We recently learnt that France opened a wine theme park, and boy was that just a great day for adults. Now, our winning streak continues – the world’s first certified yoga and wine retreat has opened in a Tuscan castle and it’s a thing of beauty.
Downward dog, drink some wine, eat some pasta, chill out (literally) Under The Tuscan Sun – that’s the life you could be living at Castello di Potentino.
During a five-night stay, guests will take part in pool-side yoga, an afternoon spa trip to the thermal springs at Bagno-Vignoni, a pasta and risotto cooking class with a Michelin-starred Italian chef, a butchery class and even hike among ancient olive trees.
You’ll also come away from the stay with an official WSET Level 1 wine certification, which globally recognises you as a total wine buff. Guests can take classes from Castello di Potentino’s creator, Emily O’Hare, who worked as the sommelier of London’s famous River Café.[related_articles]15546,28851,24748[/related_articles]
And you’ll get to do all that among stunning landscapes in an IRL medieval castle.
The stay is put together as part of a program called ‘Study of the Senses’. Similar programs that take place at the castle include breadmaking and cheese workshops, as well as a Rococo chocolate weekend in October.
Ugh, take me there now.
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