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Wonderful Eco Friendly Hotels in Italy

Italy is one of Europe’s most loved travel destinations and for good reason. The country is home to stunning cities, Mediterranean beaches, and plenty of iconic historic attractions that will delight all travellers. Italy boasts many options for eco friendly accommodations, so guests can rest assured that they are not harming the environment when visiting. Eco lodges and hotels place importance on sustainable practices such as using wind and solar energy, growing their own organic produce, and using systems that conserve water. 

The following are three eco hotels that will provide wonderful accommodations for an Italy vacation.  

Hotel Milano Scala

Credit: Hotel Milano Scala

Located in the city center of Milan, is Hotel Milano Scala, an eco friendly hotel built inside a nineteenth-century Milanese historical palace. This regal property focuses on respecting the environment through sustainable practices and happens to be the first zero-emissions hotel in the city. This means that Hotel Milano Scala uses electric company cars, renewable energy, and biodegradable products that emit no wastes to protect the environment.

Their Healthy & Green restaurant serves up delectable dishes that are made with organic ingredients from the hotel’s vegetable garden. Hotel Milano Scala provides guests with top-notch customer service and was even featured in the UK National Geographic Traveller’s Earth Collection edition, where it was recognized as one of the top 36 eco friendly hotels in the world.

Theiner’s Garten Bio Vitalhotel

Credit: Theiner’s Garten Bio Vitalhotel

Theiner’s Garten Bio Vitalhotel is one of Italy’s eco hotels and sits in the country’s southern Tyrol region, a three-hour train ride south of Venice. This family-run establishment is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a philosophy based on sustaining biological and ecological life. They offer something for all visitors and have everything from a wine cellar to a rejuvenating sauna, therefore it is impossible to run out of things to do while on site.

The property’s ClimaHotel, which is a sustainable certification, draws 40% of its energy through solar and photovoltaic panels and uses thermal recovery systems. Theiner’s Garten Bio Vitalhotel also offers guests the opportunity to rent electric cars and all of the food served on the property is 100% organic and locally produced. There are no televisions or minibars in guestrooms to guarantee maximum protection against electromagnetic pollution, which can damage the environment and be harmful to human health. In 2019, Theiner’s Garten Bio Vitalhotel received an award from ClimaHost for being the most sustainable hotel in the Alps.

Relais Del Maro

Credit: Relais Del Maro

Relais Del Maro is a charming eco hotel located in the ancient Liguarian town of Borgomaro, a four-hour drive to the west from Florence. The hotel is set throughout three historic buildings and offers plenty of relaxing amenities like outdoor yoga, massages, and guided nature hikes- all within a romantic atmosphere. Their breakfast room has a selection of locally made products and caters to a variety of dietary requirements such as vegan and celiac intolerances.

Relais Del Maro places importance on sustainable efforts and uses a sophisticated recycling process, minimal packaging for supplies, and provides staff and guests with electric scooters to travel around the property. Their swimming pool is heated with solar panels and their buildings are insulated with micro-spheres of recycled glass, that contain no eco-toxic elements. Relais Del Maro is recognized and recommended by Green Pearls Unique Places, a company that handpicks unique and sustainable places worldwide for its portfolio.

By choosing one of the eco friendly hotels mentioned in this article, you can feel at peace knowing your accommodations are supporting sustainable efforts to protect the environment. Which one of these eco hotels will you choose for your Italy vacation?

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