4-Day Rejuvenating Yoga and Walking Meditation Retreat in Pescosolido, Italy

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As far as rejuvenating getaways go, 4 days of yoga and meditation in the Italian countryside is tough to beat. Nestled at the foot of Abruzzi National Park, nature lovers and yogis can immerse themselves in an authentic Italian farm experience with refreshing outdoor yoga classes and guided walking meditation. During your stay, you’ll wander the open forests, plunge into waterfalls and sample the finest Italian food. There is also a garden of fruit trees ripe with figs, plums, cherries and much more for peckish guests.
Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
3 rejuvenating yoga classes
1 walking meditation in Abruzzo National Park
Vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
Stunning location at the foot of a mountain
Unique farm style lodging and surroundings
Italy Farm Stay invites you to join in on this unique authentic farm life yoga and meditation retreat held in the beautiful Italian countryside. You can relax in a peaceful tranquility, eat fresh fruit from the trees, ramble around in the beautiful forests, take part in rejuvenating yoga classes and walking meditation, enjoy a wide range of extra activities, immerse in Italian culture, and enjoy delicious homemade Italian meals!

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets
Located in Pescosolido
Campground
The farm is located in the small village of Pescosolido, at the foot of the Abruzzi National Park. The area around the farm is one of the most beautiful places in Italy; mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, wildlife, and many interesting ruins, churches, and castles are easily accessible and the area is not filled with tourists like other parts of Italy.

The farm is close to the town of Sora (about 35,000 inhabitants) where you can eat at local restaurants, stroll along the lively main street, visit the numerous shops, cafes, and pubs, use the internet, or go to the open-air market on Thursday mornings.

The farm itself is a large property where guests can roam around, eat fresh fruit, spend time with the animals, relax in the shade of an olive tree, or hike around the trails in the beautiful forest.

The venue
At Italy Farm Stay, you can choose from different types of rooms to fit your budget and your vacation. All of the rooms have terracotta tiles, beautifully hand-painted trees, wildlife on the walls, and wood furniture with hand-carved details. The beds are new and comfortable, so you can be assured that you will have a pleasant night's sleep during your stay.

The rooms have been recently restored and are equipped with a fan in the summer and a heating unit in the colder months. Air-conditioning is also provided for an additional cost of 5 EUR per day in the en-suite rooms. However, all of the rooms are made of limestone walls which keep them quite cool in the summer and air-conditioning is not necessary for most guests.

The larger rooms can accommodate up to four or five people. There is a crib available for families travelling with young children. Camping on the farm is also available for guests who are looking for a more affordable stay but who want to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the farm. You can bring your own tent and equipment, or you can rent a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat for a small fee.

The campground is in a beautiful area of the farm, close to many fruit trees and vegetables which you can pick yourself and eat for free. You will wake up each morning to a beautiful view of the mountains and the surrounding area. Included in the camping fee is the use of a new shared indoor bathroom (the bathroom is equipped with a hot shower).

Food
During this retreat, you will be served daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner at the farm. Non-vegetarian dinners are also available but the staff must be notified in advance. The farm tries to be as self-sufficient as possible while creating nutritious and delectable meals for its guests.

Ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, potatoes, eggs, meat, olive oil, and wine come directly from the farm. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy-free meals are available upon request. All the ingredients coming from the farm a strictly organic and the ones that are bought from outside are not necessarily so but we always committed to offering healthy food.

Breakfast
Breakfast on the farm, which takes place between 8 am and 10 am, is a traditional Italian simple breakfast. It includes coffee, tea, homemade seasonal jam, bread, milk, and biscuits. Seasonal fruits and vegetables from the farm are often included in the breakfast.

Dinner
Dinner is a special time to sit together, which will give you the opportunity to eat a traditional Italian meal full of wholesome food from a wide variety of farm products.

Dinner includes two dishes which are usually pasta which is often homemade by hand that day, followed by seasonal vegetables, fresh salad, local handmade cheese, homegrown potatoes, eggs from the farm, lentils, or beans.

Non-vegetarian meals are available on request. Italy Farm Stay offers a dish with locally selected meat such as steak, chicken, or pork for an additional cost of three euros. The meal is also accompanied by local bread. Homemade wine is served with the meals for an additional cost of 2,50 euros per half a litre.

Fresh organic fruit free for all guests
You are welcome to pick and eat from the abundance of fruits that comes from the farm. It is an indescribable pleasure to eat fresh organic fruit directly from the trees. On the farm, the fruit is handpicked when it is perfectly ripe so that you can enjoy the full flavour.

There is a wide variety of fruits available especially in late spring, summer, and fall. Among them are figs, plums, peaches, cherries, cherries, persimmons, apples, pears, grapes, apricots, berries, and nuts.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Yoga at the farm
Yoga Farm Italy is the tranquil escape that you have been searching for! The program allows you to just simply relax, de-stress from the culture of today's busy society, or enjoy the spiritual benefits of yoga that could prove to be a life-changing experience.

Daily yoga classes
By taking part in daily yoga practices, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient art of traditional Hatha yoga. The practices include sun salutations or flowing yoga poses, various yoga postures, relaxation, Pranayama, and meditation.

Yoga classes take place daily, either in the morning or afternoon.

Guided walking meditation
Enjoy a meditative hike to a beautiful waterfall in the Abruzzo National Park. This includes the pranayama section and the yogic technique of trataka on the sun at sunset. The whole walking meditation aims to reconnect with yourself and nature. You will visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the park located along a stunning gorge.

Typical daily activities
  • Morning yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Free time and walking meditation
  • Optional afternoon yoga class
  • Dinner

Optional activities
Go for a day hike
Walk along the beautiful valley of San Piedro in the Abruzzi National Park with a local guide. On the hike, you will see the surrounding mountains, walk along a gorge, and visit a beautiful waterfall where you can swim in the refreshing water. This day hike you can do on your own or with other guests staying at the farm. Free maps are provided.

Go for an overnight hike
Hike along the mountainside to the top of a beautiful mountain and sleep among the stars. You will see beautiful views of the Abruzzi National Park, sleep in a traditional mountain hut, and cook food from the farm over an open fire. This is truly a magical experience! Price is 90 EUR for one person, 45 EUR each for a group of two people, and 38 EUR each for three or more.

Take a wine tour
Take a tour of a unique vineyard in the Valle di Comino of Atina, a small town a short drive south of the farm. This vineyard produces the Cabernet Atina Doc wine, and in the last ten years, it has gained its controlled origin denomination recognition and is increasingly becoming more appreciated both in Italy and abroad. 

The French Cabernet grape used to make this wine was first planted in Italy more than 150 years ago by the agronomist Pasquale Visocchi, and there is a festival every year celebrating this unique wine. You will have the chance to visit this beautiful region. See how this special wine is made and taste for yourself how delicious it is.

Take an Italian cooking class
Learn how to make homemade pasta with fresh ingredients from the farm. This traditional Italian meal will then be part of the dinner that all the guests can enjoy. Price including vegetarian dinner is 29 EUR for one person, 24 EUR each for a group of two, 22 EUR each for groups of three and up.

Take an Italian language course
Learning Italian will help you get around Italy while you are travelling! Classes are offered for beginners or more advanced speakers. Spend a little bit of time learning the language of love. Price is 12 EUR for one person, 8 EUR each for a group of two people, and 7 EUR each for three or more.

Try paragliding
Fly through the sky and touch a cloud with your finger! Float above the mountains and the surrounding area in the Cassino valley with an experienced paragliding instructor. Specific weather conditions are needed to fly. The price per person is 90 EUR.

Visit the local shepherd
Take part in an old family tradition in the Italian countryside. The shepherd's family has been making cheese and herding sheep for generations. You can watch the local shepherd and learn how to make pecorino and fresh ricotta cheese. Price is 28 EUR for one person, 20 EUR each for a group of two people, and 15 EUR each for three or more.

Instructor

Linda de Wildt
Linda
Linda is a certified Usui Reiki master/teacher at Italy Farm Stay. She is also a Hatha yoga instructor, Yoga Alliance-certified, completed her teacher training course at Akasha Yoga Academy.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 75% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
On Sale
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