7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday
Join Silvia Mordini for her 7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday. Silvia is a yoga teacher, healer, author and international guide who is passionate about Tuscany and has lived in Italy on and off her entire life, and is experienced in the culture!.
You 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.
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. Silvia’s years of guiding in Italy ensures that you will experience the joy of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life).
You 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 wellbeing.
Meet in the lobby of the Hotel Palazzo Vecchio (via Cennini 4, 50123, Florence, Italy)
Walking tour of Historic Center of Florence
1:30pm Lunch in Santo Spirito Plaza. Welcome!
2:45pm Visit Piazzale Michelangelo and Giardino delle Rose
Tour Basilica San Miniato del Monte
5:00pm Pool time
6:00pm Welcome Yoga practice
7:30pm Sunset aperitivo
8:00pm Dinner and brief logistics talk
Morning: 8:00am Yoga practice
10:30am Depart for Monteriggioni
11:30am Castle tour and shopping
1:00pm Picnic lunch in Monteriggioni
6:00pm Aperitivo on Il Campo (At Bar Il Palio), Siena
9:00pm Restorative yoga practice
Morning: 8:00am Yoga practice
12:30pm Lunch at the Borgo
1:30pm Depart for Radda in Chianti
2:30pm Radda in Chianti walking tour and wine tasting
6:30pm Yoga practice
8:00pm Dinner at the Borgo
Morning: 8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Yoga practice
12pm Lunch at the Borgo
1:00pm Depart for Volterra
1:30pm Walking tour of Volterra
2:30pm Free time and shopping in Volterra
4:30pm Depart for the Borgo
5:30pm Yoga practice
6:30pm Dinner at Borgo
7:30pm Explore Casole D’Elsa after dinner
Morning: 7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Depart for beach day on the Mediterranean!
11:00am Arrive Fonteblanda
12:00pm Catered lunch at Beach Club
1:30pm Depart for Petriolo natural hot springs and spa
7:00pm Restorative Yoga practice
Morning: 8:00am Yoga practice
10:30am Depart for Wine Tasting Tour and explore San Gimignano
2:00pm Lunch at Borgo (Post lunch: Optional Massages)
2:30pm Pool time, R&R, Nap
6:30pm Yoga practice
8:00pm Bruschetta making class & closing dinner at Borgo
Day 7 Morning:
8:00am Closing yoga practice
12:00am Departures – Ciao for now!
1:00pm Arrive Florence
Vegan and Vegetarian. Delicious Tuscan daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks and drinks for each day’s activities.
Accommodation is in one bedroom apartments with private baths. All the apartments are independent, personalized and fully furnished, with ample garden and terrace areas for leisure. The perfume of flowers and plants permeate your villa. A spacious swimming pool and welcoming patio with sun deck and lounge chairs.
We will be guests at Antico Borgo di Tignano, a classic Tuscan farmhouse which our friend, Gabriella has converted into a stylish yoga retreat center. Gabriella guided a team of architects and licensed contractors to renovate this medieval village and now you get to see the completion of her vision. With epic views of Casole d’Elsa and Volterra in the distance, this is the perfect entryway into the Tuscan countryside.
The actual Borgo was a 16th century rural residence. Its original name, Borgo di Tignano, has Roman origins. It is the probable birth-place, in the 4th century, of Saint Attinia, a venerated saint from the Volterra area. Amongst its illustrious guests in the 1800’s, during the time the Borgo was a summer retreat from the ‘Scolopi‘ fathers, was Pope Pius the ninth. This Borgo is overall a place to enjoy with your heart, surrounded by a soft landscape and a peculiar light which often brings back forgotten emotions.
The gardens of the Borgo, with lavender lined paths combine with aromatic herbs, juniper hedges, myrtle and evergreens to reproduce a Mediterranean environment. The characteristic ‘Osteria’, which used to be the old olive press, is the ideal place for a romantic candlelight dinner overlooking the amazing countryside, or a light lunch on the panoramic terrace. A beautiful, large swimming pool and lounge area welcome you to get the most out of the sun. There is a reading room that also has a wireless internet point.
Prices are in US Dollars
$799 per person Double (4 Days)
$899 per person Single (4 Days)
$1,999 per person Triple (7 Days)
$2,108 per person Double (7 Days)
$2,699 Single (7 Days)
* 4 or 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!
* Airfare to and from the trip and gratuities for your guides.
What past guests have said
”Alchemy Tours is wonderful! Silvia is an insightful and loving teacher who has lifted me up more times that I could ever keep track of. Tuscany, Siena and surrounding areas – all of the day trips that we did were wonderful. Lastly, but definitely not least, the yoga two times a day was a wonderful way to begin and end each day.” ~ Kimberly
”One of the best choices I ever made was going to Tuscany with Silvia. Not only is this part of Italy gorgeous, I learned so much about myself… not to mention the amazing food and yoga everyday. I highly suggest you go. It will be a trip you never forget!.” ~ John
”I travel quite a bit, so I tend to have high expectations. I can honestly say this trip was beyond my expectations! I’m not sure how anyone couldn’t enjoy staying in Tuscany, touring Tuscan cities, village and vineyards, wine tasting, eating amazing food, shopping, yoga and swimming in the Mediterranean!.” ~ Amber
”I went on a yoga retreat with Alchemy Tours to Tuscany. I was in a place where I was feeling like I needed to do something for myself to reconnect and gain clarity on my life. Do all this while practicing yoga and cycling in the hills of Tuscany? Sign me up! I didn’t know quite what I was searching for, but called it my “Eat, Pray, Love” trip. On the retreat I found myself laughing and feeling happier than I had in months; while also gaining the confidence through self-reflection that I truly am in charge of how I want my life to unfold. Since returning, I have been making small changes that are the building blocks to creating a more satisfying/fulfilling professional and personal life. And most of all, I can’t wait to go on another retreat.” ~ Ann
How to get here
We will pick you up in Florence. Flights can be found via Sky Scanner. We recommend that you leave 2 days early for the start of this trip. This means you will arrive the next day into Florence giving you time to take a nap. Then go out that evening for an early dinner, enjoy the Ponte Vecchio, which literally translated means “old bridge”. It is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, noted for having wonderful jewelry shops built along it.
Your exact pick up location is the Hotel Palazzo Vecchio (via Cennini 4, 50123, Florence, Italy, near Piazza Adua. It is a short couple block walk from the train station and super place to make a reservation if you are coming early or staying later. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfares.
To book your place on this 7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday, fill in the form below. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.