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4 Days Luxury Sea View Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Gabicce Mare, Italy

Italy Yoga Retreat

YOGAMEA invites you to this enchanting Italian yoga retreat, with the perfect combination of yoga, the magical winter sea, and a luxurious 4-star hotel. Words cannot describe the beauty of this little piece of "world", where people who want to take a relaxing holiday choose yoga as " healing "and peace in the mind and heart. This retreat is promised to be a weekend of pampering, rejuvenating yoga practice, gorgeous food and plenty of time to explore the "sweet life of pleasure and luxury" in this beautiful seafront setting. During your free time, there will be opportunities to explore the surroundings, enjoy relaxing treatments, or take part on guided tours to nearby Medieval Castles, discover local food and wine, and much more. Free your mind from stress, bring joy to your soul, regain your creativity, and give you a unique sense of lightness through yoga. Come and experience the real "La Dolce Vita"!

Meet the instructors

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  • Meditation classes
  • 2 daily Hatha Yoga classes
  • Learn breathing techniques and postures
  • Free time to unwind or explore the surroundings
  • Access to spa center and heated pool
  • 3 fabulous daily vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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During this yoga retreat, you will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel, The Grand Hotel Michelacci, Gabicce Mare - Italy. It is located right on the beach. Its up-to-date installations are perfect for a comfortable and super relaxing stay

Common services for all rooms include:

  • Individually adjustable air conditioning
  • LCD TV with satellite channels
  • Electronic safe
  • Direct phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Private bathrooms with shower or bathtub and hairdryer
  • Wi Fi connection

For an additional fee, you can enrich your room with the Executive Service which includes:

  • Mineral water in the minibar
  • Breakfast served in the room every morning
  • Bathrobe
  • Beach towel every morning
  • Fruit basket on arrival

The friendly and professional YOGAMEA staff will attend to your every need and always with a smile.

Silver Plus Room

A spacious room with refined furnishing solutions and lateral views on the sea.

Gold Room

An elegant room with an excellent position, close to the frontal view on the sea.


Constant stress, tension, illnesses, aches, pains, and the same routine, day in and day out can cause harm to the body. Practicing yoga during the retreat will help you develop a strong, flexible and healthy body, free your mind from stress and regain creativity. It is so difficult in our frenetic world to find the proper time to relax; you should come and take your time to relax yourself, refresh your soul regenerating your body. During the yoga retreat, there will be two daily yoga classes. You will also learn breathing exercises, meditation techniques, and postures that you can then go on to practice yourself whenever you need.

During your free time, you can choose many exciting activities to explore the .

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:30 A strong morning Hatha yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Time for extra activity, massage, spa, sightseeing, swimming, or other activities
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00 Afternoon yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner


Timea Vitez
The World Capital of Yoga Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Timea discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago. She began studying and practicing on her own from an old book a friend had given her. Discovering a great passion for Yoga, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she took part in a Yoga Teacher Training program of 200 hours at The Rishikesh Yog Peeth School. Happy with her first experience, but eager to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times over the next few years and repeated the same course experience numerous times. Now she's HR-RYT (Highly Recommended, RYT)

Retreat location

Gabicce Mare is the northernmost commune of the Marche region, bordering on Emilia-Romagna. It rises on a small bay called Baia degli Angeli, in the last stretch of the Gulf of Rimini, on the northern slopes of Mount San Bartolo, home to the homonymous park and the southern boundary of Romagna as a historical-geographical region. Gabicce is therefore the last municipality of the Riviera Romagnola, from which it is possible to have a very wide view from the promontory of Gabicce Monte, where you can see the skyscrapers of Rimini and Cesenatico as well as the hinterland with the massifs of Monte Carpegna and Monte Titan (on which stands the Republic of San Marino). In the communal territory flow the Tavollo torrent and its tributary Taviolo, joining the city center.

Nearby places

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) - 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Cattolica railway station - 10 minutes
  • Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI) - 20 minutes
  • San Marino - 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During the retreat, you will be served three health daily vegetarian meals. Refreshments and herbal tea are also available. Additional meals and drinks are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

Along the Riviera there is nothing like this. It is a small naturalistic jewel with the cliffs and the promontory of Mount San Bartolo that reach to the beaches. The mountain is also a nature reserve and is perched on panoramic trails overlooking the entire Romagna Riviera. You can go cycling or explore the local flora and fauna. Although small in size, Gabicce in its part of the sea houses a hundred hotels with excellent facilities, equipped beaches, sports, entertainment and leisure activities.

Take a ride on a train. The blue line connects Gabicce Mare to Gabicce Monte along the panoramic road. The red line connects Gabicce Mare to Gradara, the medieval village that houses the Castle of Paolo and Francesca, lovers of Dante's Inferno.

Have a bath at Vallugola Bay, a natural creek that embraces Gabicce and Castel di Mezzo with a pebble beach and clear water.

Dive into the traces of the missing city of Valburna, a legendary city that is said to have been submerged off Gabicce and Baia Vallugola.

Eat in one of the panoramic riders of Gabicce Monte with views across the Romagna Riviera.

Trekking in the natural park of Monte San Bartolo

An uncontaminated territory of 1600 hectares that lays 12 km of coast where park and sea embrace creating natural sandstone cliffs with spectacular views. This is the Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo, a natural reserve at 200 m altitude stretching between Gabicce Mare and Pesaro. They cross it on footpaths, on mountain bikes (challenging routes for hiking) or on horseback.

YOGAMEA recommend a hike in the Park for authentic contact with nature, for breathtaking panoramic views, to reach the wild beaches such as Fiorenzuola di Focara, but also to spot migratory birds. Mount San Bartolo is the only relief of the coast descending from Venice, serves as a point of reference for the orientation of migratory birds: every spring there are over 3,500 birds of prey of different species, including the hawk falcon, the sword falcon and the falcon cuckoo.

Excursion in the mountains

There are three options: a tourist and economic, a naturalistic and a more "exclusive".

Cheap: Excursion on board the Queen Elisabeth motorboat. It drifts at the port of Gabicce Mare and offers half day excursions, which range from 5 to 15 EUR. Departures are in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening. Destinations: Baia Vallugola, San Bartolo, Rimini, Pesaro, Fano, etc. These excursions are suitable for the whole family. For info and reservations, please contact YOGAMEA.

Naturalistic: excursion on board the "Caravelle" motorboat, every day (depending on weather conditions) starting from bathroom no. 22 to observe the natural crags of Mount San Bartolo from the sea. The route goes from Gabicce to Pesaro and lasts an hour and a half. For info and reservations, please contact YOGAMEA.

Exclusive: Sailing by the Blumare association. Departures are from Baia Vallugola where the association is based. The excursion lasts a minimum of 2 hours with a maximum of 9 people on board. For info and reservations, please contact YOGAMEA.

The Gabicce Express Train

To travel between Gabicce Mare, Gabicce Monte and Gradara you can use the train, a friendly and economical way open on the sides: it is a great way to slowly observe the landscape and take some photos. There are two lines in operation: Gabicce Mare - Gabicce Monte and Gabicce Mare - Gradara. Both are active from 9.00 to 12.00, from 15.30 to 19.00 and from 20.30 to 1.00 with races every 15 or 30 minutes.

At Gabicce Mare, the train stops in via Vittorio Veneto, via del Porto and the Town Hall square, only in the town hall square in the evening, respecting the ZTL. Tickets are purchased on board.

The prices vary depending on the route, in general they can range from 3.50 EUR to about 7 EUR.


It is located in the hinterland 5 km from Gabicce Mare. YOGAMEA suggest you to visit it for the suggestive medieval village well preserved and especially for its castle, where tradition places the unfortunate love of Paolo and Francesca. If you opt for a guided tour, you can book those organized by the Hiking and Nature Center "Il Ponticello" by minibus from Gabicce Mare or the theme tours in the castle organized by the Pro Loco of Gradara without reservation.

Gradara can also be reached by train: the races are 3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon and one night starting from Via Vittorio Veneto, via del Porto or Piazza Municipio in Gabicce Mare and arriving in Mancini square in Gradara.

Excursion in the Marchigian Area

There are some places around Gabicce Mare that are worth visiting as the Colombarone archaeological park (contains the remains of a Roman villa and an early Christian basilica), Gradara (we have already talked about it), Fiorenzuola, Pesaro.


If you walk along the Panoramic road leading to Gabicce Monte you were surprised by the copious groups of sweaty and happy cyclists, no fear: this territory is the paradise for cyclists! Curves and slopes, accompanied by a beautiful panorama and the presence of several bike hotels, make this area a perfect destination for cyclists. So much so that Gabicce Mare in the Easter period hosts the International Cyclotouristic Week.

Spa treatments

Insula Felix Wellness Center

In the wellness area, which is called "Insula Felix", in addition to the sauna and Turkish bath, you can relax in the small heated swimming pool. The Wellness Area can be used exclusively even in the evening.

Just spend some time in the Wellness Area and you’ll understand why the swimming pool is called Insula Felix, the “Happy Island”. It offers:

  • A sauna
  • A Turkish bath
  • An indoor swimming pool heated to 32° and featuring whirlpool, counterflow swimming, water “blade” for neck treatments

Maison D'o Beauty Farm

Inspired by the French name Maison D'eau, the “House of water”, the spa is called Maison D'o, thus giving the word “water” a new nuance.

Thanks to its features and the services it offers (offered to both guests of the Grand Hotel and to external customers), it is an ideal setting for taking cure of one’s body and for achieving your remise en forme.

The wellness area of the Maison d’O, which is located in the court of the Michelacci Grand Hotel, offers the following:

  • Kneipp treatment
  • Soft pack treatment
  • Sabiamed treatment
  • Wonder shower
  • Cabins for aesthetic treatments and massages

With the advise from our expert operators advice, you will be able to totally restore your psycho-physical balance.


Every now and then comes the time to give a present to one of the most important people in the world: yourself.

This is when one should avoid saving money on quality, and instead choose the very best conditions to restore full serenity and physical well-being.

This is why we suggest booking a treatment in our Maison d’O, where our expert staff can aid you, in a climate of warmth and discretion, with various treatments and massages, including:

  • Anti-stress massage
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Hot stone or hot shell massage
  • Chocolate massage
  • Candle massage
  • Spa Marine Mud treatment
  • Depilation
  • Aesthetic and curative pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Specific face treatments
  • Anti-aging face treatment (also available with stem cells)
  • Professional fashion make up
  • Bridal make up

… and much more!

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga lessons (1.5 hour each)
  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel
  • Access to spa center with sauna, Turkish bath, and relaxation area with herbal teas
  • Access to heated pool (32°) with hydromassage and water blade
  • Water and herbs
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access to public areas
  • Car park

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Car or bicycle rental
  • Optional activities like excursion and tours
  • Treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Sun bed on the beach
  • Train station transfers

How to get there

Driving directions

  • Take the A 14 motorway to the Cattolica toll booth.
  • From here, take the SS 16 Adriatica towards Pesaro and exit at Gabicce Mare.
  • You will reach the sea within minutes, but remember that the whole area of ​​the center is a restricted traffic area.

Arrival by airplane:

The closest airports is Rimini "F. Fellini", however this airport is only operating in the summer. Other airports you can fly into are Ancona Falconara in Piazzale Sordoni, Falconara Marittima. From Gabicce Mare, Rimini "F. Fellini airport is about 15 km away while Ancona Falconara is around 68 km away.

Arrival by train

Get off at Cattolica-San Giovanni station in Marignano-Gabicce, which is on the Bologna-Ancona line. From there, take the bus n. 134 (trip takes 5 minutes) or taxi to Piazza Stazione 2 / b.

Arrival by bus

If you come from Castelnovo, Arcore, Monza or Milan, the bus line "Autostradale" takes you to the sea from June to September and stops at all seaside resorts from Lido di Classe to Gabicce Mare. The bus trip can be convenient: to make a comparison take into account that the round trip from Milan to Gabicce costs 72 EUR (rates in 2010) by bus and train about 90 EUR, to which are added the money of the ticket of the ' bus or taxi because the station is in Cattolica.

Please note, however, that the return journey must be booked at least 3 days before.

The same line also performs service from Asso (Co), in this case the round trip costs about 88 EUR (tariff in 2010).

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