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THE MINIMALIST

Our journey starts off at this 12th century Umbrian watchtower. The 7 bedrooms are monastically simple and the way it has been refurbished has maintained its integrity and charm. Get away and enjoy the tranquillity but also take over this tower and have the time of your life with family and friends.  Outbuildings, gardens, terraces, and a 25 metre infinity pool are aligned on an axis with the tower to maximise the dramatic 360-degree views over secluded valleys, unchanged for centuries, giving the sensation of being totally removed from the modern world.. for that wow factor this is it!

 

 

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:

  • Ideal for getting away from it all

  • Have a party and enjoy, no limitations on music

  • Explore the area

 
 
 

 

 

 

Located just a few kilometres from Paestum and the Cilento seaside, away from it all is this “complex” made up of two ancient-stone buildings that have been restored to their original splendour in strict compliance with regulations protecting the natural beauty spots of southern Italy. You approach it from an of the beaten track location which in itself is exciting and you are surrounded by thick Mediterranean maquis made up of oaks, Holm, Myrtle. juniper thickets…..Get away from it all and enjoy the true meaning of simplicity. With only 4 rooms. Reference: 3789.

 

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:
  • Take a trip to Paestum and discover the best ancient Greek ruins in Italy's mainland. A sight to behold

  • Enjoy the endless sandy beaches available

  • Head out and go and visit the Regia of Caserta, amazing...

  • Take part in a cookery course or enjoy some wine tasting

  • A great place for practicing yoga

 

 

This is a place where you go to truly find yourself. A unique location somewhere in the greenery of Umbria which is the spiritual heart of Italy. Here a faithful restoration from the original structure, which dates back to the early fourteenth century, has been carried out, using eco-friendly systems in the process. Among one of the most recognized eco-hotels in the world, it is a perfect location for the solo traveller and for all those who wish to detach themselves from the “daily” in order to rediscover more essential needs. The so-called “Celluzze” are as the cells used by the hermits in past times who in their small and simple spaces were able to find time for meditation and prayer. With 14 rooms with a wrought iron bed, a shower, and toilet. The temperature in the rooms is always constant without a need for air-conditioning, there is also underfloor heating for the colder months. The cuisine here is vegetarian with a fixed menu. Reference: 4421.

 

Tips & Suggestions

  • Fasting and Detoxing 

  • Horse riding

  • Walks in the woods along the Chiani River

  • Hands-on in the vegetable garden

  • Gregorian chant work-shop

  • Painting

  • Yoga

 

 

 

A small and cosy charming hotel in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. You can admire the city of Pienza that dominates in front of the farmhouse with some great views. Built in 1600, this country house has been restored to retain the ambience and style of that period, with the maximum respect to the original and classic design of typical Tuscany farmhouses. The brand new Suites furnished with the elegant Tuscan style, the beamed roof, the parquet floor, and the ancient stone floors, are blessed by a spectacular view on one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. You have a choice of some great rooms and the spaces available to you are simply perfect. Reference 3936.

 

 
Tips & Suggestions
  • The ideal location for discovering the Val D'Orcia....places like Montichiello, Thermae of Bagno Vignoni, Sant'Anna in Camprena, Montepulciano, San Quirico D'Orcia, Montalcino, Cortona, Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Siena, Orvieto, Arezzo, Anghiari, San Gimignano, San Sepolcro.....
  • Take advantage of the wine cellar here
  • Relax and take it easy.

In the very heart of I Sassi in the amazing city of Matera. The hotel is everywhere in I Sassi so that you actually get to feel like a true resident here. There are a total of 18 caves which have been restored with the utmost of respect for the local cultural heritage. The interior design is minimalistic and evokes an atmosphere which is simply mind-blowing. Enjoy…. Reference 3662.

 

 

Tips & Suggestions

  • Relax in the hotel spa. Expert masseurs will advise on the most suitable treatment ranging from Reiki, deep connective tissue, Emolymphatic, draining, couple, antistress or relaxant.

  • For all, you romantics out there enjoy a candlelit dinner in the XIIIth century rock-hewn church. With Dozens of lit candles, an open fire and classical music; this once sacred space becomes an enchanting dining room where you can discover new flavours and enjoy the best local cuisine created by the chef.

  • Enjoy a local cooking class

  • Enjoy a nice bike tour of the Sassi area, the city centre and the Murgia National Park. City and mountain bikes available for guests

Step into an imaginary landscape and discover a fortified medieval village. Located in the mountains of Abruzzo at 1250 metres above sea level, inside the Gran Sasso and Monti Della Laga National Park. This was an abandoned village which has now come back to its original glory and by staying here it will feel as though you are part of a village community.

 

 

The interior design of the rooms is inspired by pictures taken in Abruzzo in the 20s. To preserve the unity of the interior aesthetic-affective and avoid the over-use of contemporary elements, natural materials have been used and the original soul has been preserved, small windows, dim light, the uneven floors and the choice of single details, such as handmade soaps, made from olive oil. Each room is equipped with: Wool mattress placed on a wooden plank which is based on a wrought iron structure. Blankets with patterns from the regional tradition and spun on a Nineteenth Century loom, made of naturally dyed wool. Handmade soaps made with olive oil and beeswax through hot mixing method, without foaming agents and surfactants. Handcrafted candles. All the products that can be found in the rooms are made exclusively on site. With a range of different rooms from classic to executive and with a great restaurant on site. Simply magical. Reference: 3665.

 

 

Tips & Suggestions

  • Enjoy snowshoe walks during the Christmas period

  • Cooking classA 2-hour course, getting to know our Chef and cooking utensils, preparation of dishes like spaghetti alla chitarra” and ravioli, “pallotte” of bread and cheese, typical sweets “ferratelle”, using local ingredients and subsequent tastings

  • Breadmaking. with the help of a local housewife, you will prepare the mixture for pizza and bread using ancient and traditional wooden instruments. You will cook the bread in an authentic wood-burning oven of the XVIth century

  • Weaving

  • Soap Making...We propose a 2 hours workshop with a presentation of the ingredients and preparation of mixtures for the saponification