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Solomeo Preserved

© Christian Kerber The village's Castello di Monte Frondoso.

Photo: Christian Kerber

Journey to Solomeo where cashmere-king Brunello Cucinelli has preserved the historic charm of his hometown.

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Destinations: Assisi · Umbria · Porto + the North

Inspired by: Creating an Italian Cashmere Kingdom in Umbria — by Christopher Petkanas, Published Oct. 2008

Hotels (2)

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    Locanda Solomeo

    Donatella and Pier Luigi Cavicchi opened Locanda Solomeo, the town’s only hotel and real restaurant. The Locanda is humble—everything, you might sa

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    A farmhouse in nearby Assisi, with simple rooms and extraordinary food.


Activities (2)

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    Brunello Cucinelli

    Given the unknowableness of what moves a luxury product, Cashmere-giant Cucinelli’s conviction that benevolent ideology motors his company is as go

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    Solomeo Medieval Fair

    A nine-day, village-wide medieval street fair held every July sounds corny and is corny, in a good way, with falconry and weaving demonstrations, w

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