Esplora is an organization with a vocation to change the world. It was born in February 2013 out of the concern of a group of friends, who after many years of having acquired experience, knowledge and expertise in the world of youth education and interculturalism, came together.
Between them, they decided to become promoters of the philosophy of sustainable tourism, responsible travel and the need for intercultural education, especially among young people.
Esplora is concerned with the promotion of responsible tourism and organizes trips to discover other cultures. They prepare not only recreational and relaxing experiences, but also educational and formative ones. They also organize training courses and offer advice in the field of planning and management on a not-for-profit basis. In this way, they generate experiences that not only allow to get to know other environments, cultures and places, but are also an enriching experience for the human being in an integral way.
All initiatives are developed by members of Esplora, who wish to share and disseminate their experiences of intercultural encounters, promoting dialogue and opposing points of view.

The association with its partners pursues its own objectives through various projects and activities:

– Sviluppa un turismo di tipo esperienziale attraverso il programma “ViaggiDiffusi”, oltre che percorsi turistici accessibili per non vedenti.

– It organises and collaborates with global partnerships in international youth mobility projects. (Erasmus+ and others).

– Organises and collaborates in volunteer projects.

– Manages in Itri a coworking office, “LINK project”, to develop youth entrepreneurship and local partnerships.

Raffaella Palmiero


Raffaella Palmiero is a psychotherapist expert in intercultural education and intervention with youngsters at risk. Esplora’s founder and president, she is trained in intercultural
education and ethnopsychology. Since 2008, she has been working as a trainer with international projects involving youth organizations from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
She has lived in Great Britain, India and Guatemala working with street living children.
She has dedicated her professional life to youth education by implementing projects and training courses for youth workers, educators and teachers. The main themes, in addition to
intercultural education itself, are related to inclusion of people with special needs, team management, conflict management, outdoor education and social circus.

lorenzo tassoni


Lorenzo Tassoni, sociologist and founder of Esplora, he is the coordinator of ViaggiDiffusi program, focussed on accessible tourism. With long term experience in accessible programs, he focused his work in social
inclusion and participation for all. Youth worker and trainer, Lorenzo works both at national and international level.