Eremito Hotelito del Alma

Parrano / Italy / 2013

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Located in the center of Italy, Eremito hotel is surrounded by 3,000 hectares of protected natural reserve in Umbria. Considered the spiritual focal point of the country thanks to wonderful monasteries in the area, Umbria is a fitting choice for this Italian eco-resort.


Built from a mix of the latest bio and old materials from the region, the innovative sustainable structure invokes the cells of monasteries, so much so that only a single bed is available in each “Celluzze”.  


The austere aesthetic aims to provide guests with an “old luxury”—plenty of quiet and space to reflect and rejuvenate, sans Wi-Fi, phone, and television. The kitchen serves up a vegetarian menu, also inspired by ancient monastic traditions, with ingredients sourced from local organic farms.


The spa area features a heated pool dug from the rock and a stone steam room. It’s the perfect place to unwind while listening to Gregorian chants. 


Built stone by stone upon a derelict house, it took four years to create Eremito hotel. Adhering to the ancient art of Italian masonry from the 13th century, 130,000 stones were used in its construction. 


Despite its traditional appearance, Eremito is technologically and sustainably up-to-date. The electricity, for example, 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 retrospective spirit of the hotel.


Marcello Murzilli’s tryst with “trends” started in his twenties when he founded the Italian fashion brand “El Charro”. Following his instinct for renewal, the brand’s country west urban style quickly became a success. Murzilli then took a two-year break traveling the world in a sailboat. His first hotel upon his return, Hotelito Desconocido, in Tomatlán, Mexico, was the start of Murzilli’s signature style: “the rediscovery of the essence of things.”


During that hotel’s four-year construction period, the Italian hotelier lived in a tent by the Pacific Ocean. He did the same in Umbria during the construction of Eremito, having fallen in love with “the place; the colors, the light, the sparkling river, and the hills completely covered with trees.” Having had his instincts kick in again, Murzilli has sought to define the idea of luxury for the third millenium—ecology, technology, and spirituality.     


(Ita) Negli anni ’80 Marcello Murzilli, crea il marchio “El Charro“. In seguito, decide di girare il mondo con il Cheone, storica imbarcazione a vela del 1937. Approdato nella costa isolata del Pacifico messicano, costruisce e gestisce per 14 anni, l’ Hotelito Desconocido, un eco-resort nominato a Londra “One of the top five EcoResort in the World”.


Ritornato in Italia, nel 2013, inaugura l’ Eremito Hotelito del Alma, importando il nuovo format del turismo di lusso per Solo Traveller.  L’Eremito Hotelito del Alma è anche uno dei primi hotel “Digital Detox” in Italia.


Un luogo a vocazione eremitica dei primi del ‘300 che oggi ha recuperato i suoi originali e autentici splendori, diventando un luogo dove rigenerarsi ritrovando il contatto con le priorità della vita, perse di vista nel caos della quotidianità.


Le cosiddette “Celluzze” ricalcano il modello delle antiche celle utilizzate dai vecchi padri eremiti che, negli spazi ridotti e sobri delle loro stanze, trovavano spazio per la riflessione e la preghiera. Eremito è dotato di 14 camere singole con letto alla francese, dotate di un piccolo bagno con doccia.


Grazie alla modernissima coibentazione degli ambienti, la temperatura delle stanze rimarrà sempre costante e piacevole, senza bisogno di aria condizionata. Ogni celluzza è comunque dotata di riscaldamento a pavimento alimentato da una caldaia centralizzata a legna.

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    Located in the center of Italy, Eremito hotel is surrounded by 3,000 hectares of protected natural reserve in Umbria. Considered the spiritual focal point of the country thanks to wonderful monasteries in the area, Umbria is a fitting choice for this Italian eco-resort. Built from a mix of the latest bio and old materials from the region, the innovative sustainable structure invokes the cells of monasteries, so much so that only a single bed is available in each “Celluzze”....

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings
    • Websitehttp://www.eremito.com
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