Luna del Raccolto Country Hotel in Valderice, a green project

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Environmental awareness, research, innovation and attention to detail are at the heart of the welcoming new hotel in the Trapani area.

The first green hotel in the Italian hospitality sector, the Luna del Raccolto Country Hotel is located in a strategic position, a short distance from the splendid town of Erice, 15 minutes by car from Trapani and around 40 minutes from the Zingaro Nature Reserve, a protected natural area with the most beautiful hiking trails in Italy and the famous crystal-clear water of Castellammare and San Vito Lo Capo, in Valderice.

Originally a country house dating back to the mid-19th century, set in a lush Sicilian garden filled with the scent of orange blossoms, it has now been given a new lease of life thanks to the pilot project by architect Daniela Guarneri, a new hospitality model for sustainable tourism that respects and enhances the land and nature. Research, innovation, environmental awareness and attention to detail are the cornerstones of the hotel’s hospitality.

The guidelines followed during the renovation were those of sustainability, recognising the value of saving energy and water, reducing CO2 emissions, improving the ecological quality of the interiors, and making careful choices with regard to materials and resources, since the project aims to obtain LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of certification set out in the voluntary sustainability-oriented building programme developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Marazzi products were also selected for their outstanding technical characteristics and advanced production technologies. The porcelain stoneware slabs chosen here from the Mystone Silverstone collection in Grey, which reinterprets pietra serena sandstone, were installed in three different sizes: 60×60 cm for the indoor floors and bathrooms, 60×120 cm for the stairs and 30×60 cm, in the extra-thick version, for outdoor paving with a very natural effect, both in terms of colour and texture. 

Photo credits: Alfio Garozzo, property of Revive srl