WOW! The Geico Caveman should be pleased with this new twist on Eco-Friendly. Luxury hotels in caves . . . does seem a bit retro, but then people have been living in them for centuries gone by.
From Green Hotel News:
” In the city of Matera, deep in southern Italy’s Basilicata region, ancient caves that once were home to the poor are transformed into offbeat, luxury hotels.
It was early evening in Matera, a city in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, and swallows circled the sky, their melodious calls interrupted only by the clanking of bells worn by cows drinking from a stream deep within a canyon.
On the other side of the canyon was old Matera, an area so ancient that it was used to portray Judea in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” Often called the Sassi (which means stone), or the City of Stone, this part of Matera is a maze of caves, churches – some dating back to Roman times – zigzagging steps and stone facades carved from a massive slope of yellowed tufa . . . “
You can read more about it at Green Hotel News