Yoga and Walking in Tuscany
Beneath the Tuscan sun… the authentic Italian experience.

Ancient medieval towns, lush fields of gold, and majestic olive painted landscapes combine with hiking, yoga, and wellbeing to achieve true balance on this unmissable journey into the heart of Renaissance Italy. The ethos of this trip and our general philosiphy is to offer pure, unique journeys.

Key information

BOOKING NOW FOR 2024 & 2025

Available for private departure

Duration: 6 days

Grading: Easy

Nearest Airport: Florence / Pisa

Accommodated in a countryside villa with swimming pool

Private vehicle support

At A Glance
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Days 1 - 2

The Villa Palagione, close to the village of Volterra on the slopes of Mount Voltraio, is your home for the duration and offers fantastic facilities, mesmerising gardens and beautiful cuisine. The first day offers time to arrive, settle into your room and enjoy a restorative yoga session after your journey.

The first full day begins with breakfast, an energising yoga session, and a gentle hike through the magnificent countryside to the village of Volterra. A former trading center and one of the oldest towns in ancient Italy, Volterra’s narrow streets, open piazzas, and Roman architecture offer a taste of authentic Italy, as does dinner in one of the local restaurants.

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Days 3 - 4

Day three offers a circular hike through golden fields and lush vineyards, to the hilltop village of Casole d’Elsa. With lunch (and perhaps a glass of locally produced wine) in the village, you return to the Villa taking time to unwind with a yoga class and relax over dinner.

Day four, we embark on a pre-breakfast hike to the summit of Monte Voltraio, where you enjoy yoga in the crisp air, as the sun rises. With the day to yourself, you can relax or explore at your leisure, before enjoying an informative wine tasting session and dinner at a favored restaurant in Volterra.

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Days 5 - 6

A hike to the medieval walled town of San Gimignano is the highlight of day five as you take time to explore the one time seat of regional power and influence, complete with its ancient homesteads, artisan shops and 12th century church.The countryside trail ideally suited to lovers of the lush Tuscan landscapes which inspired Leonardo da Vinci when painting the Mona Lisa. You end the day with a beautiful farewell dinner, the perfect opportunity to relive the week’s highlights and adventures.

The final day affords time for breakfast and to prepare for departure before heading to the airport and your onwards destination.

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Need To Know

 
Accommodation
This is a residential trip meaning we stay in the same location throughout. The exquisitely renovated Villa Palagione, near the old Etruscan town of Volterra is our home during this stay. The villa is over 400 yrs old and has been painstakingly renovated with a lifetime of dedication from a small group of friends. With delightful gardens and a magnificent open air swimming pool we take full opportunity to enjoy this wonderful space. Many of our Yoga classes will be held outside in the gardens with views over the Tuscan countryside. More details of the villa can be found here LINK with a short video of the house and gardens here LINK.
What’s included
 

  • All accommodations with private baths
  • All breakfasts
  • Lunches except two (one on our rest day and one in Sienna)
  • All dinners
  • Wine tasting and dinner in Volterra
  • Dinner in San Gimignano
  • Daily yoga sessions – yoga equipment including mats etc will be provided
  • All group transfers as per the itinerary
  • Guided walking tour of Volterra
  • Group transfer from the Florence Airport to the Villa Palagione on Day 1 and group transfer back to the Florence Airport on Day 8
  • Great walking and lasting memories!
Guides
Our guides are exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the culture, flora and fauna with you. All qualified and licensed International Mountain Leaders they will bring the trip alive. In addition our Yoga teachers have all completed their 200hrs TTC training certification and hold professional membership. This trip is aimed at beginners, however, should you have practiced Yoga previously, our teachers are more than capable of offering advanced Asanas where appropriate.

We adopt an excellent guiding ratio meaning we can cater for differing levels within the group:

One Guide – 1 – 7 clients

Two Guides – 8 – 14 clients

 

Booking and Price

Cost: €3500 pp (Guide)

Single Supplement available

We manage every booking independently to ensure attention to detail and provide a personalised service.

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Truly the highlight...

this experience was truly the highlight of my year!

Molly.

amazing!

what an amazing trip this has turned out to be!

Kate