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Hotel Pasquale - Eco-Sustainable Tourism - Monterosso al Mare - Cinque Terre - Liguria - Italy


For eco-sustainable tourism

Our management aims to maintain the highest operating standards, with a focus on sustainability and customer and staff satisfaction.

Every day we seek to achieve customer satisfaction, protect the environment and safeguard workers’ health and safety.

We have planned a series of structural actions to improve the efficiency of the environmental and energy management system.

For environmental sustainability, we:

• use biodegradable and environment-friendly products;
• use natural materials;
• make careful and controlled use of energy sources;
• apply separate waste collection, reduction of waste and pollutants;
• recycle, reuse and save resources, wherever possible;
• actively adopt measures to defend and support nature and the landscape;
• provide a service to visitors who have chosen a more sustainable lifestyle;
• offer discounts on public transport and the use of walking trails;
• recommend tours with local guides authorised by the Park and boat trips with local skippers;

•• > Read - Best practices for environmental protection

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ISO 14001:2015 Certification - Environmental Management System

RINA ISO-14001

CETS, the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

The CETS, the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, is a participatory governance method to promote sustainable tourism and structure the activities of protected areas in the tourism sector and to encourage, through greater integration and collaboration with all interested parties, including operators local tourism, the development of a tourism offer compatible with the needs of protecting biodiversity in protected areas.
The CETS is awarded by the Europarc Federation. In Italy, the CETS methodology is promoted by Federparchi which seeks to involve managing bodies in the acquisition, monitoring and maintenance of this prestigious recognition.
Europarc Federation verifies and certifies that the protected areas that aspire to this recognition have effectively implemented inclusive and transparent participatory processes and that they have therefore shared a sustainable tourism action plan with the various actors in addition to the park concerned (local institutions, sector operators , trade associations).
After obtaining Phase 1 by the protected areas, the Charter develops with Phase 2, addressed to the stakeholders of the territory, and Phase 3 for tour operators.
With the CETS, parks therefore become "laboratories of good practices" linked to sustainability, places in which to experiment with innovative projects that can constitute a model even outside the perimeter of the protected territory.
Europarc Charter website

Agriculture and Forestry

Italy is rich in woods and forests which constitute an invaluable natural heritage. In our country we have 820 thousand hectares of woods and forests in Italian parks which perform fundamental ecosystem functions, including the absorption of millions of tonnes of CO2 eq./year.
Furthermore, national parks and protected areas are cutting-edge laboratories for agri-food sustainability. In them there are tens of thousands of farms with hundreds of DOP, DOC, IGP and IGT products, plus many others certified as artisanal and quality productions. The connection between nature, landscape and agro-forestry-pastoral activities therefore represents one of the elements of attraction and value of the territory, in protected areas and beyond. For this reason, Federparchi's commitment is focusing on the promotion of good practices and collaboration between the managers of protected areas and the economic categories, made up of farmers, breeders, artisanal fishermen, who earn income and contribute to the governance of the environment.

Marine and Fishing Areas

Protected natural areas are not just those of the large national or regional parks, nor just the hundreds of reserves or Sic sites (Sites of Community Interest) and Zps (Special Protection Areas). They are also configured for projection into the sea, along the thousands of kilometers of Italian coasts and close to dozens of our islands and archipelagos.
The Marine Protected Areas not only protect biodiversity, but in them fishermen and MPA managers have established a long-standing and progressively improving relationship, in some cases experimenting with advanced forms of cooperation, including management, so that small-scale artisanal fishing can develop and become a model of sustainability.

Environmental Policies

Federparchi is committed, with all interested parties, to the strengthening of the system of Italian protected areas and to the implementation of a strong national policy in the sector; promotes initiatives and meetings relating to park problems and naturalistic conservation issues.
The Federation also expresses opinions to Parliament, when convened, and makes proposals to the executive and legislative bodies.

•• > The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas


The hotel adheres to the European Charter for sustainable tourism with a commitment to environmental protection. The structure has been CETS II certified.

•• > CETS, The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism and Sustainable Mobility

The Parks represent one of the main tourist destinations in our country, with millions of visitors a year.
Tourism in a protected natural area, however, must be based on criteria of sustainability and respect for the environment.
The use of the naturalistic beauties of the parks must be guaranteed, therefore, in the context of the protection of biodiversity which in protected areas is protected on the basis of the principles and methodologies of naturalistic conservation... All of which is increasingly based on the development and growth of the eco sustainability and the need to find the right balance between the protection of natural beauty and the development needs of local communities. We need awareness that the tourism of the future is either environmentally friendly or it simply isn't.


Protected natural areas have as their primary "mission" the protection of biodiversity and nature conservation, according to the terms established by international conventions, European standards and the laws of the Italian State.
The Parks constitute the advanced point of environmental protection and an excellence of our country, a meeting point between man and nature. In the national parks alone, over 1700 research projects have been activated in the last 10 years while, on average, 45 reintroduction and repopulation operations take place every year.

Italian Red Lists
The Red Lists constitute an essential international tool for monitoring the state of biodiversity. In Italy they are drawn up by Federparchi, with the Ministry of the Environment, in order to evaluate the risk levels of certain species. All information relating to the Red Lists is available on the website: www.iucn.it/liste-rosse-italiane.php

The Green List of Protected Areas
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Green List is the first global standard for the evaluation of Protected Areas. The IUCN Green List has 46 protected areas in 14 countries around the world. The aim is to offer recognition to those that are actually the best in terms of naturalistic conservation and sustainable management.
All information on the Green List is available on the website: www.iucn.it/pagina.php?id=52

Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area

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Cinque Terre National Park

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