Yoga & Wine-Tasting, Italy 23rd – 26th Apr 2020

Yoga & Wine-Tasting, Italy 23rd – 26th Apr 2020

Wine & Yoga:

This special event is organized for Yogis who love to travel, meet new people and learn about good quality wines from …

one of the undiscovered wine-producing areas of Italy.

A unique opportunity to spend a few days in the beautiful, secluded Abruzzo Borgo in the Abruzzo region, enjoying daily, gentle yoga practice, poolside relaxation, and wine-tasting at some of the local vineyards. Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, or you are a novice when it comes to wine, you’ll love this trip!

Discounted rate for our April trip. Read on for further details:

I just love travel, adventure, yoga and wine! And most of all I love sharing these experiences with others.

Come alone or with a friend. Either way, you’ll have some new, like-minded friends by the end of the trip. And as well as teaching yoga both mornings, I will be there to look after you for the duration of the trip.

On this special weekend, we will raise our vibrations by coming together to practice yoga in this beautiful countryside location, chilling by the pool and making new, like-minded friends.

Afternoons/Evenings will be spent visiting unique places such as former Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli’s winery, where you can sample some of his famous award-winning wines. You will learn how the different brands are produced and also watch the bottling process.

We will also visit a smaller, bio vineyard run by young winegrowers where you can taste their exciting new wines.

THE ITINERARY:

Thursday afternoon – 

Arrival at Abruzzo Borgo, get settled into your luxurious room in your shared apartment, and spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool and getting to know everyone. Napping is also encouraged, if you are tired after your travels.

7pm – Wine reception and buffet-style dinner/BBQ. 

*** Please note: Gluten-free can usually be easily catered for, so please let us know in advance if you are gluten intolerant. Vegan options are a little more challenging (this is Italy…!), but again please let us know if you are vegan ahead of time, or if you have any special dietary requirements and we will do our utmost to cater for your needs. This applies not only to the BBQ, but to meals out in restaurants as well.

Friday –

Breakfast – Your kitchen will be stocked with ingredients for a continental breakfast. If you’re up early, feel free to eat before yoga. If you prefer a lie in, you can always grab something after yoga.

9.30am – Yoga, either poolside, or rooftop with a beautiful vista either way! Don’t forget to bring your travel mat. You can keep it chill or push yourself a little more, depending on how you feel each day. I will guide you through different variations so you can choose what feels right for you.

10.45am – A dip in the pool perhaps? Read a book, chat to the group, whatever you feel. 

Approx. 1pm – Let’s go for lunch in a local, authentic Italian restaurant (cost of lunch not included, averages around €15 per person). Transport to the restaurant will be provided.

After Lunch – We will visit former Formula 1 driver, Jarno Trulli’s cantina, which is nearby, for a tour and wine tasting.

Approx 8pm – Dinner at a local, authentic restaurant. This will be a set menu for the group and is included in the cost of your trip. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know ahead of time.

Saturday – 

Breakfast – self-serve in the apartments, before or after yoga. 

9.30am – Yoga (or slightly later if the group prefers, we’ll take a vote!).

After Yoga – a dip in the pool, read a book, relax whatever way you feel. 

Approx 1pm – Lunch in a local, characteristic restaurant (Cost of lunch not included, average €15 per person). Please let us know about any special dietary requirements ahead of time.

After Lunch – We will visit an innovative, new, and privately owned vineyard run by a local winegrower and his sons. You will see the bioconversion process that they use and taste the resulting high-quality wines.

Approx 8pm – Dinner at a characteristic local restaurant. This will be a set menu for the group and is included in the cost of your trip.

Sunday –

Breakfast is at your leisure, self-serve in your apartment.

And let’s finish off this fab weekend with a mimosa cocktail and more poolside relaxation until your departure.

***Please note: The remote location of the Abruzzo Borgo is one of the things that makes it so special. With that in mind, for morning and afternoon flights from Rome to home, it is be advisable to take the local bus bus back to Rome airport. This bus departs once per day, around 8am. Should you prefer to extend your stay for an extra night we are delighted to offer you a special rate of only €35. Please do keep in mind the logistics when booking your flights, and please reach out for assistance with this at any time.

How to get here:

The closest airport to us is Pescara Abruzzo Airport. If you choose to fly there, the venue will pick you up and bring you back to Abruzzo Borgo in the town of Alanno, which is about a 40-minute car ride.

There is also the less expensive route of flying into Rome and taking regional bus transportation to Chieti/Pescara. Buses from Rome airports run every two hours to Pescara. You will disembark at the Chieti bus terminal. The venue will pick you up there. Abruzzo Borgo is located about 25 minutes away in the town of Alanno.

Ryanair  flights from London, Frankfort, Barcelona and other European cities can be purchased at very reasonable prices when booked in advance, to Pescara (the nearest airport) and Rome.  Alitalia sometimes has special offers to Rome.

It is best to book early, as prices can increase steeply closer to your departure date.

One of the best sites to shop for airfares bargains is farecompare.com.  Often you can get cheaper flights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday allowing you to stay a few days longer. The venue will offer you a discount for adding days to your visit.

Tip: Since you may have an opportunity to purchase wine at a reduced price directly from the vineyards you’ll visit, you might like to bring a carry-on bag that will fit in the overhead bin of the airplane, that you can then check in on the way home.

The venue also offer the following options:

35 euro extra per night bed and breakfast, guests can add extra days at the beginning of the end of the trip.

30 euro for an upgrade to a large room and a bottle of wine on arrival.

60 euro for a VIP room and a bottle of wine on arrival.

Prices:

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS PLAN

Thursday 10th October to Sunday 13th October

Total price        normally €650,  reduced to €499  (prices per person half board)

This special offer is per single occupancy for one bedroom in a two- or three-bedroom apartment with a shared kitchen and bathroom. If you share the bedroom with a friend or partner the total price is 650 euros (325pp), a savings of 350 euros.

Price also includes:

Yoga on Saturday and Sunday morning

Excursion to and wine-tasting at Jarno Trulli’s Vineyard and Cantina

Excursion to and wine-tasting at Bio Vineyard

BBQ and wine reception on the night of arrival

Breakfast each morning

Dinner out Saturday and Sunday evening

Mimosa cocktail on Sunday

Your hostess, Aideen, for the entire trip!

To book simply get in touch.

Aideen

6 Comments
  • Nadine Mangan
    Posted at 02:10h, 03 August Reply

    Aideen

    Please count me in for a minimum of 2 bookings & possibly a total of 4. I have to contact friends abroad and will do so ASAP.

    I expect to be able to confirm numbers by the end of next week.

    The “Palmerstown Schweppes” have very close connections with my branch of the Mangan clan!

    Sláinte, Nadine

    • Aideen Schweppe
      Posted at 09:33h, 05 August Reply

      Hi Nadine, thanks so much for your comment. I emailed you a response the other day, but it may go into your Spam, so please check there.
      Bookings are made via the venue’s website and I’ve sent you a link to that in my email. I’ll also guide you through the logistics, which airport, what day and time etc, so we can all hopefully meet at the airport and I can make sure everyone gets to the venue easily.
      I look forward to chatting to you in due course.
      Aideen

  • Gintare Venckute
    Posted at 13:43h, 07 October Reply

    Hi Aideen,

    I’m just checking the dates and they don’t seem to match. One says October the other April. Could you clarify on this please 🙂

    Gintare

    • Aideen Schweppe
      Posted at 13:47h, 07 October Reply

      Hi Gintare, sorry about that, I will read through and make sure all the updates are correct. The dates for the trip are 23rd to 26th April, a Thursday to Sunday. Any other questions please feel free to ask.

  • Margaret Howlin
    Posted at 18:42h, 07 October Reply

    Hi Aideen

    Can I book a room to share so 2 of us will be going. Will look into flights as soon as you confirm we are booked in. Do we pay a deposit ? How much and when? It looks really great !!

    Thanks
    Maggy

    • Aideen Schweppe
      Posted at 10:36h, 08 October Reply

      Hi Maggy, I’ll email you with a link to book your spot asap. I can help co-ordinate flight times as well, so let’s chat!

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