Bycicle and the city: how ten cities are promoting urban mobility on bicycle

The Guardian, the British newspaper, asked its readers what are the cycle friendliest cities. The result was a flow of images and comments from all over the world. Let’s start our tour and discover the cities which are promoting “bicycle” as a sustainable means of transport from Melbourne in the far Australia to Amsterdam, the […]

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3 off beaten trails in Sicily: the wild East and Nebrodi mountains

The Nebrodi mountains, also known as Caronie, stretch from the northeast coast of Sicily to the park of the vulcan Etna on the south east coast of the island. The name seems to come from a Greek word meaning “deer” and it may refer to the numerous deer living in the area at the times […]

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10 funny facts about Venice you did not know

Do you think you know everything about Venice? Here are 10 funny facts you need to know to say that you really know everything about Venice. 1. The wandering spirits of Venice Venice is the island of love, lovers and of the wandering spirits as well. They seem to have trouble leaving this romantic city as […]

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When women dream of a better world and biodiversity is at risk

“When a woman has a dream, she usually turns it into a project and copes with its problems in a very concrete and direct way. That’s exactly the approach the Yves Rocher Foundation is looking for.” These are the words of Marie Anne Gasnier, sposkeswoman for the Terre de Femmes Award. The Yves Rocher Foundation […]

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Discover Valtellina in Italy: mountain bike, trekking and more

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday in a corner of Italy far away from the mass tourism? Head for the valley of Valtellina, a stone’s throw from Switzerland. Valtellina offers fresh air, quiet woodlands, lush meadows, stunning mountains, excellent food (and wine) and a warm welcome from the locals. We selected three micro adventures of varying difficulty, so […]

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Raku ceramic, singing bread and more at Il Bosco delle Terrecotte

Il Bosco delle Terrecotte is a bed and breakfast in the area of Cuneo, North West Italy, a few kilometers from the French border. But if you think this is just another one of those pretty little places to rent a room for the night, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Il Bosco delle […]

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Foodhunting and glamping: a truffle safari and relaxing among olive trees

Glamping Villa Eleiva in Montecchio, a few miles from Orvieto, was set up by Chiara, Daniela, Massimo and Daniele. At the end of 2014 they were ready to turn their dream into a reality: to create an eco resort in the middle of an olive tree grove and produce their own oil. It may sound […]

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Going on a short slow travel vacation in Italy during your free week ends?

Holidays are great for us all, they reduce stress levels, enable us to recharge our batteries, rest our minds and bodies ready to face our daily reality once the holiday is over. Often you get to try new activities and see places you wouldn’t normally see too. Ecobnb suggests you turn your free weekends into […]

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Low cost Ecotourism: five tips to travel the world, save money and be happy

Ecotourism is a neologism that comes from the fusion of two words: ecology and tourism. It refers to the increasing number of people who are choosing to go on vacation without staying in in hotels or travelling by means which pollutes the environment. Impossible? Not really Expensive? Absolutely not! If you are open to a […]

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Six great places for your next holiday in a farm camp site in Italy

When young Paul and his fiancée Rose used to spend their holidays in a tent along the Croatian Coastline it went a little bit like this: a tent, a few dollars and the sense of freedom from pitching their tent on the beach. Then life changed, they got married, had kids, started their own business […]

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