Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Tuscany, 6th – 12th June (2021)

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Description

Gourmet Cuisine, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Tuscany

We have created a very special opportunity for you to join us at a magical farmhouse in Tuscany, to experience and enjoy the vibrant Tuscan culture.

This week-long Wine & Wellness retreat in Tuscany happens only once a year! It begins on Sunday, June 6, 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. You’ll have a single or double room in the Brolioquinto farmhouse, and enjoy curated cultural and culinary experiences in this famous wine-producing region, until your departure on Saturday, June 12, after breakfast.

Tuscany’s unparalleled fusion of history, nature, and food offers the ideal location for a serene immersion into yoga—with some fabulous adventures to boot!

Optional excursions include a visit to a boutique biodynamic vineyard and winery featuring a vegetarian lunch and wine pairing; a day trip to Cortona including a special visit to the Molesini & Sons Wine Market; an outing to Terme San Giovanni thermal spa; truffle hunting; in-house massage therapy and healing body work; and much more.

Location and accommodation

We have chosen a gorgeous farmhouse contoured by a hundred holm oaks and a rose garden as the setting for our Spring/Summer Retreat in Tuscany.

Its elegant charm and serene atmosphere is the perfect setting for learning and transformation. This charming farmhouse is 20 minutes outside of Cortona, the location where “Under The Tuscan Sun” was set. It is strategically located in between both of the infamous wine regions, Chianti and Montepulciano.

The beautiful stone farmhouse, built in the 19th century, features panoramic views of the old castle of Montecchio and Cortona, a short drive from the farmhouse. S. Savino Mountain, Lucignano and the Trasimeno Lake are all close by, offering plenty of cultural attractions and the folklore of international renown.

The farmhouse is situated in the Chiana Valley, a beautiful natural environment characterised by low hills, each concealing an endless variety of landscapes. And nearby, there is a two and a half acre park surrounded by vineyards, olive and fruit trees: pears, wild cherries, hazels, figs, apricots, peaches, plums, grapes and more.

The town of Cortona itself is perched in the hills at the base of the Apennine mountains, between the gorgeous Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts.

Cortona is a 30 minute drive northeast of Montepulciano (home of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) and south of Arezzo, the heart of Chianti’s Colli Aretini.

Retreat Schedule

Sunday, June 6
3 pm: Plan to arrive at our villa anytime after 3pm. We will arrange local transportation from Castiglion Fiorentino Train Station (10 minutes away) and will coordinate ride shares whenever possible.

8 pm: Welcome Dinner: Four-course vegetarian celebration featuring farm-to-table Tuscan specialties and local wines at the farmhouse

Monday, June 7
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Excursions (extra charge):

Truffle hunting and special truffle-infused gourmet multi-course vegetarian Tuscan lunch paired with wines
Exploration and dinner in Cortona with an optional wine lesson
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Tuesday, June 8
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Excursion (extra charge):

Boutique Biodynamic Winery Tour with a multi-course gourmet vegetarian Tuscan lunch with wine pairing
No lunch will be served at the villa
8 pm: Light Gaia Gourmet Dinner (bring your own wine)

Wednesday, June 9
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
Excursion (extra charge):

Day trip to Terme San Giovanni Spa and an a la carte, multi-course gourmet Tuscan dinner
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Thursday, June 10
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet

Excursions (extra charge):

Day trip to La Braccesca Winery for tasting, tour, and lunch
Afternoon/Evening trip to Castiglione del Lago
No lunch or dinner will be served at the villa

Friday, June 11
8:30 to 10 am: Morning Yoga
10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet

Excursions (extra charge):

Trip to Castiglion Fiorentino outdoor market with a visit to local vineyard with vegetarian Tuscan lunch and wine tasting
No lunch will be served at the villa
7 pm: Cooking Class with Celebration Dinner & Wine

Saturday. June 12
9 to 10 am: Gaia Gourmet Breakfast Buffet
10 am: Departures

*Please note that excursions are subject to change without notice

Retreats Price

Prices are in US Dollars

Double occupancy.
Come with a friend or partner, or let us pair you with a same-gender roommate.
$1,299.00

A room of one’s own!
$1,899.00

Includes

  • 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
  • Double or triple accommodation in a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse, full access to the common areas, access to laundry machines, wifi,
  • A vegetarian tasting menu with wine paring on our evening of arrival featuring farm-to-table local specialties
  • 90 minute asana & meditation practice each morning, transportation from Florence on arrival day and to Montevarchi-Terranuova station on departure day
  • Cooking class followed by an exclusive regional Tuscan dinner with many ingredients sourced directly from the property (olive oil, aromatic plants and vegetables) accompanied by local wine
  • Unlimited enjoyment of a beautiful private estate including olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, chaise lounge beds for sun bathing and infinity swimming pool
  • Concierge assistance planning your travel

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 Tuscany. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.