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La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia
September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.
 
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La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

Join Vito for a week of yoga and metta meditation in Umbria, Italy — a culturally and energetically rich region known for its medieval hillside towns, dense forests, and divine cuisine. During this retreat you will enjoy twice daily yoga practices with Vito that will help you explore, strengthen and open your body and mind through deep asana and meditation practices. You will also have the chance to explore many historical and picturesque towns, including Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, and one of Vito’s favorite medieval towns! Situated in the peaceful Umbria hills, our retreat center is a sight in itself. This luxury, boutique hotel commands fine views over 28 gardens, terraced lawns, and verdant woodlands — and you’ll able to soak it all in from the onsite saltwater pool or jacuzzi spa! Personal chefs will spoil us with healthy organic meals prepared straight from the property’s garden. This will be a week full of beauty, indulgence and fun — come reconnect to the joys of life! 

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Pricing

Shared Triple or Quad (FEMALE)

$ ($2995)Show Details

Shared Double Room

$ ($3395)Show Details

Single Room

$ ($3995)Show Details
 
Included
  • 7 nights
  • hotel accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea service
  • Two group excursions & all transport
  • A cooking class
  • 1 group arrival and departure transfer
  • Use of all facilities including wellness center, jacuzzi, steam bath & spa
  • Daily yoga classes with Vito
  • international airfare 
  • private airport transfers
  • spa treatments
  • travel insurance
  • gratuities
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to t ... he final balance due date we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable after the final balance due date. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. Travel Insurance which covers 'Cancel For Any Reason, which must be purchased in a timely manner after registering, is strongly recommended.  Additional Flexibility in the time of Covid-19:  Your deposit can be transferred to another trip or kept on file to be applied at a later date anytime before the final balance is collected. We will be collecting final balances later to allow more time for you to make a final decision about participation. If the retreat is prevented from running due to government travel restrictions to our destination country we will postpone the retreat and transfer your reservation and all payments towards the new date.

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Vito Politano
Vito teaches yoga, trains teachers, provides Thai yoga bodywork, practices Metta meditation, and studies energy healing; he is grateful, and inspired to share these powerful practices. His strong desire to share the healing benefits of practice inspired him to combat a debilitating fear of public speaking, and start teaching in 2007. He teaches mindful movement with a focus on breath, and alignment.  He also offers classes, and workshops that incorporate yoga wall/ropes, and myofascial release using massage balls. His care, and attention to safety, and therapeutics enable students to open body, heart, and mind in a deep, and sustainable way.  Strongly committed to self-development, Vito informs his practice through the continued, and regular study, and training in yoga,... Read More

Number of years teaching

11+ years

Style

Mindful movement & metta

Inspiration

Awareness, loving kindness, connection & acceptance 

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Fiumicino international airport in Rome (airport code: FCO).

What are the accommodations like?

Our luxury, boutique hotel accommodation is immersed in nature.  The Locanda del Gallo has 10 rooms all with a private bathroom, each equally fresh and silent, each different from one another. The furnishings adorning every room were all hand-picked and brought back one by one from many distant journeys made by Paola and Irish, the owners of the Locanda del Gallo. There is no television, nothing to disturb the peace and tranquillity. Enjoy green hills, gardens, silence, extreme relaxation in this wellness center with saltwater swimming pool, jacuzzi spa and massage facilities. The private chef will spoil you with healthy and organic cuisine. Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, and Cortona are all within easy reach of the Locanda del Gallo and even Siena, Florence and Rome are not too far.

Do I need a Visa to visit Italy?

U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months from your date of arrival. 

Are airport transfers included?

Yes, airport transfers are provided from Rome on the first and last day of the retreat. We recommend arriving in the morning of trip start and departing in the late afternoon of trip conclusion. 

What if I am traveling alone?

We love solo-travleers and we have hundreds join us every year on retreat! If you prefer to share your room and are traveling alone, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If we are not able to find you a roommate, a 50% of the single supplement cost will be applied to your final invoice.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of your trip. Gratuities are shared by staff, housekeeping or other employees helping you throughout the week then an additional tip is always appreciated. We suggest a budget of around $10/day per guest. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 12 - 20 attendees is a general average.

Are meals included?

A private chef will be on staff for our group all week to prepare meals. Organic tomatoes, salad leaves and vegetables are harvested from the kitchens very own garden. Dishes will include authentic Italian and Mediterranean influences including olive oil from the olive grove, aromatic herbs from the garden, yogurt, cakes and homemade breads.

At breakfast they offer a variety such as muesli, corn flakes, various seeds, prunes, homemade yoghurt, sliced meats on request, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, jams/preserves, home baked bread, fruit juices, coffee, tea, milk.

At lunchtime there will be grains, vegetable proteins, a choice of vegetables, fruit, homemade pizzas/focaccias and more.

At dinner time there will be a first course (pasta or soups), main course (vegetarian or meat based) with side dish, raw vegetables + dips and a dessert.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels.  Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. 

There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered — especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.

What is the cancellation policy for this trip and is there increased flexibility in the time of CV-19?

All retreats include a $500 non-refundable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to the final balance due date we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable after the final balance due date. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. Travel Insurance which covers 'Cancel For Any Reason, which must be purchased in a timely manner after registering, is strongly recommended. 

Additional Flexibility in the time of Covid-19:  Your deposit can be transferred to another trip or kept on file to be applied at a later date anytime before the final balance is collected. We will be collecting final balances later to allow more time for you to make a final decision about participation. If the retreat is prevented from running due to government travel restrictions to our destination country we will postpone the retreat and transfer your reservation and all payments towards the new date.

What are the current Covid-19 related entry/exit requirements for the trip?

Entering Italy:

As per the CDC Covid-19 travel guidelines, all travelers should be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start date of the retreat. 

- Proof of vaccination can be shown up arrival in Italy and in this case no PCR test is required for entry.

- Currently accepted vaccines are: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca.

EU Digital Passenger Travel Locator Form:

-All travelers must fill out a Digital Passenger Travel Locator Form prior to arriving in Italy. See more details HERE.

-You will receive a QR code that you will then need to show upon arrival in Italy.

Departing Italy/Entering the US:

-Currently, all air passengers traveling back to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to boarding the flight back to the US.

-IY will coordinate on behalf of the group to determine where, when and how this test will be best obtained. 

IMPORTANT: These details remain in flux and we will share the most up-to-date government travel requirements approximately two weeks prior to your departure. 

 

What are the Covid-19 related protocols during the trip?

We will be following all of the necessary CDC-recommended CV-19 protocols for Italy including enhanced cleaning procedures in all hotel, yoga and group transportation spaces, social distancing and masking in public places, etc. If you have any questions on this please don't hesitate to reach out. 

 

September 18-25, 2021

La Vita Bella: Yoga in Italia

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.