Amalfi June 9-16, 2019
We will be guests at the pristine Il Giardino del Nonno, which is situated perfectly on a quiet nestle of olive trees and overlooks the Mediterranean. Soak in the incredible pool—filled with the famous thermal waters from an aquifer 150 meters below the island. Relax on the panoramic sun decks with breath-taking views. Take time to stroll the olive grove and lemon tree-lined terraces, gardens, and hiking trails to the beach. You’ll be staying just a 5 minutes costal path from the most beautiful 3 km long beach on the island, the Maronti. And you will be at only 10 min walk from the pastel coloured village S. Angelo overlooking the bay, this stunning little place is truly romantic with a lot to offer the intrepid traveller: cafés, restaurants, exhibitions, and shops – all within the historical centre that can only be accessed by foot as the entire village is traffic-free, making it a tranquil place to explore.
WHERE WE WILL STAY ON THE ISLAND OF ISCHIA:
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples on the mid-southeastern coast of Italy. Located 30km from Naples mainland, it measures just 34km in diameter and is profiled by Mount Epomeo peaking at 788 meters above the sea. Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it’s not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over!
Nicknamed the “Green Island”, Ischia was one of the world’s first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay.
ACCOMMODATIONS IL GIARDINO DEL NONNO
This yoga retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Il Giardino del Noon in Sant’Angelo. An “agriturismo”, situated perfectly on a plantation of olive grove and citrus overlooking the Mediterranean. The property boasts two pools, one of which is filled with the famous thermal waters of the island, and the other with sea water. And a grotto with 3 thermal pools, and a thermally heated sauna.
A private location, the hotels is nestled in gardens of flowers, olives, palms, and lemon trees. Rooms are nicely furnished with balcony or terrace with sea view. Positioned next to the beautiful village of Sant’ Angelo, this location is perfect for a hike to Cavascura, the Baia di Sorgeto, and one of the island’s most famous thermal spas.
This property is a piece of paradise and an oasis of pure nature.
THE YOGA SPACE
The indoor yoga room is a large studio (about 90 square meters) with tile floor and natural light. It has a beautiful view of the ocean. The outdoor yoga space is about the same size and also boosts a tremendous ocean view.
Not only will you enjoy the grounds with the sundecks, terraces, gardens, thermal pools, and yoga space, but the retreat also includes carefully-planned day-trips to offer guests a full experience of Ischia. The island is full of various natural wonders, from a dormant volcano, lush gardens, and rich agriculture, to thermal spas, clear beaches, ancient ruins, and endless views across the Bay of Naples.
We will visit the village of Ischia Ponte for a visit to the picturesque Castello Aragonese and artisanal shopping in Ischia Porto. Look for the famous thermal mud bath treatments, rucolino liquors, lemon candies, or the handmade sandals. A day will include a water taxi ride to the natural thermal seaside cave of Baia di Sorgeto. We’ll also visit one of Ischia’s popular thermal spa parks where you can hop from pool to thermal pool experiencing various temperatures, ancient therapy techniques, and opt for some treatments like a massage or facial.
$2,299 Double (shared room, private bath) – Book Now ($2,099 Special)
$2,699 Single (private bath) – Book Now ($2,499 Special)
Fine cotton bed linen
Daily laundry service on request
Does the resort have wireless internet?
Yes, wireless internet in the main house and dining area for all participants is available. You will receive the log-in upon arrival.
Does the Resort have laundry service?
Yes. Laundry is priced per item & order forms are in every room with up-to-date pricing. There are also many local vendors nearby offering laundry service if you want other opti
What does the resort provide?
• The resort will provide soap & shampoo for your use. Bring conditioner.
• The resort does have yoga mats if you wish to leave yours at home.
• The resort will provide pool & room towels for use during your stay.
• The resort will provide fresh, clean water for drinking. Bring a water bottle that you can refill to maintain hydration throughout the day.
Does the resort have air conditioning?
YES, they do, and it works very well, although we will encourage you to experiment with leaving it off to fully acclimate to the wonder and natural climate of Ubud.