Italy's Academy of Silence wants you to travel -- quietly

Feb 20, 2014 705

by Silvia Marchetti

Many people have heard of the Slow Food movement -- the global organization founded in Italy to counter fast food and the "fast life". Its adherents favor gastronomic tradition and the calm, contemplative enjoyment of cuisine and life in general.

Now another idea is taking hold in the wake of Slow Food -- the quest for a quiet Italy. It's embodied in the establishment of a new Academy of Silence (Italian site only), in Tuscany, which seeks to gather a list of the quietest hotels, towns and other places in Italy.

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