Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Bindi Yoga Center

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Bio-Monte
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May 23 - 30, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8
Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Bindi Yoga Center
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Bio-Monte
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

$3500
Deposit: $500
May 23 - 30, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

All of our Yoga & Wellness Retreats consist of a well-balanced ratio of guided tours and practicing yoga. We collaborate with an agriturismo near the city of Florence who has the most beautiful yoga patio they built just for yogis! You'll be in privacy with your group while looking out over olive orchards, vineyards, and villas. The in-house chef was trained in Venice, and has your health and wellness in mind. Surround yourself in rolling Tuscan hills while on this retreat and do not forget to practice la dolce vita by the beautiful pool.


While not practicing yoga, or the art of relaxing by the pool, you'll have an Italian Tour Manager along with you on all of your day trips. On this retreat you will taste the flavors of Florence, see the romantic sights of Cortona, experience ancient history and art in Volterra, and bath in hot springs in the hills of Tuscany. You will leave stronger, healthier, rested, well-traveled, and not to mention well-fed!

What’s included

  • All Transportation
    All in-country transportation, including: to/from the airport, vans, trains, etc.
  • Accommodations
    7 nights accommodations in a beautiful, countryside agriturismo
  • Yoga sessions
    1 - 3 yoga sessions every other day, depending on the group's interests
  • Meals
    All breakfasts, two lunches, and all dinners
  • Cooking Lesson
    1 Italian cooking lesson taught by the in-house chef
  • Wine Tasting
    1 wine tasting and vineyard tour
  • Entrance fee
    Terme di San Giovanni Hot Spring & Spa entrance fee
  • Guided Tours
    Food tasting tour in Florence, sight seeing tour in Cortona, and alabaster gallery tour in Volterra
  • Day Trips
    Day Trips to Volterra, Cortona, Florence and San Giovanni Hot Springs
  • Airfare
    We aid you in buying airfare by providing a great travel agent to find airfare for you
  • Voluntary Tipping
    Feel free to tip the Italians who give you great service
  • Tourist Tax
    To be paid to the accommodations, which is between 3 and 4 euro for each night stayed

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day Benvenuti a Toscana! Welcome to Tuscany!

Private transportation will be arranged to transport you from Florence International Airport to the beautiful Agriturismo where the retreat will take place.


  • Welcome Dinner: Our-in house chef who will later be teaching you to make such Tuscan classics yourself will provide a traditional Tuscan welcome dinner. Dinner will include delicious local wine from the estate, and a 5-course meal
  • Orientation and introduction to the group
  • Closing Evening Meditation After Dinner

Your Organizer


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Bio-Monte
12 reviews
With Bio-Monte you get the best of both worlds: as your own personal experiential guides who speak your language and make what you are experiencing relate to your life. On the other side of the spectrum, our friendships with amazing Italian locals who give you an authentic taste of Italy that you will experience nowhere else. All of our tours are sustainable tours, so everyone benefits, including the host country, its environment, and its people. We offer many types of tours, such as: Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Christian Tours, Cooking Retreats, Wine and Vineyard Tours, and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs for short or long term programs.

Reviews

Comfortably adventurous. For me it was a good pace of exploring and eating. When we did cooking and tastings it was like going to a family members or friends house. Personally I would have like a little more hands on cooking but really enjoyed what we did. Looking forward to trying it at home!
We had the best time! We hadn’t met the other 8 in our group, but we became friends instantly. Fantastic group that got along, looked out for each other, and had common interests. Alessio was a wonderful tour guide and did a fantastic job. Everyone we met was so passionate about the city they lived in or their family business. Our accommodations were very comfortable and our host, Stefano, was gracious and was always there to greet us when we returned from our excursions. The city’s we visited were beautiful and the history was rich. Overall a great experience and we will have memories of a lifetime. I would highly recommend bio-montetoursofitaly to anyone.
I had an AMAZING Wine and Wandering trip with Bio-monte. It was all that I expected and more. Yes there was some issues that popped up but in life we all have to learn how to rilassare (relax). I had an Italian adventure and lived like an Italian. The food and wine were so amazing. I cant wait to go again... Having Portia and Alessio to help guide us made the trip even more memorable.... If you want an Italian adventure and not a tour bus to hotel chain vacation then Bio-Monte is the way to go..!!!
It was my first trip to Italy so I was very excited to go and loved Italy. I have to say though I was disappointed on how things were handled on the tour. We missed going to Sienna, our cooking class and Uffizi museum which were suppose to be part of the tour when I booked the tour . The ladies that went were amazing and I hope to be lifetime friends with them. Alessio and Portia were phenomenal! They did everything they could to fix things as the problems would arise. I think the lack of breakfast was a huge issue for most of the ladies and I actually did the dishes 3 times by hand on my vacation. I also didn’t like having to pay more for the trip before we left. I think the concept of the trip is wonderful but definitely needs some improvement on all the details.
I had high hopes of giving this tour a great review but cannot. Once my trip was payed for I couldn’t get any responses to my emails with logistical questions regarding the trip thus bringing things I didn’t need. Upon arrival things that were advertised did not happen or changed for cost reasons and the hosts were not even there. If it weren’t for Portia and Aleisso the trip may have been a disaster. They both went beyond expectations to fix things and am forever grateful to them for saving my trip of a lifetime. I had hoped to do another trip with Biomonte but unfortunately will not. I only hope that as a company they learned some important things.
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