Abruzzo, Italy Retreat


September 17-24


Who is this Retreat for?
Therapists and like-minded people who are interested in natural/complementary treatments and would like to share their passion with others

Purpose of the Retreat:
 - Opportunity to share your passion with others
 - Enjoy, rest and revitalise in Abruzzo, the heart of Italy
 - See how Villa Collecimino can accommodate your own retreat in the future.













Come and join us on a retreat in the middle of the stunning, dramatic Abruzzan countryside. This retreat is a chance for all types of therapists to come together and share their passion with like minded people in a beautiful, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.  This retreat is combined with other activities (of your choice) so that you are taking advantage of your environment and your body's capabilities.


 We want to give you the chance to get away and rejuvenate and restore your body in whichever way you need. We understand that each person has different desires and needs and we are willing to accommodate you.  You may wish to follow the general itinerary: a typical day includes breakfast, a morning meeting to share your passion with the other therapists, a leisurely lunch followed by perhaps a tranquil walk, or an excursion to the beach or mountains or a nearby medieval town.  A light evening dinner and then either a short evening meeting or some entertainment.  Or you might just want to relax and watch a film!  The beauty of this retreat is that you can take as much or as little as you like, you can even opt to simply rest and relax.
 Throughout your stay, guests will be hosted at Villa Collecimino – a light, spacious villa, 550m above sea level with panoramic views of the Gran Sasso mountains and Adriatic sea. Meals are included (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners) 


Transfers from Pescara airport to the villa are included


2 excursions are included (e.g. beach, mountains)  
Additional excursions will be available at extra cost – e.g. to local pizzerias, restaurants, caves, medieval towns,etc.






















Accommodation
Guests will be accommodated in Villa Collecimino’s two apartments.  The top floor apartment (apartment 2) has two bedrooms with two beds in each room so can sleep a maximum of four people.  The ground floor apartment (apartment 3) has one bedroom sleeping two people plus two good quality comfortable sofa beds in the large living room area sleeping an additional two people.
The large open plan living room/kitchens in the top and ground floor apartments will be used for dining, meetings, yoga sessions etc as well as the large outside terrace.





















Meals
Your meals (vegetarian) will be provided by a local chef – cooked freshly for you every day. Continental breakfast, cooked lunch, light dinner – please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate these. (NB. 2 lunches and 2 dinners are not provided – this will give you an opportunity to eat out at a local pizzeria or restaurant – these meals are not included in the price).

Excursions
There will a choice of optional excursions for you to enjoy:
A day trip to the Gran Sasso mountains – in particular visiting the ‘Tibet of Italy’ – Campo Imperatore – an immense plateau surrounded by mountain peaks high up in the Gran Sasso mountain – great for spectacular walks, views, or for just enjoying the clear mountain air.  You may see birds of prey, wild horses, Abruzzese dogs and beautiful mountain flowers.  On a full day trip to the mountains you may also visit a stunning restored medieval hilltop town, Santo Stefano and a tenth Century castle – Rocca Calascio.
Or perhaps an afternoon at the beaches – less busy at this time of year but the sea temperature is usually still up in the mid-20s. The Adriatic beaches are clean, sandy and the water is warm and shallow and without any strong currents or tides – perfect for a late summer dip.
 
We are also planning a trip to a winery with wine tasting as well as trips to local restaurants and pizzerias.














Flights


There are budget flights with Ryanair from Stansted to Pescara or flights with Easyjet from Gatwick to Rome. From both Rome airports you can catch a bus (prontobus.italia.com) to Pescara for 24 euros each way. The journey is spectacular, taking you in comfort through the Apennine mountains. Transfers from Pescara to Villa Collecimino are included in the price.
 
Prices
Shared bedroom (max. 2 people) with shared shower room - £470.00 (includes most meals, transfers from Pescara and 2 excursions) in either apartment 2 or 3.
On a good quality, comfortable sofa bed (max. 2 people) with shared shower room in the living area of apartment 3 - £420.00 (includes most meals, transfers from Pescara and 2 excursions)

Sample daily schedule
07.00-09.00 Yoga, meditation
07:30- 09.00  Breakfast
10:00 Morning meeting ‘sharing  your passion’ (Topics could include AuraSoma Colour Therapy, Ayurveda, Nutrition for Health, Sukshma Marma Therapy, Vedic Science and Technology, Yoga, etc.)
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Free time/excursion
16:00 Tea
19:30 Dinner
Free time/entertainment/evening meeting
 
Bookings/Enquiries
If you would like to book for this Retreat or have any questions, please contact Suzeck on 07808 666860 or email suzeckt@positivethinkingwithaction.co.uk
If you are interested in booking we would ask for a 50% non refundable deposit with full payment due 8 weeks before departure. Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit/debit card or Paypal.
Please contact Suzeck for our ‘Retreat Terms and Conditions’.