My Bella Vita’s Commitment to Sustainability

Inspired by Heritage, Dedicated to Responsible Travel

As passionate promoters of the rich culture of Calabria, we at My Bella Vita Travel have always believed in the beauty and importance of offering authentic experiences. As tour operators sharing the region’s stories and memories, we understand more than most the critical role of sustainability in preserving the magic for future generations.

Our Promise to the Planet

Carbon Offsetting: For Greener Tomorrow

Starting in 2023, all of our small group tours have been carbon offset, and by 2024, we pledge to offset all our private tours, group tours, and custom vacations. Every penny invested in offsetting goes to our trusted partner, Sustainable Travel International. They use these funds to further sustainable initiatives such as forestry, energy, and blue carbon projects, ensuring that with every step our customers take in Calabria, they leave a positive footprint.

Climate Ranger Partnership with Sustainable Travel International

In our pursuit to make travel more sustainable, we have joined hands with Sustainable Travel International. Together as Climate Rangers, our goal is to:

  • Safeguard Nature: By preserving the delicate ecosystems that Calabria offers and that our tourism relies on.
  • Combat Climate Change: By working diligently to reduce the carbon footprint of each tour, ensuring our travels don't add to the challenges our planet faces.
  • Empower Communities: By championing local cultures and traditions and ensuring the economic benefits of tourism uplift local communities.
  • Tackle Waste and Pollution:By working towards minimizing the waste we produce during our tours, especially focusing on reducing single-use plastics.

Beyond Carbon Offsetting:
Our Holistic Approach

Eliminating Single Use Plastics:

We recognize the burden that plastics place on our environment. Hence, we are in the process of phasing out single-use plastics from our tours, making your travel experience even greener.

Choosing Sustainable Accommodations:

We handpick locally-owned hotels and farms, ensuring not only a genuine Calabrian experience for our travelers but also supporting local businesses that prioritize sustainable practices.

Supporting Local Growers:

Our commitment extends to the table. By sourcing ingredients from local growers, we ensure fresh, organic, and sustainable meals while simultaneously uplifting the local economy.

Combatting Food Waste:

Calabria’s love language is food and thus, we struggle with food waste. We’re working on a dedicated program to track and manage uneaten food from our tours, ensuring it reaches those in need rather than contributing to waste.

Keeping Ourselves Accountable: Annual Impact Report

Beginning in 2024, we’ll publish an annual impact report detailing our sustainability efforts and achievements. This report will serve as a testament to our commitment and will keep us accountable to you, our valued travelers.

Why We Do It

We believe in the power of travel to transform lives, but we also understand the impact travel has on our environment. We profit from showcasing the stunning beauty and rich heritage of Calabria, and it’s only right we give back. It’s our way of ensuring the tales of Calabria continue to enchant for generations to come.

Join us in our mission. Explore Calabria with a heart full of wanderlust and a conscience at peace, knowing you’re traveling with a company that values the planet as much as you do.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.