Villa Thomas - a bike-friendly Italian guesthouse

Villa Thomas is the first Italian guesthouse to have received Green Key award for its focus on being a “bike-friendly” establishment and other environmental and awareness activities


Villa Thomas is a family-managed guesthouse located in the town of Imperia by the Ligurian coast in Italy. Villa Thomas has been awarded with the Green Key due to its care and protection of the environment (including its energy efficient standards) as well as the promotion of sustainable transportation and local products.

Guests are informed of environmental procedures upon arrival (check-in) and through communications placed in the rooms. The separate waste collection manual is for instance available in four different languages to facilitate the understanding of all guests: Italian, English, French, German. The high level of energy performance is evident from the latest technology appliances usage that guarantees both minimum environmental impact and reduction of wasted water.

Tourists who are choosing the bicycling holiday experience are constantly increasing, and, in order to satisfy this trend, Villa Thomas has decided to be a "bike friendly" establishment. Each guest can use bicycles - basic models or professional ones - made available by property. It is the most environmentally friendly way to visit the city.

Thomas, the young entrepreneur managing the guesthouse, has happily decided to accept the sustainability challenge and embrace the Green Key programme for the guesthouse.

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