Otto Ducati d'Oro cares about the environment without sacrificing convenience and comfort. Since 2010, when the relais was restructured, we have tried to preserve the architectural harmony of our country hotel by making some structural adjustments in accordance with the respect of the environment. Thus, we chose to guarantee a better thermal insulation with two-chamber glasses, ventilated roof and external insulation. For the roof we used certified lumber: for each cut tree, three new plants shall be planted. And then, we use our photovoltaic power plant in order to produce energy and we recycle waste wood turning it into chips for heating and producing hot water.
In addition to these adjustments we have owned some best practices like the separate waste collection and the use of low-energy light bulbs. Furthermore the rooms cleaning is performed by using a dry-steam machinery that allows to minimize the use of polluting washing powder and washing-up liquids. And the lawn mower we use in the garden is electric.
Finally we advise you to taste our "zero-mile" products that are present both for breakfast and in our partner restaurants, in order to fully enjoy this "green experience". All this to offer you a traditional cuisine based on local products like rice to facilitate the knowledge of the local community and inviting you to discover Isola della Scala and its surroundings. Because an authentic and deep travel into the local culture and habits is synonymous of environmental sustainability.
The data and the discoveries of the last Report on the Sustainable Tourism at global level, furnished by Booking.com validate our "green philosophy". In Italy, the number of travelers interested to stay in an environmentally sustainable accommodation is ready to reach 78% versus the 30 % in the last year. Furthermore, 64% of travelers confirm to prefer an eco-friendly accommodation rather than another one. The desire for travel in a more sustainable way is clear and our relais is increasingly committing to meet this new "travel style".