IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY
The family feel of an environmentally sustainable farmhouse, with the style of an eco-resort
At Ripostena Country House we promote a responsible form of tourism, encouraging our guests to establish a simple, direct form of contact with the local community and enterprises.
Nature & villages
We recommend our guests visit places of particular artistic and cultural interest, with a preference for small villages, and we can direct our guests toward the best trails for hiking or horseback riding surrounded by nature.
On request, we can arrange for tastings of local products and tours of small farms and educational farms.
We are members of the Slow Tourism network, inviting travellers to experience sustainable, responsible slow tourism, discovering new places with respect.
We believe in and promote slow, responsible, sustainable travel.
We have always believed in sustainability, with a restoration project that respects the character of the local architecture and landscape, using local materials and labour. We encourage our guests to establish simple, direct links with the local community and small enterprises in the area, suggesting less commonly travelled routes and small villages off the beaten path, where local communities, enterprises and artisans still thrive. We are members of the Slow Tourism network, inviting travellers to experience sustainable, responsible slow tourism, discovering new places with respect, travelling at a rhythm in harmony with nature and the landscape. We will guide you as you discover the area we live in, helping you arrange for tastings of local projects and tours of small farms and educational farms.
We have installed energy-saving LED light bults for indoor and outdoor lighting.
We water our grounds with rainwater collected in our artificial pond: an ecological choice. And we keep our premises clean with ecological cleaning products.
We collect our wastes separately for recycling, and encourage our guests to do the same, providing them with instructions and containers for collection.
Installation of solar panels has allowed us to produce a part of our own electricity.
We are working to reduce use of disposable plastic containers, using refillable dispensers for our cleaning products and toiletries for our guests.
Each apartment bears witness to its history and original function, represented in its name, and is furnished simply but with great care.