The 5 best organic hotels in Italy - Here's how sustainable tourism works

Dolce Vita can be enjoyed twice in sustainable organic hotels. Find your personal favorite now and pamper not only yourself, but also your environment on your next vacation in Italy

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Sustainable tourism and exclusive top-star hotels, hardly anything can be better combined. Also the popular one holiday destination between the Alps and the Mediterranean has long recognized that luxury and sustainability are by no means mutually exclusive. So who after Bio-Hotels in Italy is spoiled for choice.

Gentle tourism in Italy with exclusive organic hotels

From the art treasures of the Tuscan Renaissance cities to the romantic villages and hidden beaches on the shores of the great lakes to the imposing mountain giants in the north of the country. Italy has something for every type of vacation. Long nights in the opera, club or under the starry sky go hand in hand here.

So that urban conurbations and untouched natural landscapes flourish equally and you can enjoy this diversity for a long time, you should pay attention to the sustainability and social commitment of your accommodation when traveling. Our personal top 5 organic hotels in Italy are sure to inspire you.

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Our top 5 organic hotels in Italy for 2019

  1. Ville sull'Arno, Florence
  2. Lefay Resort, Lake Garda
  3. NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci, Venice
  4. Hotel Milano Scala, Milan
  5. Alpenpalace, South Tyrol

1. Ville sull'Arno, Florence

This 5-star resort with 22 rooms and suites in a villa from the 15th century welcomes you to an exclusive spa and pleasure holiday just a few minutes' walk from the old town. Florentine marble and furniture that were specially made for the organic hotel by craftsmen from the region characterize the fine interior.

The natural and wellness corner at the breakfast buffet lets you start the day healthy, while traditional Florentine dishes made from regional ingredients take care of your physical well-being later. Thanks to the hotel's own bike rental, you can then explore the city in a particularly sustainable way.

2. Lefay Resort, Lake Garda

In this luxurious organic hotel on the west bank of Lake Garda, an extensive spa with a wide range of wellness and health programs ensures the well-being of the guests. There is also Mediterranean cuisine with seasonal products from the region. You will stay in a suite hotel, the design of which is based on the traditional orangeries of Lombardy and should blend seamlessly into the surrounding nature.

Mainly natural building materials from the region were used inside the building. Heat and electricity also come from renewable energy sources. In order to curb water consumption, the laundry operation is closely monitored and rainwater is also collected. In addition, the Italian organic hotel is committed to supporting local suppliers and primarily hiring employees from neighboring communities in order to stimulate the region's economic upturn.

The sister hotel in the Dolomites has also committed itself to sustainability with green architecture, regionality and resource conservation.

3. NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci, Venice

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Where Vivaldi began his career, the 4-star hotel welcomes its discerning guests in a former theater from the 19th century. The original floors and frescoes have been preserved, and a protected garden with a fountain ensures peace and relaxation in the middle of the lagoon city. With a view of the famous Rialto Bridge and a breakfast buffet with local specialties. Your Venice vacation can begin.

Like all hotels in the NH Group, this organic hotel has committed itself to responsible treatment of the environment and the local population. It makes a sustainable contribution to the economic, social and ecological development of the country.

4. Hotel Milano Scala, Milan 

This Italian organic hotel is located in a historic building from the 19th century, right in the center of Milan. Whether in the restaurant, the lounge bar or on the panorama terrace on the 8th floor, the gastronomy concept prides itself on being “Green & Glocal”. This means that local products in organic quality are prepared for the global market according to traditional recipes from the region. The hotel's own garden on the 6th floor supplies herbs, fruits and vegetables of the season. When processing, great value is placed on energy-saving methods and the least possible waste.

However, the organic hotel in Milan is not only one of the country's pioneers in terms of the sustainable use of food. As the city's first “zero emissions” hotel, the main focus is on reducing energy consumption and conserving resources. The energy for heating and cooling is obtained from the water in an underground layer of the earth. The paper also bears the FSC seal and the bathroom furnishings are 99% biodegradable.

A computer system controls heating and air conditioning and tries to reduce their electricity consumption to a minimum. There are also induction plates in the kitchen, energy-saving LED lamps and an electric company car. The suppliers are also selected according to strict rules. The conscious waste separation and the regular support of charitable organizations ruin the whole thing.

5. Alps Palace, South Tyrol 

The system, which was largely built by local companies and carpenters, is controlled by a computer system that ensures that the electrical system is only switched on and the minibar is only cooled when the room is actually occupied. The heat supply comes from local biomass production. Energy-saving LED lamps and responsible waste sorting are standard.

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