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EXPLORE ITALY YOGA RETREAT

September 22-29, 2024

Get ready to slow down and savor every moment of this slow food and wine yoga retreat in Italy. Nestled between the Alps and the coast, the Italian region of Piedmont is often overlooked by travelers, but boasts some of the nation’s richest culinary and winemaking traditions. From cheese and wine to hazelnuts and chocolate, you’ll learn from locals how much care and tradition goes into every Piedmontese delicacy.  When you’re not practicing yoga in Italy, you’ll meander on foot through cobblestone streets, cycle down country lanes and explore rolling vineyards against a backdrop of mountains. Ease yourself into the birthplace of the slow food movement for a week of quintessential Italian adventure.

 

 

 

ITINERARY

DAY ONE

Arrive into Turin by 2pm. Benvenuto in Italia!

Transfer into town from the airport, or stroll across the street from the main train station, and drop your bags off at your Turin hotel

Head to the rooftop for a local aperitivo

Enjoy a Piedmontese welcome in a local home and a delicious dinner

Drive back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep and luxury welcome to your Italy yoga retreat adventure

DAY TWO

Morning yoga followed by a delicious buffet breakfast

Check out and explore Turin on foot before heading to the countryside

Discover Turin’s 2,000 year old history and beautiful architecture

End the morning at an artisanal chocolatier’s workshop: learn the family traditions of chocolate making capped off by a scrumptious tasting

Satisfy your hunger with a local specialty of your choice at the Centrale food market

Depart Turin for the countryside and a special stop at Turin’s own Martini & Rossi

Enjoy a private mixology class with aperitivo experts at Martini’s Bar Academy

Head to the Roero  enjoying the gorgeous countryside along the way

Settle into your country home and relax among the vines

Tonight is night one of your private chef and villa deliciousness

DAY THREE

Morning yoga with breakfast to follow

Get to know the Roero on an e-bike through the hills and vineyards

E-bike to Monteu Roero’s small village center for a refresher and a look at the  stunning medieval church of San Bernardino

Hop back on your bikes and pedal to a local vineyard for fruit and grape juice (not yet fermented) tasting

Enjoy a lunch at leisure, and strolling, through the charming streets of Canale

Head ‘home’ with time to relax

Walk down to the outdoor yoga shala for this evening’s class

Enjoy a local specialty cooking class with our private chef at the villa and a night at home

DAY FOUR

Greet the morning with yoga and a delicious breakfast

Drive to the charming city of Bra for some free time strolling, shopping or simply people-watching

Bra has something for everyone, including a spice shop like you’ve never seen, and is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement

Enjoy lunch in town and a deeper understanding of a food system that is “good, clean and fair”

Head to Pollenzo for a deeper knowledge, and taste, of this worldwide movement

Meet up with a representative of the University of Taste (aka the University of Gastronomic Sciences)

Stroll through time and the vineyards of Italy as you explore the Bank of Wine in the cellars of the University

Head home to the Roero  

Freshen up and head out for a walk to a local family run restaurant with a history stretching back through the centuries

DAY FIVE

Enjoy a later morning yoga class among the olive trees followed by breakfast in the villa

This morning will be yours to relax and enjoy at your leisure – swim, book a massage or relax your way

Lunch today at the villa

This afternoon you’ll head to a winery with delicious vintages for a tour of the cellars and a guided tasting

Head back ‘home’ for a special treat – enjoy a pizza based dinner with a local Pizzaiolo

DAY SIX

Morning yoga and breakfast at the villa

Head to the ancient town of Alba for some free exploration and strolling

This beautiful town played home to history for centuries as a stopping point for the crusades

The ancient and the modern combine as you stroll the town that gave birth to Nutella (and still plays host to a Nutella factory)

Enjoy lunch on your own today and wherever you please within the town of Alba

Drive back to your villa and an afternoon yoga session

Freshen up and head down the road for a special dinner at a small family-run winery and restaurant with stunning views over

the Langhe Roero’s hills and vineyards

DAY SEVEN

Slightly later morning yoga and breakfast this morning

Lace up a pair of shoes and head out to the hills as you channel your inner shepherd

A wonderful goat shepherd will allow us to drive his goats (don’t worry, his trusting herding hounds will help) into their pen for milking

The goat’s milk will be used to create the delicious cheese that, after a bit of work, you’ll have a chance to taste and enjoy

Head home to wash up and enjoy a lunch of light sandwiches, snacks, hazelnuts from local trees and fresh honey

Come together after a rest for a final yoga session in the gorgeous Italian countryside

Tuck into a delicious final meal in the Roero and a special send off to the week

DAY EIGHT

Wake up to breakfast and pack for the transfer back to Turin for a flight home

Grazie per aver visitato l’Italia!

You can secure your spot for this trip with a $500 deposit and set up a payment plan for affordable monthly payments.

What's Included

One night in a four-star city center hotel in Turin

Six nights in a luxury private villa in the Langhe Roero

Private home-cooked family meal in Turin

Guided walking tour of Turin and the local markets with lunch in the central food market

Explore one of Turin’s famous chocolate factories and a delicious tasting

Private visit to Turin’s own Martini & Rossi factory and special mixology class 

E-bike afternoon ride to the village of Canale and their local market

Private chef cooking class at the villa with the produce from Canale’s outdoor food market

Visit and tasting in Italy’s Bank of Wine 

Explore Pollenzo’s University of Taste

Winery visit and tasting class

Hilltop goat herding and natural cheese making morning

Special family run winery dinner and wine tasting

Chef-cooked dinners at ‘home’ at our hilltop villa

Dinner at the villa with a special Pizzaiolo

All Yoga Classes

Airport transfers

What's Not Included

Airfare to Turin

Two lunches 

Additional excursions

Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs

Travel insurance (recommended)

Gratuities

Click the booking link for more info or feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

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