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Stars Boxes in Piedmont: sleep under the stars

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Piedmont is a very varied territory that offers us the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor holiday as we wish. I have already suggested you spend a night in a treehouse or practice extreme sports. Today I propose a new and ethically correct way to experience a unique holiday.

Most of you will surely have wished to sleep under the stars at least once in your life. I will now introduce you to the Stars Boxes in Piedmont, where you can sleep under the stars, have a unique and unforgettable experience, and experience a full immersion in nature in close contact with yourself. Spartan, suggestive, and thrilling, the Stars Boxes allow you to admire the stars before sleeping.

© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero
© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero

What are the Stars Boxes?

An architecture studio located in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, has designed the Stars Boxes. These are installations of an architectural and artistic nature, where you can spend the night in safety and privacy. The main feature of the Stars Boxes is a sunroof; spend the night admiring the starry sky!

The Stars Boxes are small bedrooms, with an external structure in a multilayer birch wood. In short, a cross between a camping tent and a wooden house- they are the size of a double bed.

The inspiration for the project came from the mini-houses that nomadic shepherds use at night when they follow the flock or herds to pasture. The Stars Boxes are temporarily built and can be entirely and easily disassembled at the end of September; that way we can reduce their impact on the winter mountain landscape, or even move them to another place.

All the Stars Boxes have the expression "look up !!!" printed on the sides as an invitation to push your gaze (and also the roof) beyond, upwards, to enjoy the sky and nature.

© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero
© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero

Stars Boxes offer shelter during the night but can open up to the sky, which offers a unique spectacle. In short, you can decide when to start the show and when to close the roof for a night's rest in the middle of unspoiled nature.

Why choosing the Stars Boxes?

1. Because each of us has at least once dreamt of sleeping under the starry sky!

2. Because the Star Boxes have all the amenities you need to spend a night in total comfort, with an eye, of course, to ecology!

3. Because waking up, opening the door and being in the middle of nature is just priceless!

© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero
© Stars Box / Simone Mondino & Romina Manassero

Where you can find the Stars Boxes in Piedmont?

In the Piedmont area, the Stars Boxes are currently located in various places:

Mongioie Refuge, Piedmont
Mongioie Refuge, Piedmont
Localita' Pian Rosso, 12078 Viozene di Ormea CN, Italia
Agriturismo Verdita, Piedmont
Agriturismo Verdita, Piedmont
Località Caiti, 15010 Merana AL, Italia
Fauniera Refuge, Piedmont
Fauniera Refuge, Piedmont
Colle Fauniera, Provincia di Cuneo, Italia
Baladin Open Garden, Piedmont
Baladin Open Garden, Piedmont
Località Valle, 25, 12060 Piozzo CN, Italia
Signal Starsbox, Piedmont
Signal Starsbox, Piedmont
Via Pecetto, 118, 28876 Macugnaga VB, Italia

After spending even a single night in the Stars Boxes in Piedmont under the stars, you will have reconnected with nature, and with the soothing environment that surrounds you. Perhaps you will be back home more aware of the great responsibility we have for protecting this wonderful planet. Stars Boxes are also located in other Italian regions and in Switzerland, and the great success of this initiative makes us assume that there will be more and more. Travel alternatively, for a more responsible tourism!


The author

Mara Noveni

Mara Noveni

My name is Mara, I am Italian, born in Rome and raised in the wonderful Tuscany. Always in love with reading and writing, I completed this way of expressing myself through photography, especially street and travel photography. Thanks to my many and long travel experiences, I have enriched my mind and my inner life.

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