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Hotels 5 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 5 star
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Location: Europe
Country: Italy

Locanda della Valle Nuova
This charming small country house lies in a 185-acre organically run farm, in sight of the town of Urbino which is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It sits nestled in a landscape of gentle, rolling hills, rich in wild flora and fauna, where ancient oaks are still protected as they were in the times of the Dukes of Montefeltro.

Always keeping in mind the philosophy that "…one should tread lightly on the earth…", the owners grow organically their own wheat, fruit and vegetables and raise cattle, pigs and poultry with 100 per cent natural feed. From their fresh produce they make their own bread and pasta, jams and wine and prepare traditional home cooking, all as flavorful as they are healthy. In autumn there are also truffles from the local woods.

Here the first priority is guest comfort: the rooms are designed to provide a quiet stay and are both acoustically and thermally insulated. The home is fitted with solar collectors and the heating system is run using renewable energy, so as not to waste precious resources. The smiling service and high standards of both food and accommodation will best suit persons seeking superior quality in an elegant and tranquil setting and the perfect location for exploring the delights of Central Italy and the many famous Renaissance towns.

There are stables available for those who bring their own horses. In addition, the owner's horses are at the guests' disposal for lessons and walks in the countryside. Guests may also take a swim in the fantastic pool, enjoying a sweeping view of the landscape.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We have information in the rooms for the guests to be aware of energy consumption and asking them to switch off the lights and ceiling fans when leaving the room. We have low consumption light bulbs everywhere in the house and A or higher appliances. Heating and hot water are provided through solar collectors and a high output wood-stove (wood provided pruning our 15 hectares of woods and hedges) and we now have solar panels installed for producing all the electricity needed for both the Locanda and the farm.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - All the plants in our garden are local and do not need special watering, we use reused water from the kitchen to water them. We collect rain from the cow-sheds' roof to water our big organic kitchen garden that produces most of the vegetables that we use in our kitchen. We have double flush toilets and flow reducers in the tubs.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We (organically) produce 70% of the food that we serve at the Locanda and we buy most of the rest directly by local producers, this way we also reduce wrappings. We feed our cats, dogs, hens and pigs all the edible wastes and recicle all the rest. Guests are invited to separate their waste. We do not use disposable items, soap is provided in the bathrooms in dispensers, no plastic glasses, cutlery, etc.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - We only have one lady in our staff and we work together and encourage her eco awareness. We donate our old sheets, towels etc. that are washed at the Locanda, reducing, this way, the amount of sheets etc that we need to replace (and providing eco-friendly washing). We always work to lower our impact.

Protection Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - In the farm hunting is forbidden, this way the farm is an oasis for wild animals. Organic farming is also very good for preserving the local flora and fauna. We provide information about local nature for our guests. We organically produce 70% of the food we serve at the Locanda and buy most of the rest from local organic producers.

Contact Details

Locanda della Valle Nuova
La Cappella 14
Loc. Sagrata
61033 - Fermignano (Pesaro e Urbino - Le Marche)
+39 0722 330303
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