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Customized Retreats Available

Florence, Italy 

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

off of the historic Via Benedetto Fortini

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Specialized Customized Retreats 
Available for 2 or more guests for 2 Night/3 Day Weekend Getaways

September-November & April-June

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

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

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       1 private villa dinner, 1 local restaurant

YOGA

If you wish, Melissa Ferrer Burke will lead 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.

In 2014 I joined Melissa’s 200 hrs Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Florence.
The teacher training included daily Asana practice, anatomy lessons and work shops. Melissa and the other guest teachers were amazing and helped and guided us along the way. The Yoga Studio was in an amazing location right in the heart of beautiful Florence. Even though the daily schedule was very demanding, we still had the chance to get to know the city and experience the Italian culture.
This course was the beginning and the kick-starter of my own personal yoga journey. I am super grateful and happy I took part in this course as it really changed my life on a mental, physical and emotional level.”  

-Munja El-Qeisi
Barcelona, Spain

Rosa
Superior Suite/Single
(private bathrooms)

Orchidea
Superior Suite/Single
(private bathrooms)

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

-single occupancy is available upon request price may vary 

Ivy Garden Suite/Single

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

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