QUARANTINED – The great lockdown of Milan. Photo Reportage

milano lockdown

QUARANTINED The great lockdown Milan, Italy Wednesday 18 of March 2020, 16:15. From more than one week now the city of Milan, for the first time in its modern history, it’s under lockdown. QUARANTINED is a tour/photo reportage of Milan, the European epicentre of the pandemic explosion of the virus covid-19. Few movements are visible around […]

The Phantom Country: Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). Photo Reportage

The Phantom Country Have you ever heard about the Republic of Artsakh? Known as Nagorno Karabakh is disputed territory located between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Since the fall of URSS, there has been a war for the independence of the territory from Azerbaijan. The following photos are part of the collection The Phantom Country. A collection that […]

Best 5 last-minute Sustainable Gifts

As every year you are here looking for some last-minute gift ideas for this holiday season? No worries. This is the post for you. As never before, this has been the year of awareness for climate change and sustainability. This is why we at The Sustainable Tour really believe that the attention should be focused […]

5 of Kyoto’s greatest highlights

kyoto panoramic view

Japan’s ancient city of Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city, located in the west of Japan, is home to over 4,000 historical monuments. With so many temples and shrines to enjoy, it can be overwhelming for travellers to plan a realistic itinerary that allows them to see […]

Green Hostels: HI Vancouver Downtown Review

Vancouver Downtown Night Skyline

If you are visiting Canada’s west coast, there is only one city you can not miss: Vancouver! It’s a gem that encloses a vibrant mix of events and an incredible melting pot of cultures. In Vancouver, you will be able to find an incredible skyline, amazing green areas, parks along the bay and perfect locations […]

Green Hostels: HI San Francisco City Center Review

HI San Francisco City Center

San Francisco is one of the coolest cities to visit not only in the USA but worldwide because it has everything: a dynamic scene, a lot of technology, great food and incredible architectures. Due to the huge variety of offers, selecting the best place to stay in the city is not easy at all. Before […]

5 easy ways to reduce your environmental impact while travelling

5 easy ways to reduce enviromental impact

Budget airlines, reduced ticket prices and exclusive deals mean that it’s never been easier (or cheaper) to see the world. However, travel can come at a tremendous environmental cost. Carbon emissions, unsustainable tourism and environmental degradation can all result from our travel experiences. After the article on how we went from Mexico to Alaska with […]

Best Green Hostel Tbilisi: Fabrika Hostel Review

Best Green Hostel Tbilisi

One of the purposes, when I started the section Best Green Hostel in the blog, was to look for alternatives and revolutionary hostels that would change the travel experience of each one of the travellers and that will help them to feel at home keeping an eye on the sustainability and on the impact on […]

Introducing The Sustainable Tour

The Sustainable Tour

Started in late 2016, after more than two years of activity is time for GiovFranco.com to change and evolve. After the success of the project of The Sustainable Tours, we decided to modify and redesign our brand identity to keep up the pace with the dynamic and extremely fast change of the digital world but […]

Alternative Berlin: The Green Side of the City

Alternative Berlin

Tired of AlexanderPlatz and the other “usual” sights of the city full of tourist? Welcome to Alternative Berlin a guide that will help you to discover the Green side of the city. In the last couple of years, I had several times the opportunity to visit Berlin and to discover the “hidden soul” of the […]