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Contemporary Hermitage
Parrano TR
Eremito is a unique place, a lay hermitage located in an isolated spot, where one can spend a relaxing and reinvigorating time, away from the daily hustle and bustle of daily life. One can breathe and sense the atmosphere characteristic of Umbria
Parking area Cars at the station In the countryside Restaurant

EREMITO, Hotelito del Alma, has just opened its doors after 4 years of renovation. It’s an historic mansion located in the green heart of Umbria - Italian region that borders Tuscany - historic cradle of Italian spirituality, that hosts many old Monasteries and ancient Hermitages. This is the land and birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi, a green and outstanding context where for hundreds of years till now the deepest aspects of life are contemplated. Eremito is located in the province of Terni, under the municipality of Parrano, an ancient medieval stone village, dominated by the castle dating from the twelfth century. 35 Km away are Orvieto and Città della Pieve, with their lovely food and wine, and rich history and culture. Eremito is very easy to be reached: 180 Km from the airport of Rome Fiumicino, is only 15 km from the nearest motorway exit on the A1 motorway – Fabro Scalo – and from the nearest train station – Fabro Ficulle - , only one hour and a haf by train or by car both from Florence and Rome.   Eremito is an Hermitage nestled on top of a hill overlooking the uncontaminated valley of the river Chiani – a tributary of the Tiber river - surrounded by 3000 acres of natural reserve. Ecology, Technology, Spirituality: these are the pillars of this EcoLuxury Historic Residence restored to its original splendor: the ideal place for solo travellers, who aspire to spend a spiritual holiday in silence, in a stone building warm in winter and cool in summer, renovated with the modern green building techniques, but that fully reflects the atmosphere of the medieval monastery.   Eremito has been designed for the man of the third millennium, and its urgent need to re-establish a dialogue with himself, enjoying a full digital detox break, spending a few days in the luxury of silence and peace, enjoying the simple things that are the ones that make us feel really good.   14 small rooms - the "celluzze" - with French size bed, hand-sewn hemp sheets, and a special stone sitting by the window with view; a Refectory with fireplace for sharing meals; an ethnic Reading Room with large fireplace; a Relax Area carved into the rock, with a small pool of warm water, with Jacuzzi, lighted and two rooms used as turkish bath with vaulted stone ceiling…Gregorian chants as background music. In late evenings, the atmosphere becomes magical by the light of hundreds of candles and torches. A Cave, and A Chapel up to the little tower, are available for those that need an intimate place for meditation or prayer.   Eremito is also a Farmhouse: the ingredients of its veg monastic dishes come from the garden, the orchard, the garden of herbs, the vineyard of its estate. The need for solitude and quietness is balanced with optional activities to share with the others, like "light yoga" early in the morning for everyone, detoxifying walks in the woods, to the river or the waterfall, gardening; horseback riding is possible too.   If you plan to spend a few days all'Eremito, take into consideration that the spirit of the Essential must already hold while preparing your luggage, which must contain only the bare essentials. A bag and just put in it all you really need. The ambience is informal, home-like atmosphere. A suit for light yoga exercises in the morning, walking shoes already tested for excursions to the river and through the woods, the old sweater that you love more, a swimsuite for a bath at the river or for the area Relax and a good book for company, even if you will find a small library of selected books at your disposal. Who has had the good fortune to walk through the Way of St James knows very well that there is a saying: “the more your backpack is heavy, the more are the insecurities and fears that you carry on your shoulders”