The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2022 awarded Sauris with the prestigious recognition of "Best Tourism Village".
The nomination as "Best Tourism Village" internationally distinguishes those villages "which are exceptional examples of rural tourist destinations, endowed with accredited cultural and natural assets, which preserve and promote values, products and lifestyles based on the development of the local community and demonstrate a clear commitment to innovation and economic, social and environmental sustainability.”
From the Sauris Project to the Best Tourism Village
For the past forty years, Sauris has been actively engaged in a path towards sustainability. The "Best Tourism Village" award is an important recognition of the effort of the Administration, citizens and businesses for the virtuous development of the area.
The same principles that inspired the architect Pietro Gremese in the 1980s in the creation of the first Development Plan of the Municipality of Sauris (better known as "Progetto Sauris"), aimed at developing tourism as an opportunity for the growth of sustainable economy of the territory, are today among the evaluation criteria envisaged by the UNWTO Program (and more generally among the Objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development).
A shared path towards sustainability
Sauris, according to the United Nations, has distinguished itself for its ability to promote the unique cultural characteristics of its territory, and for the value of the tourist accommodation experience represented by the Albergo Diffuso, the first of its kind in Italy.
As a destination, Sauris is making an effort to make its tourist services available 365 days a year, so as to improve the quality of life of the residents, create continuous jobs that reduce the phenomenon of occupational seasonality, and facilitate the use of the territory from part of the tourists, deseasonalizing the flows and promoting an idea of travel in line with the key principles of sustainability.
We want the guests of our Community to participate in our choices, and to be an integral part of our project by sharing its philosophy: in this way, we can share the path of responsibility towards the environment and our society.