About Masseria della Zingara
Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.
Set in over 20 acres of land with olive, fig, cherry and almond trees, the views are stunning at all times of the year. The house has a swimming pool and wonderful sun terrace for soaking up the Italian sun and the calm of the countryside. You may choose to borrow the bicycles and explore the local region or just relax and unwind. Close to Polignano a Mare (also known as the ice cream capital of Italy) and Monopoli, this holiday offers not only yoga but the very best in Italian food.
Situated on a ridge of hills extending the length of Puglia, Masseria della Zingara, is close to a series of scattered white-walled medieval towns and villages each boasting their own culinary specialities. Heading down through the olive plains to the sea where there are many fabulous beaches to explore. This is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate your soul.
The daily programme
Join Alicia for a week of revitalising yoga at the beautiful Masseria. A wonderful opportunity for you to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and reawaken your spirit in beautiful Puglia, Italy. You will enjoy two yoga classes daily which focus on movement, breath and relaxation.
The day will begin with a flowing and dynamic asana class in the light and airy yoga space. After the morning session breakfast will be served on the terrace. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative class. There will be one yoga free day.
Things to do
Puglia is an enchanting part of Italy with many interesting historical towns to visit, fabulous walks and bike rides to go on and up to 50 miles of beautiful coastline to explore.
The region boasts spectacular Italian cuisine and some of the the most un-spolit environments in Italy so you are sure to find something to enjoy during this break.
Between classes there will be plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Relax by the pool, explore the local area by bicycle or on foot. Take a trip to the beach or local towns. Boat trips and Ayurvedic massage can also be arranged for you. We guarantee you will go home feeling refreshed and re-energised.
Accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria
The accommodation at Masseria della Zingaria is comfortable and of an extremely high quality - most of the rooms have en-suite facilities.
Camping is also possible for those on a tighter budget. Tents and bedding are provided and facilities include a communal shower, toilet and wash basin nearby.
Prices include airport transfers for designated flights to Bari, your accommodation, two yoga classes per day with one yoga free day and use of the pool and bicycles. Meals are also included. Breakfast and a light lunch each day, unlimited drinks and dinner on five evenings. Plus transport on two evenings to and from local towns (where you buy your own dinner).
Alicia has made me love yoga! I was dabbling with yoga for a few years, but it was Alicia who worked with me in such a way that I felt connected with the practice. She had just the right balance of teaching (she is so precise, and exact – you never get lost), physical and technical support, spiritual support and warmth. She is a real gem for YOAS.Susie
We had a fantastic time at the Masseria del Zingara. The holiday exceeded our expectations! It's a lovely setting, the rooms were really comfortable and the food was fantastic - Maria made an amazing range of vegetarian recipes. Alicia was great, so nice and the yoga was excellent; really varied and most enjoyable - and it was such a lovely group of people.Katharine, Imogen and Philippa
The experience has been truly life changing! Alicia is the most amazing yogi and despite my inexperience enhanced my practice hugely. We had the most wonderful eclectic group of people of all ages and abilities but had an amazing week full of fun, laughter and great yoga. Jan was the most amazingly warm host, always happy to advise on local geography and where to visit. Maria - our chef - left us truly speechless with her wonderful fare, plus cake, cake and more cake. Delizioso!Leah
There are no words big enough to describe the most incredible time I've had. Feeling re-energised, re-vitalised and re-juvenated! Made many great friends and am so so sad today. Missing you all (and the meditation & yoga!). I've never had such an amazing experience. I think your holidays should be on prescription really!Zoe
I had a wonderful holiday and I found everything perfectly organised! Not least the prompt and friendly email communication with you. The yoga, accommodation, food, pool, masseria, everything exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to book another yoga holiday with you again in future.Sara
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A luxury yoga holiday in Puglia, Italy, 6 - 13 July 2019
£975 single accommodation
£825 twin or double sharing (en-suite) accommodation
£775 twin or double sharing (shared bathroom) accommodation
£575 camping pitch - with tent and bedding supplied (use of communal shower, toilet and wash-basin facilities)
All prices are per person
There are many agents dealing with flights to Italy, it is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways offer affordable flights to Bari and Brindisi, the closest airports.
A free airport transfer will offered for recommended flights to Bari.
6th July, BA departs Gatwick 08.20, arrives Bari 12.10
6th July, Easyjet departs Gatwick 08.40, arrives Bari 12.25
6th July, Ryanair departs Stansted 16.55, arrives Bari 20.35
13th July, BA departs Bari 13.00, arrives Gatwick 15.00
13th July Easyjet departs Bari 12.55, arrives Gatwick 15.05
13th July, Ryanair departs Bari 21.00, arrives Stansted 22.55
If you take these flights or arrive at a similar time then the transfers are free. Other transfers can be arranged but at a cost.