Photo of Etnalodge Guesthouse Piedimonte Etneo
Address: via Bassi, 21, Piedimonte Etneo, Italy
Etnalodge, once an ancient family wine production factory dating from the XV century, has been renovated as an Eco-lodge in Mount Etna Nature Park at the foothills of Europe’s largest active volcano.<br><br>
During the renovation and presently in our management, we take great care in being environmentally friendly.<br><br>
The renovation of the “Palmento” was designed as to ensure that no lights are required anywhere in the lodge during daytime, with the exception of what ladies need for make-up and similar activities. All spaces are designed to receive an adequate amount of natural light. All materials have been chosen to have the smallest possible footprint.<br><br>
We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil or gas carbon emissions.
Hot water is provided by a solar collector and, when needed, the temperature is boosted by a wetback gas fired stove.
Heating is provided by burning wood and when needed boosted with liquefied petroleum gas.<br><br>
The electricity we do consume from the grid is produced only by windmills and hydro plants which mean the lodge is almost entirely run on renewable resources.<br><br>
It is ideal for romantic tranquility, family vacation, and trekking.<br><br>
It is close to Piedimonte Etneo, a rural village of Sicily not far from Taormina and the Mediterranean Sea. The view stretches from the coast of Calabria, to Taormina and to the seaport Riposto, and to Mount Etna. The beach is 8 kilometers downhill.
Breakfast is included. Etnalodge happily provide supper with only the freshest organic food that's been grown in a manner sensitive to its natural habitat, grown and raised in the natural season. Our suppliers are local producers and we cultivate only local plants using no pesticides or other toxic chemicals.