It's the most rare amenity in contemporary society and it's called relaxing: a moment and place where you can stop, rest, concentrate, meditate and create. As it already had in the past, Eremito responds to these needs in the form of a luxury eco-hotel, enveloped in 3 thousand hectors of green and situated in one of the valleys of Italian spirituality: Umbria.
You don't have to be keen on following in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi. The Eremito is one of the first 'detox hotels' conceived for solitary travelers who want to regenerate and reconnect with nature, with themselves, with the simple things in life.
Eremito comes from an idea of Marcello Murzilli, the creator of fashion brand El Charro in the 80s and of Mexican eco-resort Hotelito Desconocido. In the natural reserve of Elmo, the entrepreneur remodels the ruins of a 14th century building with the most advanced green construction methods and without sacrificing certain commodities of the modern age, such as the steam rooms and a small heated pool carved in the stone.
The 14 'cells' (intended as rooms) follow the model of the ancient cells of hermit priests, where you won't find phones, TVs or wi-fi, but rather a desk in stone, a comfortable chair and sheets in hemp yarn, made and embroidered by hand. There you have it: everything is Instagram material, if only there were an internet connection.
Photos via eremito.com