Luxury Italian Hilltop Retreat
Dates and Location
About The Retreat
Join us for this wonderful escape to one of Italy’s most unspoilt and picturesque, regions. This hilltop retreat takes place in Le Marche in Italy, only a short 35-minute transfer from Ancona Airport. Nestled between the dramatic Sibillini Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, you will find Villa Oliveto, a stylish and elegant retreat property with stunning views, a dedicated yoga studio, heated infinity pool, a fire pit and a gym (heaven forbit you should you feel the need). It’s going to be a struggle to leave this place and explore but explore we must! All yoga levels welcome, including complete beginners and remember everything is ‘optional’ on my kind of retreat, although I hope you’ll love the sound of it all.
Saturday 9th October
Unpack, relax, settle in and take in the wonderful sea view.
Late afternoon restorative yoga class with Lisa Dunn.
(Lisa is a wonderfully compassionate yoga teacher and film producer no less!)
Post yoga gin talk & tasting with a local gin distiller - followed an Italian pizza soiree.
Well, when in Italy why not indeed.
Sunday 10th October
Introduction to breathwork followed by a rejuvenating morning yoga session.
Continental breakfast and mini wellness discussion (Part 1).
Time to yourself, to just be – to swim, indulge in a good book, treat yourself to a massage, write in your journal, or simply sleep, with a light lunch in between.
Time to roll up our sleeves for a traditional pasta making workshop, sauce demonstration and tasting menu.
Monday 11th October
Breakfast followed by a guided bike ride to the local market and then on to the coast with a coffee / gelato pit stop along the way. Enjoy a light lunch and swim at the beach (lunch at own cost). Transport can also be arranged if you’d prefer to meet us at the beach.
Mini-wellness discussion (Part 2) back at the villa.
Short sunset meditation, followed by an introduction to Katonah Yoga®
Tonight, we’ll enjoy a typical Marchigiana meal.
Tuesday 12th October
Final reflective yoga session followed by a slow relaxed breakfast and a last dip in the pool before checking out and getting our transfer back to the airport.
3 nights’ accommodation in either a twin or double en-suite room; transfers to and from the airport (based on arriving and departing around the same times as the flights detailed below); 3 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 3 evening meals (including authentic pasta making workshop and gin tasting with a local gin distiller); 2 glasses of wine / non-alcoholic drinks per evening meal; 4 yoga sessions; 1 guided bike ride and 2 mini wellness workshops.
What’s Not Included:
Return flights to Ancona Airport. Any treatments taken at the villa, or lunch when we’re out on Monday, along with any additional drinks or snacks taken at the Villa during our stay.
What’s the Cost?
3 nights at £975 pp based on 2 ladies sharing an en-suite twin room. Or if you’re seeking a little privacy and space for yourself, I also have 2 double en-suite rooms at £1,300 pp based on single occupancy.
How Can I Secure My Place?
In order to book your place on this Italian retreat, I will require a deposit of £200.00pp which is non-refundable if you change your mind, however, if I need to cancel / postpone the retreat due to COVID, £150 will be refunded to you and £50 retained by Gin & Yin to cover costs. Once payment has been received, I will email you to confirm your place along with confirmation of when the balance is due. Also if you’d like to send payments to me in instalments to keep this retreat viable, that’s absolutely fine too, just drop me a line at email@example.com
These flights are from London however, other airports do also fly to Ancona. Whilst the retreat itself doesn’t start until the afternoon of Sat 9th October, some of us are flying out a day earlier to make the most of being able to get away, flying out on Fri 8th Oct - FR 124 - Dept London Stansted @ 06.25 landing at 09.35 into Ancona, Italy. Returning on Tues 12th Oct - FR125 - Dept Ancona @ 16.45 landjng back at 18.05 into Stansted. There are however flights also departing on Satuday 9th October too though so chose whatever's most convenient for you. For the 1 extra night, we’ll be staying 5 mins from the Villa at a typical Italian Trattoria that has nice rooms, a pool and restaurant for around €60-90 per night depending on the style of room. If this is of interest to you too, please let me know and I’ll book you a room too.
Please ensure you have your own travel insurance.
If this doesn’t sound quite right, or you’d like to host something like this for a group of friends or maybe for your family, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss some ideas and work on something together.