Pilates Holiday in Sicily
Toned and trim – not how you imagine returning from an Italian holiday?
That’s one of the reasons our trips are so popular. It’s the perfect balance between healthiness and indulgence. With exercise classes and mouth-watering al fresco meals the emphasis is firmly on group fun. Whether you opt for the sun-drenched island of Sicily, the rolling countryside of Tuscany, or Puglia as the backdrop for your Pilates holiday, you’ll get a real taste of la dolce vita.
“The lessons were great – they were targeted at our level of ability but also challenged us! The one on one session was fantastic. It was great to have such an intensive course, and doing Pilates outside under a Tuscan sun was always going to make it extra special! Being so active meant I didn’t feel too bad about eating all the wonderful food!”
Pilates Holiday Sample Itinerary
Day 1 Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa where you can enjoy welcome drinks and dinner.
Day 2 Energizing Pilates lesson to start the day. After breakfast, you will have an optional cookery lesson followed by lunch. Enjoy the afternoon as you wish, with another Pilates lesson in the evening before dinner.
Day 3 Pilates lesson before breakfast. This afternoon enjoy a private tour, lunch and wine tasting at a local vineyard. In the late afternoon enjoy your fourth Pilates lesson followed by dinner at the villa.
Day 4 Energizing pilates before breakfast. Today we visit the town of Siracusa where we will have lunch. We then travel to Noto to taste local ice cream at a classic Gelateria. Tonight’s dinner will be at Villa Aragonese.
Day 5 Start the day with a Pilates lesson and breakfast. You will be free to relax at the villa by the pool or take a walk through the countryside. There will be another lesson in the evening before a meal at the villa. Possibility of individual Pilates tuition depending on numbers.
Day 6 After our morning Pilates lesson we head to Modica, where you will be treated to chocolate tasting with a local producer. The afternoon will be spent exploring the stunning town of Ragusa, where we will have an evening meal at a local restaurant.
Day 7 After our morning Pilates lesson, you can relax before lunch. Afternoon at the villa with time to discuss your exercise programme with the teacher. Farewell dinner at the villa.
Day 8 Final Pilates lesson this morning. Lunch at the villa before a late afternoon transfer back to the airport.
Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!
Dates and Prices
Pilates Holiday in Sicily Price
- £1599 per person (no single supplement)
- £100 towards your flight costs (flights can be arranged, if you prefer to arrange your own flights please deduct £100 per person)
- Transfers from airport
- Private, en-suite accommodation at one of our villas
- Experienced Pilates teacher on site throughout your stay
- Approx 10 Pilates lessons
- Exercise programme to take home
- 2 cookery lessons with our Italian chefs
- Host throughout your stay
- Visits as per itinerary including Modica, Siracusa and Ragusa.
- Private wine tasting at local winery
- All meals and wine
- Transport in private minibus
Pilates Holiday in Sicily Dates 2017
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 14th May Sunday 21st May
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 4th June Sunday 11th June
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 25th June Sunday 2nd July
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 20th August Sunday 27th August
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 10th September Sunday 17th September
7 Nights / 8 Days Sunday 24th September Sunday 1st October
Sun, sea and sand – and a hint of exotic: Sicily teeters on the edge of Europe and its flavours are tinged with the culinary heritage of North Africa. We base ourselves in Sicily’s south-east surrounded by the crumbling grandeur of historical sites such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre, and the Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa – and within reach of the region’s best local produce.
Our friendly transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks.
Our home in Sicily is a gorgeous old 19th-century farmhouse (Masseria) on a private estate. Surrounded by lovely gardens and with a fabulous pool, it’s the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a pre-dinner Prosecco on the terrace.
“All staff was so helpful without exception – both in UK and in Italy – from Franca and Antonio & Gina to drivers, gardener etc. – all lovely!”
“I loved every minute! The Pilates studio was absolutely fabulous and Diane pitched the classes perfectly… I came back refreshed and full of energy!”
“The whole holiday was fabulous and exceeded all my expectations.”
“Lovely Pilates teacher and super chef. They were both kind, fun and made the holiday most enjoyable. Certainly the whole group got on really well and it was a great holiday.”
“I am very impressed with the level of customer service prior to and during the trip. The staff were so friendly and helpful.”
“Everything was very well organised. The lessons were excellent and the excursions were a lot of fun. And we didn’t have to worry about anything. Although no-one in the group knew each other, everyone got on really well and I made some great new friends. I hadn’t eaten so well or laughed so hard in a long time – the holiday was definitely worth the long trip from NZ!”
“It was fabulous. So lovely, from start to finish.”
“Lovely food, good company, time to relax as well as visits to interesting venues.”
“Remains the best value for single travellers.”
“This was a fabulous holiday! Beautiful venue, lovely people and fantastic food.”