A castle or an ancient monastery in Umbria, a chalet of your own in Trentino, an organic farm in Tuscany or a tree house in Abruzzo… here your romantic getaway will be unforgettable, but also eco-friendly!
Discover 5 eco-friendly destinations that we have selected for your romantic getaway, for Valentine’s Day, for your anniversary or just a weekend out of the ordinary.
1. Ancient castles transformed into Albergo Diffuso
In the heart of Umbria, the little fortified village of Castel San Giovanni came back to life becoming an Albergo Diffuso. Among the Watchtower, the old town, the public oven you can stay inside the walls in beautiful rooms where modern design meets antique unique pieces.
Why it’s romantic: the medieval charm of the rooms combines with the services of a modern hotel to give unique emotions to couples.
Why it’s green: The whole village has been restored following the principles of green building. For breakfasts and dinners the food is always fresh and local. The accommodation is careful to savings, with low energy bulbs and the water flow reducers.
The surroundings: Castel San Giovanni is surrounded by beautiful nature and the area offers interesting routes between Romanesque buildings and frescoes. Also, here is the road Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP of Umbria and the famous Sagrantino Road. It’s the perfect place for a holiday between art, nature, food and wine.
2. A former monastery set in a nature reserve
If you are looking for a wellness holiday this eco-friendly retreat is the perfect destination for you and your sweetheart. The cells once adoperate by hermits fathers have been transformed into beautiful and special romantic rooms. There is also a relaxation area with a swimming pool carved in stone and a steam bath.
Why it’s romantic: soft lighting, the stone, the beautiful bay on the surrounding create a unique atmosphere and perfect for an unforgettable romantic getaway!
Why it’s green: The Hermitage is completely self-sufficient in terms of energy; food, exclusively vegetarian, is always prepared with organic produce. Rainwater is recovered and reused for irrigation and the cleaning products are eco-friendly.
The surroundings: We are in the province of Terni, in the town of Parrano. At the foot of the rise where the town there are the evocative Tane del Diavolo, mysterious caves that you must see. Not far there is Orvieto, one of the oldest cities in Italy, where you can admire the beautiful cathedral and the splendid Underground City.
3. A chalet in the heart of the Dolomites
I can’t describe what makes it chalet so romantic, perhaps is the wood, perhaps because it is intimate, but definitely a chalet offers a perfect atmosphere for two. Pineta Naturalmente Hotels provides travelers different chalets and features a beautiful spa area with pool, whirlpool, sauna and solarium.
Why it’s romantic: a chalet just for you, a huge spa area, and around an uncontaminated nature: isn’t it the perfect romantic getaway?
Why it’s green: This Trentino hotel managed to get all 5 leaves of Ecobnb! It respect all 10 eco-sustainability requirements: from green electricity to waste collection, from water flow reducers to the solar panels.
The surroundings: discover the beautiful Val di Non by bicycle, parts for a hike on snowshoes or give to your companion a carriage ride around the lakes of Coredo and Tavon!
4. Romantic getaway in the tuff city of Maremma
A short walk from the center of Sorano, the Organic Farm Sant’Egle awaits you. This ancient customhouse of the ‘600 has been converted into sustainable accommodation. The charm of this historic residence expertly restored is the destination for those looking for an exclusive place, tastefully furnished, characterized by hospitality and genuine Tuscan organic flavor.
Why it’s romantic: works of art and design objects created from recycle decorate the farm areas helping to create a suggestive atmosphere.
Why it’s green: 100% of the energy used comes from renewable sources. The sewage is fitodepurate and used for irrigation of the garden. Food is organic and the cleaning products are eco friendly. Everything is designed to reduce the carbon footprint.
The surroundings: The Maremma offers to travelers beautiful nature and numerous routes of art and culture. Soriano, together with Pitigliano, are unique cities in the world, with their houses dug into the tuff.
5. In the middle of the Abruzzo nature, in a tree house
Surrounded by greenery, in the middle of the 3 Abruzzo’s parks there’s the organic farm Aperegina. A unique place where to live a few days in the name of authenticity and friendship. The hosts will welcome you like family, they will tell you about their history and their beloved region.
Why it’s romantic: the farmhouse guests can choose from 3 different rooms and although all comfortable and suitable for a romantic getaway, there’s one that is really unique. It is the tree room with wooden floors and walls, platform bed, small closet and panoramic views.
Why it’s green: the farm’s attention to the environment can be seen in all things: by solar panels for hot water to separate collection, from the exclusive use of organic and local products to the recovery of rainwater.
The surroundings: in Abruzzo nature reigns; in the three National Parks, in the many natural reserves that cover about a third of the region, between the kilometers of its coastline and its high mountains. Between nature and the thousand castles, monasteries, churches and villages, the Green Region of Europe is the right destination for the next trip.
What will be your destination for your romantic getaway?
Cover Image: Celluzza suite, Eremito, Umbria, Italy