Queenly Retreats in Italy
A delightful country of elegance, beauty and good food, Italy is now home to a wondrous array of decently-run, inspirational retreats. Whether you’re looking for yoga, personal strategy, mindfulness, holistic wellbeing or a relaxing spa break, here are just some of the gorgeous retreats we have reviewed in depth and recommend. Explore/book. Looking for something different? Search.
Lefay Resort & SPA, Lake Garda
Open all year round: Seriously good wellbeing breaks with five-star trimmings, eastern philosophy and views across to the peaks of the Dolomites and down to the western shores of the great lake. Explore/book.
Kali Yoga, Puglia
Open each April to October: Enjoy 6-night, beautifully taught yoga holidays in a splendidly converted 18th century farmhouse with views of rolling green countryside and shimmering Baroque hilltop villages. Explore/book.
Mindfulness Journeys, Puglia
8 – 15 September 2018: An exquisite 18th century masseria (farmhouse) atop the rolling hills of the Valle D’Itria is your home for a 7-night yoga and mindfulness retreat with this reliable company. It’s almost sold out – 2019 dates to be announced soon. Explore/book.
La Vita in Equilibrio, Sicily
8 – 14 September 2018: Indulgent and brilliant escapes with yoga, meditation, fine wines and culture. Also runs on other dates and in Tuscany, Rome, Milan & Isle of Ponza in 2019. Explore/book.
Mountain Beach Fitness, Sardinia
16 – 22 September 2018: Luxury energising fitness retreats with expert personal trainers in natural and remote landscapes for happy bodies and minds. Also runs on other dates and in Tuscany in 2019. Explore/book.
The Strategic Space Retreat, Venice
Set dates for 2019 to be announced: Powerful, 4-night personal strategy retreat for a creative boost with Narrative Strategist Julie Hosler on a private island near Venice. Also runs on other dates and in France. Explore/book.
Yoga on a Shoestring, Umbria
27 April – 4 May 2019 and 4 – 11 May 2019: These well run 5-night yoga holidays and retreats led by inspiring teachers take place at a retreat in the heart of the Sabine Hills near Rome. Also runs in Puglia throughout September 2018 and other dates in 2019. Explore/book.
Yoga Explorers, Umbria
2 – 8 June 2019: Delightful 6-night yoga retreat with twice daily yoga classes led by Jenelle Lewis and gourmet food in 5-star accommodation with on-site spa in the countryside of Umbria. Explore/book.
Reclaim Your Self, Tuscany
18 – 24 August 2019: Clever yoga retreat led by Emma Henry and Adam Hosler with inspiring travel experiences and healthy, thoughtfully prepared vegetarian food and gorgeous accommodation on a private estate in the Tuscan hills. Explore/book.
ADLER Spa Resort THERMAE, Tuscany
Open all year round: A deeply relaxing family-friendly spa retreat in the Val d’Orcia area of Tuscany, set a few minutes walk from the picturesque Roman spa town of Bagno Vignoni. Explore/book.