Abundance of Italy
Yoga + Food + Hiking Retreat
October 19-26, 2019
Our venue for this yoga 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.
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 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.
- 1/2 day Gubbio Market Day
- Easy day trips to Perugia, Assisi and Cortona
- Further day trips to Siena, Florence, and Rome
- Hand weaving workshop—learn the art of hand looming and dyeing fabric with vegetable dyes.
- Tennis (courts located 10 minutes away)
- Play golf on a championship golf course 30 minutes away
- Massage, 60 euro per hour
- Truffle Hunting Celebration Event
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
- 6:30am coffee/tea
- 7am Sunrise meditation
- 7:45-9am Vinyasa Yoga
- 9am Breakfast
- 1pm Barre
- 2pm Lunch
- 7pm Dinner
- 8pm Yin/Nidra Yoga (alternates before & after dinner)
I attended my first ever yoga retreat with Melissa this year and would recommend Gypset Yoga Retreats to anyone interested in a retreat that makes one feel welcome, strong and nourished. Melissa put together a retreat that allowed everyone to participate in what worked best for them, with healthy, delicious food options, in a community setting in which I made new, lifelong, friends. Whether this may be your first retreat or you are looking for something new, give Gypset a try – you won’t regret it!
Umbria hills, Italy retreat pricing
October 19-26, 2019
2 twin beds with private bath: $2,400/per person
1 Queen bed with private bath: $2,400/per person
1 King bed with private bath: $3,600/per person
Suite – each suite has 2 rooms and shares 1 bath: $2,200/per person
Private suite – each suite has 2 rooms and shares 1 bath: $3,600/person
$500 Deposit (non-refundable) reserves your room or suite.
7 Nights 8 Days Accommodation at Locanda Del Gallo
2 Daily Yoga Classes (Vinyasa & Yin) with Laurel & Melissa
All Meals at Locanda – Local, Delicious, Gourmet
Jacuzzi & Salt water swimming pool – incredible views!
Steam Room in Moroccan Hammam (spa)
Wine Tasting at Nearby Castle
Onsite Regional Italian Cooking Class
Trip to Renza weaving shop (the most amazing cashmere scarves woven onsite!)
Local Hikes including nearby waterfalls
Yoga Mats & Props
Perfect! We will match you with a compatible solo traveler with whom you are comfortable. Private accommodations may be available at additional cost.
Good to Know:
You will fly into Rome. We will help you with transportation to Locanda del Gallo and the return (the more people arriving together, the cheaper the transport, so please check in with us before booking your flight). The cost of transfer from airport to Locanda del Gallo is not included in the cost of your stay.
The chef will spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. Organic tomatoes, salad, aromatic herbs, and vegetables come from the kitchen garden. Olive oil from the olive grove, yogurt, cakes and homemade breads. In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine, everything is organic. Can accommodate to most dietary restrictions. Wine and alcohol is available but not included.
Payment and Cancellations:
$500 non-refundable deposit required to secure your space. Full payment due 45 days prior to the retreat. If you should need to cancel refunds will be issued up to 90 days before the start of the retreat.