Italea is the program to promote roots tourism, launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation within the PNRR project and financed by NextGenerationEU.

The project aims to attract Italians abroad and Italian-descendants intending to discover the places and traditions of their origins, providing a set of services to facilitate travel in Italy, thanks also to the widespread organization of 20 groups, one in each Italian region, who will take care of informing, welcoming and assisting travelers from their roots.

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.

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.

Financed by the European Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministero della Cultura