Join us for a week of yoga, cooking delicious Tuscan food, hiking, a spa day and excursions to Siena, San Gimignano and around the beautiful medieval village of Radicondoli. Follow Il Campo/Cucina founder Marlane Agriesti Miriello and certified yoga instructor Anne Marie Welsh in a journey that nourishes body and soul.
Anne Marie Welsh, veteran arts journalist and writing coach who discovered yoga as a source of personal healing and creative inspiration, will offer morning gentle sun salutation yoga and afternoon restorative yoga classes with her inspiring yoga nidra guided meditations. She will lead you through six days of yoga asanas, meditations, and nature walks. Marlane Agriesti Miriello, former editor turned writer who came to Tuscany to learn firsthand its traditions and recipes, will lead you through the kitchens, gardens and forest trails of her beloved, adopted village, Radicondoli.
The week includes pickup and drop off in Florence, all local ground transportation, deluxe lodging in an eco-sustainably restored Tuscan farmhouse, twice daily yoga sessions, three cooking lessons with engaging and inspiring instructors, a spa visit at a nearby thermal spring, a wine tasting, excursions to famous Tuscan villages, guided hikes, all meals and English speaking tour leaders. You do not have to be an experienced yogi or chef to participate and to reap the benefits. After one week with Il Campo/Cucina, you will return home with a new yoga practice, new recipes and inspirations .
Price: $2,995 per person double occupancy; $3,495 for a private room and bath.
Deep Yoga connects your breath to your body so that gentle physical postures begin to free you from stress and anxiety and offer a pathway to healing and harmony. This subtle practice fosters flexibility, strength, focus, clarity and an open heart, on and off the mat. Classes end with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, the most restorative of all ancient practices. With Anne Marie’s voice as a guide, your body, mind and spirit become one. You flow deeply into your unconscious, release all tension, and experience bliss. You then return to the world — and a fabulous Tuscan meal— rejuvenated and refreshed.
View the most colorful and famous horse race in the world from the most thrilling position in the city. Our own private Palazzo overlooks the San Martino curve, where the outcome of the Palio di Siena is decided. Our windows and large terrace commands a stunning panoramic view of the racetrack, which circumnavigates the Piazza del Campo–a Unesco World Heritage Site considered the most beautiful piazza in Italy.
Ten jockeys dressed in their contrada’s (neighborhood’s) medieval costumes ride bareback three times around the perimeter of the piazza, as fifty thousand people look on in angst, exhilaration, rivalry and comaraderie, Most of the fifty thousand people who attend the race stand in the center of the crowded piazza vying for a place along the track and a glimpse of the horses as they speed by. Join the privileged few are able to watch the race from an air conditioned private Palazzo.
Join Il Campo/Cucina for the ultimate Tuscan summer vacation: a week of relaxation, delicious Italian meals with outstanding wines and cooking lessons with an exciting selection of chefs, combined with three days of Palio thrills and pageantry viewed from a private Palazzo in Siena.
Want to know more about the Palio? Watch this great video with Kenny Maynes on ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. He viewed the race from the same vantage point as you will, if you come with us–the famous San Martino (St. Martin’s) curve! CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
The package includes:
$4,500 per person in a shared, double bedroom; $500 extra for a private room. If you pay by check or bank transfer, we will discount your week $100. (Price does not include airfare.)
We require a deposit of $500 to hold your place and final payment of the balance is due by May 10, 2013.
*Pick-up in Florence at the Porta Romana 11:00 AM on Saturday August 10 and drop-off at the Santa Maria Novella Train Station at 1:30 on August 17. Airport pick-ups and drop-offs can be arranged with advance notice; an extra fee may apply.
**Massages are are available at an extra charge.
Limited space left! To reserve or to request more information, click here, or call Debbie Tucker at: 1-858-525-1712.
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