*** Green Pearls® welcomes the eco-villageSagna Rotonda in Piedmont as a new member. Besides the increasing travelers’ interest in sustainable accommodations also the number of Green Pearls® members constantly rises.
Sagna Rotonda is a place for travelers seeking relaxation and nature far from touristic masses: located on a small hill in Maira Valley amidst untouched nature in the mountains it is the perfect starting point for hikes, mountain biking, and winter sports. When the owners, Giovanni and Teresina di Piovano, bought the old hamlet, extensive renovations of the buildings dated back to the 17th century were needed - which led to the creation of a small eco-village consisting of 10 apartments and several communal areas. The aim of becoming a zero-emission-business was reached almost incidentally. “We were able to build an utterly self-sufficient house - energy efficient and eco-friendly - by avoiding CO2-emissions into the atmosphere completely,” emphasizes Giovanni.