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VINO & VINYASA

Florence, Italy 

June 13-20 2020

Villa Paradiso
A gorgeous villa tucked away in the Tuscan hills surrounding Florence

off of the historic Via Benedetto Fortini

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THE VILLA

A gorgeous villa tucked away in the Tuscan hills surrounding Florence
off of the historic Via Benedetto Fortini

Florence, Italy

Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on worldclass art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.

Art & Architecture

Few cities are so compact size or so packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticcelli.

Boutique Shopping

Italy’s fashion industry was born and bred here. Homegrown designers Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo opened haute-couture boutiques in Florence in the 1920s and shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since. A-lister fashion houses lace Via de’ Tornabuoni and a Pandora’s box of specialist boutiques selling all manner of beautiful objects parade alongside family-run botteghe (workshops) in a glorious tangle of medieval backstreets. Watch fourth-generation Florentine goldsmiths and shoemakers at work, buy artisan scents evocative of the Florentine countryside and Tuscan sea breeze, and know the tag ‘Fiorentina’ is one of the finest international labels going.

La Dolce Vita

Stand on a bridge over the Arno several times in a day and the light and mood changes every time. At sunset hike to Piazzale Michelangelo to be dazzled by a palette embracing every known shade of soft pink, orange, fiery amber. Surprisingly small as it is, Florence looms large on the world’s ‘must-sees’ list – and not just for its unmatched treasure chest of art. Rich in culture, backdropped by history and anchored by family, faith and food, Florentine lifestyle is enviably sweet. Enjoy a go-slow afternoon passeggiata, indulge in an aperitivo at dusk, savour la dolce vita…

Fine Wine and Dining

RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE

8:00 am          Invigorating vinyasa yoga

9:30- 10:30     Breakfast 

10:45 – 1:30   Private Day tour (wine, art, markets and food)

1:45-3:15.       Lunch & wine tasting 

3:00 – 6:00     Rest at your private Vila

6:15- 9:30       2 private villa dinners, 2 local restaurants, 2 interactive cooking dinners

YOGA

Melissa Burke will lead 60- 75 min of  invigorating Ashtanga/Power Flow in a beautiful private garden with panoramic tuscan views located in Villa Paradiso. You will be inspired by the gorgeous jasmine vines, little angel set in our fountain and the open space. All equipment is provided so don’t worry about packing your mat.

“I loved the experiential components of the yoga teacher training course I took with Melissa in Italy. It was so much more than just theory, we got hands on experience and the opportunity to directly assist and eventually teach in real classes.”  

-Michelle K.

Pricing & Options

Your Retreat Includes ALL of the following

6 nights accommodations in a private Villa (Superior or Deluxe Suite)
75 minute private garden yoga sessions (customized-gentle flow, power flow, restorative)
All yoga equipment provided
Daily Tuscan Breakfast
2 Vineyard Lunches + Wine Tasting – Castello di Ama Chianti and Villa La Prata Montalcino guided by our expert sommelier

2 Lunches in the Center Tuscan Cuisine
2 Traditional Tuscan Dinner or aperitivo tasting

3 Private Villa Dinners with wine pairing
2 Private Tours (art & markets)
1 Gift bag per person
All museum tickets and tour expenses (not including tips)

Your price is based on your Lodging Selection

Rosa
Superior Suite/Single
(private bathrooms)

€2472 euro

Orchidea
Superior Suite/Single
(private bathrooms)

€2472 euro

La Palma and Girasole Superior Suite/SHARED (must book together)

-single occupancy is available upon request price may vary 

€1822 euro each

Ivy Garden Suite/Single

private apt set in the garden with bathroom and shower
double occupancy available upon request

€2322 euro

On your registration form please let us know about any allergies or special need items.

SUGGESTED PACKING:

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Yoga clothes *YOGA MATS PROVIDED*
  • Personal yoga props
  • Plug adaptors / converters (we do not have them)
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Casual clothing, layer for various weather

As always, Travel insurance is HIGHLY recommended for this retreat. PLEASE consult your travel agent for the best policy. Upon booking, other information will be provided including packing lists, etc. for this exclusive Florence retreat.

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