Digital detox, healthy food and yoga, in Umbria

 

Being surrounded by an “unconventional sea” of green hills, once in Umbria, you will feel your body connecting with nature. This Be MyJourney’s Travel Experience takes you right to the green heart of Umbria, the cradle of Italian spirituality that hosts many old monasteries and ancient hermitages. This is the land and birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Benedict, a location where the deepest aspects of life have been contemplated over history. Within this context, Eremito welcomes you in a hermitage nestled on top of a hill overlooking an uncontaminated valley, surrounded by 3000 hectares of UNESCO natural reserve. A place that has been designed for the modern traveller to enjoy a full digital detox break, spending a few days having a yoga studio by hand (no instructor available onsite), while rediscovering the almost forgotten luxury of silence and peace. Moreover, with Be MyJourney you even get 10% off on your stay.

 

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SUGGESTED LENGTH

 

A long weekend. Thanks to the central location of Umbria, this Travel Experience can be combined with other destinations in Umbria or by vising one of the other regions nearby. If you are interested in planning a tailor-made itinerary, get in touch with Andrea. The itinerary design service is free of charge.

 

SUGGESTED SEASON

 

All year-round, but the colours of autumn and winter create a unique palette.

THE EXPERIENCE

 

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BEHIND THE SCENE OF EREMITO’S KITCHEN

 

Staying at Eremito means reestablishing a deep contact with your body, mind and soul. The morning readings, the yoga studio, the silent dinner, are all part of an experience designed for you to find a new balance. But to get to know some of the “behind the scenes” of this unique place, I suggest spending some time with the Eremito’s cook, discovering the principles at the basis of the healthy food philosophy shaped by Eremito. Indeed, here recipes are chosen from the healthiest Italian monastic tradition, which through its flavours has inspired the Eremito’s kitchen in the preparation of vegetarian dishes. Take part in a homemade pasta or bread cooking session with the Eremito’s chef to learn some of the secrets of these Italian traditional recipes.

Prices start from 30 euro per person, get in touch with Andrea to learn more.

WHERE TO STAY

 

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Eremito

 

WHERE ~ Near Fabro

BE MYJOURNEY’S EXPERIENCE ~ Being secluded in an extended nature reserve, with neither wi-fi nor TV, staying at Eremito was a deep experience of reconnection with nature and my soul. Something very much needed after a year spent mostly indoor. This is a place of contemplation where I appreciated the silence, the simplest flavours offered by the kitchen, the group readings in the morning – while the sun was rising – and the bonfire after dinner as a moment of connection with the other travellers.

BE MYJOURNEY’S EXTRA ~ Book on Eremito website mentioning “Be MyJourney” in the notes of your booking and you will get a 10% discount on your stay (full-board included, “Behind the scene of Eremito’s kitchen” experience excluded). Travellers who will stay longer than 7 nights will be treated with a welcome gift.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ~ Eremito is a place of silence, reflection, meditation, spirit, awareness and community. This is the ideal place for solo travellers and people who aspire to spend a spiritual holiday surrounded by nature. Here, guest rooms were designed like “Celluzze”, the cells used by the hermits who, in that small and simple space, were able to find time for meditation and prayer. Although the small rooms feature all the basic comforts, you will not find a telephone nor a TV or a wi-fi connection. Instead, there is a comfortable desk made of stone where you can let your inspiration fly while admiring the green valley. Prices per night with full-board: single occupancy 230 euro, double occupancy 330 euro (Be MyJourney’s extra discount will be applied to these prices).

FOOD PHILOSOPHY ~  In harmony with Eremito’s ethos, dinner is served observing silence so that you can taste the food calmly and savour the nourishment that is presented to you. Eremito offers a healthy and moderate diet, choosing recipes from the monastic Mediterranean tradition. Here, tastes and smells remind the ones prepared in the Umbrian kitchens of the small villages built nearby monasteries. The cuisine is vegetarian with a fixed menu.

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY ~  By trying to integrate into the surrounding environment with a low environmental impact and proposing itself as a place of community for the locals, Eremito promotes the integration and development of the workforce in the nearby medieval village of Parrano. Eremito was built with thousands of stones, almost every one sculpt to fit into the structure, following the ancient art of Italian masonry. It took years to accomplish the work, and today Eremito is a place that embodies modern technology together with materials, shapes and forms of ancient beauty.  The faithful restoration from the original structure has been carried out using eco-friendly systems and respecting the canons of green architecture and green building.

OTHER INFORMATION

Eremito is located approximately 30 minutes from the main road. To get there you will drive through a dirt road in the wood, following the directions that will be provided by the hotel up to a parking area where the staff will pick you up to reach the property (about 1KM from there).

Closest airport : Rome Fiumicino  approx 2 h, Rome Ciampino approx 1.5h, Perugia airport approx 1.30 h

Eremito welcomes kids from 16 years old

Eremito has a minimum stay policy of 2 nights

Small pets are allowed in the property

Check-in 2-7 PM and check-out 11AM

CANCELLATION POLICY ~In order to confirm the booking, the property will ask for a credit card number. Cancellation will be free of charge if you cancel by 7 days before arrival. Afterwards or in case of no-show the full booking amount will be charged on the credit card you provided.

 

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THE TASTE OF ABRUZZO, A GOURMET EXPERIENCE

 

 

Are you a gourmand? Have a look at this BMJ’s weekend experience in Abruzzo. You will stay at Casadonna, a boutique hotel signed by *** Michelin Star chef Niko Romito and home of Ristorante Reale, nominated N29 among the 50 best restaurants in the world. Until December, with Be MyJourney you’d even get a discount on your stay.

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YOUR GET-TOGETHER HOLIDAY IN VENICE

 

 

Are you looking for a friend or family get-together in Italy? How about renting a design-apartment in the heart of Venice? This BMJ’s Travel Experience is for culturally curious travellers looking for an Italian escape to spend some time with their dear ones in a vibrant town, as well as taking part in immersive experiences with locals.

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