8 Day Yoga & Fine Dining Getaway in Tuscan Exclusive Villas

 Last Getaway’s Memories: Siena, Italy | May 27th – June 3rd 2023

About project

We are pleased to welcome you to this well-being and relaxation experience tailor-made for you in Tuscany, the heart of Italy. Imagine being pampered in a boutique hotel with 5 rooms, completely for you, meeting new people with interests like yours: yoga, gourmet cuisine and Tuscany! Dream: lounging all day long among the striking views of Villa San Marcellino, that thanks to its refined Tuscan style offers you those elegance and sophistication perfect for an exclusive vacation.
Surrounded by Tuscan rolling hills' vineyards, you have the opportunity to enjoy poolside morning yoga classes, close to the magical garden. For dinner, table invites you to enjoy gourmet food and wine experiences created by Chef Giacomo Petri just for you.

More than a usual yoga retreat!

Project team

Ciao, nice to meet you!
We are Sara and Giacomo, a close-knit couple in life and on the path of yoga.
We wish to share our passions because of our love for yoga, good food and our native place, Tuscany. We strongly believe that a deep and true integration between Yoga and gourmet cuisine is not only possible, but significant and transformative indeed.
By combining our deepest interests, a joyful awareness rose: embracing life and the gifts that it offers turned us to heaven.
As St. Augustine said, "Love and do what you will."

A point of connection between ground and soul



The retreat was hosted at Villa San Marcellino.

The villa is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in the countryside near Siena. A location that was ranked number one on Forbes’ list of “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places”!

The Tuscan stone villa is located within the Montegrossi estate, the property of the Ricasoli family, and has been completely renovated in 2021.

The new luxurious accommodation evokes typical Tuscan style: elegance and sophistication for a perfect mind, body and soul well-being stay.

The villa is distant 50 miles from Florence and 12 miles from Siena.


Villa San Marcellino has 5 bedrooms with luxury finishes.
Rooms available to our guests:
– 2 queen rooms (with private bath) located in the main structure.
– 2 queen rooms (with private bath) convertible to double rooms, located in the main structure.
– 1 double room (with private bathroom) located in the annex overlooking the villa’s garden.
We welcome a maximum of 8 people (in a shared room). It is possible to reserve a single room for an additional fee.
Rooms are assigned respecting the chronology of enrollment.
Daily maid service is included in the registration fee.

It's Yoga

Build strength, flexibility and awareness, both physical and mental, through Yoga practice: classes are led in the panoramic garden of the villa, aside the amazing vineyard looking pool. Following Sara's vision of Yoga practice, classes are suitable for everyone. She firmly believes that the aim of yoga teaching is understanding the essence of postures: a pleasant and effortless practice, as it is not the body that adapts to the asana but the asana that adapts to the body. In this experience Sara will build classes following your needs, combining Hatha Yoga and the Ashtanga Yoga method. Meditation classes help you to be more appreciative and mindful. An otherwordly crystal singing bowls concert will make one of your night unforgettable.


and Taste

Chef Giacomo Petri welcomes you into his kitchen to cook for you breakfast, lunch and dinner, following the preferences of the group. His is a tasty and balanced cuisine, using local and organic raw materials, with vegetarian as well as typical Tuscan recipes. Dinners are the highlight of our experience. The chef offers an upscale gourmet dinner each evening with 3 or 4 courses + his welcome. Each dinner will be accompained by fine wines, with supertuscan and renowed Tuscan labels. Menus and wine pairings will be determined by the chef about a month before the event, as soon as all crew preferences are received.

Meet the team


Sara Varlani

Sara started practising Yoga in 2013 and is a devoted Ashtanga Yoga method practitioner since 2016. In 2020 she founded the Ashtanga Yoga House Firenze studio in Florence, her native city. To her, teaching is taking care for students and support them in their yogic path through empathy and awareness.

Giacomo Petri

Giacomo aka Jack, is a Tuscan private chef and yogi, he is specialised in gourmet cooking, privileging local and organic products. A unique refined dining experience made up by light and savoury dishes that perfectly matches the Yoga & Taste experience. Giacomo is open to all types of cuisine, from his exquisite vegetarian dishes to the great classics of Tuscan cuisine.

A tale of heart and savour

Additional Excursions

During the week you will have some free time and can relax in the villa or decide to do some excursions, Tuscany offers a lot of interesting scenery!
If you need a professional to organise transfers and bookings write to Lorenzo, he will be at your disposal.

Additional services:
– Airport pick-up and drop-off service
– Organisation of experiences in Tuscany
– Private driver with car

Write to Lorenzo Vanni to organise your excursions:

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Key points

Pricing and payment

· 7 days / 7 nights – 4900,00 €: standard package price, 1 person sharing an ensuite bathroom double room in full board accomodation. 
· Upgrading to single use: +20% to the standard price 5880,00 €. 
· A deposit of € 500,00 (non-refundable) is mandatory at time of booking to secure your spot
· The balance is due by May  20th 2023

What's included

– 7 nights in a luxurious villa
– Daily breakfast and lunch buffet
– Gourmet dinners with wine pairings

– Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day
Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes

– Specialized yoga workshops

– Group excursions/activities

– Nature hikes with a trusted guide

– Wine tasting at the Rocca di Montegrossi, next to the villa
– Excursion to the Castle of Brolio
Special guests of the week:
– Live performance by Tibetan Bowls’ master Laura Iarrobino
– Dinner wine master class with sommelier Raffaele Magni
– Final dinner with Francesco Schina’s Sax

Extra service on request (not included in the price)

– Masseuse in villa

– Tour leader


What's not included

· Airfare
· Airport transfer
· Train station transfer
· Medical emergency
· Travel insurance
· Additional meals you choose to have outside the villa

Please note: transfers to and from airport or train station can be arranged upon request at the time of booking (additional fee)



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