This magnificent yoga retreat will take place in the picturesque Italian countryside, along the border of Tuscany. A beautifully restored villa awaits your arrival complete with breathtaking views of majestic rolling hills. You’ll enjoy a taste of La Dolce Vita (the sweet life!) as Rose and Italian Tours & Travel by Diana* spoil you with Italian hospitality, delicious cuisine, and fun packed excursions. Guests will enjoy yoga twice a day and our scenic day trips will allow students to explore art, food, history and culture in guided comfort.
Healthful, delicious, local food (vegetarian options available) is part of the experience, including breakfasts daily, 3 lunches with wine, 4 dinners with wine, a wine and olive oil tasting excursion and a cooking lesson. The cuisine is simple, using fresh ingredients from local markets. Selection is seasonal; you will love and appreciate every bite
In addition to a guided tour of the historical churches and sites of Florence (the cradle of the Renaissance), we’ll explore several enchanting ancient hill towns nearby. Day trips will include excursions to the Chianti Region (Greve) where we’ll partake in a memorable wine / olive oil tasting and lunch in a 14th Century castle and vineyard. And the idyllic medieval hamlet of San Gimignano awaits for a cooking class and lunch in a rustic local farmhouse. Also on the itinerary will be an easy 18-mile bike ride through a landscape dotted with picturesque churches, castles, and vineyards, and ending in glorious Siena, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely afternoon, eating, shopping and site-seeing on our own. And our retreat would not be complete without a Spa trip to the heavenly thermal baths of Monsummano Terme, near Pistoia. We’ll devote an entire day to absolute pampering in the thermal baths or Grotta Giusti (**price of spa services will be additional).
Twice daily yoga and meditation classes will be offered in the morning (before breakfast) and at night (when we return to the villa). Classes are open to all levels, from beginner to practiced, and will range from gentle/restorative to vinyasa flow. With our small, intimate retreat class size, students will receive personalized attention. Classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some may take place outdoors if the weather is agreeable. Rose will also be leading a walking meditation / hiking excursion, where together, we’ll explore the nature and nearby village surrounding the villa.
• 9 days/7 nights (Oct. 11-19th, 2019)
• Retreat - Prices starting at $3498 per person (spa services extra)
• Deposit to hold space - $1500.00 (with credit card/remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure)
• Max # Guests: 13-15 people total
• Price includes 7 nights in the villa, 7 breakfasts, all private transportation, including transfers and drivers, 1 wine/olive oil tasting excursion, one cooking class excursion, 3 lunches (with wine), 4 dinners (with wine), twice daily yoga/meditation classes and a private bilingual certified guide for several of the day trips.
• Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, yoga room, etc).
**Optional Bike tour/wine tasting is $216.00 (per person).
**Tipping will be an additional 100-130 euros per person.
**This package does not include airfare. The nearest local airport is Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR-Florence).
Please feel free to reach out personally with any questions or concerns to:
Rose (440-223-7673), email@example.com