Green holidays Marche
If you’re looking for a green responsible accommodation in Le Marche and to do your bit for the environment during your holidays look no further!
When you are surrounded by the ravishing landscapes of Le Marche hills you can’t help but feeling compelled to do everything you can to preserve them. So the environment is always one of our first priorities when we make decisions regarding the farm and the Locanda.
We “go green” in every aspect of our life and business.
Our organic farm has been certified since 1983. We breed organic cows, chickens and pigs, grow organic cereals, legumes, grapes, fruit and vegetables and in our clean woods and fields we forage wild herbs, truffles, berries and flowers. We sell part of our produce locally and we use the rest to prepare dinners and delicious treats for our guests.
Eco sustainable accommodation
Valle Nuova is carbon neutral thanks to our photovoltaic plant that is installed on our roofs not to spoil the beautiful landscape and to preserve precious farming land. Each year we produce over 180000 kwh of clean electricity, enough for the average yearly consumption of 18 U.S. or 48 Italian households.
We designed the Locanda and our apartments to be as green as it gets and we run it following the same idea. Navigate this page for a (non-exautstive) list of eco actions.
Since the “environment” is not only “nature” we work hard to behave ethically in every aspect of our work and in our relationship with the people who collaborate with us.
We also collaborate with associations and charities that work for biodiversity, organic farming, food security, climate change, cultural heritage and people well-being and culture : currently with FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), Navdanya International, Becas Caja de Música.
We share their green values
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
– Wendell Berry
“Agriculture changes the landscape more than anything else we do. It alters the composition of species. We don’t realize it when we sit down to eat, but that is our most profound engagement with the rest of nature.”
– Michael Pollan
“Globalized industrialized food is not cheap: it is too costly for the Earth, for the farmers, for our health.”
– Vandana Shiva
Real green and
- Organic farming and breeding
- Wildlife friendly farming
- Heirloom varieties
- 25% of our land is woods and hedges
- Natural gardening
- Organic self-produced food
- Buy organic
- Buy recycled or recyclable
- Buy local (reduces food miles)
- Buy bulk (reduces waste)
- 100% waste recycling
- No over illumination
- Linen of 100% natural fibers
- Soap dispensers
- No disposable items
- Recycling bins in all units
- Recycling instructions
- Reusable shopping bags
- Sustainable detergents
- Recycled or fsc writing paper
- Ecolabel toilet and kitchen paper
- Repair, Reuse, Recycle
- 100% self-produced solar electricity
- Thermal insulation
Energy saving appliances
- Led or energy saving light bulbs
- Intelligent outside lights
- Solar hot water
- High output wood stove
- Water saving taps and toilet flushes
- Water saving appliances
- Conscious water use
- Drought-tolerant landscaping
- Buy locally and ethically
- Buy directly from local farmers
- Buy from Fair Trade
- Work with local artisans and farmers
- Collaborate with charities
- Behave ethically with people