Localita' Tarina 2, Terni, Italy
18 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

There’s a sense in which every luxury hotel goes one of two ways: lots and lots of stuff, or an overwhelming absence of stuff. Eremito, as you’ve probably already gathered from the pictures, is a hotel of the second category. Pitched as a sort of medieval detox from modern excess, the hotel is little more than a rustic stone structure on a hill in the Umbrian woods, surrounded by a seven-thousand-acre nature reserve. If it’s old-fashioned arboreal seclusion you’re after, this is about as good as it gets.

The rooms contain no televisions, no phones, no mini-fridges or wi-fi signals — all of which we’ll count in Eremito’s favor. A wood-burning boiler keeps guests’ toes toasty in winter, while a simple alcove next to the window, overlooking the treetops of the valley outside, provides the bulk of the in-room entertainment. By day solar power keeps the lights humming, while nighttime gives way to candle- and moonlight. Some concession to sensual pleasure comes in the form of the rock-hewn steam bath and whirlpool tub, naturally accompanied by tranquil strains of Gregorian chant.

At mealtime — three square meals at set times, since your schedule is likely wide open — the kitchen turns out rustic vegetarian dishes using recipes from ancient Mediterranean monastic traditions, with ingredients from the hotel’s own organic garden and nearby bio-friendly farms. Think fresh pastas, just-baked breads and cakes, homemade jams, and veggies picked just before they’re cooked. There's also a broad selection of beverages hot and cold, including local wine, herbal teas, and digestifs. It’s all proof that, especially in Italy, what the land itself provides is often most delicious when least meddled with.

How to get there: Eremito is located 105 miles, about 2 hours by car, from Rome. The Fabro/Ficulle train station is 10 miles away, about a 25-minute drive. Eremito is in a very rural area and it’s necessary to meet up with the hotel’s Jeep for the last 2 miles of the drive, via a rough road; transfers from the parking area are included with room rates.

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Localita' Tarina 2, Terni, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Boardroom
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Adults only

Need to Know

  • The hotel's new structure offers only "celluzze" rooms with a french-size bed, rooms not large, completely renovated, reflecting the canons of the ancient monastic culture.
  • Concierge and front desk service are available from 9 am to 7 pm.
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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