LAKE COMO, ITALY
Sole Yoga Holidays is overjoyed for our very first luxury retreat in Bellagio at Lake Como, Italy, September 20-26, 2020. Bellagio which is known as the ‘pearl of Lake Como’ is quite probably the most famous of all of the picturesque towns on the stunning lake in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Keeping with Sole Yoga Holidays ‘formula’ of smaller and family-owned accommodations, we found the absolute perfect location for a special end of summer retreat. We fell in love with Bellagio’s darling cobbled lanes, heavenly views and sherbet-colored buildings.
In between our yoga sessions (right at our location) we will have our days and evenings filled with everything from hiking, cooking, wine tasting and exploring the magnificent Lake Como region on foot and via private boat.
ACCOMMODATIONS + FOOD
Our quiet and relaxing location offers a small variety of classic-modern rooms and larger style apartments.
The decor is clean, simple and includes everything that you need for your special holiday.
The smaller rooms include double beds and large baths with shower. These rooms are recommended for our single travelers or couples.
The larger apartments have living rooms, kitchens and some with gardens or courtyards.
The apartments are reserved for 2-3 guests.
All include fresh linens and towels and toiletries.
See under pricing details to understand each room option before booking.
Our wonderful location boasts a cafe and a deli where we will happily indulge in our breakfast daily.
And should you desire an afternoon coffee or snack, this is where you can go. So easy and convenient next to our accommodations.
Breakfasts include fresh juices, coffee, fruit, pastries and other savory items.
Italian breakfasts are simply the best.
Four special dinners are included on our holiday.
Get ready to enjoy the local specialties of fresh fish, risotto, polenta, meats and heavenly cheeses.
YOGA + ACTIVITIES
Daily power vinyasa yoga will be led by instructor Shari Hochberg of Sole Yoga Holidays.
We will practice inside our own little studio right at our location. Should we feel the desire for an outdoor practice we are next to a park and the lake or we can find any number of special spots for a down dog with a view!
Yoga mats will be included so you can have more room in your suitcase to purchase Italian treasures.
We will have several (optional) excursions and activities on our Lovely Lake Como retreat:
-Wine Tasting: Saluti! We love a wine tasting for a delightful and shared moment of joy. We will be guided through the different flavours by a local expert and accompanied with special homemade and local snacks.
-Cooking Lesson: Food is Life! We can’t get wait to roll up our sleeves for a special cooking class by a local expert. We will explore ingredients, learn about recipes and then prepare (and yes, eat!) 3 dishes with wine.
-Boat Tour: The best way to view Lake Como in all its glory is from the water. We will see the quaint, seaside villages and majestic villas. We will take you on a boat tour at sunset and then finish our evening at a special restaurant.
-Walking Tour: Let’s take a walk through Bellagio together. Time to slip on some comfy shoes as we explore this uphill town. With our local guide we will discover the magical little streets, shops and restaurants and learn about the history of this magnificent town.
-Kayak Excursion: The perfect activity to discover hidden corners and stunning vistas. It will be designed for beginners and we will be guided by a local expert. We will take it slow and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us.
Lake Como, Italy Retreat Includes:
• 6 nights accommodations in Bellagio B&B (wifi, linens, toiletries)
• Twice Daily Vinyasa and Core Flow Yoga
• Yoga mats and straps
• Daily breakfast/brunch
• Four heavenly dinners
• Wine tasting event
• Cooking lesson
• Private boat tour at sunset
• Guided walking tour
• Guided kayak tour
• Private Car Transportation to/from San Giovanni train station in Lake Como (note set times–outside of time, addt’l fees may apply)
(Not Included: airfare, additional transportation not included, gratuities for guides, additional meals or alcoholic beverages)
OPTION A: 2699€ Single or 2199€ for couples - MUST book together
Private room with one double bed, bath en-suite, seating area
OPTION B: 2899€ Single or 2299€ each for couples - MUST book together
Apartment with double bed, bath en-suite, sofa bed, kitchen, living room and terrace - SOLD OUT
OPTION C: 2599€ EACH Guest (This apartment not available for singles so we may have more guests. 2-3 guests max)
Apartment with one double bed, two twin beds, bath en-suite, kitchen, living/dining area and balcony - SOLD OUT
OPTION D: 2799€ EACH Guest (This apartment not available for singles so we may have more guests. 2-3 guests max)
Apartment with one double bed, two single beds, two baths, kitchen, living/dining area, garden courtyard
DAILY SCHEDULE (Final Program Presented at Welcome Dinner)
8am: Coffee, Tea & Fruit (in room or cafe)
8:30am: Vinyasa Flow/ Core
11.00-5.00pm: Free Time & Excursions (Lake, Explore Towns, Shop, Relax)
5.30pm: Vinyasa Flow/ Yin
7.30pm: Dinner (4 Included, 2 on Own)
Our glorious location is in Bellagio, and we will provide comfortable transport from the nearest train station in Como, at S. Giovanni. We will plan a pick-up time around 3pm on September 20 to take everyone to the retreat location. Should you need transportation outside of our pick-up time, we will absolutely help arrange for an additional fee or there is a bus option that will take you close to our location. Please inquire for more info.
Departure time on September 26 will be between 10.30/11am after check-out.
Should you wish to extend your stay in the Lake Como area or require different transport, we will arrange for you and let you know if there are any additional fees.
Closest airports are in Milan. There are three airports in the Milan region that serve international flights (Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo).
All of them will connect you to the main station in Milan (Milano Centrale) where you can catch the train to San Giovanni. If you are coming from other regions in Italy, let us know how we may help you with any travel plans.