Italy Awakens After the Crisis

Countries all over the world are still facing challenges from the Corona crisis and with them, of course, the people. All the more reason for these featured hoteliers to be excited to reopen and host guests, albeit with strict hygiene regulations. Wellness areas are not allowed to open, masks are compulsory in closed rooms and, yes, social distancing is necessary. But travel is possible again and thanks to Green Pearls here is some inspiration from one of the most beautiful countries which like so many others, needs support now and in the future: Italy

A blooming beautiful time out in Trentino

On the 2nd of July 2020, the doors of the Eco Park Hotel Azalea will open.

“It will be an unforgettable summer, and we will make it easy, safe, bold and maybe a little bit “crazy… just like we are!… just the way we are.” Manuela and her team.

The Eco Park Hotel Azalea is in the heart of the small Italian town of Cavalese and is a beautiful natural oasis in the Val di Fiemme. Around the family-run hotel there is a lot to discover at any time of the year and whether it is hiking to crystal clear mountain lakes, yoga in the garden or relaxation in the hotel - the offers at Azalea are endless. Families also feel at home here and even the youngest guests can discover Trentino’s nature or enjoy the indoor playroom with miniature studio, Lego and much more, while their parents enjoy some time together or the delicious traditional, mostly vegetarian and vegan cuisine. To make guests feel safe during their holidays, Azalea provides washable, ecologically certified, and self-made masks and colloidal silver gel for disinfection. During breakfast and dinner, sufficient distance is maintained both on the terrace and in the dining room. Microorganisms are used as a general cleaning agent for surfaces, SONETT surface disinfectant and colloidal silver are used selectively for handles, and a steamer with essential oils (lavender, tyme, teatree lemon, copaiba) is used for mattresses and curtains.

Natural luxury in Friuli

“A rustic village where you can stay in peace, and a forest where you wake up and realize that you are not dreaming.”

The Sirk family and the team at La Subida have been pampering guests since May 22nd 2020 and sharing the beauty of Friuli with them. At La Subida, guests from all over the world meet, share experiences over a glass of wine and a good meal and simply enjoy the Friulian lifestyle. The country resort with its Michelin star restaurant is located on the border of Italy and Slovenia and is an oasis of comfort and wellbeing that combines tradition, natural luxury, and modern architecture. Guests can not only experience nature when hiking or cycling, but also with a cozy bath in the middle of tall grass or a night in a four-poster bed in the hayloft.

An Italian summer fairy tale comes true in Liguria

Liguria as you have never seen it before: Experience everyday life in a traditional Ligurian village. The Scalambrin family is happy to fill the hotel with guests again from the 15th of June 2020.

At the Relais del Maro, guests feel as if they have been transported to another time: The hotel is an Albergo Diffuso and so the rooms are in historical buildings in the middle of the picturesque village of Borgomaro in Liguria. For breakfast, guests meet in the main building and enjoy the many local specialties in the romantic garden or out on the terrace. The pool with a view of the surrounding mountains and the village also invites you to stay and relax. For more excitement, head to the nearby glamorous beaches of the Ligurian Sea or visit the impressive town of Imperial.

Milan’s first zero emission hotel

The green city hotel is aiming to be able to welcome guests again at the beginning of September.

Located directly in the city center in Milan’s artists’ quarter, Brevia, and yet a world of its own: The Hotel Milano Scala is a zero-emissions hotel with 62 rooms across seven floors. All cultural squares, restaurants and shopping streets are within walking distance and after a long day of sightseeing, guests can relax with a cocktail on the roof terrace of the boutique hotel and enjoy the view over the city. Furthermore, thanks to a new filter system in the rooms, the air quality is particularly clean and low in fine dust particles so that a deep and restful sleep is guaranteed. Eco-chic, classical music, green organic cooking - wellness for mind and body at Milano Scala.

Experience Occitan culture & traditions in the Maira Valley

“Finally, we can welcome you back to the Locanda Mistral! Untouched nature, unforgettable mountain and hiking experiences, excellent gastronomy and lots of time and space to relax await you. We are happy to welcome you, Manuela and Renato.”

The family-run hotel Locanda Mistral is a real insider tip in the Piedmont region and is in the idyllic village of Ponte Maira, at the end of the Maira Valley, at an altitude of around 1,400 meters. From 13th of June 2020 on guests can enjoy the valley and the hospitality of the Botte family again.

Whether winter or summer, active holidaymakers always get their money’s worth in the Maira Valley; be it hiking, climbing, mountain biking or snowshoeing. Renato Botte is not only the operator of Locanda Mistral, he is also a fantastic mountain guide and knows the best routes in the area and offers guided tours. The hotel consists of two converted farmhouses in Occitan style and today houses 14 comfortable rooms. After a day in the fresh air, the hotel’s own new restaurant, where owner Manuela cooks and places great emphasis on high quality and fresh ingredients, is a real treat. All dishes are prepared at the Locanda Mistral itself, with the seasons and the origin and quality of the products playing a major role.

The luxury of nature in Piedmont

Social Distancing is on the agenda here. In the middle of untouched nature, guests can escape from everyday life in the Sagna Rotonda- another insider tip in the Maira Valley - from May 29th – October 15th, 2020 and December 22nd, 2020 – January 6th, 2021.

Sports, nature, and relaxation in the breathtaking Piedmont landscape. Guests - from single travelers to families - stay in furnished holiday apartments in traditional houses. The owners are united by their love for the unspoiled mountains and the desire to rediscover a region that has remained hidden from many visitors and nature lovers until now. The owners Giovanni and Teresina have renovated the old buildings themselves and guests enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the mountains. The true luxury of a holiday in the Sagna Rotonda lies in the pristine scenery and simplicity. In the eco-holiday village away from mass tourism, the stressful everyday life can be quickly forgotten, and the alpine mountain world can be discovered while hiking or mountain biking.

The honey yellow thread in South Tyrol

“It is encounters with people that make life worth living!” (Guy de Maupassant) … and therefore, we are very much looking forward to filling our family business on June 19, 2020 with the smiles of friends and guests.”

At the family-run Hotel Rinner, guests can experience a unique wellness treatment: with Api-Wellness, they can breathe in the valuable beehive air and help increase their overall well-being. The family-run hotel is in the beautiful South Tyrol on the Ritten mountains and here everything revolves around the industrious insects. For more than three generations the Rinner family has dedicated itself to beekeeping with enthusiasm and unwavering commitment. Here, great importance is attached to the sustainable use of resources, not least because of the bees. Guests can stay in family-friendly rooms, there is a large playground, a recreation and sunbathing lawn and playrooms in the hotel. In addition to these, wellness treatments with a panoramic view of the mountains and, of course, the active discovery of South Tyrol are also very tempting.

Relaxation and luxury in the heart of the Dolomites

“Finally, we can host again - from the 3rd of June 2020 we can welcome our guests again.”

The Dolomites are a simply wonderful destination for all nature lovers and at the Dolomit Boutique Hotel and the accompanying Dolomit Homes, guests enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The holiday apartments and houses are all individually furnished and are in the heart of the village of La Villa. All guests are welcome in the park-like garden with a heated swimming pool, the Finnish sauna in a small wooden chalet, and the playground for the little ones. The Dolomite team is always ready to help with tips for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the spacious garden, guests also meet the alpacas of the Dolomit Homes & Hotel time and again. If you are looking for something special, rent the Dolomit Designchalet “Mi Chalet”, a sustainable architectural wonder that combines Ladin and modern influences.

The first vegan hotel in Italy

“We speak many languages here… …but most of all we speak Plant. And we live this enthusiasm. Sustainable and inspiring.”

As of June 20th, guests at La Vimea in the Vinschgau Valley near Merano can finally spend their holidays vegan, organic and happy again. The philosophy of the hotel is based on a holistic view of people and nature. Even though the indoor pool and the wellness area will be closed for health security reasons due to Corona, the large park with its old trees and a swimming pond invites leisurely walks and refreshing swim. If desired, guests can start the day with yoga on the wooden deck of the swimming pond. The vegan La Vimea is a refuge for peace, attentiveness, relaxation and offers a retreat from everyday life. The perfect place to recover from the stress of the last months.

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