ITALY – Yoga, Wine, Cuisine and Culture Retreat in Verona

  • Via dei Cipressi, Villa, Pérouse, Italie
  • Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2020 (7 days)

Event Highlights

  • THE EXCURSIONS (PRICES TBD)
  • Venice: The ancient city of Venezia is considered by many, including your hosts Liz and Naga, as the most beautiful city built by Man. You will find exquisite works of art around every corner and breathtaking delights for all of your senses where ever you direct your attention. Join us for a day trip with lunch and dinner out. Hi-speed train or private boat charter.
  • Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa: This world class SPA is an oasis of wellness immersed in a large park, well known as a place to enjoy intense beauty, harmony, pleasure and healing. Unique sulphurous, salsobromoiodic thermal waters from a natural spring deep in the bed of Lake Garda are healing for the bones and joints, respiratory ailments, uro-gynecological system, alterations and diseases of the skin such as dermatitis, psoriasis and acne. This hotel has been in operation since the 1920’s but recognized as a healing place as far back as the Renaissance. The thermal waters, mud, steam and heat, combined with pampering personalised treatments and breathtaking views of Lake Garda make this experience unforgetable.
  • We will spend the day soaking and sun bathing and then, after sunset, enjoy a group dinner before returning to our villa.
  • Verona: Most famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” but the history of the city dates back to over 550 BC. We will take the day to explore cultural sights and then meet at Antica Bottega Del Vino (Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List in the World 2019) for dinner together.

Schedule

Sunday September 27:
Plan to arrive at the villa on Sunday after 3pm. We are a short distance from both the train station and airport in Verona. It is very simple to hire a taxi from your arrival point (address included in our welcome letter). We will have a welcome celebration dinner at the villa that evening.

Monday September 28:
8:30-10 Morning Yoga
10:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
Day trip to Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa with group dinner (extra cost TBD)
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Tuesday September 29
8:30-10 Morning Yoga
10:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
Tour, tasting & lunch at Sparici Landini Winery (extra cost TBD)
8:00 Gaia Gourmet dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday September 30
8:30-10 Morning Yoga
10:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
Day trip to Venice (extra cost TBD)
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Thursday October 1
8:30-10 Morning Yoga
10:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
Pizza garden party at the villa
Gaia Gourmet dinner (bring your own wine)

Friday October 2
8:30-10 Morning Yoga
10:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
Day trip to Verona with group dinner (extra cost TBD)
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Saturday October 3
9:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
10:00 Departures

About This Event

Our daily 90 minute practice will be an inclusive vinyasa style designed for all levels. The Lakshmi Rising perspective is a therapeutic approach that fuses movement and intention to promote circulation of lifeforce (Prana) which awakens and heals the body, mind, heart and soul. Everyone is welcome, whether you have 20 years of experience or none at all. Variations and modifications will be offered to customize your practice and enhance your understanding of Yoga.

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

What's Included

  • The per person retreat price includes double or triple accommodation in a beautifully restored northern Italian mansion, full access to the common areas, access to laundry machines, wifi, a vegetarian tasting menu welcome dinner with wine on our evening of arrival featuring farm-to-table local specialties, 90 minute asana & meditation practice each morning led by Liz, 1-2 organic vegetarian meals each day, Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing, transportation from local train station on arrival and on departure days, unlimited enjoyment of a beautiful private estate including vineyard, olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, chaise lounge beds for sun bathing and swimming pool, and concierge assistance planning your travel.

What's Not Included

The retreat price does not include international transportation, lodging outside of the villa, five optional group excursions, additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, or optional wellness services.

**Gluten-free or Vegan diets are difficult to accommodate on this Italy experience.

Venue Highlights

THE PROPERTY

The grand estate, recognized as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centered as the crown jewel. Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy.

This property, at about 200 meters above sea level, is part of the Garda Lake Morainic amphitheater. The unique geologic formation is composed of many horseshoe shaped hills carved out by glaciers and streams 100,000 years ago. The special soil composition is a key to their world renowned wines. Verona is to the East, Garda Lake to the West and the Dolomites to the North.

The Landini family has owned this property since 1963.
 The Sparici-Landini motivating spirit is their love of the land, its vineyards and olive groves.

The founder of the wine resort was a woman, Maddalena, called “la Grisa”. Their 40 years of success in wine production is a synthesis of rich traditions developed over centuries, wisely measured modernism and, most importantly, good soil. They harvest the the finest selection of grapes for their boutique wines bunch by bunch by hand.

Accommodations

we have different type of rooms, single bed, double bed, private and shared bathroom, shared rooms and private room on request with additional fees

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

1-2 organic vegetarian meals each day, Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing

Directions

transportation from local train station on arrival and on departure days

Sunday September 27:
Plan to arrive at the villa on Sunday after 3pm. We are a short distance from both the train station and airport in Verona. It is very simple to hire a taxi from your arrival point (address included in our welcome letter). We will have a welcome celebration dinner at the villa that evening.

Saturday October 3
9:00 Gaia Gourmet breakfast buffet
10:00 Departures

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