Mulino delle Cortine is an off-grid eco hotel in the Italian Apennines where you can relax and recharge, surrounded by nature.

Turn your phone off (you can’t get a signal anyway), listen to the babble of the river instead. Stroll through the forest. Lie in the grass and look at the sky. Go wild swimming. Listen to live music in a field. Eat under the stars.

In the Italian Apennines, less than two hours from Bologna, Mulino delle Cortine is the place when you need a break from life.

The hotel building is a converted water mill, stone walls so thick there’s no need for aircon even in the height of summer. With just six rooms, it never gets crowded.