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Mambo Italiano! Join one of today’s most passionate and lively yoga teachers on this incredible journey into Italy to celebrate other holy trinity: Yoga – Food – Hiking! Your days will be a perfect blend of reverence for nature, delight in culinary magnificence, inspired yoga practices and cultivating community.
Each day will be a new adventure into yoga, local gastronomy and our gorgeous surroundings – we’ll practice together in the mornings and meditate on the beauty around us, eat glorious home-grown meals, rejuvenate in the steam room and underground spa, hike the surrounding hills, indulge in the local harvests, learn to cook authentic Italian food and raise glasses of vino together at night! There’s no doubt about it, you will leave feeling deeply nourished in every way!
Welcome to Locanda del Gallo, the country house bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Umbria hills between Gubbio and Perugia. The luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature. Enjoy the green hills, the gardens, the silence, extreme relaxation in the wellness centre with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities. Let the chef spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi and Cortona are all within easy reach of the Locanda del Gallo and even Siena, Florence and Rome are not too far.
The Locanda del Gallo has 10 rooms all with private bathroom, each equally fresh and silent, each different from one another. The furnishings adorning every room were all hand-picked and brought back one by one from many distant journeys made by Paola and Irish, the owners of the Locanda del Gallo. There is no television, nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity.
Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley, The Locanda del Gallo commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland. Stroll at leisure through the olive grove, inhale the scent of roses and herbs, or simply curl up with a book under the shade of the old elm tree. The gardens hold many hidden gems and secret corners for you to discover. In one, an ecological chlorine-free swimming pool, encircled by comfortable sun loungers and close by the sybaritic delight of an outdoor Jacuzzi whirlpool spa.
Or descend a few steps and enter the small Moorish style spa, let your tensions slip away in the Turkish bath and then immerse yourself in a cloud of cool, refreshing, mint scented water, before heading for the peace of the salon overlooking the verdant landscape to sip a tisane, or read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse.
Throughout this retreat, you will have the chance to practice one to two daily yoga sessions, explore nearby towns and the beautiful local culture, relax in the underground wellness spa (hamam), and enjoy the peaceful Umbria hills.
Wine Tasting in Castle and visit to Historic Assisi.
Adriana Rizzolo is a traditional yoga and meditation teacher, Kirtan leader, hair stylist, and facilitator of women's circles. Through her work supporting women to uncover and embody their soul voices. Adriana is a devoted student of Ram Dass and Bhakti yoga, and is of kashmir shaivism lineage. She studies and mentors with many amazing women such as Laura Amazzone and Mirabai Starr. Adriana's teaching and facilitation are known for its earthy, light-hearted, and fun approach. Her work comes from over 10 years of training in India and in New York.
October is the perfect time to visit Umbria – It’s time for harvesting olives, grapes, chestnuts – the villages are lively – the leaves are changing and the fresh mountain air has a certain kind of Italian magic about it.
Organic tomatoes, salad leaves and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Olive oil from the olive grove, aromatic herbs from the garden, yogurt, cakes and home-made breads. In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine everything is natural, everything is genuine.
Salt water swimming pool with a view • Incredible Jacuzzi with a view • Steam Room w. Moroccan Hamam Flare
Extreme relaxation in the wellness center with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa, and massage facilities.
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at San Franceso d'Assisi Airport (PEG) in Perugia. Transfer from and to the airport is included during designated times. Yogascapes will pick you up from the airport.
Check in time: 17.00 October 15, 2017
Check out time: 8.00 after breakfast October 22, 2017