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4 Days Wine, Truffles, and Yoga Retreat in Italy

4 Days Wine, Truffles, and Yoga Retreat in Italy

  • Villa Lucciola, Val Bormida, Piedmonte, Italy

Summer Wine Yoga Retreat Italy

Enjoy all the best things in life as spring approaches and comes with the black truffles in Italy, and complement it only with the finest wine in this retreat brought to you by UNIQUE YOGA. Along with this experience are rejuvenating yoga sessions aimed at bringing out the good vines in you, and to realign your mind and body to be ready for all the challenging obstacles of life ahead!

Highlights

  • All yoga classes
  • Wine tour and tasting at Monforte
  • Use of the Jacuzzi, pool, and the gardens
  • Complementary wine served with dinner
  • All water, juices, tea, and coffee
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Villa Lucciola is a stone, country house which has been carefully restored and modernized to provide over 350 square meters of spacious and luxurious living. Extensive parkland and forest surround the house. You can chose from different types of rooms in the villa.

Bedroom number one

Bedroom number one has en-suite and walk in closet. This is a very spacious bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe. It is on the top floor with full height balcony windows which overlook the valley. The room features magnificent chestnut roof beams, period furniture, and has a comfortable king size bed. There is satellite TV. The en-suite includes WC, walk-in shower, underfloor heating, and towel radiator. All linen, dressing gowns, slippers, and towels are included.

Bedroom number two

The bedroom is on the top floor. The room has tall ceilings with exposed chestnut beams. French windows overlook the side garden and onwards to the pool. There is a king size double bed with memory foam mattress and walk-in wardrobe. The spacious private bathroom is adjacent. It has a free standing designer bath and walk-in shower, washbasin, and WC.

Bedroom number three

This bedroom has the same features as bedroom number two except that is has a private shower room instead of bathroom.

Bedroom number four and five

Bedroom number four and five come with shared bathroom Both are two double bedrooms, each with twin beds, on the ground floor. They share a walk-in shower room, with WC and washbasin. This space is very private. The rooms lead onto a small landing, with two stone steps to a door leading to the entrance hallway.

Main lounge

The main lounge is on the middle floor. This is a modern, bright open plan space, with large floor to ceiling, full length windows, overlooking the valley and garden below. There is ample seating to suit every mood; watch satellite TV or a movie, listen to music, or sit by the window and soak in the views. There is a wood burning stove for the colder months. The room has underfloor heating.

The pool

The heated outdoor, salt water pool measures 8 x 4 meters and is 1.4 meters deep.The pool and gardens are maintained by a caretaker who visits daily. Sun loungers complete the scene, arranged on the wooden deck around the pool. Young oak trees provide some refreshing natural shade but there are also sun umbrellas and sail shades. Pool towels are provided. There is a fresh, spring water, solar heated shower next to the pool. The pool is open from May to September.

The Spa bath and hot tub

Built into the decking and overlooking the garden below, the spa bath is the perfect end to the day. Four can easily relax together enjoying the still warmth, or the invigorating water jets. The area is shaded and in cooler months side screens are fitted.

Friday

  • 15:00 Arrive at Villa Lucciola
  • 17:00 Welcome meeting with the yoga instructor and organizers and info about activities
  • 18:00 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Welcome drink with dinner. A typical Piemontesse meal in the villa, wine included

Saturday

  • 07:30 Awake to a refreshing, cleansing aromatic cup of herbal tea
  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 A nourishing breakfast of fresh juices, sun ripened fruits, eggs, cheeses, cereals, yogurts, bread, teas, and coffees
  • 12:30 Depart for a wine tasting at a famous Barolo vineyard
  • 14:00 Lunch in Monforte d’Alba
  • 18:00 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the villa, a typical pizza evening

Sunday

  • 07:30 Morning tea
  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 Massage (subject to prior booking)
  • 15:00 A light lunch
  • 16:00 Walk in the hills with the truffle hunter and his dogs
  • 17:30 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner cooked by a Michelin starred chef in the villa. Barolo wine included

Monday

  • Enjoy an early breakfast
  • 12:00 Check out. UNIQUE YOGA can arrange a drop off service to the airport for an extra fee.

A wine tasting tour in Monforte d’Alba is included in the price of the retreat.

This retreat takes place at Villa Lucciola, situated in the Bormida valley amidst the Appenine Hills of Piemonte, Italy.

Nearby places

  • Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) - 60 minutes
  • Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Prunetto, 15 kilometers
  • Saliceto, 2 kilometers
  • Savona beaches, 35 kilometers
  • Turin Airport (TRN) - 90 minutes
Activities
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
General
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

During your stay, you will be provided with daily meals. Food is prepared from fresh local produce. In season UNIQUE YOGA also serve vegetables from their own garden. Complimentary wine is also served with meals.

For the wine enthusiast, there is a wine list featuring a selection of the finest wine from the best vineyards in Piemonte, and all at a very reasonable price. You will be also provided with daily water, juices, coffee, and tea. If you have any dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to let UNIQUE YOGA know.

The truffle walk in the hills with the hunter and his dogs can be booked at an additional cost. You can also book a Ravioli making class, or have a massage at an extra fee.

If you wish to spend some time exploring the area, there are many local towns which are worth a visit. The nearest town is Millesimo. Prunneto is also within 15 kilometers. The beaches of Savona are 35 kilometers away.

Massages can be booked at an extra cost. Fabrizio is a very experienced and talented masseur with a passion for his art. His qualifications are impressive having trained with prestigious colleges throughout Italy. He was awarded his degree from Perugia, Umbria.

Fabrizio has created a unique program of treatments specially for UNIQUE YOGA, to help guests enjoy the best of their time at Villa Lucciola. From a relaxing to a therapeutic massage, treatments are focused to deliver benefits to enhance your well being.

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All water, juices, tea, and coffee
  • All yoga classes
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Complementary wine served with dinner
  • Use of the Jacuzzi, pool, and the gardens
  • Wine tour and tasting at Monforte
  • Massage
  • The black truffle hunt is charged extra
  • Transfer to and from the villa

Driving directions from northern Europe

  • From northern Europe you have a choice via France, Switzerland or Austria but you will either drive by Turin or Milan.
  • From the Tangenziale, the ring road around Turin, you need to take the autostrada to Savona. From Milan follow the autostrada via Allesandrio, Genoa and Savona.
  • Saliceto is reached leaving the Millesimo exit of the Turin to Savona autostrada.
  • From Nice the motorway follows the Riviera to Savona.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), Turin Airport (TRN), Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE), or Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP). The pick-up and the drop-off from / to airport are not included in the price. UNIQUE YOGA can arrange the transfers for you at an extra cost.

Arrival by train

The nearest station is a local line at Saliceto reached from Savona and Turin.