Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona, 15th – 21st November

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Description

Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona

This Wine & Wellness retreat in Verona happens only once a year! You’ll enjoy yoga and curated cultural and culinary experiences in this amazing region.

It begins on Sunday, November 15, 2021. We invite you to arrive at our villa any time after 3 pm, so you can join the delectable welcome dinner Sunday evening.

Each weekday you’ll sweat and flow with a morning Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa class in the panoramic sun room facing the park. You’ll have a single or double room in the Villa dei Cipressi. The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centred as the crown jewel.

Enjoy curated cultural and culinary experiences in this amazing region, until your departure on Saturday, November 21, after breakfast.

The history and natural beauty make it a perfect site for a fabulous wellness-infused adventure. Endless excursion possibilities exist, including a trip to the incomparably beautiful city of Venice; a spa experience at Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa; a day of culture and history in Verona (Romeo & Juliet’s hometown!); and, of course, fantastic wining and dining.

Accommodation

The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centred as the crown jewel.

Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy.

This property, at about 200 meters above sea level, is part of the Garda Lake Morainic amphitheater. The unique geologic formation is composed of many horseshoe shaped hills carved out by glaciers and streams 100,000 years ago. The special soil composition is a key to their world renowned wines. Verona is to the East, Garda Lake to the West and the Dolomites to the North.

The Landini family has owned this property since 1963.
 The Sparici-Landini motivating spirit is their love of the land, its vineyards and olive groves.

The founder of the wine resort was a woman, Maddalena, called “la Grisa”. Their 40 years of success in wine production is a synthesis of rich traditions developed over centuries, wisely measured modernism and, most importantly, good soil. They harvest the the finest selection of grapes for their boutique wines bunch by bunch by hand.

Yoga

Our daily 90 minute practice will be an inclusive vinyasa style designed for all levels. The Lakshmi Rising perspective is a therapeutic approach that fuses movement and intention to promote circulation of life force (Prana) which awakens and heals the body, mind, heart and soul.

Everyone is welcome, whether you have 20 years of experience or none at all. Variations and modifications will be offered to customise your practice and enhance your understanding of Yoga.

Retreat Schedule

Sunday, Nov 15
3 pm: Plan to arrive at our villa anytime after 3pm. We are a short distance from both the train station and airport in Verona. It is very simple to hire a taxi from your arrival point (address included in our welcome letter).

8 pm: Welcome Dinner: Four-course vegetarian celebration featuring farm-to-table Italian specialties and local wines.

Monday, Nov 16
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Breakfast Buffet

Excursion (extra charge):

Day trip to Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa with group dinner
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Tuesday, Nov 17
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Breakfast Buffet

Excursion (extra charge):

Tour, tasting, and lunch at Sparici Landini Winery
No lunch will be served at the villa
8 pm: Dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday, Nov 18
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Breakfast Buffet

Excursion (extra charge):

Day trip to Venice
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Thursday, Nov 19
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Breakfast Buffet
2 pm: Garden pizza party at the villa
8 pm: Dinner (bring your own wine)

Friday, Nov 20
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Breakfast Buffet

Excursions (extra charge):

Day trip to Verona with group dinner
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Saturday. Nov 21
9 to 10 am: Breakfast Buffet
10 am: Departures

*Please note that excursions are subject to change without notice. Prices coming soon!

Day Trips

The ancient city of Venezia is considered by many, including your hosts Liz and Naga, as the most beautiful city built by Man. You will find exquisite works of art around every corner and breathtaking delights for all of your senses where ever you direct your attention. Join us for a day trip with lunch and dinner out. Hi-speed train or private boat charter.

Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa: This world class SPA is an oasis of wellness immersed in a large park, well known as a place to enjoy intense beauty, harmony, pleasure and healing. Unique sulphurous, salsobromoiodic thermal waters from a natural spring deep in the bed of Lake Garda are healing for the bones and joints, respiratory ailments, uro-gynecological system, alterations and diseases of the skin such as dermatitis, psoriasis and acne.

This hotel has been in operation since the 1920’s but recognised as a healing place as far back as the Renaissance. The thermal waters, mud, steam and heat, combined with pampering personalised treatments and breathtaking views of Lake Garda make this experience unforgettable.

We will spend the day soaking and sun bathing and then, after sunset, enjoy a group dinner before returning to our villa.

Verona: Most famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” but the history of the city dates back to over 550 BC. We will take the day to explore cultural sights and then meet at Antica Bottega Del Vino (Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List in the World 2019) for dinner together.

Retreats Price

Prices are in US Dollars
$1499 shared room
$2099 private room

Includes

  • Double or triple accommodation in a beautifully restored northern Italian mansion
  • Full access to the common areas, access to laundry machines, wifi
  • Vegetarian tasting menu welcome dinner with wine on our evening of arrival featuring farm-to-table local specialties
  • 90 minute asana & meditation practice each morning led by Liz
  • 1-2 organic vegetarian meals each day
  • Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing
  • Transportation from local train station on arrival and on departure days
  • Unlimited enjoyment of a beautiful private estate including vineyard, olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, chaise Lounge beds for sun bathing and swimming pool
  • Concierge assistance planning your travel

Does not include

  • International transportation
  • Lodging outside of the villa
  • Five optional group excursions
  • Additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, or optional wellness services

**Gluten-free or Vegan diets are difficult to accommodate on this Italy experience.

Does not include

  • International transportation
  • Transportation from local train station on arrival and on departure days,
  • Lodging outside of the villa
  • Five optional group excursions
  • Additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, or optional wellness services

Booking

Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking on this Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.