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 dynamic equilibrium of the biosphere on which rests nature, life itself. Every plant and animal species has a specific function within an ecosystem and the extinction even of a single species threatens the ecosystem itself.
Putting it at risk, as the man is doing already for too long, biodiversity is endangering the planet, it threatens agriculture, climate, water balance. The consequences of the destruction of biodiversity are enormous and irreparable.
So we must take every opportunity to enjoy special holidays, discovering wild places, knowing who every day strives to maintain biodiversity and that have decided to host in a sustainable way.
Organic food, reused materials and relax in Tuscany
The organic farm Sant’Egle is located in Sorano, in what was once a customs house. The accommodation seeks to preserve biodiversity through a great attention and care for nature and the environment. 100% of the energy used comes from renewable sources. Saffron, fruits, vegetables and even truffle are cultivated following the synergistic organic and biodynamic method. Guests can find numerous relaxation areas: the hammocks in the garden, the holistic center, the hot tub…
Biodiversity on the slopes of a volcano
In Mascali 24 hectares of biodiversity are wainting for you, among vegetable gardens, orchards, vineyards and woods, cured according to the principles of permaculture. Bagolarea Ecofarm overlooks the Ionian coast of Sicily and is located on the slopes of Etna, surrounded by lava landscapes that will leave you breathless.
In the heart of Salento for a biodiversity class
The organic farm piccopane is the right place to learn in an authentic way Salento, its smells and its tastes. It’s an informal and exclusively vegan accommodation. The farm offers a varied program on the theme of biodiversity, mainly for children.
Farmers that protect biodiversity
Let’s go back to Tuscany, this time to the far north edge of the region. Here we find Il Corniolo, organic farm that offers the opportunity to experience an unforgettable vacation among parks and nature reserves. The farm is part of Tuscany region’s program Farmers custodians thanks to the replanting of old fruits and seeds at risk of extinction.
WWF oasis in the heart of Lombardy
Charming guest rooms, surrounded by meadows, forests and vineyards. The Oasis Galbusera Bianca is a beautiful farm recovered from a village of five farmhouses restored according the principle of green architecture.
Between Langhe and Monferrato
At Villa Cheti you will enter a small world really wanted and loved, where we tried to create a sustainable space, able to preserve biodiversity. The villa is located 1 kilometer from the village of Spigno Monferrato, inside a park of oak trees, orchards and vineyards, and offers a beautiful private pool, two separate accommodations and numerous outdoor spaces to enjoy the simplicity of nature and its rhythms .
Retreat at the foot of the Dolomites
Parties to the discovery of one of the richest and interesting biodiversity: the one of the mountain! The hostel Altanon is located in the province of Belluno and is the perfect starting point for many hiking and mountain biking.
In Biferno Valley, Molise
La Piana dei Mulini is a historic residence, built at the end of 1700 entirely in stone, formerly used as a water mill. Available to lovingly furnished guest rooms and apartments and placed in a pristine and beautiful surroundings.
In the Umbrian hills
A local cuisine, horseback riding and environmental compatibility are waiting for you in this Natural Hotel.
Biodiversity in the heart of the Romagna Apennines
Fattoria dell’Autosufficienza is an organic farm, eco-friendly hospitality, and an applied ecology center near the Casentinesi Forests, Italy. A trip to the Self-Sufficiency Farm is a unique encounter with nature and biodiversity. The research center explores the themes of food self-sufficiency, energy & building self-sufficiency, and ecological and holistic training.
Between Agriculture and Mindfulness
For eight years, Il Querceto farmhouse has been working on a biodiversity project, cultivating many varieties of wheat, beans and corn, rediscovering traditional and ancient varieties. The property offers a country setting, perfect also for a spiritual holiday, between yoga and Tai Chi.