Past research on restorativeness of places has often underlined the fact that natural environments can contribute to reducing stress and to promoting positive moods and feelings (Ulrich, 1979, 1981; Hartig, Mang & Evans, 1991). According to the model proposed by Kaplan & Kaplan (1989), the restorative quality of environments depends on the degree they possess four components: being away, extent, fascination and compatibility. Further research investigated the relationships between natural environments and favourite places, showing that both score high on the four components rating scales (Korpela, 1992; Korpela & Hartig, 1996; Korpela, Hartig, Kaiser & Fuhrer, 2001). Both natural settings and meaningful places related to personal experiences are identified as restorative environments.