This will be a particular summer, in a wounded and different world. But there is something that hasn’t changed in these months. It’s nature. In the hard months of the lockdown it has indeed recovered some of its spaces, reminding us of our impact, its strength, its beauty. In the many days we spent at home we have not only felt the lack of human contact, we didn’t miss only our friends, but also the sea, the wind in your hair, the amazement in front of a sunset in the mountains, the intense green of a forest. And now the time has come to try again those emotions that only the connection with nature can make us feel.
Here are 10 incredible locations away from the crowds and surrounded by nature located around Italy. Perfect for a Post Covid vacation.
An organic farm in the Tuscan countryside
An ancient 17th century customs house transformed into a charming organic farm: by staying in Sant’Egle your holiday will have zero impact on the environment. It is an eco-friendly and biodiversity-preserving accommodation. 100% of the energy used is produced from renewable sources. The waste water is purified and used for the irrigation of the agricultural part. Here nature meets luxury, for a new sensory experience that will make you rediscover silence and beauty.
Vegan and eco-friendly holiday in the Marche hills
Coroncina is an old farmhouse transformed into a refined eco-sustainable accommodation. Here you can experience a regenerating holiday following the rhythm of nature, enjoying excellent local products on vegan or vegetarian menus and rediscovering intimacy and genuine hospitality. At guests’ disposal 2 rooms and a mini apartment of great charm, immersed in the silence of the woods, with a 360° panorama.
Overlooking the Ligurian sea
A beautiful garden that seems to plunge into the blue of Ligurian sea: Mortola Tower is a charming period residence from the 1500s, transformed into a dreamy accommodation. You will love the pristine nature that surrounds the ancient house, the particular microclimate, the breathtaking view and the particular furnishings of the indoor and outdoor rooms.
Total immersion in the Lombard nature
Waking up with the scent of homemade cakes and bread to taste with homemade jams, listening to the chirping of the nightingales and the roar of a stream, admiring an uncontaminated nature. If it seems the perfect day, Agriturismo Valtidone Verde is what you are looking for. The accommodation stands on the top of a hill, overlooking the valley and in front of Zavattarello castle whose evening lights give a special atmosphere; it is immersed in peace and enjoys a privileged exposure.
An organic farm in Trentino woods
In Lessinia Natural Park an ancient farm building with a typical local stone roof and embellished with a large sundial awaits you. It is the Malga Riondera farmhouse, located in the center of a large meadow surrounded by deciduous and coniferous forests. The accommodation has been completely renovated according to the principles of green building, using eco-friendly materials and paints and creating the systems so as not to create harmful electric fields. Solar panels and wood integrate the heating of hot water allowing greater energy savings and less environmental impact. There’s a room created from the old barn, ideal for baking bread, and where it is possible to eat in groups and carry out training activities.
Discovering the nature on the slopes of Mount Etna
Bagolarea is the perfect place for a stay between sea and mountains. The organic farm has 24 hectares of biodiversity between the vegetable garden, citrus grove, orchards, vineyards and woods treated according to the principles of permaculture, located on the north-east side of the Sicilian volcano. You will be wrapped in the scent of oranges and strawberries, you will sleep in beautiful wooden houses surrounded by olive trees, you will walk on the lava stone terraces among the vineyards. You will rediscover the pleasure of living in nature.
The surprising nature between Venice and the Alps
Settecentoalberi is a beautiful organic farm surrounded by a large garden full of trees, at 2 km from the center of Noventa di Piave. All rooms are furnished with natural materials, have wooden floors and offer a view of the green countryside of Veneto, between the waterways of the lagoon.
A farmhouse on the hills of Gubbio
Villa Dama is a magical location surrounded by the greenery of beautiful Umbria. Five farmhouses form a romantic village surrounded by 170 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, cultivated fields, orchards and paths. It is the perfect place to experience nature, the warmth of a family’s hospitality, good food, panoramas that take your breath away and the stars that illuminate the night.
Ecobnb in the Sardinian countryside
Among the locations surrounded by nature in Italy there is also the B&B Il Giardino di Valentina, a suggestive accommodation located in Escolca, near the nuragic complexes of Serri and Barumini. The house has stone walls and wooden ceilings and has been renovated with green building techniques and attention to energy saving with solar panels, photovoltaic, rainwater recycling for irrigation of the garden and synergic vegetable garden that surround the house. At guests’ disposal 9 bicycles including 5 electric and 4 traditional, ideal for discovering the beautiful surrounding area in an eco-sustainable way.
Rural charm in the nature of Salento
Finally, you can also sleep in a real Apulia’s farmhouse, testimony of the ancient local civilization. Masseria Uccio is now a fantastic bed and breakfast, waiting for you just three kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, in the Costa Otranto – Santa Maria di Leuca and Bosco di Tricase regional natural park, one of the most pristine natural parks in Salento.