Architecture Nino Nenna
Architecture Nino Nenna
Adhering to the 13th-century art of Italian masonry, 130,000 stones were used in its construction. Despite its traditional appearance, Eremito is technologically and sustainably up-to-date. The electricity is generated by a photovoltaic system and while it satisfies the needs of the hotel, the main source of lighting is still candlelight in keeping with the property’s retrospective spirit.
Interior design Marcello Murzilli
where furnishings are few but comfortable, and where a reliance on candlelight creates the right atmosphere. Taking inspiration from Umbrian monasteries, the design can be described as “Franciscan minimalism”.
The Originals Marcello Murzilli
Detox A modern hermitage
thanks to wonderful monasteries in the area, Umbria is a fitting choice for an eco-resort. Eremito’s rooms are called “Celluzze” in the spirit of those ancient monk quarters, while the austere aesthetic aims to provide guests with an “old luxury”experience, meaning plenty of quiet and space to reflect and rejuvenate.
Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles
During renovation, the team of local builders disassembled and reassembled the centuries-old structure stone-by-stone, building in robust insulation and respecting the original floor plan of the central building.
No plastic bottles are used on property. Food waste, all of which is organic, is used to feed the chickens and create compost for the garden.
Energy consumption at Eremito is very low, thanks to six solar panels, a thermal coat inside the stone walls, and biomass for heating. The main source of lighting is candlelight.
Drinking water is sourced locally from a well at 100 meters. Guests are invited to drink water from the tap. Rather than building a swimming pool, guests swim in the nearby river.
The cuisine is vegetarian, with most ingredients coming from the hotel’s garden. Bread and pasta is homemade. Eggs come from Eremito’s chickens, and legumes and wine are sourced from local producers.
The hotel is preserving monastic culture for a modern audience. The local community is invited to participate in talks and readings.
Guests, can explore the UNESCO nature reserve on foot, swim in the nearby river, join yoga and meditation classes or readings in the chapel, or simply choose a chair and read on the lawn.
Eremito is managed by a community. All staff live on property and aim to enjoy life first and then enjoy their job.
Original Experiences The Silent Dinner
The current evolution of wellness hospitality stems from travelers’ desire to learn about and participate in the unique cultures and histories of the places they visit.