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Italian Yoga Tour
12 Days of mindfulness in Italy
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Body & Soul
12 Days, September, 2017
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Private yoga sessions on tour
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Stunning scenery and genuine destinations
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Quality hotels with great locations
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Experience the amazing beauty of Elba

Italian Yoga Tour

From Rome to Tuscany and the island of Elba

Private Tour – 12 days

Italian Yoga Tour

Take your passion for yoga all the way to a country that knows how to make the most of life! Spend your days discovering Italy, with visits to Rome, Elba Island and Tuscany, all the while making the most of the fantastic scenic backgrounds to fine tune your yoga skills. You’ll have the chance to explore ancient Roman ruins that will blow your mind, tantalize your taste buds with local Italian produce, stretch your body with Tuscan riverfront yoga sessions, or loose yourself strolling along the Mediterranean coast… this tour has it all.
But don’t worry, this jam-packed itinerary still provides ample free time for you to explore Italy in your own way, discovering all that it has to offer. Relaxing in high end hotels, why not take the opportunity to develop your mind and body further, and while you’re at it, add a little sprinkle of that fantastic Italian passion and zest for life!

Hotel Nights

  • Rome (3 nights)
  • Elba (3 nights)
  • Florence (3 nights)
  • Rome area / Airport (1 night)
All hotels will be of high standard and centrally located. When overnighting in cities, Lingo Tours is working with centrally located hotels to avoid spending time transferring to and from the hotel.

Tour Route

From Rome to Tuscany

Starting off in Rome this tour will bring you through the best of Tuscany including the stunning island of Elba for some relaxing days in the Mediterranean. You will experience a good mixture of historic cities and beautiful nature and occasions to swim in the deep blue sea.

Isola d'Elba

Porto Azzurro

The island known for being the temporary home for exiled Napoleon Bonaparte, however for Italians known as one of the best summer holiday island.

Day by Day

  • Depart on overnight flight from USA to Rome, Italy.
  • Arrive in Rome, and once settled in the hotel, start to soak up the ancient city with an introduction walk discovering Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi and the Spanish steps. Then, lose yourself in the culinary joys of Italy with a delicious dinner in the evening… benvenuto in Italia!
  • Get your day off to a good start with a morning yoga session in a relaxed, central Rome setting before venturing out for a guided sightseeing tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Take some free time in the afternoon and evening to reflect on your day.
  • After your morning yoga session, you’ll head off on another guided sightseeing tour of the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica. You’ll spend at least 3 hours at the Vatican before having some free time for your own exploration and wandering after lunch.
  • Now it’s time to see that Mediterranean Sea! Transfer to Elba Island via the west coast and a short ferry ride. Unwind with an evening yoga session before diving into a delicious Mediterranean dinner at night.
  • Make the most of the location for your morning yoga session before taking some time to yourself on the beach. In the afternoon, go door knocking on Napoleon’s two houses on the island before having the option to arrange a half day sailing trip with your Tour Manager if that’s something that interests you. If not, then just relax… the choice is yours!
  • After your morning of yoga, make a round-trip exploration of the island enjoying various stops at Capoliveri, Fetovaia and Marciana Marina. Refuel your body with a delicious Mediterranean lunch before taking some free time to enjoy whatever island activity takes your fancy – hiking, kayaking, village strolling, boating, or even try your hand at scuba diving, which Elba Island is renowned for.
  • Make your way back to the mainland where you’ll transfer to Florence via Siena. In Siena you’ll stop for a half day with the potential possibility to enjoy a yoga session at the fortress. In the evening you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner before you continue on to Florence for an evening check in to your hotel.
  • Practice yoga on the Tuscan riverfront or Arno in the morning before discovering Florence on a guided sightseeing tour. After checking out the Bargello Museum you’ll have some time to yourself in the afternoon, before regrouping for a dinner at night.
  • After your morning yoga session you’ll need to get your camera ready as you go in search of some great views over Florence with a hike to Piazza Michelangelo. Then the choice is yours– fancy some market wandering, want to go wine tasting, or curl up in a park with a good book? Make the most of some free time for the rest of your day.
  • On your final exploration day, you’ll have multiple stops along the way as you transfer back to Rome. Take a relaxed farewell dinner at a beautiful Italian setting before a late evening arrival at an airport hotel.
  • Transfer to Rome airport for return flight to USA.

Day 3

Piazza Navona

During your time in Rome you will experience the many famous squares and fountains. At Piazza Navona you can enjoy a good aperetivo and watch the Romans walking by.

Day 6

Yoga with a view

When on Elba you will have some great moments of yoga with a stunning view.

Day 8

Siena

On your journey through Tuscany we will make a long stop in Siena with enough time to visit the main square, Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and much more.

Included on tour

  • A specialist Tour Manger from beginning to end.
  • Well located hotels of high standard.
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners (3 courses).
  • Guided sightseeing in Rome and Florence.
  • Entrance to Colosseum, the Vatican, Bargello Museum, Napoleons houses on Elba, .
  • Ferry crossing to Elba.
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities.
  • Airfares and airport transfers.

Hotels

Central location

Our hotels on tour are always well located, often walking distance to some of the main attractions. On Elba island we will be located in a strategic and scenic place that is suitable for our activities.

Yoga on tour

Your yoga sessions on tour will often be at a scenic place, the fortress in Siena, the cliffs or beach on Elba or along the river in Rome and Florence. Michelle LaFrance will create the sessions around the specifics of the group in order to make a fit for all. We have created the itinerary on purpose to give room for flexibility when it comes to the length of the yoga sessions, all depending on the preference of the group.

Some of the many highlights

The following places will be visited during the tour and are just some of the many highlights you will experience while on tour. The itinerary has been created exclusively for your group and is combining big city experience and the calm of the countryside in a balanced way. Your Tour Manager will also add to the outlined itinerary should you be ahead of schedule and have time for a short extra stop on the way on one of your travel legs.

Florence

Elba Island

Tuscany

Did you know?

  • Napoleon and Elba

    May 30, 1814 saw French Emperor Napoleon arrive to Elba island after his forced abdication and exile. On a positive note, he was allowed to keep a personal guard of six hundred men… not too bad right? He used his time on the island, all 300 days of it, to drastically improve the quality of life and social wellbeing for those on the island. Napoleon carried out a series of social and economic reforms before he was exiled again in 1815 to the isolated South Atlantic island of Saint Helena.
  • Ponte Vecchio

    The Ponte Vecchio is the most iconic bridge in Florence crossing the Arno River. The very first construction dates back to Roman times. It was not destroyed by the Nazis during the 2nd World War and is one of a few bridges from medieval years remaining in the world. Lined with shops across the bridge, it also contains the Medici family’s Vasari corridor connecting Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
  • La Carbonara

    Originating in Rome and dating back to the middle of the 20th century, Carbonara is a true Italian dish that also has ties to the United States. During the Second World War, bacon and eggs were being supplied to Italy by US troops, and they often requested this iconic dish which is traditionally made from just eggs, bacon, cheese and black pepper. But what about the cream? This addition which has become standard in many western creations is not common in true Italian recipes.

Rome

Castel Sant'Angelo

Florence

Ponte Vecchio

Elba

Fetovaia

Elba

The beaches of Elba

Rome

Colosseum

The Vatican

St Peter's Square

Signing up?

Please contact your group leader, M. LaFrance, to have more information. For other questions please contact Lingo Tours directly.

Go to the digital enrollment form and sign up on tour. When filling in the form, please use tour code YTI792.