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Italy’s ‘Slow City’ goes global with mellow message

Even as city living booms around the world, the Slow City movement directed by an intrepid Italian is gaining a global following with a back to basics campaign to make small towns the new place to be.

From his hometown of Orvieto — a hilltop medieval gem surrounded by castles and vineyards in central Umbria — Pier Giorgio Oliveti has helped expand Cittaslow to 28 countries including South Korea, Turkey and the United States.

“Cittaslow is about appreciating what we are and what we have, without being self-destructive and depleting values, money and resources,” Oliveti told AFP.

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