This gorgeous 18th century masseria is situated in the heart of the Pugliese countryside and has been beautifully and tastefully restored with great attention to detail.
Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, the estate is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages each boasting their own culinary specialities. If you journey down through the olive plains to the sea, there are many beautiful beaches to explore.
Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside.
The style of the masseria is very much that of a house party rather than a hotel, you will be made to feel relaxed and welcome as if you are staying with good friends.
At the beginning of the retreat we will have a ritual ‘handing-in’ of phones, tablets, laptops, fitbits, kindles, game consoles and any digital device with a screen. We’ll keep all your digital gadgets safe for you until it’s time to leave.
There’s an emergency landline phone number you can give to those who might need to get hold of you, and we will give you details of this when you book.
The recommended flight to Bari airport is with EasyJet. Transfers from Bari airport will be arranged once we have your flight confirmation.
8am: Silent mindful walk
8:30-10:30am: Energising yoga class, guided walk or bike ride
10.30am: Healthy brunch with juices and smoothies
11:30-1.30pm: Free-time to read, create, swim, explore, relax
1.30pm: Plant-based light lunch
2.30pm-4.30pm: Creative/play activities, body treatments, or relax
5:30-7:30pm: Restorative yoga class or guided walk
8pm: Plant-based vegetarian feast
9pm: Relaxation time
Accommodation is in nine beautifully restored twin or double rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms and balconies, others with shared bathrooms. For more details or to make a booking please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
Twin room sharing (not ensuite) £675pp
Twin or double sharing room (ensuite) £795pp
Single occupancy room (ensuite) £995
Your room price includes:
5 nights accommodation at the masseria
5 days all food* and refreshments (on one night* during your stay dinner is not provided, enabling you to visit a local town to try out the regional cuisine)
All yoga, hiking, cycling and creative activities
Your room price does not include:
Transfers to and from the masseria
Any body/massage treatments (available to book on arrival)
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