Ecovillaggio Torri Superiore

  • Accommodation
Via Torri Superiore, 5 - 18039 Ventimiglia - Imperia - Italy

Torri Superiore, ecovillage and holiday center in Western Liguria, a holiday between sea and mountains in a medieval village full of charm

Because we love our accommodation:

1. Environment and reception: The medieval village of Torri Superiore is beautiful, a truly unique complexity and charm. The Ecovillage offers cozy accommodation in simple and functional style, suitable for both single people both families and groups; large dining rooms, and a nice meeting room for large groups. The valley around the village is always green and has a mild climate even in winter.

2. Being in company: wanting to Towers never alone! A Torri Superiore lives a community of 20 people including adults and children, and in summer it is visited by many tourists, friends and volunteers from around the world. When is too much, you can make nice walks and look for moments of perfect solitude and tranquility.

3. Learn new things: you can attend our courses, participate in the daily life of the Ecovillage, to know its history and future plans. A plunge into the world of sustainability in the company of people from more than 20 years have chosen a life of low environmental impact. But without giving up the right level of comfort!

Discovering the surroundings: interesting things to see and do From Torri you can make beautiful hiking, with various levels of difficulty and duration: 1 hour Callabassa (simple) path with linear or ring, two hours to Airole (simple ), two hours for Olivetta (intermediate), 4 hours for the Monte Grammondo with Gerry Refuge (intermediate).

By car, however, you can visit the Val Roya French (the beautiful villages of Breil, Fontan - Saorge, curtains) and the Valley of Wonders (1 hour by car + 2 hours walking, average difficulty). Or the medieval towns of Dolceacqua (castle and Roman bridge), Apricale (beautiful architecture and pedestrian square), Bayard (beautiful mountain views, ancient churches and Druidic place of worship), Bussana old (the artists' village), Triora (with the Witch Museum) from the Italian.

Always by car, 15 minutes to the central French town of Menton, with the beautiful Walk of the Sun, followed by Cap d'Ail, Monaco, Nice (45 minutes from Torri). In winter, with the snow train to the Val Roya it is possible to go skiing on the slopes of Limone Piemonte, in about an hour and a half by train.

On foot, by bicycle, on horseback, or by train? Ideas for exploring the sights Towers is located 11 km from Ventimiglia railway station. The bus of the Riviera Trasporti 5 times a day (www.rivieratrasporti.it). Coming from far away, and Nice airport is 50 km, connecting bus to the train station (Nice - Ventimiglia), then by bus or taxi (about 25 euros per ride).

For those who love riding in the land of Varase (4 km) there is a riding school that offers private lessons or group walks.

Breakfast: organic ingredients, special recipes, tasty dishes and zero km: Torri Superiore you can stay in half board, with breakfast and dinner included in the price. The restaurant offers set menus and cared for, based largely on local and organic produce. The style is typically Mediterranean: little meat, fish, cheese and a lot a lot of vegetables and fresh fruit. Meals are served in the common rooms at the buffet is self-service at fixed times, and consumed in collective tables where guests and residents have the opportunity to meet. Much of the food is organic and zero km, self-produced in our gardens or locally purchased from local producers or cooperatives, or purchased from wholesale suppliers of organic.

Our ecostoria: Torri Superiore Cultural Association was founded in 1989 with the aim of restoring social and repopulate the medieval village abandoned, to support the creation of a community resident, and to contribute to the creation of an Ecovillage and a cultural center open to the public. Torri Superiore and ecovillage are one, which includes all members of residents and non-residents, and guests of the facility are encouraged to follow the principles. From the beginning, the idea of ​​restoring the village was based on ecological principles. Participation in the networks of ecovillages and January BANKS and the movement of Permaculture has spurred the group to focus and achieve their goals in an increasingly sustainable.

Here's how we put into practice the sustainability of the village:

Social: The resident community meets once a week and uses the method of consensus decision-making. Even the cultural association is moving towards the use of this method in its meetings. The cooperative Ture Nirvane (majority female) employs some residents and adopted the best practices of internal mutuality and to third parties. Participates in a regional program on corporate social responsibility (www.responsabilitasociale.coop/index.php/la-piazza) for social reporting.

Restoration: In the works of restoration we use local stone, lime (for the plaster and murals) and natural insulating materials (cork, coconut fibers). All the windows are wooden sustainable, and we use enamels and ecological murals. We produce hot water with solar panels, and have heating systems at low temperatures both in the accommodation is in private houses (in which case not go over 18 ° C). Most of the electricity of the cultural center is self-produced by the photovoltaic panels. We have built a compost toilet (depending on the outside), and a small constructed wetland for a housing unit private.

Power supply: We have several gardens and orchards, inspired by the principles of permaculture, which provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and other crops are being implemented. Our hens provide excellent fresh eggs. We produce at home many foods: olive oil, bread, pasta, honey, jam, yogurt, ice cream, herbal teas local. The food we buy is largely biological, or sourced locally, or at least national. We do not use frozen foods, pre-cooked, genetically modified bases ready, and in the winter we use the oven for bread and pizzas.

Recycling: All food waste is used to feed the animals or composted. Let the recycling of all our waste, and reuse and recycle everything we can.

Transportation: We have around 5 cars for 20 residents, and encourage the use of public transport for guests (local train and bus). We also have two beautiful asses that we use for transportation to and from the countryside.

We still have many projects to grow the eco-village: the term of the restoration of the cultural center and private homes, we have increased the amount of solar panels and installed the photovoltaic system.

We want to increase as much as possible the amount of food self-produced with methods permaculturali and sustainable, and minimize the amount of waste by closing more and more the relative cycles.

Since 2010 we organize the cultural program "Living the transition", courses and seminars on sustainability to disseminate information that we have learned over time.

Ecosustainability

  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Recycled paper
  • No disposable packaging
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Fair trade products

Service

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Credit card
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Gluten free meals
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Solarium
  • Play area for children
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Meals
  • Covid-19 Safety measures

Ecolabel, Certification, Memberships

  • ICEA Ecolabel

Theme

  • Families
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Mountain
  • Sea
  • Old town
  • Countryside & farm

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Manuela

12 days ago

Una situazione tanto piacevole quanto irreale il poter condividere con gli altri la cena um ambiente molto accogliente i proprietari veramente gentili ed un ottima cena una struttura veramente bella essenziale dove il cellulare stona quasi

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, Energy saving lights, Ecological cleaning products, Car-free accessibility.


Sarah

3 years ago

Die Unterkunft hat uns , der Familie und Freund*innen, super gefallen. Die Räume sind richtig gemütlich, die Wege innerhalb der Unterkunft sind so verwinkelt und schön restauriert, dass jeder Weg Spaß macht. Das Essen ist fantastisch, alles frisch, viel Gemüse und sehr abwechslungsreich. Die Kooperative ist immer zugewandt, lustig und super freundlich!!! Es ist ein sehr , sehr schöner Ort! Nah zum Fluß, zu romantischen Gumpen oder in 20 Minuten zum Meer...die Bergdörfer sind absolut empfehlenswert.
Langeweile braucht hier niemand zu haben!! Wir kommen wieder!!!

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility.


Cinzia

4 years ago

Torri Superiore è un posto suggestivo, molto tranquillo.
Persone gentili e buon cibo, il tutto in clima sereno ed amichevole.

Ho apprezzato: Cibo biologico o a km zero, Energia pulita, Saponi naturali.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, Ecological cleaning products.


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