Join Cathy Daley and like-minded people for an immersion into “La Dolce Vita” – the sweet life – in the Tuscan countryside.
For the entire week of our Yoga Adventure, we’ll stay in an authentic, secluded 17th century villa with breathtaking views overlooking Tuscan vineyards, olive groves, forests, and mountains, just outside the beautiful medieval town of Lucca
We will have private use of the estate, including three Tuscany cottages with a social center, outdoor saline pool, Turkish Sauna, fully equipped indoor and outdoor Yoga spaces, and a poolside terrace for dining.
You’ll have plenty of time each day to explore the local villages – by foot or by bike, stroll to a centuries-old winery on the “Strata del Vino” (the wine road), take a Tuscan cooking class, receive a massage at the spa, or simply unwind by the salt-water pool. Together the group could take a daylong excursion to Cinque Terre, The Italian Riviera.
Relax in the comfort of the Tuscany countryside all while immersing yourself in yoga and self-healing. Enjoy local, culinary wonders prepared by our personal chef and served in the traditional family style.
This trip will make memories that last a lifetime!
Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino – which boasts comfortable lodging in four beautifully-renovated buildings, an outdoor salt-water pool, and delicious meals of farm-to-table vegetarian Tuscan cuisine — complete with local olive oil and wine. We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio, as well as multiple outdoor spaces should we prefer to practice overlooking the valley below.
Day Trip to Cinque Terre
We may include in our vacation a day trip to the breathtaking Cinque Terre. These five coastal villages are embedded in rocky cliffs along one of Italy’s most scenic stretches. For those who are hikers, it is possible to spend a day walking and climbing between these beautiful villages and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. For others, you can still enjoy walking the more gentle trails, spend time swimming at the beach, exploring the villages, and sampling some of the local delights.
Local Tuscan Wine Tasting Trip
Also included is a wine tasting excursion to a bio-dynamic winery. We go by foot along the “Strada del Vino” (The Wine Road) to take in the beautiful scenery. After a tour of the winery and gardens, we taste their excellent wines. The estate also produces olive oil, honey, and pasta.
Biking or walking tours of Lucca and the surrounding area, a Tuscan cooking class, the Puccini Opera in Lucca, a night on the town to Pietrasanta Artists Village, Italian language lessons and cooking classes, shopping excursions, massages and holistic treatments at the spa, and more.