Tuscany Yoga + Wine Retreat Itinerary
(Please note: This is a sample itinerary. Each retreat is unique.)
7 Days | 6 Nights
Start: Florence City Center (Exact Location TBD)
Finish: Florence's Santa Maria Novella Train Station
With Florence's Duomo in the rear view mirror, we depart for our first stop: a gorgeous winery in the heart of Tuscany. We'll be wined and dined on the estate before heading to a private villa and our home base for the next blissful week! After getting settled in, Sophia will lead us through a restorative yoga session. Just before our dinner, lovingly prepared by our in-house chef, we'll have a welcome aperitivo by the pool.
A light breakfast will be available before our daily vinyasa yoga session. Weather permitting, we will find a beautiful spot on the grounds to practice. Otherwise, we will meet in the villa's spacious yoga studio. Afterward, enjoy an easy morning to explore the gardens, luxuriate with a massage, sip on a cappuccino, get out your sketch pad, etc. Lunch will be served al fresco at the villa. Afterward, we'll head to Lucca for a private guided walking tour of the fortress city. There will be time to wander on your own before dinner at a local-loved osteria.
Following our vinyasa yoga session, we'll get ready for a visit to one of the most special wineries in Tuscany. After a tour of the winery and vineyards, we'll be treated to lunch paired with their fabulous wines and breath-taking views on the estate's terrace. Back at our villa, there will be a restorative yoga session for those interested, and, before a scrumptious dinner at the villa, a guided wine tasting of local wines with Leslie.
We're really feeling la dolce vita by now! Our morning routine continues with light breakfast, vinyasa yoga and free time to read by the pool, hike the hillside vineyards, have a massage, meditate by one of the decorative fountains, and the like. We'll then enjoy a delicious garden-to-table lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, our private chef hosts a cooking class where we learn to make the regional pasta pici, along with some other Tuscan dishes. Dinner will be the food of our labor, paired, of course, with wonderful wines. Tonight, let's do a little star-gazing.
Today, after our vinyasa yoga session, restful morning, we'll have a picnic-style lunch in the rose garden. Afterward, we'll head to Pisa where we will have free time to explore the city before meeting for a mini-yoga session in front of the famed leaning tower. Dinner will be at a historic trattoria in the historic center.
By now, Tuscany is starting to feel like casa (home). Following our morning routine of a light breakfast and vinyasa yoga, we'll depart for out last winery visit of the retreat. This historic estate will host a lovely lunch for us and introduce us to their line of beautifully-crafted wines. Afterward, we'll return to our villa for a restorative yoga session and our farewell dinner. We'll toast our week together and share our favorite moments from the retreat.
Sophia will lead us in one last vinyasa yoga session and then we'll have time to pack, take final photos of the group and the grounds. After a light lunch, our mini-bus will pick us up and bring us to Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station, where we will say, "alla prossima!" (Until the next time!)