How Brunello Cucinelli Restored an Ancient Italian Village

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The success of his namesake Italian fashion brand provided BRUNELLO CUCINELLI the resources to acquire and restore the historic properties in the center of Solomeo, a medieval village in Umbria. He began the project in 1985 and relocated his company to Solomeo from the nearby city of Perugia two years later. The restoration has transformed the village into a self-sustaining community and a veritable work utopia.  

“When I first started the company in 1978, …

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