Inhale the aroma of fresh olive groves filling the air; exhale slowly, as you absorb the tranquil atmosphere of being in a secluded medieval town. Your custom tailored tour immerses body and mind in an unforgettable yoga retreat on the outskirts of Rome. Traverse the Sabine Hills on horseback to connect with the timeless vineyards and emerald trees. Refresh your spirit in the thermal baths at Viterbo. Discover enchanting ambiance at the ruins of Rome and embrace majesty in the artwork displayed...
Rome – Center of an Empire
Rome is a city of iconic splendor encapsulating the Western History stretching from the Atlantic coastline into the Middle East with images of antiquity and ancient Christianity. Your flight arrives at Fiumicino Airport in Rome. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim and escorts you to historic city center. Your luxurious accommodations were once a private villa belonging to a noble family. The opulent interior, from the marble floors to the gilded windows, provides insight into the lavish past of the family and the preserved integrity of the grounds, making the villa comparable to a living museum. After settling into the comforts of your room, you meet your guide in the lobby ready for your introductory tour of the city once at the heart of an empire. The Trevi Fountain cascades with splendor beneath the proud figure of Oceanus. Cobblestone streets narrow and widen between medieval and renaissance tower homes.
The Pantheon was erected in the 1st century AD under the patronage of Emperor Hadrian. The former pagan temple has a marvelous dome that has inspired architects and artists throughout the millennia due to its marvelous height of 142 feet. Your guide takes you past the 16 stellar columns decorating the portico, and along the marble-paved interior. You feel an overwhelming sense of harmony that you can’t place. Your guide explains the sensation stems from the architectural symmetry. The diameter of the interior circle contains the same dimensions as the height of the Oculus.
Casperia – The Historic Beauty of the Hills
Casperia – A View of the Hillside
Casperia – Rejuvenating Waters
Casperia – Centering the Body and Mind
Casperia – Feeding the Body and Spirit
Rome – Traversing the Eternal City
Rome – Feeling Centered
- Find a harmonious balance between exploration and activity with daily yoga sessions overlooking the beautiful medieval city of Casperia
- Bathe in the natural thermal baths at Viterbo to refresh the body and spirit with the hot water and mineral-rich mud
- Enjoy a relaxing painting class to learn the art of capturing the countryside and medieval village in a work of your own creation
- Delight in the flavors of traditional Roman cuisine during an exciting and encompassing cooking class in a former farmhouse
- Traverse the beauty of the Sabine Hills on a guided horseback ride around olive groves, citrus orchards, and traditional rural villages
- Experience the tangible symmetry in the design of the Pantheon in the historic center of Rome
- Wander the opulent halls of the Vatican Museum to view the lavish collections of the papacy, along with the serene artwork of the Sistine Chapel
There is no better way to stretch your body and mind than on an 8-day yoga retreat on the outskirts of Rome. Combine the splendors of the imperial capital with the authentic charm of a rural town in the Sabine Hills. Relax with an active lifestyle painting, trekking, cooking, or exploring at a pace you prefer to find your center in the heart of Italy. Your journey begins with your arrival at the Fiumicino airport in Rome. Your private transfer escorts to the historic city center where you settle into your luxurious hotel located in what was once a noble palace. Meet your private guide in the lobby to tour the historic walkways, piazzas, and monuments, including the harmonious design of the Pantheon.
The following day, you wake up with an encompassing tour of ancient Rome, taking in the Roman Forum, Colosseum, and both the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Your private transfer escorts you out of Rome to the charming medieval village of Caserta, located in the Sabine Hills. Take the time to explore the villa and the town before enjoying dinner. The following morning, your yoga retreat begins with a morning session before you partake in a horseback riding tour of the countryside. Relish the challenge and relaxation of morning and afternoon sessions of yoga divided by a refreshing visit to the thermal baths at Viterbo.
Next, you partake in a delightful watercolor painting class to capture the splendor of the hills, vineyards, olive orchards, and medieval townscape after participating in your morning yoga ritual. Then, you once again have two yoga sessions. Divide your class with time wandering along the narrow lanes of Caserta and a cooking class situated in a cooking school that was once a farmhouse. Learn the specialties of the Roman countryside in a class focused on organic cuisine with ingredients taken from the garden and farm on the property.
You indulge in your final morning yoga class before returning to the palatial comforts of your hotel in Rome. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to discover the treasures of the Eternal City. Relish a gelato tour of the historic center or visit Vatican City for a remarkable artistic journey through the centuries. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Rome’s international airport for your flight home.
$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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