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Pantelleria

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Known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean, Pantelleria is a wild volcanic island located off the West coast of Sicily. Pantelleria is a unique place where the whisper of history seems to hang in the air. Ancient Dammusi (stone houses) lie hidden in the hills of the charcoal-colored landscape. Dusty, winding roads weave through abundant green nature. The whole island is like a big, natural, open-air spa complete with smoky fumaroles, thermal baths, and hot springs.

The island is small and the pace of life is slow, a perfect context for taking time to explore. We will experience quiet adventures together and excursions that introduce the qualities of the island to you. Pantelleria is somewhat undeveloped, raw, and wild. It reveals its secrets to you - so expect discoveries that are surprising and hidden. Think swimming holes around caves and natural pools rather than beaches and hotels. At first glance, the gems of this land are not obvious. 

 

I am working with a dynamic coordinator for this retreat. Jools is a global traveler, essential human, and pioneer in the yoga retreat field, crafting unique yoga retreats that are ‘off-the-radar’. Jools works with local vendors and local communities to build retreat experiences that honor the culture and respect the land of the destinations that are visited. Jools will be with us and on-site as a host to assist you. I can’t wait for you to meet her. 

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May 21st - May 27th 2023

RETREAT INCLUDES

  • Daily Yoga & Meditation classes, specially curated workshops with me.

  • Group transit from and to Pantelleria airport by taxi.

  • Stunning and Varied Accommodations - See below. 

  • Breakfast/brunch, Snacks & Dinner (Food is fresh, sumptuous and made up of local produce. Menus blend traditional Sicilian cuisine with a contemporary style).

  • Filtered water.

  • Fresh herbs for infusions, tea bags, and coffee.

  • Yoga mats and props.

  • Exclusive use of the property and pool.

  • Internet in communal spaces.

  • A group trip to the quaint harbor village of Cala Gadir, to soak in the thermal sea baths.

  • A group trip to stunning Specchio Di Venere, a naturally formed heart-shaped lake in a volcanic crater. Slather on the mineral rich mud and rinse off in the emerald and aquamarine water.

  • A guided walk with our local hosts Margot & Massimiliano on Montagna Grande, the islands highest peak. We visit a natural hot sauna grotto on the mountain before ascending to the peak where we will be rewarded by unobstructed views of Pantelleria (and on a clear day, the coast of Tunisia). 

Retreat package costs range between $2200 - 3200 depending on your accommodation preference. See all options listed below. 

CURATED EXCURSIONS / SELF LED OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE

  • An optional tour by boat - circumnavigating the island, exploring caves and swimming holes. Afternoon will be organized  (Registration will be taken at a later date).*​

  • Car hire is available should you intend to go off on your own, and we can assist with directions to places of interest.*

  • Opportunity for a personalized culinary tour in Sicily with a colleague of Jools, in Palermo, Sicily. Please ask for details and pricing (Dates before or after our week of retreat).*

A full list of detailed information, including travel suggestions, current Covid-19 guidelines for travel and more will be available to you upon registering your interest for this event. 

*Indicates that additional fees apply - TBC

OUR HOME ON RETREAT
 

Our home for retreat is a beautifully designed property in the heart of the archeological Sesi Park, and just 200 meters from the sea. Stylish villas and restored Dammusi, offer luxurious en-suite private/ shared rooms and suites. The rooms are decorated with the kind of curated art works and architectural elements that you might expect from the artistic communities of Italy, and Sicily. Dotted around the spacious property are relaxation spaces, a large pool, rustic and charming hang-out spots, and access to rooftops where we can gather together and watch the sunset and gaze at the endless stars above us. We will practice yoga outdoors and indoors, on rooftops and around the pool. We will be the only group on-site. 

 

                               - ACCOMMODATIONS - FOR YOU - FOR LOVERS - FOR FRIENDS -

 

A range of rooming options are available to meet your comfort level of pricing, all rooms have private bathrooms. Most rooms can be single or double occupancy - with the note that some have stylishly (and European style) open plan bathrooms & toilettes. So a level of intimacy or comfort with your room-mate is appropriate. Please submit your request to me and we can assign the most appropriate room to you.

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Suites For Two - For Specific Room Details Please Use Contact Form Below

MASTER SUTE #1  - 

  • King Bed
    Private Outdoor Lounge & Garden
    A Tiny Private Outdoor Pool
    Private Rooftop Access with Views of the Sea

       Stylish Bathroom 

       A/C

Shared Occupancy Only: $2800 Per Person (Rates Inclusive of All Retreat Elements Listed Above).

MASTER SUITE #2

  • King Bed

       Spacious Living Room & Bedroom​

       Luxurious Bathroom With Stone Bathtub

       Private Rooftop Access with Views of the Sea

       A/C

Shared Occupancy Only: $2800 Per Person (Rates Incl…).

Luxurious Junior Suites For One Or For Two

JUNIOR SUTE #1  - 

  • Queen Bed
    Private Garden & Outdoor Shower
    Small Living Room

       Stylish Bathroom 

       Steps From The Pool

       A/C

Single Occupancy:: $3200 Per Person (Rates Inclusive of All Retreat Elements Listed Above).

OR

Double Occupancy: $2700 Per Person 

JUNIOR SUITE #2

  • Double Bed

       Small Living Room

       Stylish Bathroom

       Accessible Rooftop Access with Views of the Sea

       Ceiling Fans

Single Occupancy:: $3000 Per Person (Rates Inc…).

OR

Double Occupancy: $2700 Per Person

SUITE #3

  • Queen Bed + (Option For an Additional Single Bed - Good Option For Friends Sharing).

       Large Bedroom​

       Reading Nook / Single Bed

       Stylish Bathroom

       Steps From The Pool

Single Occupancy: $3000 Per Person (Rates Inc…. )

OR

Double Occupancy: $2700 Per Person

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Deluxe Private Rooms - Can Be Shared, Appropriate for Couples

DELUXE ROOMS #1, #2 & #3

  • King Bed / Two Singles
    Stylish Open Plan Bathroom with Shower

       (These rooms are beautifully designed - although small  - approx 230sq ft)​

Single Occupancy:: $2800 Per Person (Rates Inclusive of All Retreat Elements Listed Above).

OR

Double Occupancy: $2200 Per Person 

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The Grand Dammusi  - The Heart Of The Property, Master Bedroom, Baldaquin Bedroom & A Perfect Friends Room - all with private bathrooms, a shared living space, kitchen and large outdoor terrace. 

This is the main and original house on the property, I am delighted to say that I will be staying in the house, and look forward to sharing it with you, if you decide this is the communal space for you. Room for 5 or 6

  • Master Bedroom for Two w en-suite Bathroom

  • Queen Bedroom for One or Two w en-suite Bathroom

  • Stone Bunks for Two w en-suite Bathroom

       Indoor & Outdoor Lounges

       Indoor & Outdoor Kitchen Areas

       Private Rooftop

       Private Entrance & Garden.

Master Bedroom Double Occupancy: $2400 Per Person (Rates Inclusive of All Retreat Elements Listed Above).

Baldaquin Bedroom: Single Occupancy $2700 Per Person OR Double Occupancy $2200 Per Person

Stone Bunks x 2: $2000 Per Person

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For Full Details, Terms & Conditions - Travel Information and More
Please Complete the Contact Form Below. 
Space is Limited on this Very Special Retreat so…
Don’t Wait Too Long…
A deposit of $850 ($500 non-refundable)
will secure your place and your rooming preference. 

Thank you for your interest in traveling to Pantelleria, you will receive an email from victoria@victoriageeneyoga.com with a document of full details, terms and conditions.