ABITATO will introduce sustainable activities in the Italian gastronomic field through web-based seminars that include videos and interviews, blending historical background and data analysis with visits to local farmers and restaurants, where the true spirit of the movement can be seen firsthand. ABITATO will extend these encounters by organizing workshops with a selection of the farmers and the chefs featured in its webinars.

Sustainable Farming

Michelin Star Restaurants

Prison Social Rehabilitation

Social Farm

What is Abitato?

ABITATO means ‘place/area where people live’ in Italian. In medieval Rome, it was also used to refer to the area where people survived despite the collapse of the empire. Due to population decline, political corruption and the economic depression, the glorious empire fell apart, but its legacy and the city of Rome survived until today thanks to those few survivors in the ABITATO who dared to sustain the city through this dark period and whose persistence eventually led to the rebirth of Roman culture in the Renaissance. ABITATO is a place of community, coexistence and creativity.

Zia Restaurant

The United Nations the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are being increasingly implemented around the world by small and large communities, in order to maintain a healthier and more equitable planet. Italy leads the way in this trend, as sustainable movements are being promoted among local governments, companies and individuals. In the food sector, which is central to Italy’s national identity, many young, enthusiastic farmers and chefs – from Michelin star restaurants to prison training programs – are committed to working for environmental and social reforms.

Orto dei Clapi

Campagna Amica (Farmers Market)

A visionary approach to Italian food sustainability for those who want to gain insights for their own community and projects.