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Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats (also known as EPM) invites you to escape from your chains for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! Venice is a place unlike any other in the world and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale. Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. This yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands.
EPM is so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city as it is out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life, as well as a chance to see the "acqua alta" - the time of year when the waters rise and parts of Venice become an even more amazing visual landscape. This is the time when photographers and artists flock here to take in and capture images of the "city of water" under water. This is a unique glimpse into the parts of Venice that many tourists don't get to experience. Also, as a bonus, the Venice Biennale, one of the largest modern art exhibits in the world, will still be on display.
The retreat will be hosted at the beautiful luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Vitturi, a Byzantine / Gothic Venetian Palazzo built during late 1200's and adorned by fine neo-classical original frescoes. Feel a timeless atmosphere where you're transported to the old days of glorious Venice, with the original beams, the Murano chandeliers, the typical venetian flooring, the capitals and decors: every detail will give you a flavour of romance and exclusivity to your time in Venice.
Island boat tour - Murano (glass factory)
Spa day with treatmentVenetian mask-making demo and class
Special Halloween and/or Biennale event
Visit to Historial Palace with opera and dinner
Walking overview of Venice - (St. Mark's Square, Bascilica/Doge Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge, Grande Canal, Frari, etc)
Healthy vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast and dinner daily, and select lunches, either hosted at the villa or out and about in town. Ingredients are local and seasonal, and the meals are inspired by the Venetian traditions. You will be visiting some of Venice's most historical cafes and restaurants like Florian during your visit, as well as smaller local in-the-know osterias and trattorias for more traditional experiences.
All provided meals will be vegetarian, with some seafood options on specific meals. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated, simply send a request to Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats.
Nearest major airports: Venice Airport "Marco Polo" (VCE)
Other major airports: Bologna Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna (BLQ), Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP)
Nearest train station: Santa Lucia