Hello there! This is just a quick update about a very exciting trip that I will be taking next week to Pistoia, Italy. As part of the 50 Creative Curious Travellers that were selected by the Guidezine CCT-SeeCity to promote creativity and culture in the Italian Capital of Culture of 2017.
I first learnt about this opportunity to experience art and travel from a different perspective through ArtConnect and was immediately drawn to it because of the philosophy behind it. This was like nothing I have ever experienced before but I decided to apply to their open call to welcome 50 creative and curious travellers –I certainly related to that–, who would also be writers, photographers, filmmakers, illustrators and artists from all over the world.
The final purpose of this unique experience is to share stories and creative approaches on their Guidezine while promoting Creativity, Culture and Territory, as the team of CCT-SeeCity phrased it. I thought that the idea behind this was really inspirational and, as an artist, it felt like a wonderful occasion to connect, experience and discover places that I never thought I would get the chance to go to.
In my research for Pistoia, I even discovered that Lonely Planet chose it as one of the 10 best cities to travel in 2017! I certainly hope that I can create something beautiful –and food related- to promote this city and overall conscious tourism. I am really all about more mindful and meaningful experiences within local communities.
Although always a little bit anxious and an official worrier, as only Gemma Correll could put it, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to live this experience.
I will be posting some more about this on my next post and through my Instagram account, so you are all welcome to follow. Ci vediamo presto!