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Who says yoga is not for foodies? Yoga & Pomodori offers you a unique glimpse into authentic Mediterranean lifestyle, all while rejuvenating your mind and soul with the benefits of yoga. The retreat combines the best of a yoga center, a spa, a school of Mediterranean cuisine, and a slow discovery of the villages, food and people of the little known and unspoiled Italian region, Abruzzo. In between yoga sessions, you can learn how to follow a Low Glycemic Index diet, and how to source and cook organic authentic Mediterranean food. Join the cooking classes and visit villages and farmers producing organic cheese, oil, wine, and honey.
Imagine yourself hanging upside down from a yoga hammock, right on the Adriatic or enjoying a massage while immersed in hot water, or trekking the Apennines in the footsteps of migrating shepherds, and buying seafood directly off a fishermans boat and turning it into a delicious local specialty with your own hands. Imagine all of that, and yet being only two hours away from la "Dolce Vita" of the Italian capital.
The guests of Yoga & Pomodori will stay in the peaceful heaven of Bagni Vittoria on the beautiful coast of Abruzzo, a stone's throw from the sea. The double rooms and the quadruple occupancy residences of Bagni Vittoria have wonderful sea views and private terrace.
The Telegraph, has voted Vasto, Abruzzo one of the top ten beach holidays in Europe. And you will find exceptional hospitality at the Bagni Vittoria B&B where seven rooms and apartments are a stones throw quite literally from the Adriatic waves.
Hatha yoga classes will be running each morning and each evening. Unnata Aerial yoga classes will take place on the beach every evening. Classes will be taught in English, but the team of instructors is very international and spans from Argentina to Korea.
In September, in addition to making pasta, you will learn how to make strained tomatoes and preserve seasonal vegetables, you will learn how honey is harvested and join grape harvest festivals and wine tasting.
Wear off your jetleg with a chill-out dinner
Enjoy the aperitivo experience in the old town of Vasto
Make 'cavatelli' pasta and prepare amazing fish sauces with the chef
Practice at the top of Rocca Calascio, visit an artisan cheese producer, learn how to make 'ntrocchioloni' and 'cacio e ovo'
Bike or boat ride through the National Reserve of Punta Aderci, join grapes harvesting and wine tasting in Fontefico
Practice yoga in San Buono woods, learn how to make vegetables preserves and strained tomatoes with Aunt Concetta
Enjoy fine dining in a refurbished fisherman stilt on the sea
Enjoy your last morning of bliss
During the cooking, spa, and yoga retreat in Italy, you will participate in two long excursions and two short excursions with cooking classes. You will also visit beautiful roman ruins and middle age towns where time has stopped. However, if you prefer to relax all day, you will have all day access to a private beach and canoes.
Abruzzo is known as the Green Region of Europe thanks to its three national parks, a regional park and more than thirty natural reserves that protect more than a third of the region. A new national park is also emerging and will embrace all the beautiful Costa of Trabocchi, where Bagni Vittoria is lucky to be overlooking.
Every day, you can decide to explore the coast, where cliffs and large sandy beaches alternate or you can easily reach the nearby mountains where, in just 40 minutes, you can reach an altitude of 1620 meters and still have a stunning view of the sea.
The naturalistic beauties are just some of the treasures that surround the region. Throughout the year, in fact, you can experience ancient traditions that have been passed on for generations and still take place, during village celebrations. These celebrations are always a great moment to explore traditional cuisine specialties.
The retreat includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You can fly to Abruzzo Airport - Pescara (departures and landings from Barcelona - Milan - Brussels - Frankfurt - London - New York - Paris) from where you will be picked up and transferred to the venue. The transfer fee is included in price.
You can also fly to Rome Airport from where you will be picked up and transferred to the venue. The transfer fee is included in price.
From and to Rome - Autolinee di Fonzo
From and to Naples - Autosevizi Cerella
You can go to one of the train stations below:
Vasto - San Salvo Railway Station
Port of Vasto Railway Station