TRAVEL: Chic silent Retreats

TRAVEL:  Chic silent Retreats

From meditative mealtimes to seven days of silence, these restorative stays offer a true break from the
noise of everyday existence. By SARAH DICKINSON

Umbria, Italy
A stay to leave you speechless,
quite literally – silence is a virtue at this remote eco-luxe hermitage. Expect modest stone rooms with wrought-iron beds and hidden
nooks for quiet meditation, with windows peering over the secluded valleys. The rustic farm-to-table
meals are to be eaten in silence and
phones and tech are unsurprisingly
vetoed, but the chic spa facilities
will soothe any digital withdrawal symptoms.