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10 Days Yoga Retreat and Walking Tour in Italy

  • Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi, Hotel Carasco, Hotel Villa Belvedere, Sicily, Italy

Overview

Italy Walking Tour and Yoga Retreat

After just one visit, your heart will remain in Sicily. Over the centuries, Sicilia has refined a portfolio of scrumptious dishes to entice you. The rich soil, geographical location and favorable temperatures make this destination a must on your bucket list for walking, yoga and culinary exploration. This rugged island delivers the true essence of Mediterranean living. Life is passionately enjoyed at a slow pace. Escorted tours with Via Mondo guides will introduce you to the lives of warm, jovial Sicilians who reside along the sea and in the villages high in the mountains.

Highlights

  • 5 Kripalu yoga sessions
  • Shuttle service from pick up and drop off locations
  • All transportation from and to Via Mondo special events
  • A wine tasting in Castiglione and trips to Stromboli Island and Mt. Etna and Volcano
  • All baggage transportation and all gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners including wine
  • Service of Via Mondo guide(s)
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Every night, you will look forward to a peaceful evening in the regions best sleeping quarters. Depending on the area, you will stay at a hotel, B&B, villa or a royal estate. Every tour has 3 or 4 star trip accommodations handpicked for the location, customer service and authentic regional flare. You will be accommodated in shared double rooms or private rooms at an additional single supplement.

Day 1

A stroll along the Mediterranean Sea at sunset with dinner at a pizzeria to dine on Italian pies and the famous arancini, fried rice balls.

Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 2

  • Morning yoga followed by a hike with a local guide to the Peloritani Mountains with a regional picnic lunch.
  • A visit to Rometta and its fortress, grottos and castle ruins.
  • Join the trattoria's cook to prepare a traditional Sicilian (or Romettesse) cuisine or a nature walk in an EU preservation village.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 3

  • Enjoy this free day to explore the area on your own. Guides available to assist you with your plans.
  • Breakfast is included.

Day 4

  • A morning visit to a market before you ferry to Lipari, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • You will dine in town trying a local favorite called Malvasia.
  • Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 5

  • For those interested, a morning yoga class will be held on the terrace.
  • A breath-taking hike around Lipari with a picnic lunch.
  • In the evening you will take a sunset boat ride to Stromboli with many dinner options available on the island.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 6

  • Start your day with an hour of yoga.
  • The day is free for you to discover Lipari, explore one of the nearby islands or lounge about the hotel.
  • Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7

After an hour of morning yoga, you will travel to Castiglione, the city of wine, for a wine. tasting and lunch at a private estate with time to explore the area on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8

  • A morning stroll around Taormina, then climb Mount Etna with an expert guide to explain the effects the volcano has on the land.
  • A farmhouse lunch near Alcantara Gorge.
  • Later, an evening in Taormina to wander.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 9

  • This day is for you to explore on your own.
  • Evening yoga to end the vacation in D minor.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10

  • Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the hotel in Taormina, and then farewell to Sicily Italy.
  • Breakfast is included.

Boat ride to Stromboli Island

Climb on Mount Etna with an expert guide to explain the effects the volcano has on the land.

Picnic in the Peloritani Mountains

Rometta and its fortress, grottos and castle ruins

Trip to Castiglione, the city of wine, for a wine tasting

Visit to Lipari, a UNESCO World Heritage site

This retreat will take place in Sicily, Italy.

Sicily

Turn your head to the North and see the vast royal blue sea. Turn your head to face the South for endless views of mountains and valleys intertwined together. The mountains tie into the valleys with a string of vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. Without a doubt, your guided walks can take you to the best pastries in all of Italy. This culinary delight, outdoor adventure, and escorted getaway will take you to the depths of fine, but simple living of Sicily.

Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi

With its infinity pool - complete with bar service and Jacuzzi - facing the Aeolian Islands and with a modern wellness centre, the Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi is the right choice for guests looking for a revitalizing stay filled with quietness and peace, in stylish and refined 3 star rooms.

Hotel Carasco

Hotel Carasco is located directly on the sea with a swimming pool and panoramic views. A family owned and operated hotel and resort with full-service restaurant and bar. An oasis among the ancient Islands of Aeolian.

Hotel Villa Belvedere

Hotel Villa Belvedere is ideal if you are looking for an enchanting and relaxing oasis, surrounded by a luxuriant garden with tall palm trees, rambling bougainvillea and jasmine, colorful hibiscus shrubs, lemon and orange trees and flowers always in bloom. Rooms are elegantly furnished with warm soft colors and offer every comfort, including free Wi-Fi.

All breakfasts, and most lunches and dinners are included in the price. In every trip, guests have the chance to explore and discover local cuisine on their own. Of course, guides are on hand to provide suggestions and offer their favorite restaurants in the area.

Book massages and spa treatments

Book optional massages and treatments

Do mountain biking

Explore Taormina

Go to the beach

Relax by the pool

Visit Lipari or the nearby islands

Visit Messina and do shopping

You can ask Via Mondo for assistance in booking extra massages or treatments at an additional cost.

  • 1 wine tasting in Castiglione and trips to Stromboli Island and Edna Volcanoe
  • 5 Kripalu yoga sessions
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All baggage transportation
  • All baggage transportation and all gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners including wine
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • All special events, day excursions, guest experts and entrance fees
  • All transportation from and to Via Mondo special events
  • Service of Via Mondo guide(s)
  • Shuttle service from pick up and drop off locations
  • Thank you gift
  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Gratuities for Via Mondo guides
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore the regional cuisine on your own
  • Transportation to the trip pick-up location

Arrival by airplane

You have to book flights for Catania (CTA), Palermo (PMO), Trapani (TPS) or Comiso (CIY) international airports.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Via Mondo an inquiry.
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Via Mondo offers guided yoga classes, health & wellness excursions, organic meals, wine tastings, give back program and escorted walking trips to Italy, Sicily and Sardinia.

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Departure:
Sunday May 21, 2017
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