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This retreat is set in a small quiet picturesque fishing village, a little oasis of peace by the sea, perfect setting for your yoga escape in southern Italy for a week full of charm and atmosphere. It is a perfect yoga retreat to breathe fresh Mediterranean air, re-centering, rejuvenating, and detox in the sauna, steam bath, and thermal pools, with plenty of yoga, Chi Gong, and meditation that will just add on to your relaxation. You will enjoy peaceful soothing surroundings to recharge your inner batteries while letting yourself be inspired by the dolce vita, the Italian way of life.
The agriturismo Il Giardino del Nonno (Grandfather’s Garden) is a place magical and simple at the same time, built around a beautiful villa on the sea with large flowered terraces enriched by two hot thermal pools, sun terraces, hydro massage and natural saunas and steam bath dug in ancient tuff caves. All the rooms are nicely and organically tucked in along the paths of pomegranate, fig, orange, lemon and other trees, and have each separate entrance and either a terrace or a balcony. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and bright in color, all equipped with TV, air conditioning and fan. Peace, silence, and the constant smells of nature are the ever enchanting components of this place. The views of mountains and sea intertwine. The restaurant of Il Giardino del Nonno is one of the highlights of the retreat.
The morning and evening yoga classes will be held either on the outdoor platform overlooking the thermal pool, beach and island of Capri, or in the spacious and comfortable Sala di yoga just next door. It is a truly magical experience to re-connect with yourself on your yoga mat while simultaneously connecting to such an Idyllic landscape. Please note that on Wednesday afternoon there will be no yoga class.
This retreat is set in a farmhouse situated in St. Angelo, a small quiet picturesque fishing village, just above the Fumarole beach, on the Maronti Bay, where hot thermal vapors rise from the underground, creating a very special natural phenomenon. You will be staying just a five minutes costal path from the most beautiful three kilometer long beach on the island, the Maronti. And you will be at only 10 minutes walk from the pastel colored village St. Angelo, overlooking the bay.
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All brunches and buffet-style dinners are included in the price of this retreat. The restaurant of Il Giardino del Nonno is one of the highlights of the retreat. Enjoy tasting the real traditional Ischian recipes, passed down in a family tradition to Anna and Pietro, and their children. They will spoil your senses and tastes with the freshest biological ingredients coming straight from the gardens and for those who like can also savor the catch of the day at dinner time and enjoy some of the great local wine. All is being served on the large flowery terrace overlooking the sea and pool. Life is being celebrated here and it just feels wonderful.
This stunning little place is truly romantic with a lot to offer the intrepid traveler: cafs, restaurants, exhibitions, and shops, all within the historical center that can only be accessed by foot, as the entire village is traffic-free, making it a tranquil place to explore.
Bella Ischia, with its lush vegetation and dramatic landscapes make this blooming island a paradise so close. The volcanic ground gives this little gem off the coast of Naples a truly amazing powerful energy. Explore Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle built on a rock near the island in 474 BC.
It is one of the worlds first health and spa destinations, and has drawn people to its thermal hot springs and volcanic muds for over 2000 years for its healing properties. The green island has so much to offer, botanical gardens, numerous thermal spas, beaches, ancient ruins, historical sites, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.
Youll enjoy the warm hospitality of its inhabitants and the enchanting atmosphere of this place that has so much to offer. Take advantage of the rich-in-mineral thermal sources, explore the hidden beaches and fascinating walks to Mount Epomeo the mystic mountain of Ischia. Dive deep into this culture and be inspired by its joy.
Boat trips and visits to the nearby islands of Capri and Procida.
Explore Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle built on a rock near the island in 474 BC.
Go up the top of Monte Epomeo (789 metres high) to enjoy 360 degrees breath-taking views of the island and beyond.
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.
The village of Panza is at a stones throw from the property - only 20 minutes walk in case you need to buy something.
Shopping, sight-seeing with a Vespa (Italian typical motorbike) around the island.
Il Giardino del Nonno is at walking distance to the sea.
Many thermal parks present on the island.
Wine tasting at Casa DAmbra, the islands oldest vineyard.
Massages or bodywork sessions with Massimo are available during the day for an extra-fee.
Best is to fly into Naples, Capodichino Airport (NAP). 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.