I’ve just returned from a visit to Venice Italy. Struck by Venice’s history, architecture, art, vibrant colors, liveliness, food & wine, walkability, overall beauty and its people, I would love to take you there! We’ll provide accommodations, breakfast, daily yoga & meditation, lunch or dinner depending on the day’s excursion, and daily afternoon excursions. Our excursions will include visits to Venice’s venerable museums, art exhibits, historical sites, neighboring islands including Murano (where Murano glass has been made for centuries), a visit to both Venice’s farmer’s market as well as it’s farmland on the island of Sant'Erasmo, a group hands on cooking class with a Venetian chef, a night out at the cinema or opera (tbd), a visit to a Veneto Prosecco winery, and more!

I will be your afternoon guide. I’ll fill you in on the history of the site we’ll visit and navigate us to and from our base camp.

Our Garden chef will prepare all our meals at our home for the week.

I cherish the time we have all spent together over the years at The Garden. Through simple, beautiful and wholesome experiences of space, body and food we have made connections and are strengthened through community. This will be an intimate small group of 8 to 10 guests.

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Location & Cost:

Immersed in the typical sestiere of Cannaregio, (a very calm area totally unknown to the tourists- yet), Casin dei spiriti is really easy to reach from the Airport, train station, and bus station. You'll be at a walking distance from the famous Strada Nuova which links the train station, Rialto Bridge and San Mark's Square. It's also an ideal location to reach the beautiful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Casin dei Spiriti is a Venetian building that has been through three centuries. Once encompassing a naval workshop, a carpentry workshop and a vocational school, this space was recently restored and beautifully designed to welcome visitors in five modern duplex apartments.

Cost: $2800 / per person

Included: 7 nights accommodations, 5 excursion days/7 excursions, guided tours, 7 yoga & meditation classes, 13 meals (all breakfast, 6 lunches, 3 dinners), our group cooking class, and week ferry pass (which includes transport from the airport to our accommodations).

Not included:

Travel From NYC (or other starting point) to Venice ~ approximately $1000 RT from NYC.

Museum entry fees/museum pass ~$100

1 Lunch and 4 dinners.

Add-on excursions 1. Local Island Farm and Wine tour + lunch $200/person 2. Veneto region Prosecco Wine tour + snacks $100/person

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Accommodations:

The 5 duplex apartments are located through a gated entry off of the canal. They are all equipped with AC and include a living-room, a kitchenette, and  bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. There is also a small private courtyard in front of each apartment, with an outdoor table and chairs.

Tiziano - Is the largest of the 5 apartments and will be our “Main House”, where meals, yoga classes, and general group hang out will be. (This is also where I’ll be staying as well as our chef) http://www.casindeispiriti.com/tiziano


Giorgioni - Guest House / 3-4 people http://www.casindeispiriti.com/giorgione

-2nd floor bedroom (queen bed) and private bath.

-2nd floor bedroom (full bed) and bath (shared bath)

-1st floor pull out sofa bed and powder room (shared bath)

Bellini - Guest House / 2-3 people http://www.casindeispiriti.com/bellini

-2nd floor bedroom (full bed)and private bath

-2nd floor bedroom (single bed) and bath (shared bath)

-1st floor pull out sofa bed and powder room (shared bath)

Tintoretto - Guest House / 2 people http://www.casindeispiriti.com/tintoretto

-2nd floor bedroom (full bed) and shared bath

-1st floor pull out sofa bed and powder room (shared bath)

Veronese - Guest House / 2 people http://www.casindeispiriti.com/veronese

-2nd floor bedroom (full bed) and shared bath

-1st floor pull out sofa bed and powder room (shared bath)

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Itinerary:

Friday: Arrival Day (rest day) ,12:00 - 1:00 lunch, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - walk around the neighborhood, visit shopping market, 4:30 - 6:00pm - restorative yoga, 6:30pm - dinner provided.

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 - 9:00am - breakfast, 9:30am - 11:00am - yoga, 12:30 - 1:30pm - lunch, 2:00 - 6:00pm - excursion (museum, site seeing, gondola tour, visit to Murano, visit to Lido), 8:00pm - dinner at home or out by guest.

Monday: 8:00 - 9:00am - breakfast, 9:30am - 11:00am - yoga, 12:30 - 1:30pm - lunch, 2:00 - 4:00pm shorter afternoon excursion, 7:00pm - evening excursion (movie/classical music, or opera - tbd), dinner out by guest.

Tuesday: 8:00 - 9:00am - breakfast, Free day / excursion / lunch out by guest, 4:30 - 6:00pm restorative yoga, 7:00pm dinner provided.

Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 - 9:00 - breakfast, 9:30am - 11:00am - yoga, 12:30 - 1:30pm - lunch, 2:00 - 6:00pm - excursion (museum, site seeing, visit to Murano, visit Veneto region winery), 8:00pm - dinner at home or out by guest / local cooking class and dinner one, evening.

Friday: 8:00 - 9:00 - breakfast, 9:30am - 11:00am - restorative yoga, 12:30 - 1:30pm - lunch, Departure Day, Free Day.

Saturday: Departure Day, 8:00 - 9:00am - breakfast.