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Light Italy Week: 8 Day Yoga Vacation in Syracuse

Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Authentic Yoga Vacation in Syracuse, Italy

Depart for a journey, discover your deeper SELF and the people that surround you.

Re-discover why human interactions are the key to happiness and participate in yoga classes and cultural activities to meet the local warming community, be fully present in time and space.

Regenerate yourself with fresh Mediterranean delights, accommodation in typical homes, amazing views, and return home with a new YOU.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga classes to help you unwind and connect with the local territory that awaits you
  • 7 nights accommodation in a typical Sicilian home
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you've just returned home from a long trip
  • Exciting experiences to discover Sicily
  • A boat tour of Ortigia with spectacular views
  • A cooking class with a local chef where you'll learn the secrets and techniques of the best Italian recipes to make them at home
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$109 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

The houses are managed by the Wonderful Italy team. Cozy and traditional, they're equipped with every comfort for a week of relaxation, exploration, and meditation. Great for solo travelers, families or groups of friends. In every house, there is Wi-Fi and a kitchen.

Program

The everyday life in Italy is defined by elegance, we could say that it is an attitude; that you can notice in the gestures of a fisherman at the market or a farmer in the garden, or in laughter on a fragrant May evening. You can touch it when you enter the cathedrals of the cities or when you taste a recipe that has been handed down orally, generation to generation.

Together with Yoga Like a Local, you can discover this elegance; intertwining travel and meditation, yoga and exploration. As well as immerse yourself in a new environment, in the little-known territory that awaits you and able to amaze you if you wish. Allow yourself to experience its elegance like the locals.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Check-in and welcome drink

You will be welcomed in one of our typical Sicilian homes. Cozy and designed in a unique style, our vacation homes are equipped with every comfort for a vacation full of relaxation, exploration, and meditation. A welcome drink will be waiting for you, having the special mission of making you feel like you've just returned home after a long trip.

Day 2: Morning yoga class

This day is dedicated to relaxation and wellness. You’ll learn to disconnect from your daily routine and connect to the territory of this magical island.

Day 3: Boat tour of Ortigia Island - relax and enjoy spectacular views

An enchanting sensorial combination of lights, colours, and smells of an island seen from the sea. When the moment to disembark arrives, you won’t want to return to dry land again, choosing instead to bask in the sea and sun just for a bit longer.

Afternoon yoga class

A yoga session that will help your mind and body relax deeply, and take in all the moments lived throughout the day.

Day 4: Market tour and cooking class with a local chef

The cooking class starts with a tour of the Ortigia market, where you will find the best fresh products to use in the recipes. You will then move on to the professional kitchen of a famous Bistrot in the city centre. You will, of course, sit together to eat a fantastic handmade lunch, sip a good glass of Sicilian wine, and end with a good espresso.

Afternoon yoga class

A yoga session which will invigorate you, much needed after a day full of enchantment and discovery!

Day 5: Morning yoga class

This early session of yoga will give you a fresh start for a day full of exploration. Use this day to wander, get lost and find yourself, using Syracuse as a canvas for your self-discovery.

Day 6: Afternoon yoga class

Your last Yoga Like a Local session! Take this time to connect through the practice of yoga and meditation to the local community and its culture and well-kept traditions.

Day 7: Dinner in a typical restaurant

The culinary tradition here boasts of various fish dishes. This dinner will satisfy your curiosity with a selection of fresh delicacies!

Day 8: Check-out

We will not say goodbye, we’ll say ‘A presto! See you next time!’

Included excursions

You will have 3 Sicilian experiences during your yoga vacation:

  • Boat tour of Ortigia
  • Cooking class and market tour with a local chef
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant

Retreat location

This yoga vacation will take place in Syracuse, Sicily. Rich in charm, history, and with enviable natural landscapes, it is one of the most elegant cities in the Mediterranean.

In its streets and buildings, you can witness what remains of civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Swabians, Aragonese and Arabs, who intertwined their cultures and tied themselves to Ortigia. The light, the glimpses of the sea between the houses, the baroque balconies, and the courtyards of historic buildings will be the scenery on your walk.

If you're traveling by yourself and there are no other guests who chose the same dates as you for this yoga vacation, the classes will take place in the apartment, our yoga teacher will come to your temporary home for each lesson. Can you imagine the pampering? Her attention will be all to yourself.

If it's sunny and warm, we'll make sure to assign you a house with a terrace, so you can enjoy the view while you practice yoga with our wonderful teacher.

Food

This vacation includes a cooking class and market tour with a local chef and a dinner in a typical restaurant.

The cooking class starts with the tour of the Ortigia market, where you will find the best fresh products to use in the recipes. You will then move on to a professional kitchen of a famous Bistrot in the city centre. You will, of course, sit together to eat a fantastic handmade lunch, sip a good glass of Sicilian wine, and end with a good espresso.

The dinner in a typical restaurant includes a selection of raw fish, products in oil served with bruschetta, fried in a tile, dessert with Sicilian citruses, a glass of wine and water.

Additionally, we can customize your trip as you want to. Meals can be added to your vacation for an additional cost, we can accommodate any dietary requirements, just share your thoughts with us and we'll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
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)

We have a wide variety of experiences that you can try during your stay, from the ones centred around food such as cooking classes, wine and local products tastings, brewery tours and tasting of craft beers, to the ones focused on the Sicilian culture: an Apecar tour in the alleys of Ortigia, Tour of the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, walking tour of the city, airplane tour of Syracuse and many more. We have options also for the more outdoorsy type, such as fishing with a local, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayak or SUP and boat sailing. Share your preferences with us and we'll make it happen.

Additionally, there is no shortage of attractions in the area. The best idea is to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you will end up spending the night at someone's place, sharing stories and good wine.

What's included

  • 5 yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation in a typical home
  • Welcome drink
  • Boat tour of Ortigia
  • Cooking class and market tour with a local chef
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from and to the airport (can be booked separately)
  • Everything else that is not mentioned in the package

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). Transfer from the airport is not included, but it can be arranged for an additional price. Kindly send an inquiry to Yoga Like a Local for more information.

Airport: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Airport transfer available: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$109 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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