Tuscan Yoga Retreat: La Dogana Agriturismo
Fall Harvest 2019: Sun Sept 8th - Sat Sept 14th
Join me for an amazing week immersed in the Tuscan/Umbrian region of Italy. We'll be staying by the shores of Lake Trasimeno amidst Olive orchards and Sangiovese grapes just before harvest time when Tuscany is full of giant, frangrant olives, the grapes are almost falling off the vines, the sunflowers are immense and plentiful, and the whole region is in it's slow bustle with all the wineries and shops in full season.
We will practice yoga together, enjoy the amazing farm-to-table gourmet food, sip local wine (if that's your thing), enjoy the view of the orchards and lake from the large outdoor pool, ride the trails, visit the local beautiful towns and villages with plenty of shopping and local culture. We will work the yoga and dining schedule together to allow plenty of free time to enjoy the estates and lake shore and visit the nearby gorgeous villages. This is a full retreat, you can decide to join in everything or do your own thing.
The Place: La Dogana
The Estate The historic estate of La Dogana is perfect for those looking for an escape to the Italian countryside for quiet relaxation, yet being within reach of vibrant towns and quaint villages. Stay amongst our 4000 olive trees and enjoy your favourite book at our panoramic swimming-pool with stunning views of Lake Trasimeno.
Rooms Accommodation at the estate is made up of two buildings, the Lake House and the Farm House, each divided into independent apartments. There are also two independent houses in the woods at the center of the property. Up on the hill the 26 meters swimming-pool and at the heart, our restaurant.
Food Our restaurant is located at the center of the property. With views of Lake Trasimeno and its valley from its white wood pergola. You can also choose to dine inside surrounded by the frescoed walls. On the first floor we have ‘The Mill’ one of our wedding reception spaces.. Our chef’s philosophy follow the traditional recipes with a luxury touch. All our pasta and bread is homemade fresh each day and all ingredients are carefully selected by Stefano our great chef.
- 6 International Breakfasts/Lunches
- 6 dinners by excellent Chef (Executive Chef for Giorgio Armani for 8 years)
- 26 meters Swimming pool area with stunning lake view
- Wine tasting with visit in the winery and in the private estate garden
- Olive oil tasting
- Apartment accommodation for one week (*room choices below)
- Coach transfers to and from Florence airports
- *Guided Tours to nearby towns/villages (see below for options)
- Cooking course: €50 x guest x course
- Horse ridings: €40 x guest x riding (from the estate until the lake shores and back - 1st level rider)
- Coach ridings: €60 x guest (2 hours trip) minimum of 2 people maximum of 3 per ride
- Mountain Bikes: €20 x bike x day
Local Tuscan City/Village Trips
A romantic ancient town at 30 minutes by car from us with a stunning view over the valley and full of lovely artisan shops. We advice to visit also l’eremo “Le Celle” a Franciscan hermitage located at 5 kilometres from Cortona, a charming and peaceful place between an ancient wood.
Castiglion del Lago
At 25 minutes from us another old town with a bird view over the Trasimeno lake. It worths to visit the ancient town hall Palazzo della Corgna full of ancient affresco.
The capital city of Umbria, located in a high hilltop is one of the main Italian Etruscan cities. With the high way you will be there in 30 minutes. In the city there are many ancient churches and place to visit but we also truly recommend a unique textile museum located in the Women's Church of Saint Francis called Brozzetti Museum.
Trasimeno Lake Islands
Maggiore Island is the biggest island still inhabit, with some shops and a small old church to visit. The ferry boat departs from Tuoro beach. Polvese island is the middle island, not inhabit, with more wild nature and a nice beach. The ferry boat departs from San Feliciano.
Pricing and Registration
The base price of the retreat is $1500 per person, with a $450 deposit. Price may increase depending on your choice of room.
Todd Erik Skoglund
From a host of various athletic activites and movement modalities, including various martial arts, calisthenics, gymnastics and acrobatics, I fell in love with the practice of yoga for its ability to ground me in the present moment, uniting my internal world with external experience.
Todd founded and co-owns South Boston Yoga, where he leads all levels classes, advanced asana and co-directs the 200hr and 500hr Yoga teacher trainings certification programs. Todd also teaches classes at Equinox Clubs in Boston and leads retreats and workshops around the US and abroad. His classes are challenging, fun, intelligent and taught with great respect and purpose bringing you a better awareness of your body's options.