Ho­tels a step away from the stars

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Ex­clu­sive ho­tels built in trees or on stilts. Open-air suites among the branches of age-old trees with ve­ran­das look­ing onto breath­tak­ing beauty. Stay­ing in a place sur­rounded com­pletely by na­ture, in almost sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship, is no longer a fairy­tale dream. To­day niche tourism gives the nod to tree houses: cab­ins in the trees, rooms with views over leafy fronds, places that of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­plete re­lax­ation far from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the city. For those who love lux­ury but have “green” sen­si­tiv­i­ties, these are the ideal places to en­joy a unique and thrilling eco-ex­pe­ri­ence that is char­ac­terised by the val­ues of sus­tain­abil­ity. Our eco-lux­ury jour­ney be­gins in Italy, in the heart of the Maremma near Viterbo, in Ar­lena di Cas­tro, where the agri­tourism farm La Piantata of­fers its guests the op­por­tu­nity to stay in an ex­cep­tional lo­ca­tion. The Suite Bleue is the ideal place to un­wind. This cabin of 44 square me­tres made of Amer­i­can red cedar sits 8 me­tres above the ground on an 800 year-old, 23 me­tre-tall oak, the oldest in Italy, amongst dense, lux­u­ri­ant fo­liage. The ma­jes­tic oak stands alone in fields of laven­der from which sweet-smelling laven­der es­sen­tial oil is ex­tracted. The tree house con­sists of a dou­ble room with four­poster bed, which opens out onto a ve­randa in ab­so­lute har­mony and in to­tal syn­ergy with the sur­round­ing coun­try­side. In Black Cabin, an­other tree house at La Piantata, eco-hol­i­days be­come chic. This 87 square-me­tre eco-loft is rig­or­ously high tech. Perched 7 me­tres above ground, it of­fers guests an un­for­get­table night in the shade of a 200 year-old mar­itime pine, with an in­cred­i­ble 360° view over laven­der hills in the fore­ground and the sea at Tar­quinia in the dis­tance. The so­phis­ti­cated de­sign and care­ful at­ten­tion to de­tails have cre­ated an ex­clu­sive and intriguing en­vi­ron­ment with a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere, in an es­sen­tial and el­e­gant style that clev­erly com­bines na­ture and tech­nol­ogy. Out of Italy, in

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