Italy 2019

INDULGE IN ITALY RETREAT
Locanda del Gallo
Umbria, Italy
September 21-28, 2019

http://locandadelgallo.it/

Italy is calling!  Join Melanie for a glorious week of yoga, food, and adventures in Umbria!  You’ll take up residence at the stunning Locanda del Gallo in the Italian countryside for 7 days of la dolce vita: stay connected with yoga twice a day, indulge in local culinary delights, taste wines from the region, enjoy afternoon hikes around the property, and savor a soak in the saltwater pool and jacuzzi.  Treat yourself to this delicious week of self-care: you deserve it.

 

LOCANDA DEL GALLO

“Welcome to Locanda del Gallo, our country house bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Umbria hills between Gubbio and PerugiaOur luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature. Enjoy our green hills, our gardens, our silence, extreme relaxation in our wellness centre with salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities. Let our chef spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. 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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1995 the present owners took over the property, formerly belonging to the Marquis Capranica del Grillo. They commenced on a project of dedicated restoration of the long neglected mansion and village re-creating its original splendour, and resulting in the Locanda we see today.

 

 

 

 

THE GARDEN AND SPA

Prominently situated on a ridge which stretches into the centre of the valley, The Locanda del Gallo commands fine views over its 28 hectares of gardens, terraced lawns and woodland. 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 and 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, or read a book, or revive yourself under the hands of our masseuse.

 

 

THE KITCHEN

In the finest traditions of Mediterranean cuisine everything is natural, everything is genuine.  Organic vegetables from the garden, olive oil from the olive grove, aromatic herbs from the garden, home made yogurt, cakes and breads.  Mediterranean tradition, fresh and healthful. 

La Locanda uses mostly organic produce. At breakfast they offer muesli, corn flakes, various seeds, prunes, homemade yoghurt, sliced meats on request, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, jams/preserves, home baked bread, fruit juices, coffee, tea, milk.  At lunchtime there are grains, vegetable proteins, a choice of vegetables, fruit, homemade pizzas/focaccias and more.  At dinnertime there will be a first course (pasta or soups), main course with side dish, raw vegetables + dips and a dessert.

 

THE ROOMS

The Locanda del Gallo has 9 rooms all with private bathroom, each equally fresh and silent, each different 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 of the Locanda del Gallo. There is no television, nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity.


ROOM #2

2 twin beds or 1 double bed, private bathroom, & extra living space for a 3rd guest
Double Occupancy €1475 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Triple Occupancy €1325 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!

ROOM #3
2 twin beds or 1 double bed, 1 bathroom, & a loft with a queen bed for 3rd guest
Double Occupancy €1475 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Triple Occupancy €1325 per person
BOOK THIS ROOM!

ROOM #5: SOLD OUT!
1 double bed & private bathroom
Single Occupancy €1825
Double Occupancy €1475 per person 

ROOM #8
1 double bed & private bathroom
Single Occupancy €1825 BOOK THIS ROOM!
Double Occupancy €1475 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!

ROOM #6
2 twin beds & a private bathroom
Double Occupancy €1475 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!

ROOM #7
2 twin beds & a private bathroom
Double Occupancy €1475 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!

SUITE #4: SOLD OUT!
2 rooms (2 twin beds or 1 double bed in each room), living area, & 1 large bathroom
Double Occupancy €1575 per person
Triple Occupancy €1425 per person 
Quadruple Occupancy €1325 per person

SUITE #20
2 rooms (2 twin beds or 1 double bed in each room), 1 bathroom, & private entrance
Double Occupancy €1575 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Triple Occupancy €1425 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Quadruple Occupancy €1325 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!

SUITE #30
2 rooms (2 twin beds or 1 double bed in each room), 1 bathroom, & private entrance
Double Occupancy €1575 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Triple Occupancy €1425 per person BOOK THIS ROOM!
Quadruple Occupancy €1325 per person
BOOK THIS ROOM!

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Daily meditation
  • Yoga twice a day 
  • 2 evening Yoga Nidra sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation 
  • 3 healthy fresh meals per day
  • All taxes and HST

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation to Locando del Gallo
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Extras and Excursions
  • Massages and holistic treatments
  • Other travel related expenses

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Local Area Hike:
Explore the nature trails surrounding Locanda, including the nearby waterfalls.  Paola and Irish, the owners, will be happy to point the way.

Visit Renza The Weaver:
A pleasant ten-minute walk takes you to Renza’s hand weaving workshop.  Here you can learn the art of hand looming and dyeing fabric with vegetable dyes.  She also has lovely handmade items for sale.

Day Trip to Perugia with Wine Tasting & Lunch:
Spend the day exploring Perugia, Umbria’s capital.  This excursion will also include wine tasting and lunch.

Visit Gubbio Market Day:
Gubbio is a well-preserved medieval hill town with great views over the beautiful country-side.  Market Day is a special treat; don’t miss the spectacular ceramic shops and the Roman Theater dating to the 1st Century. 

Regional Italian Cooking Class:
Learn how to cook like a local with Locando del Gallo’s private chef.

 

SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

-Morning Yoga
-Breakfast
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Lunch
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Evening Yoga
-Dinner

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Trains connect many major cities in Italy to the nearby city of Perugia.  From the Perugia train station you can take a taxi to Locanda del Gallo.

From Rome: 2.5 hours
From Siena: 1.5 hours
From Florence: 2.5 hours
From Perugia: 45 minutes

The arrival day is Saturday, September 21 and the departure day is Saturday, September 29. 

If you’d like to arrange ground transportation for you please let us know. 
 

 

BOOK NOW

Click the links above to pay the non-refundable €400 deposit (PER PERSON) required to hold your spot.

All amounts listed are in euros (€).

Please specify your roommate if applicable. 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

-A €400 nonrefundable deposit (PER PERSON) is required to reserve your spot (ie, a double room must have 2 deposits).

-50% of balance is due April 21
-Remaining balance is due June 21
-If payments are not received by the above dates your booking will be cancelled

-Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or cash.

-€400 deposit and all other payments are NON-REFUNDABLE: no exceptions.

-If you cancel your booking by June 21 your deposit (less €75) and other payments may be transferred to another retreat (within one year of current retreat), space permitting. 

-Travel Insurance is recommended for this trip. 

-Participants must have a regular yoga practice and should be comfortable with a level 2 class.  Participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.

 

QUESTIONS?

Email novayogaretreats@gmail.com or call (709) 743-8303.

 

FAQ

1. Do I need a passport?

Yes you are required to have a passport.


2. I don’t have anyone to go with and I don’t want to pay for single occupancy – can you find me a roommate?

Yes I can try to match you up with another solo traveller.  You can pay your deposit and if a match cannot be made your deposit will be refunded.


3. I have dietary restrictions – is the retreat able to accommodate me?

Yes certainly; once you have reserved your spot please pass on any allergies, restrictions, or requests.


4. Do I need to be an advanced yogi to join this retreat?

Participants must have a regular yoga practice and should be comfortable with a level 2 class.  Participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.


5. Can I bring my kids?

This retreat will be an adult-only vacation.