Amalfi Adventure Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat July 1-7, 2013

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WHERE WE WILL STAY ON THE ISLAND OF ISCHIA:

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples on the mid-southeastern coast of Italy. Located 30km from Naples mainland, it measures just 34km in diameter and is profiled by Mount Epomeo peaking at 788 meters above the sea. Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it’s not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over!

Nicknamed the “Green Island”, Ischia was one of the world’s first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay.

ACCOMMODATIONS THE VILLA LINA

This yoga retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Villa Lina. An “agriturismo”, Villa Lina is a country villa situated perfectly on a plantation of olive grove and citrus overlooking the Mediterranean. The property boasts two pools, one of which is filled with the famous thermal waters of the island, and the other with sea water.

A private location, the Villa is nestled in gardens of flowers, olives, palms, and lemon trees. Rooms are nicely furnished with balcony or terrace with sea view. Positioned between the beautiful villages of Forio and Sant’ Angelo, this location is perfect for a hike to Mount Epomeo, the Baia di Sorgeto, and one of the island’s most famous thermal spas.

Lovingly run by Nicola, one can easily see the care and passion put into the villa and the respect of the land of the estate. This property is a piece of paradise and an oasis of pure nature.

THE YOGA SPACE

The indoor yoga room is a large studio (about 90 square meters) with tile floor and natural light. It has a beautiful view of the ocean. The outdoor yoga space is about the same size and also boosts a tremendous ocean view.

CUISINE

Nicola is also an amazing chef and he will delight you with typical dishes and you will have a chance to discover the authentic Ischian cuisine. Healthful, vegetarian and pescaterian food is part of the retreat experience, and while eating at Villa Lina you’ll enjoy typical cuisine of Ischia prepared by the Chef, all with the freshest of produce and ingredients. Vegetables come from the on-site gardens or other farmers on the island, and of course you’ll enjoy some of the best local wines. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite. Special diets can be accommodated as well.

SURROUNDING AREA

Not only will you enjoy the grounds of Villa Lina with the sundecks, terraces, gardens, thermal pools, and yoga space, but the retreat also includes carefully-planned day-trips to offer guests a full experience of Ischia. The island is full of various natural wonders, from a dormant volcano, lush gardens, and rich agriculture, to thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.

We will visit the village of Ischia Ponte for a visit to the picturesque Castello Aragonese and artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. Look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals. A day will be spent hiking to Monte Epomeo for unparalleled views across the island, as well as a hike to the natural thermal seaside cave of Baia di Sorgeto. We’ll also visit the lovely town of Sant’ Angelo and spend a day at one of Ischia’s popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial. The week will end with an exciting boat ride to Capri and around the island seeing the hidden beaches and grottos.

HOW TO GET THERE?

You will fly into Capodochino Airport (NAP – Naples). Alternatively you could fly into Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO – Rome) and take the train to Naples.

We will depart for Ischia from Naples meeting at the Port of Naples.
If you want to meet in Ischia two options are to arrive in at either of these Ferry Docks: Ischia Porto (most frequent stops) or Forio (closer to villa)
The Villa Lina is located in the countryside of Panza in the area of Forio, Ischia

CLICK FOR RESERVATIONS

To make your reservation go to book now page to place deposit. If you have questions please email hello@alchemytours.com or call 872-228-9642 (2AT-YOGA)


7 thoughts on “Amalfi Adventure Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat July 1-7, 2013

  1. What is the actual beginning date of the s.Italy trip? July 1 or July 5?

    I would love to join you! The last trip was so much fun.

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    • Hi Sue,
      We miss you! Have thought of you often feeling sentimental. For sure this is an incredible trip! Magic. The dates are July 1-7, 2013. And we just updated our facebook page and our website with details. Early birds save $300 by Dec 15th. So great time to save your spot. We know it will be wonderful! Peace in all ways, Silvia

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    • Ciao Monica,
      It is truly amazing. One of those places that even while you are there living it you can’t believe exists. It’s incredible and very non Europeans ever discover it. And yes, vegan/oil-free is certainly an option.

      We send out surveys to all our clients registered for the trip way in advance so that the chef at Villa Lina can design menus specific to the group. And there are so many vegan options you’ll love it!

      Email us directly anytime hello@alchemytours.com

      We’d love to have you join this beautiful group of open hearts!

      Peace in all ways.

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    • We are too! Can close our eyes and feel the sunshine, feel the relaxing spirit of the island of Ischia and breathing quiets. Everything feels calm but happy. Can’t wait to share this with you!

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