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Some say you can fall in love with a place just as you
can with a person. This is certainly true of Toscana! The tastes, sights and people of Tuscany will nourish your spirit and renew your sense of joy. Experiencing life under the Tuscan sun is something that stays with you forever. In Italy, you slow down to enjoy each breath, each sip of chianti, each taste of antipasto. You may in fact realize that you are actually home: the home of your heart. And life will never be the same after that. Tuscany teaches us to savor each moment and live inspired by the details that might have otherwise passed us by. My years of guiding in Italy ensures that you will experience the joy of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) with us. Plan now to be delighted!
Join our 7 Day Italian Adventure to Tuscany, in the Heart of Renaissance Italy, June 19-25, 2016 guided by Yoga Teacher, Healer, Author and International Guide Silvia Mordini who is passionate about Tuscany, has lived in Italy on and off her entire life, and is experienced in the culture! We will be guests at Antico Borgo di Tignano recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site focusing on Tuscan traditions. Stay in your own 10th century restored villa all with private baths. Peacefully nestled into the hills with epic views of Casole d’Elsa and Volterra in the distance, this is the perfect entryway into the Tuscan countryside.
We will travel to many famous Art Cities, including: Florence, Monteriggioni, Siena, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Tignano, Volterra, Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa, The Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa, and Colle Val d’Elsa. Lingering with iconic art, architecture, and design punctuated with wine, food, fashion, and fun, you will experience the real sensuousness of Tuscany and understand why it is on everyone’s bucket list! Many people decide to spend some time after our trip, to build on the foundation, and we highly recommend it!
This week is all about recharging. We will move at a relaxed pace; participation in any event is not mandatory and there will be plenty of time offered to explore on your own. You will certainly have time to re-learn the art of relaxation or as the Italians say “Il Bel Fai Niente,” set mindful goals, and renew your entire sense of well-being.
Do not hesitate to ask any questions. Call me 206 8865743. I want to make this a truly memorable experience! Tuscany Retreat Brochure 2016!
Grazie and Namaste,
ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW DURING OUR 7 DAYS:
Day 1: Ciao! Florence, Piazza Michelangelo, San Miniato, Tour Unesco World Heritage Site, Antico Borgo di Tignano, Welcome dinner
Day 2: Medieval Castles, Culture, Art & Fashion of Monteriggioni & Siena. Sunset aperitivo on Piazza Il Campo.
Day 3: Wine Tasting & Private Walking Tour in Radda in Chianti, wine tasting
Day 4: Expert walking tour of Volterra in the afternoon and Casole D’Elsa
Day 5: Spend the day at the Spa, visit to Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa
Day 6: San Gimignano, Wine Tasting, River Hike & Waterfalls and Hands-on Bruschetta-making & closing dinner party
Day 7: Final Yoga, Brunch and Arrivederci!
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- 7 days of loving accommodation ALL private bathrooms
- Delicious Tuscan daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks and drinks for each day’s activities
- Pickup and Return Shuttle from Florence (value $150 per person)
- All private transportation during the trip to art cities
- Visits included to: Florence, Monteriggioni, Siena, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Volterra, Tignano, Volterra, Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa, The Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa, Colle Val d’Elsa
- Mini-Italian language & culture class
- 12 Yoga classes: Vinyasa Yoga AM, Restorative/Yin Yoga PM
- Guided Meditation & Pranayama
- Writing and wellness coaching with Silvia Mordini
- Social hours on select evenings: Including Aperitivo in Siena
- Entrance fees to all group events
- A special goodie bag
- Comprehensive trip literature about Tuscany, culture, art, food, history & more!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from the trip, lodging before and/or after the trip if you are coming early or staying later, gratuities for your guides.