Let’s go back to nature, let ourselves be enveloped by the green of the meadows, lulled by the sound of the waves, enraptured by the majesty of the mountains. Let’s spend an Italian summer discovering incredible natural landscapes together with our loved ones and friends. We can do it in eco-cottages and small houses that respect the environment with solar panels and organic products and that provide well-kept and suggestive lodges with wonderful views. We have chosen 20, each one in our opinion very special: which eco-cottage will you choose for your next green holiday?
Luxury and sustainability in the Marche hills
Casal dei Fichi is a truly magical place, where sustainability and luxury blend perfectly and where it is easy to feel among friends. You can stay in one of the 6 apartments built inside the farmhouse, with a terrace or a private garden, enjoy the large heated swimming pool, walk in the greenery.
A small house in the Tuscan Maremma
Il Baciarino Farmhouse offers you five little houses located in 19 acres of an olive grove, in an incredible area of Tuscany that offers boundless views of the hills and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the distance. The eco-cottages have been renovated maintaining the traditional natural stone, chestnut wood and terracotta tiles. You can sip a glass of wine at sunset, relax in the hammock or take a bath in the beautiful outdoor wooden tub.
An eco-cottage in the green of Puglia
In the easternmost part of Italy, in the heart of Salento, there is the Paduli Agricultural Park, an interesting sustainability project born from the community itself. Here, among the olive trees, there is what in the dialect of Lecce is called “caseddha”, an old agricultural shelter. Today it is a small ecological house, which respects nature and uses alternative energies. The price includes the rental of two bicycles.
In the Marche with Alice and the Cheshire Cat
Between Sarnano, among the most beautiful villages in Italy, and the peaks of the Sibillini Mountains there is a charming country house that offers comfortable apartments and a large garden with swimming pool. But here you can also live a different experience. The brand new camping site offers not only the classic tent pitches but also the beautiful and characteristic “Alice in Wonderland” themed caravans.
A stone house on the river
In the medieval village of Ortignano Raggiolo you can stay in Canto del Fiume, a Tuscan-style, rustic and welcoming holiday home, finely restored respecting the tradition of the place. In the house there are several apartments equipped with every comfort, a garden with barbecue and swimming pool. There is also a hot tub. The accommodation is located inside the village, but remains completely secluded, while ensuring privacy and interaction with the place.
An house overlooking the sea of Cinque Terre
Podere Memolandia is an ancient house recovered in an eco-sustainable way immersed in Cinque Terre National Park and a few steps from its sea. At guests’ disposal: free wifi, huge garden with relaxation areas and children’s games, barbecue for outdoor cooking, free private parking.
An eco-cottage on the lagoon
There is an eco-friendly house that directly overlooks the Venice lagoon, in a suggestive position of great naturalistic interest. The apartment is located on the ground floor and offers a large garden and free use of bicycles.
A unique location a few steps from the lake
Suncave Gardens is a unique accommodation, located on top of an Etruscan necropolis surrounded by a private amphitheater, gardens and fruit trees and flowers of all kinds. It is a B&B, but also a place for concerts, weddings, a place for meditation retreats and a film location. From here you can explore the area of Lake Bracciano.
Among the perfumes of Garfagnana
Antico Podere De Stefani is a farm of Tuscany which offers magnificent views of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Here you can also stay in a beautiful independent eco-cottage, also suitable for disabled people, with a large exclusive outdoor pergola.
An eco-cottage in a Ligurian resort
Sesta Terra is a corner of paradise nestled between the Mediterranean scrub, olive trees and holm oaks framed by the blue of the sky and the sea of Framura. The resort consists of 20 housing solutions designed with the utmost attention to sustainability. Among these there are 12 eco-cottages made entirely of wood and which offer elegant and welcoming environments and which overlook a surprising sea view.
An eco-cottage overlooking the Sibillini Mountains
Forestcamp is an eco-friendly cottage for 4/5 people where it is easy to feel at home. The house, entirely in wood, offers a 360 degree view of the most beautiful and envied view in the area, from the Sibillini Mountains to the rural countryside. You will walk among the different medicinal plants and their scents, try archery, the game of giant chess and relax in the romantic natural terraces.
Unique charm in the Tuscan green
Podere Trafonti is an organic farm nestled in the picturesque hills of southern Tuscany. Here there’s the Cottage Max, a chic and elegant accommodation from where you can admire Montepulciano and Mount Amiata. In the accommodation you will also find a swimming pool, a vegetable garden, a forest and perfect spaces for yoga.
A rural cottage in Sardinia
Domu Prexada is an ecological B&B immersed in the green of Sardinia. Surrounded by nature, in the 7 Fratelli Park, it is perfect for visiting the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, from Costa Rei to Mari Pintau. The cottage has a large garden, a swimming pool, a terrace. You can relax enjoying the contact with nature, listen to the birds, swinging in the hammock, cool off in the pool.
A romantic seaside eco-cottage
Terre di Bea Eco-Lodge is an authentic rustic cottage, recently renovated with hand-carved native stones, chestnut beams and ancient bricks, ideal for a romantic getaway. The accommodation, consisting of two rooms, is immersed in Madonie Park and offers the most fascinating view of the majestic Tyrrhenian Sea with the wonderful Aeolian Islands. It has a large kitchen, veranda with barbecue and a mini-bar stocked with local organic products, Sicilian wines and soft drinks. You can also relax in the solarium or in the hammock.
Among the colors of Puglia
La Upupa is a very fresh and panoramic stone house, with an adjoining Saracen trullo. Located in a hilly area in the red earth of Puglia, on the mountains of Ostuni, it overlooks a valley overlooking the sea. You can stay with your family among olive trees, almond trees, figs, blackberries. Upupa is located adjacent to the CasinaSettarte association, which hosts international residential workshops of dance, theater, yoga and Tai chi.
Your home in Abruzzo
You can feel like a local of the beautiful Abruzzo staying in one of these holiday homes in the Caramanico Terme, in the heart of the Majella Park. The houses date back to the early 1700s and are entirely in stone. At guests’ disposal a common kitchen for lunches and dinners, internet, a large garden and free parking.
A casudda on Etna
The casudda is a typical agricultural construction of Mount Etna. The Eco Rural Suite has been recently renovated in full respect of the original building and of the environment. It’s immersed in 25000 square meters of vineyards among lava landscapes, very close to the village of Solicchiata. There is also an external kitchenette and a wood oven.
An off-grid eco-cottage for artists
The Refuge for artists is located 8 km from Noto, 450 meters above sea level on Iblle, surrounded by dry stone walls and Mediterranean scrub. It is the perfect place for those who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and the pristine Sicilian landscape. Electricity is supplied by photovoltaic panels.
A Tuscan farmhouse
La Corte del Falco is a restored farmhouse with ancient and typical materials of the Tuscan countryside and is located between Montecatini Alto and Serravalle Pistoiese, completely surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and nearby woods. An oasis of peace a stone’s throw from the art cities!
A thatched house on Lake Garda
Located on the green hills of San Felice del Benaco between the village and the lake, this house was recently renovated according to the principles of green building. The scents of straw, clay and wood offer an unforgettable experience of peace, as well as the luxuriant greenery, squirrels, pheasants, foxes and hares all around.