Rustic-luxe stay in Italy's forested hills

Eremito Hotelito Del Alma, Parrano, Italy

Celluzze room

Celluzze room

A secluded, all-inclusive stay at a rustic eco-luxury getaway in the remote Umbrian countryside

Less is definitely more at this remote, undiscovered gem, seen from the air as a tiny dot among a vast sea of emerald-green trees in Italy's unspoiled Umbria. A rustic stone structure surrounded by a 7,413-acre nature reserve, Eremito Hotelito del Alma was classified by The Independent as one of the world's top five eco-resorts. Built from scratch as a true labor of love (it took four years and 130,000 sculpted stones), this building blends in beautifully with the surrounding country.

Austere, yet luxurious, the hotel brings new meaning to the concept of getting away from it all. You're encouraged to retreat to your perfectly serene, almost monastic room, where technology is kept to a minimum. The emphasis is on unwinding and regeneration, and there's no better place than in the wellness area, where you can relax in a small heated pool dug out from the rock, while listening to Gregorian chants. A rustic vegetarian menu awaits in the restaurant, where ancient monastic-inspired recipes will cap off this unusual experience.

Good to know


Please note that rooms here do not include phones, TVs, fridges, Wi-Fi or air conditioning (temperature is naturally maintained).

Also note that the restaurant here is vegetarian, and vegan options are available.

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We like

  • Spending a few days off the grid and embracing the natural beauty of Umbria
  • Savoring delicious vegetarian fare, such as chicory-and-Pecorino risotto
  • Enjoying a relaxing session in the heated plunge pool, carved out of rock

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