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Turism of the roots


Photo by Manuel Ferrigato

Traveling to discover your own roots and family history is an extraordinary experience that becomes real and accessible with Italea, the platform dedicated to Italians abroad and Italian descendants intending to reconnect with their origins.

Italea is a project dedicated both to those who already know their Italian origins and want to organize a trip to discover and rediscover the places, customs and culture of their ancestors, and to those who need to identify them, and who will be able to make use of a network of reliable genealogists.

Italea’s territorial network extends across all Italian regions to inform, welcome, and assist root travelers, providing comprehensive support throughout the journey and aiding in the organization of a tailor-made trip based on each individual’s specific needs and expectations.

The name Italea derives from “talea”, a practice by which a plant is allowed to propagate. By cutting a part of it and replanting it, it can be given new life, making new roots grow: just as happens with migrations. This program represents gratitude to the “mother plant” for its flowering in the world.

Italea is here to guide travelers in this unique experience of connection with their roots, offering support at every step of the rediscovery journey, and is accessible through the website and