Hospitaliter is a non-profit network of agricultural and hotel businesses, set up on the initiative of Studio Lisi e Associati of Florence, which promotes projects aimed at creating integration between the agri-food production chain and the hospitality and restaurant sectors. Our objective is to develop “concrete” sustainability projects that combine respect for the environment with long-term and solid economic sustainability.
We are living at a crucial stage for our planet: from the Glasgow climate negotiations to the declarations of the President of the United States of America on his intention of doubling funding for the fight against climate change, sustainability is becoming an urgent concern for the world’s major economies. As the UN has pointed out, “The world is currently not on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The targets announced in Paris would result in warming well above 3 degrees by 2100 compared to pre-industrial levels”. It is thus clear that the current development model is no longer sustainabl ...
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The WTO (World Tourism Organization) defines sustainable tourism as that form of tourism that ” meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future”, and ecotourism as “responsible travel in natural areas that preserves the environment, supports the well-being of local people”.
The definition implies an assumption of responsibility towards the environment and the economies of local people: it is not sufficient to use an architecture that respects nature, with building ...
The corporate group headed by the Lisi Family has owned Riva degli Etruschi, a historic and celebrated Tuscan resort, since 2017. The property was created in the early 1960s by a family of entrepreneurs from Pistoia, the Lazzi. The idea was extraordinary for the time and consisted of inserting residential properties in a unique natural context: an oak forest on the seaside of 30 hectares with 1 km of ...find out more
At Bagno a Ripoli there is an agricultural estate of about 100 hectares situated on the hills immediately overlooking the city of Florence. On the estate there are three charming farmhouses dating back to the 13th century (2,000 square metres in all).
Its crowning glory? A magnificent 75-hectare forest of oaks and ilexes, with some cypresses and maritime pines, in addition to 25 hectares of o ...
The Tenuta Guardamare agricultural estate originated in a passion for its most precious heritage: fertile lands, guardians of history, beauty and thousand-year-old farming traditions. It is with this spirit of sustainability, also promoted by the collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo [l’Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo (UNISG)], that Tenuta G ...find out more
In Florence, the group owns an “albergo diffuso” consisting of 24 apartments that sleep a total of 140 people, scattered throughout the city's most characteristic and lively districts. For guests, this offers the chance to experience Florence in a more authentic way, ...find out more
The RUTHERFORD Company in the Pietracuta di San Leo (RN) estate (about 30 hectares) cultivates forage plants, cereals and other non-perennial crops and operates in the renewable energy production sector. In particular, it manages two RES (Renewable Energy Sources) plants, one of which is a ground-mounted photovoltaic plant with a nominal power of 49.5 KW and a biogas plant with a nominal p ...find out more
The aim of the renovation of Riva degli Etruschi is to restore, in an upgraded version, the natural atmosphere of the resort as it was originally, profoundly rethinking the accommodation offering and taking a decisive step in the direction of sustainability with the integration of an agricultural and sports complex of an additional 30 hectares and adopting all relevant ESG techniques to address the challenge of environmental sustainability.
The chosen model not only aims at mitigating climate ...
This project aims to support the farm's agricultural business, which focuses on and revives the traditional activities of olive and vine cultivation, as well as sheep and horse breeding. Among the objectives is the economic integration of hospitality facilities, to be carried out both in the old farmhouses and in the open air.
Agricultural activity, after decades of abandonment, has been relaunched and the property has been fenced off to protect crops and livestock.
The cultivation of the ...
On Tuesday 23 November 2021, at the Fondazione Zeffirelli in Florence, Hospitaliter and Giunti Editore, organized a conference entitled "Architecture of Sustainable Tourism".
The subject of the conference is how architecture can shape the territory by integrating tourism, agriculture and energy while respecting the environment and the culture of these places. The issue of sustainability will be a priority in the coming years.
On this point, an effective policy should promote projects in which sustainability, to be genuine and lasting, is “supported” by the economy.
The integration of several economic sectors can simultaneously attain the goal of economic growth and environmental sustainability.