Choosing eco-friendly hotels in Italy.

13 May 2019

Gruppo UNA

We've put together a few tips on how to have a holiday or enjoy a business trip without impacting too much on the environment. We've also given some hints on the best practice hotels should follow for sustainable tourism to help you make an informed choice.

Tips for enjoying an eco-friendly holiday in Italy.

The best eco-friendly hotels take steps to reduce their impact on the environment by considering their location, making the most efficient use of energy and water and by also encouraging their guests to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Reduce your carbon footprint.

One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint when travelling for leisure or business is to choose hotels in central locations. This means sightseeing and getting to business meetings can be done on foot or by local transport rather than by driving. For example, choose to stay in sustainable Venice hotels near train stations. Many of our Gruppo UNA hotels are centrally located in Italy's most popular cities including Milan, Venice and Naples.

Enjoy a romantic break or a family holiday in Venice with a stay at the Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze. This luxury hotel lies right at the heart of Venice's Cannaregio district, meaning every city attraction is right on your doorstep. This small and charming hotel is in a prestigious building that has been sympathetically restored to its former grandeur. You can enjoy a taste of Veneziano hospitality while keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum.

You will also find it easy to discover sustainable hotels near Central Station in Milan, Italy. Milan, with its historic and cultural attractions, is always a popular destination and a city where Gruppo UNA offers you a choice of city centre hotels. The UNAHOTELS Century Milano is in the Porta Nuova district and just a short walk away from Milan Centrale Station as well as the city's main sights. With its urban location, this hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.

Located in an important business hub and within easy reach of the airport is the UNAHOTELS The One Milano. San Donato Milanese station and its Metro stop are near the hotel, meaning the fashionable city of Milan is just a few minutes away. Services at the hotel include a popular restaurant, a rooftop bar and a fitness suite.

What about e-mobility?

A trend that is becoming increasingly popular among eco-friendly hotels is to provide bicycles for guests to use or have charging stations for hybrid, electric or solar-powered cars.

At the UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze, we do just that with a selection of bicycles for guests to hire as well as an eco-friendly electric and Tesla charging station. The hotel is within easy reach of Florence by public transport, bicycle or (hybrid) car. Located in a gracious Tuscan building, the interior has been designed by architect Fabio Novembre and boasts rooms with a modern touch that combines refinement with comfort.

Stay regional.

Prefer locally grown foods and regional wines as much as possible. This reduces the carbon footprint of transporting food over long distances and gives our guests a true flavour of the local cuisine. As well as enjoying delicious food in the city, you'll discover the real face of the Italian regional cuisine.