Yoga Holiday in the Italian Hills

Highlights

  • Enjoy 90 minutes of yoga for 3 days
  • Stay in restored traditional accommodation in a picturesque medieval walled city
  • Use of bicycles, a guided mountain walk and wine and olive oil tasting are included
From £714 pp
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What you'll do

Overview

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Stay in the pretty Italian medieval walled village of Casperia, just 1 hour north of Rome, for a truly unforgettable 4 night yoga holiday that will allow you to unwind, relax and physically, mentally and spiritually recharge as you practise yoga daily with other solo travellers.

Slow down to the pace of Italian village life on this unique yoga holiday. Stay for 4 nights / 5 days in the peaceful medieval walled village of Casperia, just 1 hour north of Rome surrounded by fields of sunflow...Read All

Arrival

Arrive in Casperia on Monday, settle in to your accommodation and meet your fellow yogis during a welcome aperitivo.

Where will I be staying?
– Stay in rustic accommodation within the walls of the village, within a few minutes walk from the retreat itself
– The house has breath-taking panoramic views and is in a supreme location in the village of Casperia
– There is an off-site outdoor private swimming pool available exclusively for guests just a 10 ...Read All

Typical Itinerary

– You will have 1.5 hours of yoga practice  on three mornings
– Yoga starts around 8.30am or 9am each morning depending on the time of year
– After your yoga practice, you’ll be served a healthy and delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, cheeses, hams, cereals, breads, yoghurt, fresh coffee, tea and juices and more
– On one afternoon during the week you will have an additional 60 minute Yin restorative and meditation class

– There will b...Read All

Departure

There is a shuttle bus provided to Poggio Mirteto station at 09:00 today.

Prepare to head home, relaxed and rejuvenated.

What's included

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • A healthy and delicious breakfast each morning
  • Three 90-minute morning yoga classes
  • One 60-minute afternoon Yin restorative and meditation class
  • Three evening meals
  • Use of our private swimming pool
  • Helpful advice on the local area, places to visit, where to eat and activities
  • A guided walk in the Sabina mountains
  • All-week use of bicycles to explore the local area
  • Fresh linen & towels with a midweek change of towels and room clean
  • Check in anytime after 11am on day 1 and check out by 10am on day 5
  • Wine and Olive Oil tasting experience
  • A shuttle service to Poggio Mirteto station at 09.00 on departure day
Your local host

Lucy and Alan

Eco-tourism is at the forefront of Lucy and Alan’s vision for their retreats in Italy and Costa Rica and they work in harmony with locals supporting organic methods of farming, protecting local fauna and flora.

Lucy, your host and yoga teacher, is not only highly qualified and experienced, but approaches yoga with an infectious passion for inner peace and spiritual development. Her global travels have lent great insight to her lifestyle and teaching methods. She will guide through every step of the rejuvenating and uplifting experience.

Eco-tourism is at the forefront of Lucy and Alan’s vision for their retreats in Italy and Costa Rica and they work in harmony with locals supporting organic methods of farming, protecting local fauna and flora.

Lucy, your host and yoga teacher, is not only highly qualified and experienced, but approaches yoga with an infectious passion for inner peace and spiritual development. Her global travels have lent great insight to her lifestyle and teaching methods. She will guide through every step of the rejuvenating and uplifting experience.

Location

This yoga retreat bases its holidays around health and relaxation, good food, Italian culture, eco-tourism and nature. The retreat is located just an hour north of Rome in the beautiful pedestrian village of Casperia in the Sabina Hills.

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights.

Nearest airport:
Rome (90 minutes away)

Note: Rome has 2 airports – Ciampino and Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino

Approximate distance:
Casperia is located about 90 minutes on the train from both of Rome’s international airports. We would recommend taking a train from Fiumicino to Poggio Mirteto, where you can catch a short 15 minute bus to Casperia.

A comprehensive travel guide will be sent to you post-booking which covers all instructions and times.

Car hire:
We don’t recommend car hire as Casperia is a car free village.

What our travellers are saying...

We visited sunflower retreat in Casperia in September 2020, and it was an amazing experience. Allan and Lucy are the nicest people and we felt extremely welcome and taken care of. The surroundings of Casperia were so beautiful and Casperia is a very charming and old village with an amazing view and sunset! The restaurants in town serve delicious food. We had a holistic treatment including massage and it was wonderful and relaxing. The yoga teache

Ida and Hannah

The staff were brilliant! The location was stunning and the yoga was nourishing and rejuvenating. Even the locals went out of their way to make sure you have a good time. Highly recommend the retreat for anyone looking for a yoga holiday with a difference!

Marg

This retreat does exactly what it says on the tin. Casperia is a beautiful village, the yoga was a great experience (they have different teachers on different weeks so look for a style that resonates with you) and the pool that you have access to is a beautiful place to dream away the afternoon. I like the 'pick and choose' programme where you can pay for optional extras or just relax at home. The guided walk on the Sunday is a nice way to see

Jo

FAQs

Who is it suitable for?

- Yoga holidays are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced yogis
- Minimum age 16 (if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult)
- Yoga lessons will be in English and Italian

When can I start?

- All arrivals are on Mondays from May to October

About the yoga retreat in Casperia

- Weather permitting, the majority of yoga lessons will take place in a stunning hilltop location surrounded by nature on an outdoor platform surrounded by an oasis of green inside the village walls
- The yoga retreat also has a purpose built indoor yoga studio with fresh spring water and a bathroom made from an underground cave
- All staff are highly qualified with a wealth of experience, teaching beginners to advanced yogis

What should I bring?

- Please bring comfortable clothing you can move easily in, for your yoga practice
- It can be hot in the summer months so please bring clothing that will be suitable for practicing in hot weather, if you are travelling in the height of summer
- Also don't forget your mosquito spray for the hotter months
- Yoga mats are provided
- Please bring pool towels, otherwise there is a rental fee

Treatments and holistic therapies

- Each morning after breakfast you can book a treatment or holistic therapy from the wide range on offer
- Choose from massages, facials, acupressure hopi candles, reiki, hot stone therapy, reflexology and more
- All treatments are paid for locally and prices range from 30 Euros to 100 Euros per session, depending on your choice of treatment and duration
- There is also a Finnish ‘sweat room’ sauna at the Casa Latini accommodation which guests can use where you can relax and revitalise; the cost of the sauna session is 10 Euros

Optional activities & excursions

- During your free time enjoy the hospitality of the picturesque town of Casperia, wander through its myriad of cobbled streets to discover local shops, cafes and stop for a cappuccino and drink in the view
- The retreat also offer a huge range of optional activities and excursions you can choose to join during your stay
- Please note you can only book these activities during your stay, activities are subject to availability and subject to minimum numbers, and prices are for guideline only:
- Horse riding – from 40 Euros
- Guided Sabina mountain walk offered free of charge
- Cycling – from 40 Euros
- Salsa dancing – from 15 Euros
- Watercolour painting – from 70 Euros
- Cooking class and dinner - from 90 Euros
- Italian language classes – from 35 Euros per hour
- Creative writing courses (not July & Aug) – from 50 Euros
- Access to the swimming pool
- Excursions to Orvieto, Assisi, thermal baths, Saint Francis’ hermitage and nature sites can be organised upon arrival – prices range from 6 Euros - 60 Euros per person
- Full information and pricing for these activities will be provided to you upon arrival at the retreat

Off-site swimming pool

- An open-air private swimming pool is also available exclusively for guests just a 10 minute walk from the yoga retreat or a short cycle ride away
- The swimming pool is set in the Casperia countryside surrounded by olive groves and rolling hills
- The pool is open from May-October
- Please note the opening of pool depends on the weather before June, therefore it is not always open

Thermal baths and springs excursion

- Guests can enjoy swimming all year round in the thermal baths at Viterbo and also in the hot springs
- You can also visit the wild hot sulphur springs situated in their natural environment in open fields; here you can bathe in the sulphur-rich organic mud used in rehabilitative treatments, beauty masks and wraps
- The thermal baths and the hot springs are quiet, perfect places to relax, unwind and feel the tension, toxins, aches and pains being released from your body, please remember to pack flip-flops and a towel, or towelling dressing gown, for this excursion
- The yoga retreat run an excursion to the sulphur water baths and wild hot springs on Either Fridays or Mondays after your morning yoga and breakfast
- The excursion runs from 12pm to around 5pm
- The cost of the excursion is of 40 Euros per person
- Included in the 40 Euro price is return transport from the retreat, entrance fee to sulphur water pool and visit to the wild hot springs in the same area
- The journey takes about 50 minutes each way
- If you wish to book this excursion, you can book locally upon arrival to the retreat

Are private transfers available?

There is a charge for collection at the local station Poggio mirteto which is currently 10 euro per person or there is the local bus that is free with the train ticket from Rome .
Please see our attached travel page for full details https://www.sunflowerretreats.com/casperia-travel-information.

For airport transfers services the costs are as follows:

Ciampino - 65 euro per person minimum of 2 people - 130 euro for one person - collection services before 10am incur an additional 20 euro

Departure transfer the same cost , however early departures before 8 am cost an additional 20 euro.

Rome FCO: 75 euro per person - minimum of 2 people - 150 euro for one person
Departure transfer cost the same , however early departures before 7am costs an additional 20 euro.

For collection transfers at Rome FCO airport before 9am an additional 30 euro .

Please note we do advise people if possible to get the frequent train from Rome FCO airport to Poggio mirteto .

All charges to be paid locally with cash. There is an ATM in the village of Casperia to withdraw.

Is there WiFi?

WiFi is available in the breakfast area, cafes and treatment area, but not in bedrooms.

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