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Location

Our location is set in the heart of Salento, amongst the olive trees, nature, close to some of the most beautiful stretches of beaches and coastline in the Salento area and just a short drive away from the fascinating historical cities of Gallipoli and Lecce, the Capital of Salento.

Meals

A rich breakfast including oats, cereal, yogurt, fruit juice, homemade Italian brioches, breads & pastries will be served every day. A total of 8 meals (lunch and evening meals ) will be served during the week. 2 light snacks will also be served during the week. All meals will be vegetarian and prepared with local products and vegetables in season at the time of the course. For an extra supplement, visits to local cheese farms, vineyards etc can also be organised. If you wish to tour the local area, we are more than happy to provide a packed lunch for a small additional charge.

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Location

Extra Activities

For an extra supplement the following can be arranged: airport transfer, cheese and wine tasting, guided walks in the Nature Reserve, horse riding, boat trips, bike tours, diving, cooking lessons and much much more. Treat yourself to a massage with our incredible local massage therapist Sabrina. Sabrina has the magical power of knowing just which areas of your body needs attention and her massages leave you floating on air!

Local Products

It will be possible to purchase homemade products made from the Salento Kitchen, local olive oil and wine.

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Getting to Us

By Air

The nearest airport to Salento Yoga is Brindisi International Airport. The airport is approx 100 km from the Villa

From the UK:
Ryanair have direct flights to Brindisi from Stanstead airport. Flight prices are very cheap if booked in advance. If London is inconvenient, options are to fly to a major airport in Italy ie Milan, Pisa, Rome and then fly internally to Brindisi.

From April 2016, Ryanair will have direct flights from Manchester – Brindisi

Flights can also be taken to Bari (200 km from Lecce). From here a train can be taken to Lecce. Easyjet have direct flights to Bari from Gatwick, London.

There is a bus shuttle from Bari to Brindisi Airport where a Salento Yoga Driver can arrange a pick up upon request. For details about the shuttle visit the website or you can download the timetable from this link

Useful sites for flights:
www.ryanair.com
www.easyjet.com
www.skyscanner.it
www.momondo.com

For further information on flights from the UK and Europe, please do not hesitate to contact us

Transport from/to Brindisi International Airport
There is a SITA shuttle bus stop at Brindisi Airport located immediately on the right of the Airport main exit. This bus takes you to the centre of Lecce.
From here a Salento Yoga Driver can arrange a pick up upon request.

Alternatively we can organise an airport transfer which will take you directly to the Salento Yoga home.

By Train

If travelling by train, the nearest train station to Salento Yoga is in the historical town of Lecce or Gallipoli. From here a Salento Yoga Driver can arrange a pick up upon request for a small charge.

For exact times, prices and bookings you can go to the Railways timetable online at:

http://www.trenitalia.com/ http://www.seat61.com/Italy-trains.htm

By Coach

If travelling by bus, the nearest bus station to Salento Yoga is at the gate of the historical town of Lecce or Gallipoli.  From here a Salento Yoga Driver can arrange a pick up upon request.

Useful sites for coaches:

http://www.marinobus.it/

As the website is in Italian, we will be more than happy to assist with the booking.

Taxis

In general, taxis in Italy are extremely expensive. Salento Yoga are more than happy to arrange airport, train and bus station pick up/drop offs for fixed rates if required.

For further information please contact the Salento Yoga Team

By Car

The Salento area is beautiful and so we do recommend our guests to hire a car to explore the surroundings in your free time. Taxis are extremely expensive. For care hire help, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.   

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What our Yogis say about us

Salento Yoga 2013 in one of the best things I have ever done! Absolute paradise! (and I cannot believe you made me a Birthday Cake with my face on it..haha) Thank you so much!!

This week has been amazing and I have been inspired so much by the beautiful location, our incredible teacher Kirsty who (probably without realising) has helped transform my life since the first class I attended, my fellow yogis who I have had the pleasure of sharing this experience with & finally Kamal, Alessio, Valentina & GianFranco who could not have done anymore to make our time extra special & are some of the kindest people I have ever met.  See you all next year for more sea, sun, yoga love, laughs & of course Valentines food!!

Hayley (UK)
Hayley (UK)September 2013 Retreat

Quick decisions are often the good decisions! and especially if you find your way to SALENTO YOGA!

Highly recommended week. You will be in good warm caring hands of this Salento Team.  Then the beautiful Villa Paola, the sea, GianFrancos famous “Baileys” – who wouldn’t like to celebrate his/her birthday here??

Many Thanks and best wishes for the future.

Gosia (Sweden)
Gosia (Sweden)September 2013 Retreat

Just what is needed from a yoga retreat. The teaching was insightful and informative with care and integrity; the atmosphere at the villa peaceful and conductive to socializing or solitary time as desired; the organization sensitive and discreet; and the food sublime! I came to recharge my batteries but discovered, almost without knowing how, that I’d recharged my soul.

Thank you for a truly memorable week.

Steffan (UK)
Steffan (UK)May 2013 Retreat

Mmmmmmmm!!! What can i say?

This was an amazing retreat.  I have been on a few retreats but this by far has been the best.  How lucky were we to have experienced so much of Southern Italy.  I know the yoga has improved & I will continue, promise when I return to Bellagio.  A big thank you to Kamal, Kirsty, Alessio, Valentina, Gianfranco & Paola.  You went out of your way to make the week very special.

Ciao and see you next time.

Kim (Australia)
Kim (Australia)July 2104 Retreat

To Our Salento Family, Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. We will never forget our first time here. Looking forward to many many more.

Lenore & Eide (USA)
Lenore & Eide (USA)September 2014 Retreat

The entire week has simply been GREAT!!!
(3 exclamation marks great).

I was so excited about coming on my first yoga retreat and it has exceeded all my expectations. Kamal, Alessio and Kirsty have brought us all together into a beautiful yoga family.

The yoga, atmosphere, activities, love, laughter, jokes, tree climbing, gelato, food, food and more food have been PERFECTO! The experience of the week is more than just this week, it has changed my life!!!

BIG SALENTO YOGA LOVE!!

Sarah (UK)
Sarah (UK)May 2013 Retreat

It was a total experience to be hosted by you at Castro, September 2013.  You thought about every detail and took care of every moment of our yoga vacation.  I hope that your natural hospitality will meet the same hospitality when you have your own vacations  around the world.

Sarit (Israel)
Sarit (Israel)September 2013 Retreat