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5 Days Wine Tasting and Yoga Holiday in Ischia, Italy

Sorriso Thermae Resort & SPA, Via Provinciale Panza, 311, 80075 Forio d’Ischia (Napoli), Italy

Wine and Yoga Holiday Italy

Ischia Yoga Retreats invites you to join them on this wonderful yoga escape in Ischia, Italy. This yoga wine tasting package will be offered only in December during the winter season. However, Ischia Yoga Retreats can arrange a wine tour for you on other retreat packages on request. Famed for its stunning beaches, thermal waters, landscapes, and warm climate, the island offers something more important for its visitors - wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Immerse yourself with daily yoga, breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and nature on this retreat. Come, relax, and reclaim your radiance as you reconnect with nature, yourself, and each other on this magical island.

Meet the instructors

Brittany
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Highlights

  • Local wine tour
  • Daily Hatha/Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • 60-minute session Afrodite SPA wellness program
  • 5 thermal pools with hydromassage jets, open 24 hours a day
  • Pranayama techniques (beginner to advanced)
  • 4 nights accommodation in the desired room
  • 2 delicious daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
10:30

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot spring
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Medical assistance

Set high on a hill overlooking the bay of Citara and the Poseidon Gardens, Sorriso Therme Resort & Spa features five thermal pools with hydromassage jets, open 24 hours a day. Surrounded by gardens, it offers a wellness and fitness center. Spacious and elegant, rooms come with air conditioning, a mini-bar, and satellite television. Each room has a private bathroom while some boast a balcony or terrace with sea views. Wi-Fi is free at the four internet points.

This modern, four-star resort is made up of several buildings. It provides three restaurants, including the popular Oasis restaurant with panoramic views of the coast of Ischia. You can relax at the on-site Elisir Therme Beauty, and spa, where you will find a sauna and a variety of beauty treatments. A small fresh-water pool is also available, ideal for children.

The temperature of the thermal pools varies between 34° and 38°, and evening entertainment is available. Sorriso Resort & Spa provides a free shuttle to/from Citara Beach and the harbor in Forio D’Ischia. Forio di Ischia is a great choice for travelers interested in sunsets, swimming pools, and coastal walks.

Facilities

  • Thermal pools
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Minibar
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Complimentary toiletry set
  • Balcony
  • Wi-Fi

Program

This retreat is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the study of yoga, whilst still enjoying outdoor life, Italian culture as well as meeting like-minded people and making new friends. Ischia Yoga Retreats offer an array of packages from luxury five-star hotel packages to the adventure seeker package for those that may want to learn to free dive. If you are interested in other dates (offered throughout the year) or packages, please see Ischia Yoga Retreats’ profile page on bookyogaretreats.

Ischia Yoga Retreats Italy Program

The yoga classes are activating and energizing, each session includes meditative and pranayama elements. The yoga sessions are adapted to the needs of the group and designed so that they are suitable for beginners and advanced students.

To deepen your understanding of yoga and yoga practice, there will be a small theory workshop before each yoga session. For those that also wish to have a little fun after the yoga session, there is normally a workshop or two on the retreat for arm and head balances. This is only a sample schedule. Hours are subject to change due to seasons.

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival from 1 p.m. onwards
  • Evening yoga and welcome
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and theory
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • Aphrodite 60minute spa program
  • Free time to relax and explore the area
  • 18:30 Evening yoga and meditation
  • 20:30 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga, meditation, and pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • Wine tasting tour
  • 18:30 Evening yoga and meditation
  • 20:30 Dinner

Day 4

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga, meditation, and pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • Evening yoga
  • 20:30 Dinner

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • 10:30 Departure

Included excursions

Wine tasting tour

Ischia is the land of wine, with an ancient history of wine production introduced by the Greeks more than 2500 years ago where vines were, and still are, farmed in an incredible setting made of long and steep terraces on the slopes of the mountains. You will be touring a local wine farm - vineyards whilst soaking up the history and the process of wine making. After which you will be offered local homemade food and wine.

Instructors

Brittany Oliver

Retreat location

Ischia is an exquisite and peaceful island hideaway surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. As your boat carries you across the Bay of Naples, you will enter a magical kingdom of glorious sunshine, fine food, and of health and wellness spas. The volcanic landscape of Ischia is truly magical, there are rocky coves, amazing spas, and beautiful gardens. Ischia is definitely a wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Situated along the western coast of Ischia, Forio is the island's second-largest town. Forio is famous for its picturesque town and is also home to the church, Chiesa del Soccorso which is one of the prettiest sights in Ischia-especially at sunset. Nearby are some of the most beautiful sandy beaches, hiking trails, natural thermal hot springs, cafes, shops, and also botanical gardens with stunning fauna and flora.

Just a 30-minute bus ride away from Forio is Ischia Ponte - home to the medieval Castello Argonese. The hotel is located overlooking the enchanting bay of Citara and Giardini Poseidon in Forio which boasts the most incredible sunsets. Surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and tropical palm trees the hotel is located only 200 meters away from Citara Beach. The hotel has a main bus stop located at the entrance which makes exploring all the picturesque towns of the island easy and enjoyable.

Distances

  • Citara Beach, 300 meters
  • Poseidon Thermal Gardens, 500 meters
  • Forio d'Ischia Harbour and Town, 2.1 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Hot spring
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Medical assistance

Food

All breakfasts and buffet-style dinners are included in the price of this retreat on the sea-view terrace. The restaurant of Il tufo offers the gastronomic specialties of Ischia. You will be able to sample the authentic flavors of Ischia, usually with produce from their very own garden. If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Things to do (Optional)

This stunning Island is truly romantic with a lot to offer: cafes, restaurants, nature, exhibitions, and shops, all centers that can be accessed on foot. The idyllic green island of Ischia is very lush and the volcanic ground gives this little paradise amazing powerful energy.

The volcanic mud and thermal waters (which you will visit at Negombo Spa) is said to have healing properties. It was one of the first wellness and health areas in the world with a history of more than 2000 years. The green island has so much to offer, botanical gardens, gorgeous thermal spas, beaches, ancient ruins, historical sites, endless views across the Bay of Naples, hikes, or walks to and around Mount Epomeo, snorkel around the castle and also yummy Italian food.

Boat trip

La Rondine is our recommendation. Full boat trip around the island (Enjoy a delicious lunch on-board an old sailing boat) and then enjoy the private stop and enjoy the blue water to snorkel and have fun. You can also explore the nearby islands of Capri and Procida. They are an option during your retreat. There are also boat tours with Oceanomare Delphis, on this excursion, you will be able to join scientists in the search for dolphins and sperm whales which frequent the area.

Castello Aragonese

Explore Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle built on a rock near the island in 474 BC.

Hikes and walks in nature

Go up the top of Monte Epomeo (789 meters high) to enjoy 360 degrees breath-taking views of the Ischia island and beyond. The hiking trails are well-marked and also free of charge. You can explore to your heart's content and be amazed by the beautiful scenery, fauna, and flora.

Hot springs

Ischia is famous for its natural hot springs, many of which bubble up right along the coast. In some areas, the seawater is hot, which is absolutely marvelous.

Shopping and sight-seeing

Shopping in the small Italian towns and taking a stroll down the idyllic streets is one way to enjoy your day. Sight-seeing with a Vespa (Italian typical motorbike) around the island or by taking the local bus transport (leaves every 20 minutes throughout the day and stops in all towns) allows you to discover all the small towns on the Island- stopping to explore the villages where and when you want.

Swimming in the sea

Ischia has many beautiful beaches, Ischia Yoga Retreats' personal favorite is Citara in Forio. It is a wonderful way to spend the day, relaxing, snorkeling, swimming, and of course, getting a well-rounded Italian tan. Snorkel equipment and bicycle hire are available for rent.

Thermal parks

Many thermal parks present on the island. Of which one, NEGOMBO is included in the price for the retreat package.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting at Casa Dambra, the island's oldest vineyard.

Scuba-diving and snorkeling trips

Ischia Yoga Retreats recommends ANS diving Ischia, and they can help organize the excursion for you. The island offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of divers. With is colorful reefs, Ischia offers a unique diving experience for all.

Spa treatments

60 minutes Aphrodite spa

A welcoming and quiet environment, where the body and mind can merge to achieve a pleasant sensation of balance and inner harmony. Inside, you will find a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath, frigidarium, jet shower and emotional showers, a hydromassage pool with thermal water, and a relaxation area with Chroma therapy. The Afrodite SPA wellness program is one of the Elisir Centre’s exclusive services. A welcoming and quiet environment, where the body and mind can merge to achieve a pleasant sensation of balance and inner harmony.

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions (morning and evening)
  • Daily pranayama (Beginner to advanced techniques)
  • Daily meditation
  • Yoga theory booklet
  • Transfer to and from the hotel from FORIO port
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Wine tour
  • 60 minutes Aphrodite spa (A welcoming and quiet environment, where the body and mind can merge to achieve a pleasant sensation of balance and inner harmony. Inside, you will find a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath, frigidarium, jet shower and emotional showers, a hydromassage pool with thermal water and a relaxation area with Chroma therapy)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Use of estate premises (thermal pools, gym, sunbeds, and more)
  • Use of yoga mats and props
  • Free time to explore the area- go hiking, boat tour, snorkeling, or taking a stroll through the picturesque villages

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Any extras
  • Drinks
  • Other meals, snacks, and drinks
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Capodichino Airport (NAP), Naples. Alternatively, you could fly into Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome, or Roma Ciampino (CIA) and take the train to Naples. It is recommended you choose a flight option that arrives early in Naples and leaves from midday onwards, to leave you plenty of time each way to cross over with the ferry to Ischia. Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged by Ischia Yoga Retreats. There will be an airport transfer to the port and port boat ticket to Ischia are available at 60 EUR per person from Naples to Ischia.

Arrival by ferry / boat

The quickest way to get to Forio is by hydrofoil (aliscafo) with the boat company, Alilauro. The ticket is around 18 EUR per person with an additional 2 EUR for luggage. You can board the boat from Porto Molo Beverello. The boat timetables can be requested after you have confirmed your booking with Ischia Yoga Retreats. Please let Ischia Yoga Retreats know your arrival time so they can arrange your transfer to the hotel from the port of Forio.

Arrival by shuttle

If you wish to discover your inner explorer- here is how to get here on your own. From the airport to the Porto Molo Beverello, the Alibus shuttle is available at 5 EUR per person or a Taxi at 21 EUR. Alternatively, if you wish to explore Rome, there is a train from Rome to Naples which takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours. From the train station in Naples, there is an Alibus shuttle which takes about 10 minutes from the train station to the harbor in Napoli. The bus leaves every 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Napoli Porto.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Monday December 14, 2020
Departure: Friday December 18, 2020

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