Holistic Retreat in Tuscany
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Il Grande Prato Farmhouse in Chianti area
Period: 19th-22th May and 22th-25th September 2016
Il Grande prato is a century old farm complex located in the midst of the enchanting Tuscan countryside. Beautiful destinations such as Chiantishire, Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano and Etruscan sites are nearby and easy to reach.
The original two storey barn (300 msq) has been converted into a friendly open house, with piano, stereo hi-fi, fireplace and library, where the guests can practice music, art, dance and yoga.
A fully equipped gym with jacuzzi, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court and five-a-side football playing field permits anyone wanting to stay in shape while on vacation to do so!
Internet free wifi 24h.
The meal served areinspired by traditional Tuscan cuisine as well as vegetarian menus accompanied by quality Chianti DOC wine in a spacious dining rooms, or, weather permitting, outside under the grape arbours or alongside the pool.
Families and groups are accommodated in rooms and apartments/suites with 2/4 beds in the main house and various other buildings. All rooms have their original ceilings with old wooden beams and Tuscan brickwork. Every window and door opens onto picture postcard views of Tuscany. From each vantage point you can see green hills, vineyards, olive groves and medieval villages to hilltops in the distance. To the west, magnificent sunsets every evening paint a different colour.
Day 1– Transfer from Pisa or Florence Airport and arrival to il Grande Prato Agriturismo. Welcome drink and dinner. Variety of teas and infusions are at your disposal.
Day 2 – Yoga and meditation session – Breakfast and free time
11:00 – Visit by coach through the magnificent Tuscan landscape. The MONTERICCO ESTATE – IHP – Italian Horse Protection – is a non-profit association operating in Italy for the protection of horses and other equines. Moreover, it manages the first rescue centre for mistreated and sequestrated horses in Italy. The horses on the Montericco Estate in Montaione (Province of Florence) live in free herds in large open spaces and benefit from a program of physical and physiological rehabilitation, finding again their wellbeing and balance. The objective is to improve the relationship between humans and horses through a widespread and in-depth information campaign.
Here you can stay and enjoy a vegan menu picnic together with the beautiful horses and admire the enchanting landscape during the holistic session in the countryside.
19:00 – Tuscan Dinner with traditional and vegetarian menues
21:00 – Biodanza session with some Italian Biodancer friends. You can spend some hours dancing your life away: our path towards good health is built through the expression of all our basic potentials, which according to Biodanza are: Vitality, Sexuality, Creativity, Affectivity and Transcendence. Enjoy the moment.
07:30 – Yoga and meditation session – Breakfast
10.00 – Walking tour through the Tuscan hills with a guided visit to a vegetable garden where fruit and vegetables are cultivated. Pick some seasonal local vegetables and taste some Italian specialities produced by the farm itself or by neighbouring ones.
13.00 Back to the farmhouse; time to relax and then you can enjoy an Italian cooking class where you can cook the products picked previously. Dinner with appetizers, first and second courses, desserts, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
After dinner, relax with tea and tisane, sharing your experience with the farm owners and their friends, listening to relaxing piano or guitar music.
Day 4 –Yoga and meditation session – Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
The package includes:
- Transfers by coach from and to the airport
- 3 nights at the Grande Prato on half-board basis with drinks included
- 1 cooking class
- Transfer by coach to the Montericco Estate and guided tour
- Holistic sessions of yoga, meditation and Biodanza as described in the program
- Wine, olive oil and Tuscan products tasting
- Picnic with vegan products
Cost per person: in double, triple room or apartment: Euro 425.00
Double room for single use supplement: Euro 140,00
Extra night: Euro 60.00 per person on Bed & Breakfast basis
This tour will run with a minimum of 15 participants