Environmental sustainability is timidly becoming part of the issues of collective interest to the point of involving the tourism sector. Not only zero impact travel, the culture of the tour to discover the excellence of green building, organic agriculture and activities carried out in full respect of a territory is spreading.
Sustainable tourism is one of the ways necessary to safeguard the environment and biodiversity. During the twentieth century, there were too many harmful emissions released into the atmosphere, therefore man must repair the serious damage committed and must do so using every possible means. Sustainable tourism is one of them.
The sea level is destined to rise, so the land available will be reduced. A major imbalance is expected for those cities that come to life on the water; anyone who has been to Rodderdam, Venice or Amsterdam knows what we are talking about. It is precisely in Rotterdam that the experiments for possible solutions to the problem have started.
It is called Pedaso and is a small town in the province of Fermo, in the Marche region, on the Adriatic coast. The approximately 2,800 inhabitants of Pedaso can be proud of the Christmas tree that stands in the main square of the country.The Christmas tree can be the envy of green initiatives already seen in some Italian cities, in fact it promotes principles such as saving of resources, creative recycling and innovation: the tree does not lack an energy-efficient lighting system that uses LED technology.
The Umbria Region has reached the national and European top for cutting-edge and technological diffusion in the name of the green economy. This is also thanks to recent digital innovations, including applications for smartphones, tablets and the spread of ebooks. The Umbria Region is the first institution in Europe to have adopted an App system to offer extremely advanced services and virtual reality.
We who choose the holiday on the Internet or from the catalog in the agency, and who sometimes do not know what it has in store, why don't we try to touch before buying? Agriturismoinfiera was born for this: to see, touch and try in order to make the right choice.The event is scheduled for Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January in Novegro, near Milan, at the exhibition park.
Just a few days ago we launched an appeal to save the elephants of Africa. The premise is the same: humans should be honored to be able to admire the beauty of wildlife present in nature and, never, should threaten their survival. Illegal trade and desertification make life difficult for many animals, including the mountain gorilla: only 880 specimens remain.
Imagine a holiday without an ounce of added technology? Usually we talk about luxurious structures, full of technological innovations, where wi-fi coverage is not an optional but a basic standard. Today we make a change of course to talk about the last frontier of peace. Abandon smartphones, tablets, notebooks and TVs; forget about social networks, consumer electronics and WhatsApp ... this is the only way you can enjoy authentic moments of relaxation.
Ticino is the last Italian habitat of the Otter, it could happen to see it World Water Day, scheduled for Sunday 24 March, will be the occasion for a spring bike ride along one of the stretches of La Via dei Cairoli, the area naturalistic (more properly a 'territorial program') identified in the Ticino Park, just 30 km from Milan.
It is usually men who decide the location of new buildings, especially when it comes to hotels, resorts and spas. The location of the Pedras Salgadas eco-resort was decided not by engineers and architects but ... by the trees! The Pedras Salgades eco-resort consists of a series of cabins located in the dense pristine forest in the north of Portugal.
Staying in Montana Magica Lodge is an out of the ordinary experience. It is the most "naturalistic" hotel in the world and is located inside the biological reserve of Huilo Huilo, in the middle of the Andes, in Chile. Like all hotels, the Montana Magica Lodge has rooms, reception, suites, comfort but it is outside what makes it out of the ordinary …… it is a real mountain with lots of dense vegetation and a waterfall that flows from the top and descends along its entire profile.
Brazil is preparing to welcome the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. In the next two years, there are many works to be done and many of these concern accommodation facilities. An excellent star is the Aliah Hotel, near Sao Paulo. The Hotel will be able to show off breathtaking vegetation with green roofs and other green gems.
A wonderful hotel made with blocks of salt is ready to welcome you near the crest of the Andes 350 km south of the Bolivian capital La Paz, at an altitude of 3,656 meters. It is called Palacio de Sal, literally "Salt Palace", located on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, one of the largest salt flats in the world.
About a century ago, the first exploratory photographers immortalized the immense water reserves of the earth. Some of what were once streams, rivers and lakes are now only deep folds. On the occasion of the exhibition "On the Traces of the Glaciers", today's folds and water reserves are compared with those of approximately a century ago; there are thirty photographic comparisons, between large contemporary authorial prints and images taken over a century ago by the first explorer photographers.
It is not the classic romantic comedy but an ironic feminine claim that nips any form of machismo in the bud. It was released in Italian cinemas on 7 March, is entitled "Friends to die" and is a compelling, fun and all-female film, from the cast to the director. The leading actresses are Claudia Gerini, Cristina Capotondi and Sabrina Impacciatore under the direction of Giorgia Farina's debut.
We all know Rome for the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City ... but how many of us know it for the biodiversity of its seabed? Yes yes, that's right! A few minutes from Rome, off the Lido di Castel Fusano, there is a Marine Protected Area, the Shoals of Tor Paterno.
A holiday home immersed in the green of the tropics, a few hours from Rio de Janeirom in Brazil. The owners use this house for holidays, when the temperatures are favorable. The vacation home was designed by Carla Juaçaba, one of the most awarded architects in Latin America. The house was built with natural materials that characterize both the interior and the exterior so the structure interfaces perfectly with the surrounding nature.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is a beautiful botanical garden located in the heart of Vancouver has been open to the public since 1975 and is among the most famous botanical gardens in the world. It occupies an area of over 22 hectares and houses a collection of 7.5000 different species. Visitors will be able to admire plants from all continents.
Those who wait for the next holidays to spend a few days in absolute relaxation breathing sea air without giving up the countryside, shouldn't go that far. Italy offers everything: sea, mountains, lakes ... among the places far from the chaos of the city we recommend "La Francesca Resort" in Bonassola, La Spezia, a green oasis overlooking the sea of the Cinque Terre.
The Grand Canal of Venice is a very busy place: water taxis, couriers, barges loaded with concrete mixers… yet when we think of “Limited Traffic Zones” we only imagine the mainland. For the first time, in addition to the blockade of car traffic, in Mestre, there will be that of motor boats which, on the occasion of the "day on foot", will have to stop their activities on the Grand Canal.
The hotels with low environmental impact are hospitality structures capable of distinguishing themselves for sustainability and efficiency. In the world there is no shortage of low-impact hotels with LEED-certified building and architecture structures. The first low-impact hotels have only recently begun to appear on the Italian tourist scene.