Odle tour in Val di Funes, South Tyrol

A tour among some of Italy’s most beautiful mountains, in the footsteps of the famous Reinhold Messner, who here has begun to climb. 19 kilometers around to one of the most spectacular massifs of the Dolomites. We are in Val di Funes, jewel of South Tyrol. What in German is called Villnößtal is a small valley, […]

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Ecobnb and Alpine Pearls together for a sustainable tourism

A few days after the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, we are pleased to announce the beginning of an exciting collaboration with the Association of Alpine Pearls. The association Alpine Pearls is composed of all the tourist destinations and those municipality in the Alps that for more than 10 years engage […]

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Arte Sella: a walk in the woods, breathing pure beauty

If you say museum, children begin to stir. They start imaging long corridors and large rooms where it is forbidden to run and speak loudly. Then they find out that they too love Art if the museum is the right one. A large park, for example, surrounded by forests and mountains. A stroll through nature, like that of […]

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Ecobnb: 1st runner up at the UNWTO Awards

A few days ago we were in Madrid, for the UNWTO Awards ceremony, along with the other excellences of Sustainable Tourism. On January 18, on the occasion that coincides with the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, the 12 finalists were honored at a gala event with 400 participants, including […]

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The Wave, a wave in the rock

Sometimes nature creates breathtaking landscapes, which seem (and perhaps are) masterpieces, works of art that it is hard to describe. Over millions of years, places that seem unreal, alien come to life. This is the case of The Wave, a spectacular rock formation in the Arizona desert, USA. Its name refers to the effect created […]

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Present and future of sustainable tourism (and some experiences to live to find out what it is)

As we have already mentioned in the last few months, sustainable tourism is one of the UN priorities. The organization has declared the coming year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. But where are we? What is the current situation and where is  sustainable tourism headed? Let’s find out together! Let’s start from the definitions. […]

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Measuring Sustainable Tourism

The world of sustainable tourism is evolving and news are many. The latest comes from the World Tourism Organization which, together with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), has recently launched a new initiative called Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). The aim is to develop an international statistical framework to measure the role of tourism in sustainable development. […]

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Only biodiversity will save us

Biodiversity: variety of living organisms in an ecosystem. This is the definition that a dictionary gives to this word that we all know and we often use. But do we really know its profound significance and its vital importance for the Planet? This relatively recent term (it was used for the first time in 1986) indicates the […]

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Discovering the largest maze in the world

The low and verdant countryside of the Po Valley a few kilometers from Parma takes us to the discovery of the largest maze in the world. A tangle of green paths bordered by bamboo in which the children can not wait to get lost, run and chase. We follow them enchanted by the sun rays […]

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Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento

There are hidden places, parts of Italy that are so incredible as unknown and secret. The Vallone dei Mulini in Sorrento is one of them: an old mill, now abandoned and submerged by vegetation. About its history we know a few things: that until the early nineteenth century all the grain for the Sorrento people were ground here, the adjoining […]

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