Go slow Italy. Special places to stay, slow travel & slow food. Alastair Sawday.In Italy, Slow is rich in meaning. When a fast food chain threatened to compromise all that Italians loved about slow food they rallied. The Slow Food Movement was born. Now Slow reaches past food – to travel, to farming, to city-living – and also the challenges us to take a good look at our lives, to spend more time on what it is that makes us happy. Italy embraces traditional ways, regional distinctiveness, community and family,. She has an abundance of the spirit that delights those who celebrate Slow. Within these beautifully decorated pages are glimpses of the lives of inspiring people who run special places to stay in Italy. They have discovered their own pace, their "tempo giusto". Go and stay with them and you may discover yours. Alastair Sawday Publishing is a pioneering "Slow" business: we have created an award-winning eco-office on the edge of a city, where we attempt to grow our own vegetables and encourage the local wildlife (except when it eats the veg).