Mmm….the Sweet Life in Italy. Imagine it now – arriving at Il Borghino, a 4-building meticulously restored country estate positioned on a hill top with magnificent views of the region. Waking up to panoramic views of olive groves, vineyards, forests, and distant mountains.
Easing out of bed and heading to the yoga studio to gently move body with an early morning stretch. Meandering to breakfast and being served locally sourced farm to table offerings, freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and organic teas. Preparing for the day in spacious Tuscan style surroundings. Deciding to either participate in the activity planned for the day or relax at the estate.
Included in the price of this trip are 5 specially selected activities to give us a taste and experience of the region:- an evening out in Pietrasanta, a guided bike & walking tour of Lucca, a walking & wine excursion, a cooking class, and a day trip to the incredible Cinque Terre.
Our final night will be filled with a celebratory pizza and prosecco dinner together. (Meals are included except one lunch and dinner while out on excursion). These activities will take approximately 3-4 hours, except the full day in Cinque Terry which is 8-hour outing. Please note there is additional free time in which you may choose to participate in other optional other activities, spa treatments or do nothing but soak up life at Il Borghino.
Our days round out with a late lunch, an afternoon yoga stretch to relax the body, followed by a freshly made regional meal served with local wine and al fresco dining (weather permitting).
We have access to a fully-equipped yoga studio with Manduka mats, bolsters, blankets and straps as well as a stunning outdoor yoga shala set amongst vineyards and olive trees. With incredible views to the surrounding country side and the valley below, this is the perfect space to practice our sunset restorative yoga sessions.
Our retreat home for the week will be Il Borghino, a beautiful estate that has been restored to provide elegant comfortable living in authentic Tuscan style. Wood beamed ceilings, stone, terracotta, marble – each bedroom has a gorgeous view of the Tuscan countryside. The estate is booked solely for our group of travelers and includes an outdoor salt-water pool, large communal living areas, a steam room and much more.
Mmm…the sweet life is calling!