A few extra activities available during the retreat week. Get a feeling for the Puglia region in Southeastern Italy. (Your bike ride through the Puglian countryside into Martina Franca is free.)

  Martina Franca   A 30 minute bike ride from the Yoga Retreat center: A picturesque town center with whitewashed winding lanes ornamented with baroque details. Cost: Free. But bring money for the best affogato you've ever had at Bar Adua.

Martina Franca

A 30 minute bike ride from the Yoga Retreat center: A picturesque town center with whitewashed winding lanes ornamented with baroque details. Cost: Free. But bring money for the best affogato you've ever had at Bar Adua.

  Matera   90 minutes by car: "La Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, having been inhabited since the 10th century BC. It is considered a  World Heritage Site  by  UNESCO  since 1993. Cost: Partial cost of a shuttle bus. This is an all-day adventure and totally worth it.

Matera

90 minutes by car: "La Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, having been inhabited since the 10th century BC. It is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993. Cost: Partial cost of a shuttle bus. This is an all-day adventure and totally worth it.

  Ostuni   45 minutes by car: Known for its whitewashed old town, Ostuni's Cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements, while the arched Porta San Demetrio is one of 2 remaining medieval gates. Cost: Partial cost for shuttle bus. This is a half day adventure that should definitely include lunch and gelato.

Ostuni

45 minutes by car: Known for its whitewashed old town, Ostuni's Cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements, while the arched Porta San Demetrio is one of 2 remaining medieval gates. Cost: Partial cost for shuttle bus. This is a half day adventure that should definitely include lunch and gelato.

  Grottaglie   30 minutes by car: Amidst the low hills and limestone ravines of northern Puglia,  Grottaglie  stands out for its dedication to its historic craft - ceramics. Cost: partial cost for shuttle bus. Souvenirs abound. Make sure to find the perfect ceramic "egg," a traditional symbol of fertility in Puglian culture.

Grottaglie

30 minutes by car: Amidst the low hills and limestone ravines of northern Puglia, Grottaglie stands out for its dedication to its historic craft - ceramics. Cost: partial cost for shuttle bus. Souvenirs abound. Make sure to find the perfect ceramic "egg," a traditional symbol of fertility in Puglian culture.

  Alberobello   30 minutes by car: A fairytale UNESCO World Heritage town made of 1500 Trulli (typical Apulian conical stone huts). It is considered a unique and enchanting place. Yes, it's a bit touristy. But you've never seen anything like it. It's worth a visit (about 2-3 hours tops). Cost: your share of the car or shuttle bus.

Alberobello

30 minutes by car: A fairytale UNESCO World Heritage town made of 1500 Trulli (typical Apulian conical stone huts). It is considered a unique and enchanting place. Yes, it's a bit touristy. But you've never seen anything like it. It's worth a visit (about 2-3 hours tops). Cost: your share of the car or shuttle bus.

   Cooking lessons + discussion about the food philosophy & cooking techniques enjoyed during your stay     Cost: TBD. Learn how our hosts create pasta, bread and other specialties of the region.

Cooking lessons + discussion about the food philosophy & cooking techniques enjoyed during your stay

Cost: TBD. Learn how our hosts create pasta, bread and other specialties of the region.