Do you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Italian Alps combining relaxation and nature? Discover 10 eco-sustainable houses ideal for your vacation
The Italian Alps are one of the most charming mountain chains in Europe. Here combined relaxation, sport and amusement give life to an unforgettable holiday. If you are planning a vacation within this amazing and wonderful mountain chain, we suggest you 10 beautiful and eco-sustainable houses in the Alps. You can choose among eco-chalet, ancient farms, wooden houses and villages renovated in a green way. In short, there are houses for every taste.
1. In Valdosta style – Independent house with garden
This typical house made of stone and wood is located in Villeneuve in the Valle d’Aosta region. This eco-sustainable house is located in the context of a typical mountain village. It has also a garden where you can find peace. The house is located in a strategic zone, far away just 10 minutes from Aosta. It is also an excellent starting point to visit castles, Prè St Didier thermal baths and other villages such as Cogne, Rhemes Notre and Dame.
2. Under the “Pale di San Martino” – Casa Partel
This immersed in nature eco-friendly apartment is located exactly in front of the astonishing Pale di San Martino (Siror, province of Trento). The apartment is located on the first floor so is easily accessible by everyone. You can also relax in the wide garden equipped with a barbecue, deckchair and umbrella. Moreover, if you are passionate about bikes or even a simple walk, nearby the apartment there is the cycle path.
3. Eco-chalet near Stenico and Terme di Comano – Maso Azzurro Chalet
This eco-chalet is immersed in the wonderful nature of the Natural Park Adamello Brenta (Premione, Trentino). You will be amazed by the sight of the forest and the valley that you can enjoy from the two panoramic terraces. The terraces are equipped with hammocks and pillows. The breakfast, made with excellent, authentic and local products, is served on the terrace or near the romantic fireplace. This chalet is located just 5 minutes away by car from the centre of Stenico and Comano Terme, 15 kilometres away from Molveno lake and 22 kilometres away from Andalo. In short, is the ideal starting point for whoever wants to combine sport and relax among the natural beauties of Trentino.
4. Two eco-sustainable farms in Val dei Mocheni
Odomi Maso: this eco-chalet is immersed in a wide property, in Val dei Mocheni, precisely in Sant’Orsola Terme (province of Trento). Here you can find peace, relaxation and nature. You can also participate in the numerous activities that are organized during various periods of the year for adults and children. The farm is an ideal starting point for hikes, moreover, the centre of the village is just two kilometres away.
Maso del Fieno: this ancient mountain farm, is located in Sant’Orsola Terme as well, and has been renovated in an eco-sustainable way. This eco-chalet immersed in nature is equipped with various comforts such as a sauna and barbecue. The peculiarity of this farm is that the beds are made with ancient wood and as a base for the mattresses hay bales have been used. So if you want to discover ancient farmer traditions, this place is the one right for you. The farm is also an ideal starting point for eco-tourism itineraries, to walk on foot, by horse or by bike in summer. In winter you can also have fun on skiing tracks. Caldonazzo lake is located just 15 kilometres away, Levico just 21 and Trento 25.
5. In the Alpin Pearl of Primiero San Martino – Casa Faoro
This eco-house is located in Transacqua, in the amazing Alpin Pearl of San Martino di Castrozza (province of Trento). You will be amazed by the wonderful sight you can enjoy from the terrace on the Pale di San Martino, either in summer or in winter. The village of Fiera di Primiero is located just 10 minutes away on foot. You can reach it by walking along the torrent Cismon. During summer you can relax in the wide garden, while during the winter you can reach easily the skiing tracks.
6. Ancient village in Valle Maira – Borgata Sagna Rotonda
This eco-sustainable village is immersed in the uncontaminated nature of the Piedmontese mountains, in the village of Sagna Rotonda. The village has been abandoned for years, and it has been recovered in an eco-sustainable way. The purpose of the renovation was bringing back its original splendour and building 13 apartments. Here you will have the opportunity to discover a valley on the border with France that is still a little bit unknown but rich in charm. It’s the ideal place for lovers of hikes and treks. Here you can pick up freely vegetables from the organic garden. You can also taste the local products in the little shop of the village. This ancient village is the right place for you if you want to reconnect with the traditions of the past and nature in an eco-sustainable way.
7. In Carnia – La Finestra sulla Contea
This eco holiday house is born from the renovation of an old farm to make its guests live like a typical inhabitants of Carnia (province of Udine). The house is a plastic-free and pet-friendly facility. So, if you want to bring your pet with you, you are in the right place. The house is located near the village of Ovaro. Here you can find numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas and a gym. So, if you are looking for a place you can relax or do remote work in peace, this house is the perfect one for you.
8. In the Natural Park Adamello Brenta – Casa Natura Villa Santi
This recently renovated ancient rural house is an example of sustainable architecture. This house is immersed in the greenery of the Natural Park Adamello Brenta (Montagne, Trentino). Here you can live a formative experience participating in different educational projects. Here you can find demonstrative laboratories on milk and honey processing and learning green building techniques. There are activities such as the thematic laboratories on wild herbs or garden cultivation. Furthermore, you can enjoy organic meals prepared by the chef with typical and local products. So, if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, but you want also to learn something new, you cannot miss this eco-friendly house.
9. Within mountains and sea – Tir na nog natura e relax
In this chalet NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building), far away just a few steps from the Ligurian sea (Pontivrea, Savona). Each detail is handmade with care and attention to the balance with Mother Nature. Here you can decide to live a relaxing holiday in nature or have a more adrenalin experience since the area offers numerous activities such as mountain bike, speleology, climbing, snorkelling and canyoning.
10. Design chalet – Alloggio Rurale Eco-friendly
This design eco-house in Falcade (province of Belluno) is ideal for a family with kids. Here the kids will have fun playing in the garden with a house tree or learn how to recognize different vegetables they can pick up in the organic garden. During summer you can hike in the mountains, to admire the wild fauna, or go to the forest to pick up mushrooms. During the winter you can practice various winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. So if you are looking for a sustainable accommodation in the Italian Alps for your family, to practise sport in nature, this is the one right for you!
If reading this article has fascinated you and you want to try one of these accommodations in the marvellous Italian Alps, don’t wait anymore and book your next holiday in one of these eco-houses!
Cover picture: Beatrice Maffei