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Eco-Community Retreat, Umbria, Italy

Eco-Community Retreat, Umbria

Eco-Community Retreat is a small, traditional Umbrian community and retreat based in a 15th century farm hamlet perched on a ridge over-looking 47 hectares of olive-groves, vineyards and woodlands.

Eco-Community Retreat, Umbria

The vision behind the retreat is to build a model sustainable community that celebrates the best of traditional Umbrian living, providing a beautiful, rejuvenating and inspiring home and experience for visitors from around the world.


During their stay, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a way of life that’s been going on for centuries. It’s a community experience, adventure and retreat rolled into one. Life at the retreat revolves around food, planting, pruning, harvesting, preserving and cooking – and farm animals feeding, nurturing and horse riding.


Other projects and activities can include earth building, green technology workshops as well as music (there’s a studio and a lot of local musicians), art and plenty of walks. Twice a day, everyone  such as workers, visitors and residents come together to enjoy a homegrown meal.


Visitors can get involved as little or as much as they like with on-site projects and activities, learn new skills, relax by the pool, take in the beautiful scenery, play with the animals and enjoy their very own slice of the Italian good life.

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  • rowina

    July 19, 2013

    This is Rowina Bou Harb, photo editor at citynews publishing.
    In one of our publications “B journal” we will be featuring Eco Hotels.
    We chose Eco-Community Retreat Umbria Italia to be one of them.
    I need to ask you for high resolution images of the hotel if available.
    You can send a few by mail if they are smaller than 5MB or send me a link to your press room or image folder. You can also use Wetransfer.
    Let me know

  • Florence

    July 3, 2013

    This looks so amazing, would love to visit.

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