Who we are

TRAVELOGUE… The pleasure of travelling

 

“Travelling is like dreaming: the only difference is that not everyone, once awaken, can recall their dream. Whereas, everyone has a vivid memory of the trip from which he has returned”. (Edgar Allan Poe)

 

Travelogue is a cultural association that has its origin in the observation of natural beauties, landscapes and cultural richness of Central Italy. This area has always been considered “the green lung of Italy” and now is visited by people coming from all over the world. Here, ancient populations lived and built villages, considered among the most beautiful in the world, located on the top of the hills, rich of natural products, delicious food and wine. This is a land of wonderful sunsets, homeland of famous Artists, Saints and Poets.

The Association promotes the territory of Central Italy and its culture, exploiting the local excellences in handicraft, production, art,  intellectual and cultural life. It promotes activities to support the sense of belonging of this area to the European dimension and also, to stimulate the interest in every People and Culture of the World, fostering their mutual understanding, contacts, exchanges. Travelogue suggests routs among the most charming itineraries of Umbria and south Tuscany, to discover colors, fragrances, taste, views, people and traditions that make this place unique.

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The Association

Travelogue is a no profit, non governmental organization located in Umbria, central Italy, an area rich of green landscapes, rural activities, traditional culture. Recently, the organization is developing European partnerships,   promoting knowledge exchange, vocational training, mobilities opportunities in Europe.

Objectives

The association has the objective to promote the territory and the local development starting from its cultural heritage, environmental and natural resources and the people who live and work in it. It promotes social integration and intercultural exchange. The main goals of our organization are: develop actions linked to education and training, promote cultural development of the territory, environmental preservation,  local traditions and excellences among young generations, promote youth employability through vocational guidance and training experiences, foster intergenerational dialogue and mutual understanding,  prepare youth to active citizenship, promote European citizenship, dialogue and intercultural exchange, develop non formal education with a fine use of information and communication technologies, raise awareness of environmental issues and ecology.

What we do

Travelogue cooperates with public and private institutions, local associations, schools, municipalities, SMEs and European organizations to facilitate social inclusion, promote knowledge and vocational training and encourage the active participation of all to EU citizenship. In the last time its aims has been particularly focused on the needs of unemployed youth, trying to connect the possibility to develop new services for the promotion of the territory with the offer of workforce. The organization has participated in several European projects, in social inclusion, environmental protection, youth entrepreneurship, volunteering, art, tourism, school inclusion.