A unique structure in the Marche region selected as one of the 20 most beautiful wooden projects in the world in 2021
Exclusive luxury holidays in the Furlo Gorge State Nature Reserve
Regenerate yourself thanks to the mix of wilderness, organic food, ecological desgin
La Forestale Luxury Ecolodge combines the uniqueness of a location in the Gola del Furlo Natural Reserve with a new ecological holiday experience in the heart of Italy. Design, love for the environment, gastronomy and excursions into the wilderness form the backdrop to a regenerating welcome, purified of all those external stresses that weigh down everyday life. All without renouncing maximum comfort and unique style, but with a view to eco-sustainability.
Between a dip in the pool and moments of relaxation, you can walk to some of the best restaurants where you can taste local products, in particular the Acqualagna white truffle. Thanks to the location of La Forestale Luxury Ecolodge, you do not need to move your car to go on beautiful trekking or bike tours in the Gola del Furlo Natural Reserve, an uncontaminated place of great naturalistic, historical and geological interest.
Natural hospitality in La Forestale Luxury Ecolodge
The project of La Forestale Luxury Ecolodge, is based on the philosophy of ‘happy sobriety’, as described by the French philosopher of ecology Pierre Rabhi. When I took over this former Guardia Forestale barracks, abandoned for over 30 years, located on a slope overlooking the Furlo Gorge, the Candigliano River and the gentle hills of the Marche region, I applied all my ecological knowledge to redevelop a unique accommodation facility in the Marche region, perhaps even in Italy. In 2021 we were also selected as one of the 20 most beautiful wooden projects in the world.
54 solar panels produce 18.5 kW of energy. We have LG ThemaV heat pumps for hot water and underfloor heating.
For optimal technical insulation, we used a 20 cm external wood-fibre coat, triple-glazed windows, insulated doors and intelligent ventilation to avoid the use of air conditioning.
We separate and compost wet waste on a daily basis, have an integrated grey and black water treatment station, reuse rainwater and implement a zero plastic policy.
In addition to choosing class A++ appliances and 100% LED lighting, we concentrate energy use in the morning, when the hourly output of the panels is highest.
Organic and local cuisine
We use vegetables from our vegetable garden on the second floor and aromatic herbs grown on the third; for breakfast we use only organic food from Naturasì and from producers in the Pesaro and Urbino area. Even the toilet paper is recycled!
Room Gandhi, Room Rabhi, Room Mandela; Suite Royale; Apartment PT: the structure has only five uniquely designed solutions, in which television is deliberately absent and intelligentventilation is used, to embrace an ecological and regenerative philosophy that is part of the experience itself.
Zen atmosphere and delicate colours characterise this room, which carries in its name -and in the feelings transmitted to those who stay there- all the wisdom of Mahatma Ghandi. The room has a 180×200 double bed with a natural latex mattress, Bio textiles, a private bathroom with suspended sanitary fittings and a large shower cubicle.
Air, light, emotions, space: the Mandela Room welcomes you with 30 square metres of comfort and 17 square metres of private terrace. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to admire from the bed the Monte Paganuccio and the gentle hills of the Marche; from the terrace, the view embraces the course of the Candigliano River, Monte Paganuccio and the hills. In the room you will find a comfortable 180×200 double bed with a natural latex mattress and Bio textiles, a private bathroom with suspended sanitary fittings and a large shower cubicle.
55 sqm of exclusive space: the Suite Royale is an authentic marriage of luxury and nature, conveying unique emotions. A space in which to carve out time to have breakfast in the suspended King Size bed, with natural latex mattress and Bio textiles, to sunbathe on the 20 sqm panoramic terrace, to soak in Starck’s "Cape Cod" balneotherapy tub, with a view of the hills, to read in front of the fireplace after a day of hiking.
Locally-sourced productsDishes for coeliacsDishes for vegetariansDishes for those who are lactose-intolerant
Breakfast is based on the principles of nutritional therapy, in fact Don Merlino’s Super Healthy Breakfast is very popular with guests.
Every morning you will find a rich fresh fruit salad with a cascade of red fruits, fresh ginger and mint from the garden; Don Merlino’s famous muesli with NaturaSì products and yoghurt from Friuli;fragrant 8-seed bread with sourdough, butter and Bio jams. All accompanied by coffee, green and black tea.