Yoga and walking holidays in magical Sicily
Sicily is a delightful island surrounded by beautiful clear seas. Awash with amazing mountain scenery & traditional villages where the way of life has barely changed.
Saturday 4th May - Friday 10th May
Featured as a ‘Top 10 healthy holiday!' in All About You (now Prima)
A stunning location for a yoga holiday, you'll be captivated by the mesmerising scenery!
Our guide will lead us on adventures and explorations of the local areas and the mountains. She’ll take us on walks in the hills and mountains and we’ll discover places in Sicily where local life remains untouched and villagers still live off the land. And of course there’ll be lots of yoga too!
THE VENUE, LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION
Masseria Susafa is owned and run by the Saeli-Rizzuto family, who have farmed the property for five generations. Today, they invite their guests to share their exquisitely renovated farmhouse set in peaceful and remote Sicilian countryside overlooking mountains and hillside villages. This really is a place where you have no choice but to slow down and RELAX!
The rooms have been created from the homes that were originally built for the farm workers and their families. Restoration work on the rooms has been carefully carried out to maximise comfort and ensure hotel quality, without losing the charm of a Sicilian country home with wooden beams, traditional plaster walls, floors in Sicilian terracotta, with original antique tiles and exposed stone walls. The rooms are simple but with a boutique feel to them!
Each room has a king size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, adjustable climate-control and minibar.
Walking down to the pool from the bedrooms you’ll be flanked by the gorgeous yellow flowers and heady scent of Spanish broom that lead you to the stunning vista that surrounds the pool area. Take a dip after yoga to cool down! And maybe enjoy a cold drink brought to you by the friendly staff.
Arrivals are on the Saturday at Catania airport after which we’ll whisk you off to your Sicilian paradise! We’ll take time to settle in before enjoying a typical 4 course Sicilian meal!
There’ll be yoga every morning, 8-9.15am, apart from the day of departure and in the evenings, 6-7.15pm apart from on the day we go out after breakfast. On this day we’ll head to explore the picturesque seaside village of Cefalu. If you’re feeling energetic and not too hot you might even choose to hike up the Rocca - a massive edifice crowned by a ruined Norman fortification, which is worth the 40 - 60 minute steep walk up for the amazing views of the sea and the surrounding islands!
If that doesn’t tempt you there’s the Duomo, a stunning Norman cathedral - a must for all visitors! Of course there’s shopping too and a lovely beach for you sun worshippers.
We’ll have lunch at our favourite restaurant in Cefalu and head back to ‘home’ early evening but not before stopping by ‘the office’! (ask Gareth about that!)
During our stay at Masseria Susafa, after breakfast on two of the days we’ll be taken on guided walks. With our backpacks full of picnic food (this is Sicily so expect sun dried tomatoes, olives, caponata and fresh bread and a whole lot more!) we’ll head off on our trek accompanied by our knowledgeable guide who will take us on a walk in the picturesque areas stopping for lunch half way.
We’ll be back in time for yoga though! And a well deserved dinner in the restaurant afterwards.
There’ll also be plenty of time to relax by the pool and just take time to re-charge your batteries and enjoy the peacefulness of Masseria Susafa.
If you’d like to try your hand at Sicilian cooking then do book in for your 2 hour cookery lesson with the fantastic chef. An authentic Sicilian experience not to be missed for true foodies!
The restaurant "Il Granaio" is a stunning grandiose space having once been the old farm granary.
The stone walls and the austere architecture of its carefully restored pointed arches, the enormous fireplace at the end of the room, the warm sicilian terracotta floors and the carefully designed lighting, make it an impressive room that is really quite unique.
Top service from the waiting staff and the care with which the chefs create the dishes will make your meals here unforgettable. This is top notch Sicilian food! Only using the freshest ingredients, produced by Masseria Susafa or locally, and selected personally by the chef, your taste buds will be spoilt forever! No Sicilian food would be complete without olive oil, in fact Masseria Susafa produces its own which can be bought on site or ordered HERE (www.susafaoliveoil.com). As with all our holidays dietary requirements will be taken into account with meat, fish and vegetarian options available.
The wine list includes some of the best wines produced in Sicily.
£1500 per person for single occupancy ensuite room with a king size bed
£1200 per person for double ensuite room, with a king size bed
We’ll be flying into Catania airport and arranging transfers for pick up at approximately 2pm depending on flight times and availability. If you arrive earlier you'll be expected to wait at the airport as we can't arrive at the venue before the scheduled check in time. There are a handful of cafes there where you can experience your first slice of Sicilian culture by snacking on a delicious arrancino (yummy stuffed rice ball!) or a ricotta filled cannoli if you have a sweet tooth! If you arrive later we can arrange another transfer at an additional cost.
HOW TO BOOK
Please contact us using the form on this page or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll send you the booking form and health questionnaire, both of which we will need returning along with a non-refundable deposit of £395 to secure your place.
If you are transferring payment from a non UK based account there will be an additional £20 charge.
N.B. we strongly recommend that you take some kind of holiday insurance that would cover you if you had to cancel after placing your deposit.
THE LOW DOWN
THE COST INCLUDES:
All yoga classes
6 nights accommodation in our stunning converted farmhouse
All chef prepared meals at the venue and picnic lunches on our walks
All trips and walks
0ur personal walking guide
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Flights to and from Sicily
One lunch at a local restaurant during the week
Optional half day cookery course with our wonderful Sicilian chef!
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