Retreat to Positano, Italy, 2017
September 30 - October 7, 2017
Let's live the Italian Dream for one magical week in Positano, Italy! Built into a hillside with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, your home for the week--- Le Agavi Hotel ---is heaven on earth. Enjoy yoga overlooking the Mediterranean with plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling on a private beach. Sip rosé wine as you enjoy fresh homemade pasta and locally sourced seafood and vegetables. Take a free shuttle into the quaint village for fine dining, espresso, and handmade pottery and other local treasures. Enjoy optional group excursions: Take a tour of Capri where you can explore the caves and turquoise waters of the Blue Grotto. Join your new friends on a scenic drive along the Amalfi coast deeper into the mountains to the town of Ravello, where you’ll enjoy a Limoncello tasting. Space for this otherworldly adventure is very limited and is expected to sell quickly, so reserve your spot right away. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hotel room
- Breakfast and your choice of lunch or dinner at the hotel restaurant
- 9 yoga classes with Alie
- Ground transportation to/from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome
- Private beach + snorkeling
- Hotel shuttle into the village of Positano
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Some meals
- Optional group activities and excursions
Rooms at Le Agavi are all different but feature views of the sea, either from a balcony or terrace. Deluxe rooms are slightly more spacious. Hotel accommodations feature a private beach with snorkeling, a gorgeous pool, and a free shuttle to the village. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast and your choice of either lunch or dinner, included in the price of the room.
Deluxe Room with Seaview Terrace:
- Double occupancy:$3150/person
- Single occupancy: $4398/person
Classic Room with Seaview Balcony:
- Double occupancy:$2659/person ~ roommate available
- Single occupancy: $3415/person
**If you are traveling alone and would like to be paired up with another retreat guest for double occupancy, please let us know and we will make an effort to pair you with another matching participant. Both parties must agree to room together. If we are unable to pair you with another guest, there is a limited supply of single occupancy rooms available.**
Payment terms: To reserve your space, please submit a $500 deposit (non-refundable/non-transferable). You may send a check to Alie McManus at 2100 N Lincoln Park W 9CS Chicago, IL 60614, or indicate that you'd like to be invoiced via Paypal (3% PayPal service charge applies with credit card). Half of the balance will be due by May 30, 2017. Final payment is due by July 22, 2017. No refunds after July 22, unless someone can take your place.
Ground transportation from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport will be provided as part of the retreat package. Plan to arrive in Rome by 9am on September 30 to participate in the shuttle.
Discounted group flight: Retreat traveling from Chicago to Rome have the option in participating in a group discounted flight for $882 r/t (details below). Ten participants are needed by June 25 to receive the group rate. Participants will be notified by June 30 as to whether enough participants have signed up. If not, you'll need to purchase your own airfare.
Depart: 29 Sept 2017, 5:05pm. Arrive in Rome 30 Sept at 9:05am, flight 110, Chicago to Rome.
Return: 7 Oct 2017, 11:05am-2:40pm, flight 111, Rome to Chicago
Guests are of course welcome to make their own airline reservations upon registration.
Day trip to the island of Capri
Enjoy a boat ride through the crystal blue waters to the island of Capri, where you can swim in the caves of the Blue Grotto, dine on the best pizza in the world, and soak up sunshine.
Day trip to Ravello
Drive along the Almalfi coastline to the quaint town of Ravello, where you can sample Limoncello made fresh from local artisans and explore the famous cliffside gardens surrounding the Villa Cimbrone estate.