Lecce

Pilates Holiday in Puglia

Destination
Lecce
Dates From
11/05/2019
Duration
7 nights
8 days
Price From
$2,950
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BOUTIQUE SMALL GROUP WELLNESS TOUR

As most departures for 2019 are now fully booked, please contact us to be notified of the dates when released for 2020 – info@italiamia.com.au

Together with our highly trained Pilates instructors, we have put together an active yet relaxing itinerary for our Pilates retreats in Puglia. With tailor-made classes that will match individual needs, our lessons will suit guests of all levels and abilities.  All of our instructors are experts in the Body Control technique – a method of Pilates that focuses on your core – from toning your body to combating back problems, it is suitable for any age or ability. We supply the Pilates equipment, so the only thing you need to bring is suitable and comfortable clothing for the course.

Sights to savour along with the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches of Puglia include the handsome Baroque cathedral in Otranto, with a mosaic floor to rival Ravenna, and the city of Lecce’s more than 40 churches and a noble palazzo built in the 17th and 18th centuries. South of Lecce, the landscape flattens and the sky opens out.  Acres of olive groves and vineyards extend between dry-stone walls.  The coastline of turquoise sea and red cliffs combine to form a dramatic backdrop – the perfect spot for a week to relax, rejuvenate and improve your Pilates.

Our Pilates courses are led by experts who teach the body control technique, a method of Pilates with a huge amount of physical advantages from getting fit and toning your body to combating back problems and arthritis. You’ll be part of a small group, giving you plenty of time during your daily Pilates lessons to work with your Pilates instructor at your level – it really is suitable for any age or ability and the course is guaranteed to leave you feeling truly rejuvenated, healthier and refreshed.

Your Pilates holiday venue in Puglia is a stunning private estate located in the region of Salento – one of the most unspoilt areas od Puglia. Used exclusively by Flavours Holidays, Casino Pisanelli is a real gem of Italian style and was featured in Homes and Gardens and Elle Decoration magazines as a representative example of 17th century architecture. All bedrooms of this luxury villa are ensuite and the entire interior design has been carefully restored by local artisans and craftsmen to maintain its classic traditional style.

Inclusions

  • Get toned and energized with Pilates lessons in the Puglian sun
  • Learn how to cook Puglian dishes with our knowledgeable local chefs
  • Enjoy a private wine tasting at a local winery
  • Explore the stunning Baroque town of Lecce with its glorious churches
  • 10 pilates lessons with our experienced tutors and 2 optional cooking lessons
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our beautiful Puglian villa
  • Visits to local towns, eg Otranto & Gallipoli
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant
  • No Single Supplement

Itinerary

Day 1: Benvenuti! Arrival in Puglia and group transfer to villa

Our group transfer will meet you at Brindisi Airport and take you to the beautiful Casino Pisanelli, where you can enjoy welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner, prepared by our local chef.

Day 2: Pilates lesson followed by hands-on cookery lesson and day trip to Santa Maria di Leuca

Begin the day with energizing morning Pilates, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, your first cookery lesson with our lovely local chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, a visit to Santa Maria di Leuca (at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet). Enjoy an aperitivo before returning for dinner at Casino Pisanelli.

Day 3: Morning Pilates lesson and boat trip around the Salento coastline

Begin the day with energizing morning Pilates. After breakfast, you will explore the Salento coastline by boat, returning to your villa late afternoon for your next Pilates lesson. Dinner will take place at the villa this evening.

Day 4: Pilates before breakfast and sight-seeing in Lecce including excellent lunch in traditional trattoria

Energizing Pilates before breakfast. Leave after breakfast for day sight-seeing, to Lecce, the “Florence of the South”. Time for shopping before lunch at a local trattoria. Drive to Otranto-situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous cathedral. Return for dinner at Casino Pisanelli.

Day 5: Morning Pilates followed by a day to relax at the villa

This morning you will have breakfast, then another Pilates lesson, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, a chance to relax in the villa and take advantage of the swimming pool before your evening Pilates lesson. Dinner will take place at the villa this evening.

Day 6: Pilates and cookery lessons followed by day trip to Gallipoli including dinner at an excellent fish restaurant

After Pilates and breakfast, you’ll have your second cookery lesson with your chef, followed by lunch. You will have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli (on the Ionic sea) where we will have the chance to watch the fishing boats arrive and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.

Day 7: Final Pilates lesson with farewell dinner at villa

Enjoy your final Pilates lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is free to sunbathe or relax. This evening, a special farewell dinner will be prepared for you at Casino Pisanelli.

Day 8: Transfer to airport! Arrivederci!

You have an early departure this morning, so after breakfast, the transfer will collect you and take you back to Brindisi airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!

DATES & PRICES

Starts Ends Price Status Book
11/05/201918/05/2019$2,950Fully Booked
08/06/201915/06/2019$2,950Fully Booked
15/06/201922/06/2019$2,950Fully Booked
22/06/201906/07/2019$2,950Fully Booked
29/07/201906/07/2019$2,950Fully Booked
14/09/201921/09/2019$2,950Fully Booked
21/09/201928/09/2019$2,950On Request
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28/09/201905/10/2019$2,950On Request
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Exclusions

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