About this retreat
A stunning and elegant palazzo located in the lovely town of Muro Leccese, just a short drive from the beautiful city of Lecce and the amazing beaches of Otranto.
The property, which dates back to the sixteenth century, offers an incredible mixture of old and new thanks to a magnificent refurbishment which cleverly mixes the charm and history of the property with sleek and modern finishes, offering the perfect retreat combination of comfort and culture.
This property offers an ideal location for retreaters seeking space and comfort. The Palazzi which are located in the heart of town, have plenty of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.
The property is located 16km from Otranto, part of the spectacular Adriatic coastline, with its superb cathedral and wonderful beaches. The villa is also 1km from Maglie, 16km from Castro, 35km from Santa Maria di Leuca, which is right on the southernmost tip of Puglia. It is 35km from Gallipoli, the last outpost of Magna Grecia .
The stunning, Baroque capital of Lecce is 35 km away and if you enjoy a round of golf, there is an 18-hole Golf Club only 37 km away in Acaya. The nearest international airport is Brindisi (85 km) and the larger Bari International Airport is 200 km away.
All of our retreats are pitched towards all levels of yoga – from newcomers to skilled yogis – our Retreat Leaders will always adapt classes to accommodate the abilities of our attendees.
During our retreats, guests will enjoy Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Yin yoga sessions along with meditative elements. Your retreat leader will run two yoga sessions daily, in the morning where guests will undertake a more dynamic class and in the evening where the focus will be around relaxation (see example itinerary: Alpine Retreat Itinerary). All classes are optional and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping you to build on your practice.
This retreat will be led by wellness expert and yoga teacher of 25 years, Jennifer Ellis (view profile).
We believe that on a retreat our guests should eat well and plentifully and therefore we employ a private chef to cater for your meals. Our recipe creator will cook a range of healthy and delicious meals using fresh, local produce and a buffet brunch will be available every morning until 12.
During the retreat, guests will also enjoy one evening meal at a local authentic restaurant.
Our meals are vegetarian and pescatarian. We are happy to accommodate food preferences or allergens where possible, though specific dietary requirements will incur a small surcharge of £50.
(This is because many specialist products i.e. gluten free / vegan are not easily available in retreat locations and thus need to be sourced further afield.)
For each of our retreats, we handpick our favorite excursions to help you explore your surroundings and have unique and memorable experience. Excursion information will be available after booking and we are more than happy to assist you booking onto external trips.
As part of your retreat booking you will be entitled to a free group transfer from the airport to the retreat chateau on the retreat start date as well as a return transfer on the last day of the retreat. These vehicles are pre-booked and the times cannot be altered.
The group transfer from Gare du Nord train station to the Villa will depart from the airport at 2pm.
The return transfer from the Villa to Gare du Nord train station will depart on the last day circa 9am.
We recommend that if you would like to use the free group transfer that you organise your trains / flights at complimentary times.
Alternatively, if you would prefer a private transfer to suit your exact travel details this can be pre-arranged for a charge of €100 per journey (based on 1 person).
No. of nights: 5 nights.
Runs Monday – Saturday
Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 9am
This retreat includes as standard:
7 x Double Bedrooms Available | For Single Occupancy or Couples
7 x Twin/Tripple Bedrooms Available | For Shared Occupancy i.e. friends or lone retreaters who are happy to share a room with another guest
Each room has its own bathroom.
£1595 pp – shared occupancy
£2195 pp – single occupancy
Guests can also book with a £250 deposit* and pay the remainder in 3 installments – the due date of these installments will be emailed to you upon booking.
Additional Costs: (subject to individual booking)
£50 Dietary Preference Surcharge
£90 Optional Private Transfer
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* Please note deposits are not refundable.