Yoga retreat in the verdant hills of Umbria, Italy

26 September - 3 October 2024

Cost from £1075

Teacher Lara Stapleton


About Quercia Calante

Nestled in the verdant hills of Orvieto in Umbria, the Locanda della Quercia Calante is a delightful fourteenth century renovated farmhouse full of traditional charm.

Surrounded by peaceful woodland and grassy glades, it is the ideal setting for a retreat in nature, where you can regain your energy in unspoilt countryside.

There’s a spring water pool with a large whirlpool bath, a fully equipped yoga room, an outdoor yoga deck overlooking the land and a holistic spa.

Retreat programme

Lara will offer a Scaravelli inspired retreat with classes each morning and evening in the beautiful yoga space with an oak floor and large windows overlooking the countryside.

Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation, pranayama, somatic movements, chanting and asana. The afternoon class will be a more restorative class to delve deeper into the postures. Between yoga classes there will be the chance to simply relax or head out for the day and explore.

The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day and no yoga on travel days.

Things to do

Days can be spent relaxing by the pool in the peaceful grounds of Quercia Calante or taking a massage in the holistic spa. Or you can adventure out to explore the majestic cities of Orvieto or Siena, the crystal clear waters of Lake Bolsena or the many surrounding ancient Medieval villages. Medici's San Casciano Bagni, or the romantic Bagno Vignoni are also nearby.

The unique position of the Locanda also allows you to discover the traditional flavours of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, with their genuine local products such as wine, mushrooms, truffles, cheese and extra virgin olive oil.

Accommodation & food

Rooms are decorated in the typical Umbrian style with terracotta floors, wooden ceiling beams and stone walls. All have en-suite bathrooms. The furnishings are a combination of classic and ethnic influences to grace every room with charm and elegance. Ground floor rooms have a small veranda and first floor rooms share a veranda overlooking the grounds.

Delicious Italian/vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily. Local cuisine typical of Umbria and Tuscany using fresh, seasonal produce naturally grown on the Locanda della Quercia Calante farm. The indoor restaurant offers dining in front of a beautiful hearth, while the enchanting outdoor terrace is perfect for warmer evenings watching the sun go down.

Client Reviews

Lara is quite simply a phenomenal teacher and incredibly dedicated to her "yoginis". I certainly went on a journey with her and emerged from the week feeling rejuvenated, transformed and hooked on Scaravelli yoga. The food, accommodation and venue were also gorgeous, could not have been better in any way! Thanks for a wonderful holiday!
I had a wonderful retreat with Lara, who is such an inspiring teacher. She introduced me to Scaravelli, which was completely new to me and exactly what my body and mind need at this moment and time. I would very much like to continue on this path.
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. Lara's yoga is so inspiring, nurturing and restorative it created a unique spirit amongst the group and we were all challenged and supported to develop in a way we never had before (both on and off the mat). All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.

Yoga retreat in the verdant hills of Umbria, Italy, 26 September - 3 October 2024


Accommodation at Quercia Calante
Single occupancy room £1295 pp
Double/twin room  £1075 pp
All prices are per person

Cost includes:
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, two yoga classes per day with one yoga free day.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

The nearest airports are in Rome, a 2 hour drive away. There are 2 airports in Rome: Fumicino and Ciampino.

To join a group transfer we recommend you take the following flights to and from Rome FCO airport or arrive and depart at similar times. The cost will be approx 40 Euros rach way depending on numbers.

26 September, Easyjet departs London Gatwick 08.55, arrives Rome FCO 12.25
3 October, Easyjet departs Rome FCO 13.15, arrives London Gatwick 14.55

Other transfers can be arranged or you can take a train to Orvieto. From Orvieto station it is a 20 minute taxi ride to Quercia Calante.

Please note that check in is from 2pm on 26 September and check out is by 10am on 3 October, although you can stay at the venue for the morning if you have a later flight.