A suite in a castle, an eco-friendly B&B in a former convent, an Albergo Diffuso in a medieval village or a charming hotel: let’s leave to the discovery of historical houses full of charm where you can spend unforgettable vacations in harmony with Nature, between ancient atmospheres and charm rooms.
Relax, calm and warm atmosphere await you in these beautiful historical houses, where you’ll forget the daily grind and discover ancient traditions, fine furnishings, genuine flavors and family welcome.
A former convent converted into an eco-sustainable and romantic B&B
In the charming old town of Cerretto Lanche, in Piedmont, Il Sole e La Luna, a beautiful bed & breakfast carefully restored according to the techniques of bio-architecture, awaits you.
Why you can’t miss it: for the antique furnishings that make the rooms really charming, for the abundant breakfast of local products, because of the panoramic terrace and the charming wine cellar where guests can taste and buy local products.
Why it’s green: the breakfast is organic, electricity come exclusively from renewable sources, the cleaning products are eco-friendly and the accommodation is attentive to energy and water savings.
What to do in the surroundings: Cerretto Langhe is among the pristine landscapes of the Alta Langa, a wonderful place where you can enjoy fine wines and discover the many routes on foot or by bicycle.
A romantic Albergo Diffuso overlooking the valley of Metauro
We move in the wonderful countryside of Marche, where we find Casa Oliva, an ancient village transformed into a Albergo Diffuso. The whole structure has 25 residential units, scattered along the ancient village of Bargni di Serrungarina, and characterized by simplicity and elegance.
Why you can’t miss it: what is unique about this really lovely hotel are the sophisticated restaurant where you can enjoy traditional dishes and the wonderful spa with sauna, steam bath, oxygen therapy, and nature trails.
Why it’s green: the electricity used is only green, the water is heated with solar panels and waste is appropriately differentiated.
What to do in the surroundings: the sea and the Fano beach is only 20 minutes drive as well as one of the most characteristics nature reserves of Marche: La Gola del Furlo.
A historical residence at the gates of the Natural Park of Cilento
Among olives and Mediterranean marquis there is Borgo Riccio, a beautiful resort in the countryside, just a short walk from the pristine sea of Cilento with a garden with over 400 olive trees, some centuries old, alternating with white fig trees, flowers and Mediterranean vegetation.
Why you can’t miss it: for the beautiful pool and the sweet and savory breakfast of local products, such as cottage cheese and the local mozzarella, juices, homemade cakes and fresh fruit.
Why it’s green: for the presence of solar panels, for the use of low-consumption light bulbs and the use of organic and local ingredients.
What to do in the surroundings: we are in Torchiara, a typical village of Cilento, especially famous for its Greenway, a green route of 12 kilometers, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, leading to the discovery of the architectural and scenic beauty of the village.
To discover the soul of Abruzzo
Sextantio is a truly amazing Albergo Diffuso that offers the opportunity to live a unique experience to discover the heart of Abruzzo. The property has 29 rooms in a picturesque medieval village in the Gran Sasso National Park.
Why you can’t miss it: the rooms are really fascinating and charming and the hotel restaurant offers gourmet dishes tied to tradition. In addition, the hotel offers a variety of activities: Abruzzo home cooking lesson, bread making lessons, traditional pastries, o discover the timeless life of these places.
Why it’s green: the original stone and wood houses have been renovated according to the principles of green building, the food is local and the light bulbs are low consumption.
What to do in the surroundings: the Gran Sasso National Park offers a great network of routes and beautiful places to discover on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback.
A romantic night in a Castle
Among the fascinating landscapes of Tuscia, in the heart of the village of Proceno, there’s a beautiful castle that has became a sustainable accommodation, with beautiful gardens of lemon trees and box hedges.
Why you can’t miss it: Proceno Castle is a pentagonal fortress which includes a main tower and two secondary towers interconnected by walkways and a drawbridge, one of the 19 still working in Italy.
Why it’s green: the Restaurant located in the old cellars of the castle offers exclusively local ingredients. The hotel uses energy saving light bulbs and is careful to separate collection.
What to do in the surroundings: reach the castle through an unforgettable journey along the Via Francigena.
Between Tuscany and Umbria, in a former convent
Slow life and slow food await you in this beautiful organic farm housed in the ancient buildings of a convent. The spaces retain the old charm of the past and the surrounding nature is lush: everything invites you to relax.
Why you can’t miss it: here you can experience genuine and authentic experience, in very romantic apartments furnished with taste .
Why it’s green: for the exclusive use of organic food, for saving water, for solar panels that heat the water.
What to do in the surroundings: located at 10 km from the Etruscan town of Cortona, Novole offers easy access to the cities of Arezzo, Siena, Florence, Montepulciano, San Gimignano and Perugia, and is only 15 km from Lake Trasimeno.
Your cave in the Sassi of Matera
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, in Matera, is an accommodation created to offer an unique hospitality, far from any traditional concept of luxury, indeed the New York Times has judged it among the most extraordinary destinations in the world. Live an unforgettable experience among the Sassi of Matera, a world heritage site, staying within striking caves.
Why you can’t miss it: it will not happen to you anymore to stay in a hotel so special and charming.
Why it’s green: the caves have been restored with ancient recycled materials, as well as the objects within them. The food offered is exclusively local and the property is careful to water and energy savings.
What to do in the surroundings: simply discover the wonder of Matera, the city carved in the tuff that after millennia continues to let travelers breathless.
What will be your next destination among these historical houses? Book noe and prepare your bags, and do not forget to come back to tell us about your green travel experience!