Retreats in Italy

Entrenched in passion, vibrant aromas and layers of culture, art and history, discover Italy on a life-enhancing retreat..

Encircled in undisturbed rural beauty and battle wounds speaking stories of its pastime, retreats in Italy are an escape to the realms of the extraordinary. The only distractions here will be the light airy spaces, myriad of fruity fragrances and panoramic views of sea and sky.

Next retreats in Italy


Reconnect in Italy, the country of cultural heritage, scenic landscapes, excellent wine and food delicacies...

Italy > Sicily

Spring Revival at Sicilian Manor Retreat

available between & ongoing -
22nd Apr 2020 - 26th Apr 2020


£2160 pp

Italy > Sicily

Revitalise at Aeolian Island Retreat

available between & ongoing -
20th May 2020 - 25th May 2020


£3120 pp

Italy > Tuscany

Restore at Authentic Tuscan Retreat in May

available between & ongoing -
27th May 2020 - 31st May 2020


£2520 pp

Italy > Sicily

Natural Connection and Sound Awakening Retreat

available between & ongoing -
02nd Oct 2020 - 06th Oct 2020


£1800 pp

Italy as a retreat destination...

Choosing a retreat in Italy incorporates the inescapable good weather and a buzzing welcome from the people, food and pristine landscapes. Lending itself to a range of retreats, from spots of pampering in contemporary spa and massage rooms using ancient methods of therapy to improving pose and posture in motivational Yoga classes with the rural countryside lands, Italy will leave an imprint in your heart.

Warm and sunny spells aplenty, stretches of azure blue sea lapping against the craggy coastal cliffs complemented with a naturally relaxed tempo. Italy is not only an ideal destination to satisfy those with an appetite to escape the usual settings but a great option to allow individuals to reevaluate their priorities, goals and dreams.

Tucked away in a cosy countryside corner, certain parts of Italy have now become historically preserved grounds, with some dating as far back as the 14th century. Now a gentrified architectural landscape, many countryside estate homes are luxury villa resorts, offering guest the space to relax and disconnect. Whether the aim is to get away from the city to be at one with nature, improve posture or reboot the mind and body, retreats hosted in Italy can answer these calls.

Why Italy?

Sessions of yoga, meditation and additional activities are held in the company of others amongst hazy floral gardens and mountainous verdant slopes where the only distraction will be the abundant spread of natural landscape and nearby medieval landmarks.

Cooking and offering good food to the body is an uncompromising rule to the Italians. Therefore the sourcing and use of ingredients in each dish is heavily emphasised. Each meal is prepared daily using traditional culinary concepts with home-grown ingredients from the garden farms. To take home, cooking classes will provide insight and additional tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a key highlight in an Italian retreat programme.

Why a retreat?

Retreats and holidays are typically confused as being the same and although both share a similar definition, to take time to detach and detox from the autonomy of daily life, the approaches and results of both a retreat and holiday vary. To be more specific, a retreat is an immersive and unique programme offering life-enhancing experiences whilst being away from the comfort of home and the haste of everyday life. The aim is to realign the body with the mind through mindful practices and to help individuals understand the importance of valuing time to themselves.

Each programme is carefully curated and consists of yoga sessions, meditation and breathing exercises to help individuals fulfil those needs. For an example, for those who are looking to improve their yoga practice in an oasis of calm, consider a retreat to Italy where boundless spells of sunshine is available all year around.

Each retreat is an opportunity to enjoy and explore a new and undiscovered destination. Learn the art and science of Yoga, breathing and healthy eating by choosing a retreat in Italy to begin choreographing a new and balanced journey.

Why choose Balance Holidays for a retreat?

Balance Holidays’ collection of retreats are held at some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious resort and hotel destinations. the aim is to provide and equip guests with the essential tools to choreograph a new and balanced lifestyle of self-care, mindfulness and healthy living during and after each retreat. Our collection is curated to ensure the needs of individuals are met and surpass their expectations by integrating elements of the local traditions and cultures to provide an  experience that stretches beyond the realms of ordinary, just for you.

At Balance Holidays, our philosophy draws from first-handed, personal experience and understanding around the confusion of the wellbeing retreats market, which is why the team sets out to inspire others with her individual wellbeing journey by being readily available to speak to, to offer advise and reassurance, making the booking process a seamless, highly personalised and unique service.