Our History

Hotel residence Toscana Verde offers a familiar and informal atmosphere in ‘Country-stile’. The hotel was founded in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, situated in a panoramic position on a sweet hill which dominates the fertile and green Plane of Laterina, surrounded by a park of 35.000 square meters, full of old trees which are carefully preserved.

This is one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, characterised by wonderful landscape views and uncountable original Etruscan centres, where a wide variety of immersed landscapes is risen, in the peace of the nature like the old village of Penna, Casanova and Ponticino, which open themselves to views of dense forests of oak and Turkey oak, willows and poplars, in addition to the cultures of sunflowers, wheat and corn.

A beautiful landscape surrounded by the Tuscan hills where you can immerse yourself in the peace and serenity that only a vacation in the countryside can offer.

Hotel Residence Toscana Verde was born in the heart of ancient Etruria a “wise” recovery of an old tobacco factory. The hotel offers all the comfort combined with impeccable service and a warm welcome that makes customers feel welcome guests. Inside is Restaurant La Tabaccaia, whose kitchen, based on typical Tuscan dishes, completes the setting for an unforgettable holiday. The property also has a modular conference room equipped with audio / video, and WiFi and ADSL.

During the summer period, our clients are invited to use our beautiful swimming pool which overlooks the Valdarno-Valley. Our special relax Room is available every period of the year with sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi. The hotel offers all the comfort and style in a familiar an ‘country’ atmosphere which make the guests feel at home…

The ``Green`` family

The philosophy of the property is oriented to an ‘eco-sustainable tourism’. The property has a small installation for the production of hot water produced by solar panels. We are designing a system of “cogeneration” of biomass, which produces electricity to insert into the network and to use then the waste heat for all the needs of “warmth” of the resort, reducing the use of petroleum to a minimum.  Will be completed by winter 2012. In that same season through the heat exchanger is heated the outdoor pool that will allow guests to use it in all seasons of the year. Currently we have a separate collection of biodegradable waste and will be completed with the use of separate bins for glass, paper and plastic. We try to raise awareness of the energy used by our guests. It is inconceivable that hotels do not mind about waste of heat and water, electricity etc. with a little ‘attention without giving up any comfort, you can use the same services without waste. We try to limit the use of insecticides respecting the environment and the ecosystem.

Toscana Verde is always aware of the environment and his sustainability. The aim is to be able to find a balance between economic development and environmental sustainability, starting businesses that allow to improve the quality of life while protecting the environment and the territory, thanks to these principles. Toscana  Verde uses:

• Solar Panels;
• Recycling by the staff (bar, restaurant, cleaning) and by the customer;
• Cogeneration of electric energy that can produce energy by burning vegetable oil, completely non-toxic and renewable;
• Products for catering at Km 0;
• Cooking with only local products.

The following request that has been presented for energy efficency works made by the structure.

“POR FESR 2014-2020”
“Aids to energy efficency projects about real estates in 2017 year.”

Request CUP. 7012.22052017.109000066.

The following loan request is related to energy requalification of building and of installation for use of receptive strutture.

In particular it has been paid attention to heating system and air-conditioning system, to insertion of a home-automation system to check and to limit consumption in bedrooms and replacement of some windows.

The investment that is presented in announcement provides a cost of € 212.650,00 and a non-refundable grant of € 85.060,00.

Objectives as for energy saving.

Progetto Primary energy consumption pre-intervention (tep/ year) Primary energy consumption post-intervention (tep/year) Energy saving (tep/year) Energy saving (%) Saved CO2 (t)

 

Saved eq. CO2 (t)

 

Saved NOX (kg) Saved PM10 (kg)
Intervention of replacement of windows 31,08 29,28 1,80 5,79 3,64 3,64 2,37 0,01
Intervention of heat pump 31,08 21,42 9,66 31,08 24,27 24,27 160,09 0,15
Home automation intervention 31,08 24,81 6,27 20,17 19,39 19,39 123,78 0,12
Total (>10%)     17,73 57,04 47,3 47,3 286,24 0,28