This is all about getting to know a place to understand its intrinsic characteristics through the production cycle. Industrial tourism is a field that has acquired so much interest worldwide in the past years. This is a particular approach that focuses on providing the client with distinctive and selective experiences, combining industrial and traditional tourism. For instance, our client can visit the production site of Parmigiano Reggiano with the possibility of purchasing the product in that same location. Then, we can combine that factory visit with a local visit to neighboring villages, where lunch is served with a typical menu based on Parmigiano Reggiano. Another possible visit could include a trip to the Perugina factory in Perugia, where the client can experience the world of chocolate and indulge in its local sweetness.
In industrial tourism the final destination includes visits to factories, industrial sites, and locations, where the production cycle actually takes place. The production work serves as and explanatory tool to reflect the peculiarities of a region: it is pertinent to refer to the famous production areas of Faenza ceramics; or the manufacturing of certain fabrics such as Como silk; or even other Italian companies, whose production cycle is closely connected to its territory. Another perfect example could be a tour of the ancient village of Brunello Cuccinelli, where the visit of the ancient village is both the workshop and a shopping boutique for visitors. A personalized journey through the industrial world can be offered to small and large groups; a 360-degree experience that also includes the possibility of buying products and souvenir gadgets directly at the factory or production site.
Moreover, all the large corporations and businesses in our country are interested in welcoming tourists to the true Italian social fabric. This is a reflection that Italy transpires as an ideal destination for industrial tourism. Here, in the land of artisans and craftsmanship, there are many components to be discovered: understanding how the manufacturing process takes place in the large factories; or, for instance, how glass is blown in Burano. Also not to be missed, visits to the rich industrial heritage or factory tours of companies that open their doors to the interested visitors, deeply wishing to understand and be connected to the production cycle.
Italy I Love You wishes to provide each client a personalized form of traveling, considering the fact that people love to see how the production takes place in large settings, and desire to experience it personally. This is why Italy is a country with so much to offer in this regard. An in-depth and personalized offer that interweaves with other proposals: an industrial tour can be easily combined with cultural tours, or even with food and wine tours in the same region, and on the same day, according to the client’s wish.
In some cases, visits of this kind can then be combined with shopping tours directly after the industrial tour takes place. This is a more original proposal for those looking for alternative solutions and wishing to get to know a region with a more personal touch.