Italycountrystay operates in Via Piana, a little guest house in the countryside that specializes in working with international customers. They offer yoga and a wide variety of other activities.

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Nina Lehti

from Finland, July 2019

"Perfect holiday at Via Piana"

I had the perfect stay at Via Piana! Anna was super nice and flexible too. I rented a car and went for a hike in Abruzzi, she provided me with maps and checked something for me by calling a friend and organized an evening yoga class instead of the morning class. I also did a couple of other hikes closer to Via Piana but they were still more accessible by car. I loved the food and the location. Wasn't hard to get there, just took some time. Definitely recommend this holiday for everyone and especially Finns and Scandinavian people, you need to experience this Italian dream!

Susan Gorman

from Australia, April 2019

"Rejuvenate mind and body"

The serene location, opportunities for solitude as well as our daily yoga practice provided rejuvenation of body and mind. Our host, Anna and her helpers were welcoming and the food delicious.

Alex Cutts

from United States, April 2019

"Peaceful, nourishing stay at Via Piana."

Anna has created an environment that feels as if you are coming home when you visit Via Piana.

My room was incredibly comfortable and had amazing views of Sora.

Anna's food is amazing. It was always nourishing, plentiful and always appreciated after a days walking in the hills!

The yoga was fantastic. I had been interested in hatha for a while. The teacher made it accessible and interesting guiding you through the asanas with instruction and background information. Consequently, everyday was started with a boost of energy!

I can see myself going back to Via Piana!

Rosie Trachtman

from Italy, September 2018

"A wonderful and relaxing retreat in a beautiful place"

The yoga vacation at Anna's place was perfect, just what I needed to relax. The place is located in a small village in Italy, in a gorgeous area surounded by nature. The yoga lessons were well taught by a friendly and warm teacher. My room was clean and welcoming. The food was amazing, despite my dietary restrictions (I am a vegan), and Anna made sure to always prepare lots of local vegetable dishes. I found the fact that the place was small and that there weren't always lot's of people around to be really relaxing. That meant that I was able to build nice relationships with the few other guests, and I had a lot of time to be on my own and relax. I would highly recomend this vacation option to anyone looking for a quiet and beautiful place to relax and practice yoga. Thank you for everything Anna! I will definately come back for more!

Jan Draper

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Fabulous hospitality in a beautiful part of Italy"

This was one of the best holidays I have had in a long time! Anna's hospitality was second-to-none. Via Piana is beautiful and set in stunning countryside, off the beaten track and far away from the hustle and bustle of busy towns and tourists. The rooms are quaint and delightful and Anna's cooking is fabulous! Yoga with Elaine was restful and restorative but also included some strength and core work. She is a great teacher and I learned a lot. I will definitely return to Via Piana as it is such a magical place. Thank you Anna!

Dalma Szilagyi

from Italy, May 2018

"Amazingly relaxing time in a beautiful countryside village"

Anna's cooking was simply amazing, the food was so varied and tasty, I especially loved the vegetable-ones made of local products, some of which I've never even heard of before.

Via Piana is a bit far from everything but that was exactly what I was looking for, so if you like walking a lot or have a car this is definitely the place for you. For me it was more than perfect, there are beautiful trails to discover and long hikes you can go on in the National Park.

It was a pleasure meeting Anna and her lovely dog, I will definitely come back again.

Ekaterina Cherneyko

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Pieceful stay"

Rooms are newly renovated. Location is amazing- beautiful nature and amazing view from terrasse

Anonymous

from United States, September 2017

"Awesome experience "

Peaceful location. Amazing food! Wonderful people!

Anonymous

from United States, August 2017

Ana was extremely kind and welcoming and Anneli's yoga classes were excellent. Ana's home cooked food and homemade wine were delicious! A really relaxing place to be.

Patience Pohjala

from Denmark, July 2017

"Nice stay"

There food was great and there were lots of activities to choose from. I was lucky because I had great company that happened to also be staying they're at the same time. My favorite thing was the vineyard tour.

Aileen Mcleod

from United States, June 2017

"Via Piana"

I very much enjoyed my stay in Via Piana, Anna was most welcoming and did all in her power to make my stay enjoyable, the accomodation was just perfect as was the food and wine! Martina the yoga and bread making teacher was lovely and I enjoyed her classes and massage! This a very nice place to relax in the beautiful Italian countryside, there are lots of things to do if you wish, or just relax and enjoy the fabulous views! The company round the table was always interesting and I met some lovely people! Highly recomended

Anonymous

from France, August 2019

"Un stage vraiment à la carte?"

Pratiquer à notre rythme.

Dépasser nos limites.

Apprendre de nouvelles postures une nouvelle approche.

Aller vraiment au plus profond.

Tout cela dans le cadre d’une profonde écoute de nos besoins et d’une grande sympathie.

Johanna Pollet

from Germany, July 2019

"Wunderbare Woche in der Via Piana"

Für eine Woche bezogen wir das Studio in der Via Piana und hatten täglich jeden morgen 90 min Yogaunterricht. Frühstück und Abendessen war in unserem Paket ebenfalls mit drin.

Für uns war es ein absuluter Wohlfühlurlaub. Sehr ruhig und ja, friedvoll:). Besonders toll war das köstliche Essen, auf das wir uns jeden Abend noch mehr gefreut haben und der schöne Yogaunterricht.

Das Studio ist super ausgestattet und angenehm kühl. Wir haben die ganze Woche über sehr gut geschlafen.

Wir würden empfehlen mit dem Auto anzureisen um die tolle Region selbststendig erkunden zu können. Außerdem ist es ratsam ordentlich Mückenschutz dabei zu haben.

Insgesamt sind wir immer noch ganz beglückt von diesem schönen Urlaub! Liebe Anna, tausend Dank!

John Wisse

from Netherlands, July 2019

"What a unique place to stay."

The unforgettable hospitality of Anna who runs the place. Great yoga of Brigitte and the nice mindful people I met.

Carolin Strecker

from United States, May 2019

"Erholsame Tage im Grünen"

Die Gastgeberin Anna hat am Rande der Abruzzen ein kleines Paradies geschaffen und teilt dies glücklicherweise mit ihren Gästen. Die Zimmer in den kleinen Steinhäuschen sind ansprechend gestaltet und mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Anna kocht selbst- gesund und lecker- und serviert dazu ihren eigenen Wein. Die Atmosphäre ist durch die kleine Gruppengröße sehr familiär. Alles ist grün, die Schafe blöken beim Frühstück und der Start in den Tag mit Yoga ist perfekt.

Anonymous

from United States, September 2018

"Yoga and Italy...just wonderful"

I had a wonderful time at Anna's place. The area is completely undiscovered by tourism and it's so much fun to be out there in the untouched Italian countryside. I loved taking walks from the house between the olive groves and vineyard. The yoga with Elaine was really fantastic. She made sure the class was tailored exactly to my personal needs and was always there to listen to me after class. One of the highlights definitely was Anna's delicious home cooked food. Every night we get a two course vegetarian wholesome menu. The place convinces you not because it's fancy or polished but you can feel the love and care behind everything. The rooms are very charming too with lot's of cute little details. I also loved that our group was very small and for a couple of days it was just me and one other person. It was a special time to be alone by myself without any distractions. I highly recommend this place.

Caroline Dengler

from Germany, August 2018

"Wunderschöne Erholung "

Die Lage ist traumhaft schön!

Anna kocht ganz fantastisch und ist eine wunderbare Gastgeberin.

Die Yoga Stunden bei Eileen im morgen waren sehr erholsam und sie ist eine fantastische Trainerin.

Es war alles in allem eine ganz bezaubernde Woche und tolle Zeit bei Anna!

Anonymous

from France, August 2018

- logement fonctionnel, propre, agréable à vivre.

- bonne qualité des aliments

- bonnes indications pour les promenades et visites alentours dont certaines sont belles.

- sur les deux profs de yoga, une était sympathique et de bonne qualité

Lisa Erlewein

from Germany, July 2018

"Erholsam und Kräftigend"

Ich bin am Flughafen Fiumicino in Rom angekommen und man muss schon ca 5 Stunden einplanen um über das Land zu reisen (mit den Öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln). Dabei bekommt man aber schon vorab viele Eindrücke der Landschaft und die Gastfreundlichkeit der Italienischen Kultur zu spüren.

Vor Ort konnte ich mich direkt fallen lassen und war in tiefen Entspannung.

Die Räumlichkeiten sind mit viel Liebe und Sorgfallt minimalistisch ausgestattet. Man kann sich auf das Sein Konzentrieren.

Die tägliche Yoga Einheit ist kräftigend, Energie füllend, mit vielen tollen von Tag zu Tag abwechslungsreichen Flows und Entspannungseinheiten mit Meditationshintergrund.

Das Essen war herausragend. Zum Frühstück eine leichte stärkende Kost durch eine kleine Auswahl von Obst, Müsli und Brot. Das Abendessen mit vielen verschiedenen variationen von gedünstetem Gemüse und Salat, vorab Pasta oder Kichererbsen oder Kartoffeln uva. Perfekt abgeschmeckt mit Gewürzen und Kräuter. Zum hineinlegen. Dazu kann man einen sehr feinen Rose genießen der vor Ort selbst zubereitet wird.

Es gibt tolle Wanderstrecken wie z.B. die 7-8 Stundenwanderung zum Wasserfall.

Ich habe den Pasta Kurs mitgemacht und war begeistert.

Rundum ein sehr erholsamer ruhiger Ort zum abschalten sehr gut geeignet. Lese ein Buch, beobachte die Eidechsen und andere Tiere, lausche der Natur und der Italienischen Kultur.

Bettina Delert

from Germany, July 2018

"Eine wunderbare Zeit"

Am meisten hat uns das unbeschreiblich gute Essen, die sehr gut angeleiteten Yoga-Stunden und der weite Blick gefallen. Das war wirklich unfassbar schön. Wir haben uns richtig gut erholt und hatten eine tolle Zeit. An manchen Tagen sind wir stundenlang durch die Berge gewandert und an anderen Tagen lagen wir auf dem Bett, haben den Grillen gelauscht und uns gegen Abend eine Massage gegönnt. Dieser innere Frieden, den man dort erfährt, ist eine Erfahrung, die man jedem Menschen wünscht. Die Betreiberin der Unterkunft ist eine ausgesprochen liebenswerte Person, an die wir uns noch gern erinnern und der wir für die Zukunft von ganzem Herzen alles Gute wünschen.

Liz Fox

from Italy, May 2018

"Very peaceful stay"

I really enjoyed my stay at Via Piana. The atmosphere created by the staff is so positive and welcoming. Everything they do is done with love and care for the guests. It's a small place and not a fancy place, but they treat the guests like friends staying and go out of their way to take care of them and fullfill all their needs. Food was delicious and healthy cooked by the owner Anna from Austria. I am so glad I picked this place, and not a big high profile establishment.

The countryside is also very bubolic, little vinyards, olivegroves and fields take turns in the surrounding. From time to time you see a flock of sheep passing by.

I was glad to have car there, as everywhere else in the countryside it's easier.

A great experience I will remember for a long time and I am sure I will be back .

Eveline Burkhalter

from Switzerland, April 2018

"Erholung pur"

Mir gefiel das Zimmer sehr gut. Der Yogalehrer, Santiago, war sehr freundlich, ging auf die Bedürfnisse seiner Schüler ein und gestaltete einen sehr anspruchsvollen, herausfordernden Unterricht. Das Essen von Anna, der Besitzerin, war exzellent. Sie hat sich sehr um mich gekümmert und mir Tipps für Wanderungen oder sonstige Sehenswürdigkeiten gegeben. An diesem Ort kann man sich richtig erholen und die Natur, Yoga und gutes Essen geniessen.

Susanne Becker

from Germany, September 2017

"Ruhe und Bewegung"

Via Piana ist ein wunderschöner Ort mit wunderbaren Menschen, an dem man mit gutem Essen, tollen Yogakursen und weiteren spannenden oder entspannenden Aktivitäten inmitten einer atemberaubenden Landschaft verwöhnt wird. Gleichzeitig kann man auch hervorragend allein sein und z.B. stundenlang auf der Terasse sitzen und die Aussicht in der Stille genießen.

René Van Lieshout

from Netherlands, September 2017

"Good yoga, Good food, Good rooms, nice terras,nice people"

The yoga lessons in the morning were very good. Nice breakfast and diner on the terrace. I also liked the hike to the waterfall, but also to Pescosolido. Also all the other gasts that stayed at Anna's were so nice, this made it a special experience for me.

Sinja Brauns

from Germany, August 2017

My stay at via piana was just beautiful. Started with a beautiful place right in nature, amazing food (Anna is cooking/baking everything by herself and uses local and super fresh ingredients) and beautiful people from in- and outside. You should definitely go there to get into that magical peaceful mood!

I will come back for sure! Especially I couldn't say goodbye to Anna :)!

Stefanie Breuning

from Germany, July 2017

Italy countrystay ist ein perfekter Ort um Ruhe und neue Energie zu tanken. Der idyllische Ort zwischen Olivenbäumen,Weinreben und Wiesen ist ideal für alle Naturliebhaber und Individualreisende. Die Unterkunft liegt am Hang. Von hier hat man einen wunderbaren Ausblick ins Tal. Die Zimmer sind ist sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und sauber. Der Yogaunterricht wird von ausgebildeten Lehrern gehalten. Der Unterrichtsinhalt richtet sich nach den Bedürfnissen der Teilnehmer und findet in Kleingruppen statt, daher ist die individuelle Betreuung hervorragend.

Die Gastgeberin ist eine ausgezeichnete Köchin, die jeden Abend mit Ihren aufwendig und liebevoll zubereiteten Speisen Ihre Gäste verzaubert. Warum es so gut schmeckt liegt nicht zuletzt daran, dass die Speisen ausschließlich aus regionalen Produkten von Bauern aus der Umgebung und aus biologischen Erzeugnissen stammen. Die unberührte Umgebung lädt zu Wanderungen ein. Auf Anfrage steht ein Vielfältiges Programm zur Verfügung, z.B. ein Besuch in der heimischen Käserei, eine geführte Walking Meditation etc. Ein großes Dank an die Gastgeberin und die vielen lieben Menschen Vorort.

Rana Nazih

from Egypt, June 2019

"The best escape from the city "

Anna is the best host and the place is very relaxing, clean and filled with nature all around. The found Anna prepared was heart filling and you also can’t miss the organic wine. The daily trips and drives to the cooking school were also something I looked forward too. Learned so much about basic Italian cooking and ate the wonderful meals prepared daily in the amazing national park where the school is located.

Walter Kmet

from Australia, June 2019

"A wonderful experience"

We loved the hospitality and Caterina’s cooking classes followed by a lovely long lunch eating what we cooked. The area is so rich in scenery and hilltop towns to explore by car. The accomodation was comfortable and very clean. Anna our host was always available to help for whatever we needed. We really enjoyed our stay and would come to the region and stay again.

Liz Fox

from Italy, May 2019

"Life changing experience"

I loved everything about this stay. First of all the area is extremely beautiful. Surrounded by nature and mountains. The rooms are decorated with lots of love and care.

We had amazing dinners every night. It was a lot of vegetables which I loved. Not just Pasta and Pizza.

Overall there is a very warm and sincere atmosphere at the place. It is a very small place with only few guests at a time, so it is very personal. Anna, the owner, makes her best efforts to make your stay comfortable. I felt so welcome there.

And then the Reiki of course, was my highlight. Linda, the Reiki teacher, introduced me to it and slowly and carefully guided me into Reiki. I loved every moment of it and I think it has made a lasting impact on my life. I see certain things changing and improving thanks to Reiki. Thank you so much for that. I definitely got the best out of this experience.

Marta Reis

from Portugal, May 2019

"Hidden Gem!!"

This area is a hidden gem! I came to Via Piana with a car and that allowed me to explore this amazing region. The landscapes here are unbelievably beautiful, for sure something I was not expecting!

Anna's place is very rustic and simple and at the same time it surrounds you with a warm, cosy atmosphere.

I had a cooking class and it was totally worth it, I really liked it! It was very basic, well explained, it was a real Italian experience :)

I had a yoga lesson every morning and it was something that I would not dismiss at all. I felt like it was a great way to start the day. I know that there where also several types of massages available but unfortunately I did not have time to book one.

It was an amazing experience that I will not forget and I for sure recommend it to anyone who likes nature, healthy food, pure fresh air and astonishing landscapes!!! :D

Anonymous

from Poland, May 2019

"Very nice place"

The cooking classes were super nice, the instructor was amazing. Area is beautiful, you can really rest and enjoy the nature. Anna is very helpful and nice.

Rebecca Jensen

from Sweden, October 2018

"A perfect retreat at the right time in life"

I loved the tranquillity of the retreat, the lovely surroundings, the peace and quite. The food was amazing and my room was more of an apartment with private kitchen, sleeping room and bathroom. The sun deck provided a great place to sit and eat, read or just enjoy the sun and peacefulness. Anna was very helpful when I needed anything. I also enjoyed talking to Dalma, who was helping out at the retreat. The yoga instructors were also very friendly and excellent at providing yoga at the right level. My overall impression is definitely very good and although this retreat was booked ahead of time, I realized that the timing couldn´t have been better. I really needed a break and some peace and quite in life and thats exactly what I got.

Lisa Holdsworth

from Australia, July 2018

"My perfect Italian holiday"

Anna has her place beautifully set up, it is tranquil and she goes out of her way to ensure her guests have a wonderful. All of us who stayed at the same time decided we wanted to go back!

Claire Manuel

from Germany, May 2018

"Fantastic place to enjoy delicious food and beautiful nature"

My stay at Anna's place was absolutely fantastic, I loved everything about it. Anna is a lovely person, and a great cook. We got along really well and she taught me how to make a delicious risotto, among other things. The houses are beautifully renovated, the area surrounding it absolutely stunning. I took some cooking lessons with Catharina, a yoga class with Antonello, a wine tour and a cheese tour, and everything was great. I had so much fun and everyone I met was so nice. This is the perfect place to get away from hectic life, eat the the freshest, most regional food and learn more about it, take hikes, yoga classes... Also quite important, it's really easy to get there and there is even a bus to take you to the other villages and to the bigger town, Sora.

Sylvia Richter

from Germany, July 2018

"A beautiful place and beautiful people"

Everything- the yummy yummy homemade food, the yoga with Elaine- my best yoga class ever!- the incredible scenery and stunning views, my lovely room and the lovely Anna who is a perfect host. I will definitely be back!

M Van Dijk

from Netherlands, June 2018

"A little paradise"

This place is so peaceful and quiet. Amazing dinners and stunning environment.

Petra Krupp-arp-stapelfeldt

from Germany, October 2017

"Das beste das mir passieren konnte :-)"

Das gesamte Ambiente, sich wie zu Hause fühlen zu dürfen,die Yoga klasse, die yogalehrerin,einfach alles war perfekt !

Andreea Sommer

The Italy Country Stay at Via Piana is simply amazing! The house and the surroundings are beautiful and Anna is a great host. I was at Via Piana for one week for the yoga retreat and had a magical time there. My room was really pretty and very clean. The common kitchen is very nice and you have all the amenities needed. Usually I used to sit with other guests for breakfast and lunch at the big table or outside under the grapevine and in the evening Anna cooked for us and we had the most amazing dinners together, since Anna is a fantastic cook. The yoga classes were also great, especially with Martina, who is one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. Besides, they offer a lot of great activities. I went horseback riding with Antonello at a nearby ranch and it was very beautiful, especially the ride through the river was really special. You could also take beautiful hikes around Pescosolido or beautiful Sora. If you love walking, it is maybe everything you’re looking for in a nice, peaceful and quiet vacation. All together I can only find the best compliments to describe my stay at Via Piana and I cannot thank everybody (especially Anna and Martina) enough for making my stay amazing and for being the great people that they are!

Jane Grostick

We had a wonderful time at Italy country stay with Anna as our host! She was so accommodating and helpful. From guiding us to how to get to her rustic and beautiful home stay to helping us find our way around the sights of Sora and environs and cooking our meals, she was so great. It was a wonderful hillside visit with very clean accommodations and amazing views from the open balcony dining area! Our cooking classes with Catarina were amazing and especially the eating of our creations afterward were delicious! The cheese factory tour was very interesting too. Anna was a gracious host to us for our visit!