Dolce Far Niente in Untouched Italy SOLD OUT

Civitanova Alta, Italy

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Starr Mill Yoga
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Jun 15 - 22, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18
Dolce Far Niente in Untouched Italy SOLD OUT
Civitanova Alta, Italy

Starr Mill Yoga
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

Jun 15 - 22, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Spaces remain in our second retreat, June 22-29!  Follow this link.


Ahh, dolce far niente - the sweetness of doing nothing. This is the spirit of our 2024 retreat where the focus returns to wellness at Oliveto, a luxury hilltop estate perched high above the Adriatic Sea and nestled amongst 400 olive trees and 9 acres of rolling hills in the untouched Le Marche region of Italy. 


You may want to spend your days walking through the olive groves, taking a trip to the nearby medieval village, or to the stunning Conero Beach, a 30 minute drive from the villa. Or perhaps you will fully emerge in pampering yourself at their spa, outfitted with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, followed by a glass of local wine. All the delectable food Italy is known for might fuel you up for a game at the tennis court or breaking a sweat in the well-equipped gym before taking a dip in the infinity pool. For me, I think I’ll be spending the hours sitting in one of the outdoor lounge areas, watching the light play on the hillsides and water, trying to embody the Italian pastime of pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness.


All that said, this is a yoga retreat! Our daily practices, whether on the yoga deck or in the yoga studio, complete with a breathtaking view, will align with the Italian way of living la dolce vita - the sweet life - reminding us that we don’t need to earn rest and self care, rather they are necessary requirements for a full and healthy life. We will embrace nobile silence in the mornings, offer daily meditation and yoga while sprinkling in additional opportunities to nurture your spirit and soul. 


This is the trip of a lifetime! As in yoga, where words often fall short of describing concepts, you only have to look at the photos of the estate to get a sense of how incredible this adventure will be. So start saving your euros, dust off your passport and join us next June in Italia! 



About the estate

This stunning estate has been designed for the ultimate in relaxation and wellness. Olivetto Estates offers a beautiful yoga studio with sweeping views of the sea, en-suite bedrooms all with private bath and twin beds (can be made into a king bed), a personal chef to prepare outstanding farm to table Italian meals, two pools heated if need be, a floodlight tennis court, a spa with a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and experiential shower. I didn't know what that was either, but look it up, Mamma Mia!


Set amongst rolling hills and ancient vineyards, the luxurious Villa Oliveto comes with 8 acres of the Oliveto estate filled with manicured gardens overlooking its very own 400-tree olive grove. With uninterrupted views of the Adriatic coast and untouched Italian landscape, here you will enjoy the slow way of life, and once you have entered the 50 metre long driveway lined with Olive trees, you won’t want to leave. This 4 bedroomed luxury villa is only just the start, because once you start to explore you will find multiple outdoor eating areas, many private corners to relax and restore, a huge architectural pool house & gym, with a 21m outdoor pool, a tennis court amidst the olive grove and our new purpose-built yoga studio that overlooks it. Our 24/7 concierge team can craft bespoke experiences to tailor make your stay, designed around your needs.  Your very own Italian home-from-home.



About the villas

There are two villas on the estate:


Olivio is the larger villa accommodating up to 12 guests. Offering unlimited space and exceptional views, the atmosphere is one of pared down elegance and modern luxury. Expansive views can be enjoyed from all levels of the villa and the floor to ceiling glass doors seamlessly bring together the outside and interior living space as one.


Furnished to the very highest standards, Villa Olivo is a restful retreat, perfectly equipped for special gatherings with family and friends. Throughout the villa you will find an inspiring mix of both contemporary and classic design features such as crystal pendant chandeliers and distressed bronze coffee tables. Natural stone floors sit harmoniously with restful colour schemes, reclaimed antique materials contrast beautifully with striking contemporary design details and unique pieces of art and sculpture give the villa a vibrant sense of modern elegance. 


Separate spacious living areas can be found on two floors providing a variety of relaxation and chill-out areas throughout the villa, perfect for larger groups or celebrations. The ground floor living area includes a super sleek contemporary fireplace and a large terrace with panoramic views of the sea, countryside and nearby medieval village. Villa Olivo’s numerous terraces and balconies mean you are never far from yet another breathtaking view of Le Marche.



Oliveto is the smaller villa accommodating up to 6 people, with a light airy and relaxing open plan living space.  Expansive views can be enjoyed from the large windows that wrap around the south facing side of the villa where you can lose yourself in the rolling hills and olive groves that extend to the sea.  

No matter which villa you choose, we have no doubt after this week in Le Marche region, you will arrive home refreshed, renewed and with a little piece of Italy forever in your heart.  

Cancelation & Trip Insurance

POLICIES

Please note all payments are non-refundable. This cancellation policy is strict and firm. If you need to leave the retreat early there are no refunds or pro-rating of days. We understand there are things in life beyond our control, which is why we STRONGLY recommend...


TRIP INSURANCE

We STRONGLY STRONGLY recommend you purchase "cancel for any reason" trip insurance. Most policies will refund up to 75% of your travel costs, some will refund 100%. Do your homework and find a policy that works best for your situation. Make sure Covid cancellations are covered. For 2023, Forbes recommends Seven Corners, Track International and Cat70 among others. Most policies require the policy be purchase within 15-20 days of your initial trip deposit.

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Lodging in en suite bedroom with private bath for 7 nights.
  • Meals
    Morning snack, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner all prepared by our onsite private chef.
  • Spa Facilities
    Use of all spa facilities including the heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, experiential shower and gym.
  • Daily Yoga
    Daily yoga, including movement, breathwork and meditation, either on the yoga deck or in the custom yoga studio.
  • Daily Japa
    Japa is the repetition of mantra. Japa concentrates, intensifies and spiritualizes our consciousness.
  • Daily Walking Meditation
    Bring body and mind in sync, further training the mind in awareness.
  • Daily Yoga Nidra
    Guided meditation to facilitate deep relaxation and healing throughout each level of your being.
  • Sound Bath Ceremony
    Stress, anxieties and worries melt away with the healing vibrations of sound.
  • Montagallo Hats
    A local beloved treasure, join us for a Montagallo hat making experience and learn the art and craft that goes into creating these masterpieces (custom hats available for purchase).
  • Ground Transportation
    Van service to and from Rome at designated time.

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Car/Uber/Taxi Rental
  • Daily Excursions
  • Alcohol

Available Packages

Olivo - Garden Suite with Balcony
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 


8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a suite with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the garden and medieval village in the distance. Private balcony, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef using locally sourced ingredients


Snacks and sparkling water


All use of spa facilities, including gym, pools, tennis court


morning japa


daily yoga


sound bath ceremony


transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private Garden Suite Balcony. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,350
Deposit: $200
Olivo - Garden Suite w/ Private Terrace
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 

.

8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a suite with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the garden and medieval village in the distance. Private terrace, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef using locally sourced ingredients


Snacks and sparkling water


All use of spa facilities, including gym, pools, tennis court


morning japa


daily yoga


sound bath ceremony


transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private Garden Suite Terrace.. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,350
Deposit: $200
Olivo - Sea View Suite with Balcony
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 

8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a suite with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the rolling hills and Adriatic Sea. Private Romeo & Juliet balcony, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef

All use of spa facilities, including gym, pool, tennis court

morning japa

daily yoga

transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private Sea View Suite Balcony. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,550
Deposit: $200
Olivo- Sea View Suite Private Terrace
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 


8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a suite with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the rolling hills and Adriatic Sea. Large private terrace, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef

All use of spa facilities, including gym, pool, tennis court

morning japa

daily yoga

transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private Sea View Suite Terrace. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,550
Deposit: $200
Olivo - Sea View Suite w/ Shared Terrace
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 


8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a suite with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the rolling hills and Adriatic Sea. Large terrace shared with one other bedroom, en suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef

All use of spa facilities, including gym, pool, tennis court

morning japa

daily yoga

transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private! Sea View Shared Terrace. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,550
Deposit: $200
Oliveto - Cozy Garden Room
Available until April 15, 2024Sold Out

This package includes: 

.

8 days/ 7 nights for one person in a garden room with 2 twin beds (can also be made into a king) with a view of the gardens surrounding the smaller villa, Oliveto. 

En suite bathroom with walk in shower, bidet. 

Television, air conditioning and safe. 


All meals prepared by a private chef using locally sourced ingredients


Snacks and sparkling water


All use of spa facilities, including gym, pools, tennis court


morning japa


daily yoga


sound bath ceremony


transportation from airport if flying on suggested flights


If you would like to book this as a private room, please choose the add on option: Make it Private Cozy Garden Suite. If you would like to book as a couple please add 2 to the cart.

$3,050
Deposit: $200
Oliveto - Garden Balcony Room
Sold Out
$3,050
Deposit: $200
Oliveto - Garden w/ a Touch of Sea View
Sold Out
$3,350
Deposit: $200


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SM
Starr Mill Yoga
5 reviews
Originally drawn to the physical practice of Yoga for the flexibility and strength it gave her, Sybil soon discovered the power and depth of meditation, yoga philosophy and self-inquiry. She’s been teaching since 2010. Sybil’s classes are focused on precise alignment, breath awareness, mindfulness, and enjoying the journey. She draws her inspiration from twenty years of personal practice. The mission of Starr Mill Yoga is to spread the innumerable joys and benefits of yoga to as many people as possible.

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By Melissa T for Big Sky Retreat on Aug 30, 2022
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By Beverley B for Big Sky Retreat on Aug 29, 2022
I enjoyed every single moment! Was a beautiful and fulfilling experience that exceed any expectations that I may have had. Only complaint was that I had to go home! Felt so connected to the nature and spirit of the land. Felt my practice and wellbeing improved significantly over the course of the trip. Would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much to everyone who organized, planned, and made this trip possible. Thanks especially to Sybil for your amazing practices and teaching! Heartfelt regards to all who attended and made this possible!
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