Location: Umbertide, Italy
AcroYoga is a mix of partner acrobatics, Thai massage, and yoga. Essentially, it builds a practice of the understanding of trust. Trust within the body, trust within the community, and trust in the fact that it’s a lot of fun to do these amazing things you never thought you’d be able to do.
A charming olive plantation/yoga retreat nestled in the hills of Umbertide, Umbria with panoramic views across wide-open landscapes. The Sanctuary by Caimeli is an authentically restored 18th century manor house and guest house with plenty of modern comforts. It sits on a gentle hill cusp with 40 hectares of rolling hills filled with olive, cherry, and nut trees surrounding the structures. The yoga studio is a restored horse stables with high ceilings and the ever present scent of lavender permeating the area. The infinity swimming pool adjoins the yoga studio and is framed in teak wood. The olive plantation is in turn surrounded by pure wilderness, grazing horses and is next to a nature preserve. The Sanctuary has its own water and electric source and believes in sustainability by growing many of its own food products that are served to the guests during the different seasons of the year.
food and dining
Most of the vegetables, fruits, cheese and meats have been produced by us or are bought locally from the farmers. The pasta and pizza are homemade and of course, mixed with the plantations’ fabulous olive oil. We strive for local, seasonal, fresh , and a creative infusion from different regions of Italy as well as the Mediterranean.
Azienda Agraria Caimeli Directions Sat NAV : 43.28.1380 12.298820 Uscita Umbertide and head to the center of town (Centro). You will arrive at a circle/rotunda and in front or to the left of you is the train station. From the train station follow Via Giuseppe Garibaldi to the town and bear left following signs to Citta di Castello. You have crossed over the Tiber River and it is on your right and the train tracks are on your left. Follow this road which is now Via Venanzio Gabriotto about 700 meters and take a left under the second underpass. There is a sign stating Preggio. At this point you are on Localita Romeggio which you winds up the hill 4.75 kilometers to my white washed road which is on the right hand side. (Please note that there are kilometer markers on your right as you drive up the hill). There are two road signs before the street; one with a car sliding and 3 signs after the street; one being a deer crossing. Before this street you will pass the Castello of Polgeto (on your left) at around 4.3k mark and the Borgo of Polgeto (on your right). The last house in the Borgo is no. 518 and my road starts 50 meters after this house. There is a beautiful Orleando plant at the entrance to this road. The house on the left is my caretaker and you bear to the right following this road about 200 meters to the property. You can park your car between the olive trees.