NEW SCHEDULED Dates!
Tuscany, Italy - September 19-25, 2015
Join us for a breathtaking retreat to Italy!
Practice yoga & meditation, enjoy the scenery, great food & company.
Our retreat price includes:
• All your yoga sessions and equipment
• Four beautiful excursions
• 7 nights accommodation with all linen and towels
• All your delicious vegetarian meals (excluding one dinner eaten out mid-week)
• Fresh detox juice at breakfast
• Unlimited fruit, water and herbal teas throughout the day
• Wine (produced from the estate) with dinner
• Free pick up from Lucca Train or Bus station to Villa Le Ginepraie
Total Single and double occupancy: $1800
Itinerary includes tours to the following locations:
Excursion to Siena
This town is well known for the Palio horse race, which takes place twice a year. This is a culminating event to which the various sections (Contradas) of town participate. The contradas are much more then a tribute to a horse race; they constitute the structure upon which the life of the Sienese citizens is organized. In Siena you will have a chance to see what is considered the most beautiful square in the world, called Piazza del Campo, where the horse race takes place.
Excursion to Volterra
Volterra developed in the medieval times but there are archeological sites that go back to the Etruscans and the Romans. Volterra is where the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer were set in the books. Volterra is home to the Volturi, a coven of powerful and ancient vampires. The movie series were actually shot in San Gimignano. The main sights are the Roman theater, the square of Priori, the Cathedral with artworks by Agostino Veraci, Santi di Tito and others, the Etruscan museum. Volterra is also known for its alabaster production and you can find many objects and artwork made with this beautiful stone.
Excursion to the Petriolo Hot Springs
The Petriolo hot springs are set in nature, with a fresh water river running next to them. Waters have sulphur, which is very good for the skin, making it very soft; the smell might not be people's favorite, but it's not too bad. For this excursion, Gabriella will provide a picnic lunch.
Excursion to San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small medieval town famous for its towers. Towers were the symbols of wealth and power: the tallest the tower the tower, the richer and more powerful the family. In the medieval time there were more than 30 towers; now there are only a few left standing. There is very interesting museum in town, where one can see the town as it was back then. See a preview: www.sangimignano1300.com