Casa Benedetto – Italy
14th – 21st July 2018
£605 Single / £505 Sharing
This venue is on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia. It is close to Sant’ Angelo, in charming Succhivo, a small village in the municipality of Serrara-Fontana, a truly unspoilt village on the coast.
We will be staying at Casa Benedetto, a small and affordable hotel, and although there is no swimming pool the sandy beach with crystal clear waters, sunbeds and a small beach cafe is only a 5 minute walk away.
The venue will be for the exclusive use of the yoga group and will take a maximum of 12 participants in the yoga space.
This is true/the authentic Italy and we know you will enjoy it.
Casa Benedetto is situated close to Sant Angelo, with narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques, all at walking distance or a quick bus ride away.
The hotel’s small lush garden is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquility, surrounded by green vineyards and citrus groves. A peaceful garden with a bar-restaurant area, were meals will be served, filled with ancient perfume of flowers, kiwi vines, lemon trees and cycads. 5 minutes away by foot is the small and cozy/intimate beach Cava Gradoalso nearby, the famous Sorgeto Bay with thermal hot springs at a temperature of. 90c. The beaches of Ischia are always at the bottom of cliff-faces with steep steps leading down, so if you have mobility issues please chat to us in the office before registering.
Casa Benedetto’s terrace overlooks an immense sea from where you can admire views of the famous ancient village of Sant’Angelo, and the island of Capri.
Yoga classes will take place either in the converted breakfast room, or outside under the loggia. All yoga equipment is provided. The theme for this year’s retreat will be the elements.
All bedrooms are ensuite
There are 6 rooms with double beds which are normally reserved for single guests, and 3 rooms with both a double bed and a single bed which are reserved for those sharing.
Food is vegetarian.
If you have a special diet please talk to us before booking, as it can be difficult to cater to specific dietary requirements with products found in the UK not always easily available.
Not Included – Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch and snacks, bottled water, tea and coffee, treatments and excursions.
Flights – You will need a flight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.
For the arrival flight: do not book a flight that arrives after 20.00 as the last ferry is at 22.00, and you need to factor in 30min taxi transfer to the port .
For the return flight: book flights after 11 am as the first ferry off the island is at 06.30
Transfers – Group transfers are 40€ per person each way (ferry included) and are payable locally. Private transfers start at 70€ each way (ferry included) and payable locally. The transfer, including the ferry, will take between 2 – 2.5 hours. .
Please Note: Depending on your travel plans, it is sometimes possible to arrange taxi collection from Naples Train Station. We can also arrange taxi collection from one of the Ischia ports providing you know in advance which ferry and port you are arriving at – useful for those coming from Sorrento or Capri.
A review of 2017 retreat
“The yoga sessions were timed just right, and we followed a theme which was complemented by Chakra reading cards and colours for reflection. We did restorative yoga in the evening sessions which was just right after a day on the beach. I had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the yoga. I would recommend it as I felt very relaxed and chilled when I got back home. Lisa gave us notebooks to record our thoughts and movements which I have found of benefit on my return and I am looking forward to my next yoga retreat.” Penny, October 2017 after attending the 2017 yoga retreat