The dream vacation? In a beautiful house in the middle of the greenery of a small village, like those that found in the gallery above: 10 proposals for wonderful escapes between relaxation, history, nature and good food. An Airbnb study says they are the desire of the moment: the percentage of bookings in rural areas and villages has jumped since 21% in 2019 to 37% this year. The confirmation that never before has the proximity tourism has turned from necessity into a resource: not only for Italy, but also for us who travel since we understand how much beauty there may be among the small destinations close to home.
To continue on this path Airbnb has partnered with the Italian Touring Club: together they want to entice us to continue discovering our country in a slower and more attentive way, starting from the 252 villages that can boast of the Orange Flag, the historical recognition of tourist-environmental quality conferred by Touring on those small inland towns that stand out for beauty, quality hospitality and sustainable management of the environment.
Values that Airbnb is committed to pursuing by promoting welcome and authentic experiences, including training local owners and operators as part of his Rural Boot Camp the international initiative designed to help communities in rural areas to attract sustainable tourism flows. For us, therefore, we just have to leave. Browse the gallery to see 10 wonderful houses in the Orange Flag villages