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FAQ

Common Questions and Answers
 
From the unique focus of our trips to the practical aspects of travelling with us, here you'll find the basic information to help you decide if these experiences are a match to your expectations.
If you can't find the answer you're looking for, don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

What can I expect from Shelegends Trips ?

These tours are a blend of adventure, spiritual exploration, and immersion in local folklore and ancient traditions of goddess worship. We visit historical sites, natural wonders, and places steeped in legends and myths. The emphasis is on connecting with the ancient energies and wisdom, rather than strictly adhering to factual or archaeological discoveries.

What safety measures are in place for these trips?

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our participants is our top priority. Our trips traverse the areas we call home, regions we intimately know and love. Fluent in both Italian and English, we guarantee smooth communication and a deep understanding of the local customs and traditions. Archeological sites and excursions are led by qualified and insured local guides and we provide detailed safety briefings and follow local regulations and guidelines, including any related to COVID-19.

How factual are the stories and traditions we'll explore on these tours?

Many of the figures and traditions we delve into during our tours come from ancient legends and spiritual worship. While not all of the sites have been substantiated by historical or archaeological evidence, they still form a vital part of the regions cultural and spiritual tapestry. Our trips celebrate these feminine narratives as valuable aspects of our shared heritage, offering insights into how our maternal ancestors understood and interacted with the world around them.

Can you cater to dietary restrictions?

Yes, we aim to cater to a variety of dietary needs and will do our best to accommodate your requirements. Please let us know about any allergies or restrictions when you book.

Why are these tours exclusively for women?

Our trips focus on exploring the sacred feminine and matriarchal histories of Italy. We have designed these journeys specifically for women to create a safe, supportive, and empowering space where participants can connect with each other and the spiritual energies of the places we visit. 

What kind of food can I expect

Italy is famous for its food, and eating and drinking well  is a big part of this trip. From family-run trattorias to charming local eateries, we ensure that you get a taste of genuine local cuisine and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We are also happy to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have when you book. 

I'm not religious or spiritual. Would I still enjoy these tours?

Absolutely! While these tours are rooted in exploring ancient sites and spiritual traditions, they also offer unique cultural experiences, stunning natural landscapes, and a chance to immerse yourself in the rich history of Italy. You'll enjoy an enriching travel experience no matter your religious or spiritual beliefs.

I'm travelling alone. Can I still join?

Of course. Our tours attract a diverse group of women, including many solo travellers. It's a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and form new friendships. If you want to share, we can try pair you with a travel buddy, otherwise we can organize a private room for a small surcharge. 

Are these tours suitable for all fitness levels?

Our pilgrimages involve a fair amount of walking, sometimes over uneven terrain or uphill. While we would love to accommodate all fitness levels, it's recommended that participants have a good level of fitness and general health to take part in the Tuscan or Sicilian experiences. If you have any concerns about your fitness or mobility, please contact us, and we'll do our best to advise you.

Why are these tours exclusively for women?

Our trips focus on exploring the sacred feminine and matriarchal histories of Italy. We have designed these journeys specifically for women to create a safe, supportive, and empowering space where participants can connect with each other and the spiritual energies of the places we visit. 

What is the group size?

We believe in keeping the group size intimate to ensure a personalized experience and better mobility. Therefore, we suggest a maximum group size of 8 women. This allows us to travel comfortably in smaller vehicles and provides ample opportunities for individual attention and bonding among the group.

What kind of accommodation  can I expect?

During your stay, you will be accommodated in personally-tested locally owned hotels and agriturismos. These accommodations provide a unique and authentic Italian experience, reflecting the culture and lifestyle of the region. We carefully select family-run hotels and picturesque agriturismos to ensure that your stay is not only comfortable but also deeply connected to the local surroundings.

Your story is mapped in your maternal ancestor's DNA 
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In our DNA we carry a rich legacy of lessons inherited from generations past. Specifically, our mitochondrial DNA, which is passed down exclusively from our mothers, forms a continual thread of female lineage that extends back thousands of years. In immersing ourselves in the places that hold meaning for our maternal ancestors, we can unlock deeper insights into who we are and where we come from.
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