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Eco Hotel Umbria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a place where you go to truly find yourself. A unique location surrounded by 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 recognised 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” will be your room, 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 only 14 rooms which are simply furnished with a wrought iron bed, a shower, and a toilet. The temperature in the rooms is always constant without a need for air-conditioning, The cuisine here is vegetarian and the menu is fixed.. Quote, reference: 4421. 

Further details:

  • There is a restaurant and all vegetables and herbs are grown in the garden so all organic. Dinner is served observing silence. The menu is simple and basic and recipes are chosen from monastic Mediterranean tradition. The cuisine is vegetarian and the menu is fixed. 

  • Steam bath, whirlpool tub

  • Simplicity and following in the footsteps of St Francis where minimalism is the main protagonist. There is no telephone, TV, or WIFI connection here.

  • Located in Parrano, Umbria.

SPECIAL EVENT 

Embodied Spirituality & Wellness Retreat for Men and Women

With Apostolia Papadamaki

6 days / 5 nights of stay

  • Breakfast buffet, Lunch and Dinner (four courses, vegetarian), water, local wine, tea, and digestive infusions

  • Daily Yoga, Meditation, Biomatic Anatomy,  Creative Movement

  • Sharing Circle

  • Water Healing Session

  • Full Moon Ritual

  • Sunrise  Meditation

  • Fire Ritual

  • Indoor Jacuzzi and Steam Bath

  • Hikes & Experiences in nature

  • Mindfulness

  • Shuttle transfer from Fabre Ficulle station to and from the Hermitage

 

A sample day

(Itinerary will be sent to all the participants a week prior to the retreat)

7.30 / Prayer at the Chapel

8.00 / Yoga & Meditation

09.30 / Breakfast

11.30 / Forrest / River Hike

13.30 / Lunch

15.00 / Free Time / Private Sessions

17.00 / Water Healing Session

19:30 / Silent Dinner

20.30 / Outdoor Fire Ritual

Practicing Silence

"All participants will receive detailed instructions to prepare spiritually before the journey. We will keep silent from words during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th days of our retreat, maintaining the silence with mindfulness and wisdom. For any real necessities, you will be able to communicate with the retreat leader. A Retreat Journal and a pen are mandatory while books and reading are not suggested. Yawning and sighing are allowed and will be encouraged during sessions as well as chanting and singing.

All electronic devices (including phones) will be off during the 3 silent days. In case you need to communicate with your family during the retreat we will instruct you on how to do it on a set date/time".

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Cilentano Simplicity

 

Located just a few kilometres from Paestum and the 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 surrounding natural beauty spots of southern Italy. Off the beaten track and into the Mediterranean wilderness, you will find yourself in a natural haven with a touch of understated luxury. The property only has 4 rooms available and the two enchanting residences are surrounded by thick Mediterranean maquis composed of oaks, Holm -oaks, elm trees, myrtle, and juniper thickets: a natural mix of colours and perfumes that enhance the uncontaminated beauty of areas dearly loved by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The two structures are so perfectly integrated with the environment.  Just 50 yards from the main structure there is the swimming pool. The pool is located in a position with an exceptional panorama of Paestum and temples and in the distance the Amalfi coastline and the beautiful island of Capri. Part of its splendour is that it is surrounded by a typical Mediterranean landscape and guarantees tranquillity.

Beams and floors in artisan terra-cotta and ancient stone-like Pietra Calpazio of Capaccio give this gem a unique atmosphere that combines the charm of history with the latest in comfort. Essentiality and design are the main focus and all the rooms are equipped with :

  • air conditioning

  • heated floor

  • hydro-massage and hydro-sonic bathtubs

  • minibar

  • tv

  • safe

  • wifi

The bathrooms are mini-wellness areas where guests can relax in soothing hydro-massage and hydro-sonic bathtubs and dedicate themselves to body care and comfort. The unique effect of this perfect form of integration is that of virtually eliminating any barriers. In the living area, special emphasis is placed on essential elements, light, and nature with a view to enhancing wellness and comfort.

Get away from it all and enjoy the true meaning of simplicity. With only 4 rooms. Quote, 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 Reggia of Caserta, amazing...

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

  • A great place for practicing yoga

  • Spend a day aboard a boat  from  the port of Agropoli along Bay Trentova

  • Visit the Cilento NationalPark

 

 

The Heart Of Val D'Orcia

 

A small cosy charming hotel in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. You can admire the city of Pienza from here.  Built in 1600, this country house has been restored to retain the ambiance and style of that period, with the maximum respect to the original and classic design of typical Tuscan farmhouses. The brand new suites furnished in elegant Tuscan style, the beamed roof, the parquet floor, and the ancient stone floors, are blessed by a spectacular view of 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.   A romantic internal Courtyard turned into an open-door living room, is between the two stone buildings; a panoramic heated pool and beside the flowered Pergola, complete the harmony of the outdoor.  All around the house is the garden rich with plants, bloomy flowerbeds, and cosy spots where you can enjoy the stunning views over the valley. A majestic Helm welcomes guests at the entrance of the property then cypresses, centuries-old olive trees, and fruit trees accompany guests towards the house.

 

There are 7 suites in total, one with a view over Pienza, another 2 looking onto the garden, while another over the pool, all taking advantage of the surroundings, perfumes, and views.

Surrounded by rose and lavender hedges, the heated and super panoramic swimming pool lays hidden behind the house. Mount Amiata dominates the front and the view of the city of Pienza and the mild hills of Tuscany surround the other part of the pool.  Breakfast in the summer is served under the shadow of a pergola and a romantic dinner for 2 can also be arranged here. Guests can also take advantage of the living room, where in the summer you are welcomed by the stone floor while in the cool winter evenings the grand fireplace enchants with its merry and authentic flame. The billiard corner enhances a lively but at the same time intimate atmosphere.

The dining room allows you to enjoy lunch or dinner.  Try their handmade Tuscan pasta or their Tagliata with rosemary, enjoyed with a glass of Brunello Montalcino. Simply charming and the perfect destination for a detoxification of the senses. Quote, 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 to name but a few
  • Take advantage of the wine cellar here
  • Relax and take it easy
  • Take part in a photo safari
  • Cycling 
  • Horse-riding
  • Private excursions
Matera & I Sassi

In the very heart of I Sassi in the amazing city of Matera. The hotel makes you feel as if you are part of I Sassi. There are a total of 18 caves which have been restored with the utmost of respect for the local cultural heritage. The caves range from classic to superior, suite to executive suite, all different from the other. The interior design is truly minimal and evokes an atmosphere that is simply mind-blowing.  In the morning, breakfast is served in the XVIIIth Century Cave Church. Cakes, pastries, biscuits and cookies, marmalades, cheeses, and hams are served part produced in a local organic farm nearby or an artisan producer.  Expert masseurs will advise on the most suitable treatment for you from reiki, deep connective tissue, emolymphatic, draining, antistress etc.Quote, reference 3662.

 

Tips & Suggestions:

 

  • Relax in the hotel spa. Expert masseurs will advise on the most suitable treatments for you or allow us to surprise you.

  • For all, you romantics out there enjoy a candlelit dinner in the XVIIIth 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.

  • Why not learn how to cook when here

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

  • A guided tour with local guide

Lost In Abruzzo

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. Quote, reference: 3665.

 

Tips & Suggestions:

  • Enjoy snow shoe walks during the Christmas period

  • What about a 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

  • Bread making. 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 dating back to the XVIth century.

  • Weaving

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

  • Guided tour of the landscape

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