A summer trip to regenerate body and mind, in contact with nature, among the colors and scents of lavender fields, now in bloom. Today we want to tell you about an eco-friendly holiday to spend strolling through the lavender, where the sunny landscapes seem to come out of an impressionist painting and the expanses of an intense violet give off a scent that fills the air and envelops you.
Lavender is an aromatic plant known since ancient times for its many beneficial properties. Its beautiful flowers, both fresh and dried, have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, but above all they are useful for restoring the body, fighting hypertension, insomnia and psychosomatic illnesses.
So imagine the relaxation and wellness that sleeping and walking through the lavender fields can give you: ready to feel a warm embrace and live a new quiet?
Your room among the lavender fields
Here are 9 eco-sustainable accommodations in Italy, plus one abroad, where you can discover beautiful lavender fields.
In the Molise countryside
Masseria Acquasalsa in Agnogne, a small city of art in the mountains of upper Molise, offers delicious independent accommodations, a tasty breakfast with donuts and homemade pies for a sweet awakening, an organic vegetable garden; all between oleanders, rosemary and lavender.
Why it’s green: the accommodation uses only electricity from renewable sources, it offers local food and recovers rainwater.
In the countryside, half an hour from Turin
In Prarostino, in the heart of Piedmont, there is Il Bosco delle Api, an ecological bed&breakfast where you can connect with nature, walking among the lavender and tasting the honey produced inside the farm. The inn is also located on the wine trail and the apple road.
Why it’s green: fruit and vegetables from the garden are organic, renewable sources are used for heating and rainwater is collected to irrigate the garden.
Wild lavender fields in Sardinia
A special place, surrounded by greenery: Su Niberalzu is the right place for a real holiday in the countryside. You will sleep in a beautiful house in the middle of an organic farm, enjoy local produce and stroll through streams, small waterfalls and wild lavender fields.
Why it’s green: the house, dating back to 1800, has been renovated according to the principles of green building. The cleaning products used are eco-friendly and there are water flow reducers.
A transparent tent for a night under the stars
The Villarè Farm, immersed in uncontaminated nature but located just a few minutes from Messina, offers the opportunity to experience a unique night, in a sphere entirely made of recyclable and transparent materials, surrounded by the vegetable garden and the lavender field.
Why it’s green: the food offered is locally grown, the accommodation is easily accessible even without a car and detergents are environmentally friendly.
In Val Stura
Even in Liguria you can walk among the lavender fields. The B&B Le Ghiandaie awaits you in a pleasant and scenic area, with spacious rooms furnished in rural style, a great breakfast and meadows and lavender fields all around.
Why it’s green: here the energy is clean and the food offered at breakfast is based on local products.
On the hills between Langhe and Monferrato
Cascina Blengio is a typical Piedmontese house that welcomes its guests among woods and lavender fields, in the tranquility of nature. Inside the farm there are donkeys, sheep, hens and a horse, it is also easy to spot deer, foxes and owls. The two hectares of lawn planted with lavender allow the farm to extract pure lavender essential oil.
Why it’s green: the family-run farm is organic and is also attentive to water saving.
A tree house in the lavender fields
In the Maremma region of Lazio you can experience a truly charming and unique stay: live one night at 8 meters high in a tree house, among 12 hectares of hills planted with lavender, in the thick foliage of an ancient oak tree.
Why it’s green: the accommodation has solar panels and provides guests with organic fruit and vegetables.
In the heart of Bologna’s Apennines
On the shores of Lake Brasimone, at 900 meters above sea level, Podere Caselina is an organic farm perfect as a starting point for trekking and mountain-bike itineraries. During the summer you can participate in the lavender collection.
Why it’s green: the use of solar panels, renovated buildings in green-architecture, local products and water recovery are just some of the things that the accommodation does to respect the environment.
An Albergo Diffuso in Basilicata
In the ancient village of Rotonda, an eco-sustainable hotel awaits you, where you can rediscover the local traditions, old crafts and flavors of popular cuisine. Among the many activities possible, in summer, you can visit the Lavender Park, where you can admire a rare spontaneous lavender that grows in the rocks of the Pollino National Park.
Why it’s green: the ancient buildings of the village have been recovered in an ecological way.
If you think of lavender, the first destination that comes to mind is certainly Provence, famous all over the world for its immense lavender fields. An excellent starting point for discovering these magical landscapes is the Mas de l’Ouliviè Hotel, between Arles and Avignon.
Why it’s green: the accommodation is attentive to water saving, promotes local products and does not use disposable products.