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Tuscany Yoga & Culture

Group of people doing yoga
Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Mind & Body
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Enjoy practising yoga in the tranquil landscapes of the Chianti region and discover some of the area’s many cultural highlights. Yoga practice will take place morning and evening where we’ll stretch, balance and concentrate in various poses with the aim of strengthening the weak areas and loosening the tight in our body. Breathing techniques enhance energy levels and can benefit our emotional state, while meditation and relaxation techniques calm and replenish us. Between yoga sessions we’ll be exploring the local area and sampling some regional wines. There are sightseeing trips to explore the delights of Florence and Siena with a local guide plus a lesson in Tuscan cookery. We’ll also visit two charming medieval villages and the ancient town of San Gimignano, notes for its many stone towers.

Holiday Highlights

  • Stay at Villa Certosi di Pontigano, a unique place in the heart of Chianti.
  • Take part in daily Yoga sessions in tranquil surroundings
  • Enjoy a cooking class with the local chef and three wine tasting sessions.
  • Explore Siena with its enormous medieval Piazza Del Campo.

What’s included

 

  • Half-Board en-suite accommodation.
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking local Tour Manager and local Yoga Teacher.
  • All essential transport and entrance fees. 
  • cooking class, 1 lunch and 3 wine tastings.
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers.

Trip Notes

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Upon arrival at Pisa Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in a private coach. There will be time to settle in and meet your Tour Manager and fellow guests before sitting down for dinner.


A morning of yoga awaits today followed by a trip to Florence where the incredible Duomo dominates the skyline. Together with Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistry, this cathedral complex forms one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces. With our local guide we’ll discover the major sites before we sample a typical Tuscan sweet wine, Vin Santo in a local bar. There will time for a yoga session in the evening before we sit down for dinner.


Our morning will be dedicated to yoga practice before we join the hotel chef for a cookery lesson where we’ll learn how to prepare a classic Tuscan dish. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the impressive Medieval village of Volpaia, where time seems to stand still. In the evening, we shall reconvene for another yoga session before our evening meal.


Following our morning yoga session, we’ll travel by coach through the vineyard-covered hills to the Medieval village of Borgo Montefioralle, the first Etruscan settlement in the Chianti area. We’ll enjoy a glass of wine and small snack in a winery typical of the region before we return to the hotel for our evening yoga session and dinner.


After today’s morning yoga session, we shall be heading out to San Gimignano, a Medieval town circled by its 13th century walls and looked down upon by its many stone towers. We shall take a break here to taste some local Vernaccia wine as well as some Tuscan specialties. We’ll return to the hotel again for evening yoga practice and dinner.  


This morning is once again given to yoga practice, followed by an afternoon trip to Siena. Here, our local guide will take us on a tour of the city’s historical centre, including a stop at the Piazza del Campo, the seashell-shaped square on which the famous Palio horse race takes place each year. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in the hotel or explore more of the local area. Once again, there will be an evening yoga session before we enjoy dinner together.


After our final morning yoga session of the holiday, we’ll be travelling out to the 12th-century Abbey of Sant’Antimo, one of the world’s most beautiful Romanesque churches. We'll then take a scenic drive through the D’Orca Valley to Mount Amiata and on to Montalcino where we can taste some Brunello, one of Italy’s best-known and most expensive wines which is unique to the town. We’ll return to the hotel for a final evening yoga session and dinner.


After breakfast, a private coach transfer will be provided to take you back to Pisa Airport for your return flights.


La Certosa di Pontignano - Tuscany

The 3-star hotel the Certosa di Pontignano is located in the Tuscan countryside a few kilometres outside Siena. This ancient residence has two large gardens and peaceful cloisters. It is a unique place which was once a Carthusion monastery and Church. This peaceful oasis provides an ideal base from which to discover the area and relax.                 

Rooms

The hotel offers 13 bedrooms.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shower
  • Free Toiletries

Facilities

The Hotel has a good range of facilities and public rooms, a bar/lounge perfect for meeting fellow guests. 

There is an attractive restaurant serving typical Italian Cuisine. 

The Italian garden is quite unique and has breathtaking view of the countryside and and the city of Sienna. A traditional  geometric design of clipped box hedges. A laural tunnel leads on to the Botanical garden is full of plants typical to the Chianti region, fruit trees  and aromatic herbs.

Located underneath the the hotel is the stone built tavern and wine cellar. 

Food & Drink

Our holidays at La Certosa di Pontignano are on a half board basis and include breakfast and evening meal. 

A breakfast of local cuisine is served each morning between 7.00 am and 10.30 am. 

There will be a number of opportunities where you can buy ingredients for a packed lunch throughout the tour. On some days it may be possible to eat in local cafes; your leader will advise you of all the options. 

The three course evening meal offers a taste of typical italian cuisine. 

The hotel has a well stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Mind & Body Holiday continues into the evening. 

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while finding out about the next days itinerary and enjoy a leisurely evening meal.

Your leader will also keep you informed of any local events going on nearby. Alternatively, you may like to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests. 

Getting to La Certosa di Pontignano - Tuscany

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What to Bring

  • Yoga mat (non-slip) and a small towel

  • Loose-fitting clothes to facilitate easy movement

  • Suitable, comfortable footwear for rough, wet or uneven terrain

Leader to Be Announced

We’ll announce the leader for this holiday shortly. Be assured that all of our expert leaders share one goal; to create an exceptional experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you on this holiday.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
12 Sep - 19 Sep
7 2020 Itinerary £1,919 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
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2020
12 Sep - 19 Sep
7 2020 Itinerary £1,769 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
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