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7 Day Unique Food, Cooking Classes, and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Province of Siena
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Agriturismo IPoderi, Strada Vicinale La Foce SP40, 53042 Chianciano Terme, Siena, Riserva Naturale Pietraporciana, Italy

Mindfulness Food and Yoga Retreat in Italy

Enjoy a week of unique experiences including yoga sessions and Italian cooking classes, in one of the most untouched spots in Tuscany. Daily yoga practice will be the basis on which we will start this journey through healthy habits, with the aim of discovering our body and what it is that we eat. During the whole week, you will be accompanied by an experienced translator, who will be guiding you through the best tours of the area.

Meet the instructors

Anna Maria
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Highlights

  • Italian cooking classes
  • Daily morning yoga practice
  • Guided visitation of a thermal bath
  • Mini tour to medieval town
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Farewell barbecue

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in Italian
The organizer also speaks: English
Group size: Maximum of 28 participants
Airport transfer included: Pisa International Airport
Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport)
Airport transfer included: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

Villa Palazzone is an entire stone house, composed of three apartments providing accommodation for 14 people plus one double sofa-bed in each apartment, making a total of 20 places. Is in the heart of Val d’Orcia. The stone house has been restored with exposed stone on the exterior and chestnut beams inside, together with terracotta flooring and ceiling details.

The rooms have wide windows, with beaten steel beds and a typical Tuscan furniture. Guests will have access to the garden and the yoga room, as well as the restaurant in Podere Poderuccio closeby where there are also four double rooms with en-suite bathroom.

Program

Retreat program

You will roam throughout the wonderful d’Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia), visiting Montalcino in all its beauty, and tasting the famous wines of Brunello di Montalcino. You will also visit an authentic pecorino cheese farm in Pienza, delighting your palate with delicious Tuscan cheeses, to later end your day in an exquisite wine cellar for a tasting of famous wines.

You will be able to enjoy a day off from the tour, whether you wish to rest or visit towns like Florence or Siena for some shopping, or relax at the villa. Here you can enjoy the quiet of the Pietraporciana Reserve, have a swim in the outdoor pool, book a Reiki or facial reflexology treatment, or even a private yoga session.

Yoga and good food, increase the levels of endorphins, bringing the body to a deep feeling of well being. All of this, in order to develop self-control and self-confidence. What’s more, you will be in Tuscany, so they will make sure to dedicate some time to the Dolce Vita!

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival at Florence / Rome airport
  • The organizer will arrange transfers to and from Florence / Rome airports
  • Check-in at the villa from 4 p.m. onwards
  • Welcome dinner at 8 p.m.
  • Chef’s presentation for the coming week

Day 2

  • Hatha yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Morning free to relax and discover the area
  • Light lunch
  • First cooking class at 3 p.m.
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Pranayama and yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Chianciano Terme thermal baths visit with an explanation of the curative properties of the local water
  • Light lunch
  • Second cooking class at 3 p.m.
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Ashtanga yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Departure for mini-tour in Val d’Orcia with wine and cheese tastings
  • Third cooking class at 3 p.m.
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Body cleansing with yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Free morning for sightseeing or relaxing at the villa
  • Light lunch
  • Fourth cooking class at 3 p.m.
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Ujayii yoga breathing techniques
  • Breakfast
  • Free day
  • Dinner

Day 7

  • Acroyoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Feedback and diploma consignment
  • Farewell barbecue

Please note, it is possible that the programme can be adjusted without causing participants any disappointment.

Included excursions

  • Visit the thermal baths of Bagni San Filippo
  • Wine tasting

Instructors

Anna Maria Zullo

Retreat location

The farm is located in the heart of Val d’Orcia, within a natural and wild scenery, 720 meters above the sea level. In this landscape, sunsets paint an enchanted background of a million colours and will make your holiday a magical and unforgettable experience. This landscape will be able to conquer every curious and motivated tourist.

You will also be within reach for ideal tourist destinations not to be missed. The stunning medieval town of Sarteano, with its naturalistic and architectural heritage, and its precious monuments to visit, is just a few kilometers away. The location is within close proximity to the magnificent towns of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia such as Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, and San Quirico d’Orcia and places like San Casciano dei Bagni, Bagno Vignoni, and Bagni San Filippo.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

During this retreat, you will get daily breakfast and dinner. Lunch is also included most of the days, except your day off, but it can be reserved if desired. Genuine cuisine, enhanced by rare, and precious milled grains.

Homemade pasta and bread are found on many tables around Tuscany today, but at I Poderi, they have chosen to start from the foundation, carefully producing their own raw materials first. This is why they grow the old wheat called ‘Senatore Cappelli’.

Old kinds of wheat are a variety of grains, which during centuries haven’t undergone any genetic changes and selection operated by industries. This is what kept their original nature. Those are very precious grains, different from modern cereals for taste, perfume and flavor, and of course for their unique nutritious properties. These grains can even be consumed by those intolerant of gluten, allowing them to once again discover the pleasure of a good plate of pasta or a slice of warm bread.

What is on the menu?

They will channel their creativity into wholesome and harmonious recipes prepared with passion in their own kitchen. There will be always something new, always a new dish. Cooking for them, means informed experimentation and getting inspired by new discoveries.

There is no particular preference when they cook, except the choice to only use excellent quality meats and vegetables, sourcing them from either their own garden or local small farmers. Everything they source is carefully selected, even some animals bred by our parents and grandparents.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Explore Tuscany

During your stay, you will have free time to visit the magnificent towns of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia towns or make a longer trip to cities like Florence or Siena for some shopping. The guide will be available on request to organize guided groups for excursions to Florence, Siena, or Rome.

Relax and enjoy the nature

If you need a break you can rest at the villa and swim in the pool or enjoy the quiet of the Pietraporciana Natural Reserve. You can also book a Reiki or facial reflexology treatment, or even a private yoga session.

What's included

  • 4 Italian cooking classes
  • 6 yoga sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch (except day off) and dinner
  • Entry ticket for Chianciano thermal baths
  • 1 mini-tour in Val d’Orcia with wine and cheese tasting
  • 1 farewell barbecue
  • Diploma consignment
  • Transfers from and to Florence and Pisa airports

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Insurances
  • Guided excursions to cities like Siena, Roma, Perugia, etc.
  • Reiki treatments
  • Facial reflexology treatments
  • Private yoga sessions
  • Lunch is not included on your day off

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at one of the following airports, Pisa International Airport (PSA), Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO),

Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) or Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport (PEG). Transfers with minibusses will be organized from and to Florence and Pisa.

Airport: Pisa International Airport Airport transfer included: Pisa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer included: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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