Location: Perugia, Italy
Jessica is thrilled to be returning to the Italian countryside to offer you an amazing retreat to Locanda del Gallo, located in the heart of Umbria. For 7 nights and 6 days, join me to indulge your senses through magnificent, home-grown organic food, delicious wine, spectacular scenery, hiking, exploring, and twice-daily Yoga to recharge, reboot, restore, and dive deep.
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 to 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, read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse.
Our venue for this retreat will be the stunning Locanda del Gallo, a country house bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Umbria hills between Gubbio and Perugia. Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland, this luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature. Enjoy green hills, gardens, silence, and extreme relaxation in the wellness centre with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities. The Locanda del Gallo has 10 rooms, each equally fresh and silent, and each unique 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. There is no television, and nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity.
food and dining
The chef will spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. Organic tomatoes, salad leaves, aromatic herbs, and vegetables come from the kitchen garden. Olive oil from the olive grove, yogurt, cakes and home-made breads. In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine, everything is natural, and everything is genuine.
For those who wish to venture on a day excursion, 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.
- $2,600 - Double occupancy with private bath. (Two people sharing one room.)
- $3,300 - Family suite. (Private bedroom with shared common area and shared bath.)
- $3,600 - Single occupancy with private bath.
Fly to Rome and send us your travel itinerary so that we can do our best to arrange group transport. The best options for group transport is to plan to arrive in the morning before 10am on October 26. For departure, a 12pm or later flight is ideal to allow for travel time from the Locanda back to Rome.
Terms and Conditions
A non-refundable $500 deposit reserves your place on this retreat. Your room preference is not confirmed until your actual rate is paid in full. Full retreat payment is required 6 weeks before the retreat start date. Cancellations before 6 weeks of the retreat start date are entitled to a full refund of monies paid, less the $750 deposit. Cancellations within 6 weeks of the start date will not receive any refund. Since work and life emergencies, illnesses, and deaths unfortunately do happen, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances.
|accommodations||7 nights, 8 days in a gorgeous Italian Villa nestled into the Umbrian countryside|
|yoga||Twice-daily yoga 4-5 of the 7 full days, except for wine tasting day at a castle, and full day trip day. Early morning pranayama and meditation sessions.|
|meals||All meals, starting with dinner on the night of arrival, three meals daily, and breakfast on day of departure|
|group excursion||Half-day trip to Gubbio, Trip to Renza weaving shop (the most amazing cashmere scarves woven on site!), Full-day trip for shopping and lunch in Perugia (lunch this day is not included) and trip to Assissi, home of St. Francis|