel. While I’ve always believed that slow travel meant taking it slow and going with the rhythm of the place, what I learnt from our experience was that it also included taking the time to personally and profoundly connect with the locals and immerse yourself in their world."
Browsing Italy Read article
"There are no theatrical shows tricking tourists into the fairy tale of Tuscan love affairs, only sustainable, uncompromised and genuine stories about life in Tuscany through the eyes of people keeping up with the ancient traditions that made this region so unique; All the people we met shared their lives and lifestyle with us giving us an insight into Tuscan culture, traditions and challenges. An experience that came from the heart. When we travel, it is the people who make the difference."
Once in a Lifetime Journey Read article
"I don’t know about you, readers, or what your preferences are as a traveler, but this (slow travel) is the kind of travel I long for. I greatly respect them and the heritage they work so hard to keep alive. To me, this is the true heart and spirit of meaningful travel and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I return home, I am a richer, wiser, a more sensitive and passionate person as a result of a down-home, off the beaten path, authentic Italian experience."
Susan Nelson, Timeless Italy Travel Read article
"(...) We enjoyed dinner out that night with Arianna and Alessio at their favorite organic cafe in Mercatale, where we chatted about travel, and life. I was getting to know Italy on a deeper level thanks to the people we were meeting and the work they were doing to preserve traditions. And I felt like we'd made friends, and were seeing Italy through their eyes."
Lori and Angelo Sorrentino, Travlinmad Read article
“The biggest thanks to Arianna, Alessio and Michael for making us feel like family. The memories we keep from this experience are truly priceless. It was difficult to pick a favorite experience as I was so humbled by everything we got to see and do, so, I asked my children what their favorite was and unanimously they said… “ALL OF IT!”
Milena Minichiello, The Life Harvest Read article
“I know without a doubt that this what Arianna wanted me to feel but I felt it the second a baby goat clamored up to say hello at the cheese farm. This idea of her’s and Alessio’s to not ferry tourists out for super-long day -trips but instead opt for a slower, more unique sort of experience is one that I really respect.”
Georgette Jupe, Girl in Florence Read article
"I’d like to thank Arianna, Alessio for their hospitality and for sharing their passion for their culture. I’ve received no gifts or compensation for writing this post. These are my honest opinions and they come from the heart."
G., Travel With G Read article
“Arianna and Alessio have forged a wonderful network of similarly minded and passionate people, who clearly share their philosophy for enjoying a slower, more local, more grounded way of life. Our day with Arianna and Alessio was the highlight of our trip to Italy! Though far too short, we can’t wait to go back and spend more time with them exploring this wonderful part of Tuscany.”
Terence Wallis, Indelible Adventures Read article
“One of the classic ideals of a Tuscany experience is dining under the Tuscan sun, or at sunset, one of the most stunning times of the day in this region of Italy. There is something magical about the light, how is softens over the landscape turning the colours of the vineyards, olive groves and old stones cottages into a warm hew beyond a postcard perfect image.“
Nardia Plumridge, Lost in Florence Read article
“With Km Zero Tours you can really touch the Italian culture. Every experience represents an interesting journey and collection of stories, parfumes and flavors that deserve to be savored. They believe that the best way to live the "dolce vita" is to follow the rhythms of this beautiful and charming country, enjoying its atmosphere and observing the people in order to comprehend their gestures, listen to their stories and take part in their slow and creative lifestyle.”
Live Like You’re Traveling Read article
"For the visitor who wants to experience Tuscany in a real and authentic way, we can't recommend KM Zero Tours enough. Their introduction was everything, and their philosophy of “slow travel” makes every place you visit a place you want to stay longer and get to know at a deeper level."
Lori Sorrentino, Travelinmad Read article
“Arianna Cini of Km Zero Tours believes that picking olives is a rewarding experience because “unlike wine, the result will immediately cheer our palates up, in fact the oil expresses its character best when freshly pressed.” She is one of those people who does want to get her guests involved in the harvest.“
Alexandra Korey, Art Trav Read article
"I have been traveling since I was 4 years old. I have seen the Great Pyramids of Egypt, been all over Europe and North America, even Alaska. I have been to Italy a dozen times or more. Yet, meeting Arianna Cini and Alessio De Genova in Tuscany was definitely one of my top 10 travel experiences."
Take Me Home Italy Read article
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