Cittaslow (pronounced “CHITTA-slow”) is an Italian idea developed from the Slow Food movement. Cittaslow towns take the time to identify what is important and special about that town and its surrounding area and put in place strategies to preserve their unique qualities, making life better for everyone.

These are an all-day bus tour led by ECOdesign Architect Nigel Bell, that are fun and informative. They are a ‘must see’ for those thinking of building or renovating within the Mountains and elsewhere. Participants learn from those that have done it – be it straw, earth, recycled or conventional materials, sustainable renovations, solar-cells, passive solar and/or funky home design!

"What is required is a martial art which allows us to start from this idea. A martial art of today must be a means of developing a new philosophy allowing people all over the world to understand and help each other; it must contribute to the education of the universal man with a global point of view."