Under The Tuscan Sun | Italy

      01021 Acquapendente, VT, Italy

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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      56 reviews
      Jun 9 - 15, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20
      Under The Tuscan Sun | Italy
      01021 Acquapendente, VT, Italy

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      • Email address verified
      56 reviews

      Jun 9 - 15, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      Embark on a spellbinding journey of self-discovery and well-being from June 9-15, 2024, amidst the enchanting landscapes of Italy. This isn't just a retreat—it's a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey that promises to ignite your senses and nourish your soul.

      Picture yourself at Il Tesoro, a hidden gem nestled at the crossroads of Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. Here, a fusion of yoga, delectable cuisine, and immersive cultural experiences await, curated to create moments of pure magic.

      To enhance this extraordinary adventure, we recommend spending at least one night in Roma on June 8th, setting the stage for the dreamlike experience that awaits. On the 9th, our team will personally collect you, whisking you away to a realm of pure enchantment.

      Il Tesoro isn't just a destination; it's a family-run haven that has welcomed guests for over two decades. Hosts Massimo and Rita infuse every moment with warmth and hospitality, inviting you to uncover the secrets of this Italian countryside gem.

      Join DDY Travels and Shelley Carroll for a retreat that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary—a true bucket-list experience that promises memories to last a lifetime.

      Farm to Table Food

      It's no secret that Italy is known for its fantastic food: melt-in-your-mouth pasta, heavenly pizza, and delightfully flavorful gelato. Over 80 years of farming has taught the Favero family that any great meal, no matter where in the world you are, always starts with great ingredients. For more than a decade now, Rita and Massimo have been serving authentic Italian meals made from their own farm products and other local sources in Il Tesoro's on-site restaurant. 

      They designed and built the restaurant with guests' full dining experience in mind. On the first floor of the restaurant is room "Diamante," designed with traditional details that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. On the second floor, guests find elegant outdoor terraces and the bright, panoramic dining room "Gioiello" with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. 

      The attention to detail in our preparations and the use of local recipes, creatively reinterpreted by Chef Domenico make every meal an unforgettable experience. 

      Who should attend?

      In a word, EVERYONE!

      Our "Under the Tuscan Sun" retreat beckons individuals of all yoga levels, extending a warm invitation to both novices and seasoned practitioners alike. It's a transformative experience set amidst the captivating landscapes of Tuscany, tailored for those seeking self-discovery, connection, and renewal.

      Whether you're yearning to deepen your yoga journey, forge meaningful connections, or simply bask in the natural beauty of Tuscany, "Under the Tuscan Sun" awaits with open arms.

      Secure your spot today and step onto the path of harmony in this exquisite Italian haven.

      Essential Reservation and Travel Info

      At DDY Retreats, we're committed to offering exceptional travel experiences while prioritizing the safeguarding of your investment. To ensure a smooth and worry-free booking process, please familiarize yourself with the following policies and guidelines:

      Deposits and Trip Payments:

      Please be aware that all deposits and trip payments are non-refundable.

      To protect your investment against unforeseen circumstances, the purchase of comprehensive trip insurance is strongly recommended. This coverage should encompass all potential unexpected events.

      Travel Insurance:

      In today's dynamic world, having adequate travel insurance is crucial. It not only grants peace of mind but also provides financial security in case of trip disruptions, delays, or cancellations.

      We advise exploring your insurance options and securing your travel confidently through Travelex Insurance.

      Please note that DDY Retreats is not responsible for any financial losses incurred in the event that you neglect to purchase insurance.

      Booking Confidence:

      By proactively obtaining travel insurance, you're taking a responsible and proactive measure to shield yourself against the unforeseen. This empowers you to proceed with your travel plans, secure in the knowledge that your investment is well-protected.

      At DDY Retreats, we deeply value your well-being and contentment. These policies are crafted to offer you flexibility and assurance in uncertain times. If you have any questions or require further assistance, our dedicated team is here to help.

      We extend our gratitude for entrusting DDY Retreats with your travel adventures, and we eagerly anticipate creating unforgettable experiences with you.

      The Story of Il Tesoro

      Il Tesoro is a family-run farm-to-table destination at the crossroads of Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. For more than 20 years now, husband and wife Massimo and Rita have been welcoming guests to this hidden treasure in the heart of the Italian countryside.

      Il Tesoro began when Massimo and Rita set out to restore two traditional villas on the family's farm, originally built in 1932. They carefully carved out 10 apartments, creating comfortable and inviting accommodations for guests while preserving the traditional ambiance of these countryside villas. 

      They have since gone on to add a new villa, pool, spa area, lounge bar, and farm-to-table restaurant. Il Tesoro prides itself on being a farm-to-table destination, where guests will always find high-quality service and attention to detail not only during their stay, but also when they join us for an authentic Italian meal in our restaurant with ingredients direct from our own biological farm. 

      The Italian classification of agritourisms assigned 5 sunflowers, placing Il Tesoro in the highest category.

      What’s included

      • 6 nights at It Tesoro
        Private and shared rooms available
      • All Meals
        Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
      • Daily Yoga + Meditation
      • Welcome Cocktail
      • One Time Sauna Access
      • Nature Walk in Sasseto
        Nature walk + yoga in enchanted forest of Sasseto with picnic lunch
      • Crash Course Italian
        Crash Course” Italian language and culture lesson!
      • Visit to Bolsena
      • Civita di Bagnoregio
        Lunch in Civita di Bagnoregio and visit the village
      • Italian Dancing Lesson
      • Bottega Conticelli
        Hike to visit and shopping at custom leather shop Bottega Conticelli
      • Italian Cooking Class
        Cooking class with il Tesoro’s chef
      • Orvieto
        Visit of ancient hilltop town Orvieto with lunch in the Old City
      • Visit to Acquapendente
        Visit to Acquapendente, market in the square in the old village, shopping tour in the boutiques with light linch in town
      • Epic DDY Swag Bag

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Gratuities
      • Spa Visits and massage
      • Additional Excursions
      • Alcohol
        Unless otherwise indicated

      Available Packages

      Shared Room Twin
      only 2 left
      Deposit: $500
      Shared Queen
      Sold Out

      Great for couples or friends traveling together.

      Deposit: $500
      Private Queen Room
      only 1 left
      Deposit: $500


      First Steps into Retreat Bliss: Arrival at il Tesoro

      Your journey with us begins with a warm embrace as we welcome you at your Roma hotel or the airport, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. Our dedicated team is here to ensure your arrival is seamless, so you can start creating cherished memories from the very first moment.

      Upon arrival at Borgo di Campagna il Tesoro, you'll be enveloped in the serene beauty of the countryside. Check-in at the charming Borgo di Campagna sets the stage for a retreat filled with comfort and relaxation.

      At 4:30 pm, indulge in our "Acquamarina Beauty Farm" experience, an oasis of tranquility within our wellness area. Allow the cares of the world to fade away as you immerse yourself in this revitalizing escape.

      As the day gently transitions into evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail—an opportunity to connect and toast to the remarkable journey we're about to embark on together.

      Later, as twilight descends, relish a delectable dinner at il Tesoro. Every dish is an ode to the vibrant flavors of Italy, an invitation to savor the very essence of the region.

      This arrival day is just the beginning of the extraordinary memories we'll craft together, in a place where time seems to slow, and each moment is infused with the magic of Italy.

      Your Organizer

      Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
      56 reviews
      Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.


      My experience was incredible! The Dominican Jungle Treehouse was breathtaking and I plan to return in the future. The entire Yoga Retreat was beautiful with delicious wholesome food, a wonderful, friendly and attentive staff, inlcuding the manager Alex who was on top of every detail. It's a gorgeous, clean place like no other. Shelley Carrol models excellence in business and Dancing Dogs Yoga overdelivers!
      By Millicent S for Learn to Run Successful Retreats with DDY Travels on Sep 15, 2023
      Another epic retreat in the books!! Such an awesome way to kick off my 50th birthday celebration! The food was delicious, the yacht was gorgeous, and the crew was fantastic! The swim stops were phenomenal and I’m so glad we had the chance to see the blue grotto! That heat wave did not stop me from having a great experience!
      By Kendra G for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 31, 2023
      DDY Travels does it again. This was my second retreat and IT WAS EPIC! The accommodations & location were so luxurious and the challenge of doing yoga on a yacht was definitely a new experience. Such a perfect balance of yoga, meditation, relaxation, fun and adventure and the new friends made and experiences shared will forever be imprinted as some of the best times in my life. If you are thinking about joining a DDY Travels retreat...you will not be disappointed. Find your paradise now.
      By Andrea J for Yoga Luxury Yacht Adventure on Jul 25, 2023
      This retreat was such an incredible time. From the yoga itself, to exploring the National Park itself, to visiting the cactus garden at sunset, to exploring the town itself, Shelley created time and space to genuinely experience this magical space! I will always remember, however, that the desert is COLD in November!
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      I was fortunate enough to complete my YTT at the Dominican Tree House Village in El Valle, Samana. I am so thankful for Shelley and being able to share my yoga story. Shelley is a woman of many virtues but my favorite is her being able to hold space for diverse populations in yoga (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+). I was supported during my learning journey, and encouraged throughout my training to continue to create space for other individuals like myself. Our training was well organized, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a healthy balance between learning, resting, and adventure! I was paired with the best roommate and suite mates ever! I am terrified of being in the jungle but knowing I was there with three other women, made it so worth while. Finally, Emma made the most amazing Dominican cuisine for us daily and the Tree House Staff were so hospitable. I would absolutely go on another training/retreat with Shelley and the crew!
      By Chelsea E on 26 Oct, 2022
      What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
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