Yoga & Wellness in Italy since 1998
Sunflower Retreats has been offering highly praised yoga holidays for the mind, body and soul for seventeen years, in the picturesque hilltop village of Casperia, just an hour from Rome.
Type of Event
We recommend that our guests stay the full six nights of our holiday weeks, to gain from the healing experience of the retreat. We also have 4-night options (Thurs - Mon), at pro rata. They can be booked using the promotional code '4nights' on .
From £565 per person depending on what accommodation option is chosen.
There may also be last-minute availability for guests who wish to join after a normal holiday week has begun; please enquire through our office using the details on the .
We're here to make your yoga holiday an unforgettable and joyful experience: Our team of qualified yoga teachers from all over the world provide the very best in yoga classes, usually on our sun-drenched yoga deck. Our guests get lots of attention from our teachers and build great bonds with other guests.
With Morning and afternoon yoga & meditation classes, a range of holistic healing treatments and optional activities from hot springs, Italian cooking and painting classes, horse riding walks, cycling & much more.
Our base centre is in the picture-perfect village of Casperia, situated in the heart of the Sabina mountains. It is entirely pedestrianised, with fewer than 350 inhabitants, and is one of the last villages of Italy untouched by mass tourism.
All of the houses in which Sunflower Retreats' guests stay are within a couple of minutes walk from each other and our yoga studios, breakfast lounge and treatment rooms. Your walk will take you through the winding cobbled streets of the castle-like medieval centre of Casperia.
The medieval structure and atmosphere of the village give you a unique feeling of being in a historic place in time-gone-by. A place of natural beauty surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forest-covered mountains, Casperia is a hilltop village where you can watch the changing scenery from every angle. The night sky is a star-covered phenomenon not to be missed!
Our location in Central Italy
The map of central Italy shows Casperia, where our retreats and yoga holidays are held. Casperia is in the Italian region of Lazio, close to Umbria and Tuscany and includes all the best features of these areas.
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Our location is very convenient for easy access to Rome, the capital of Italy (1 hour) and Rome airport (90 minutes) by frequent bus and train services running from Casperia. Rome is the centre of Italian culture and art offering historic sites, cafes, restaurants and fashion, as well as excellent transport links to the rest of the world.
Casperia is in the province of Rieti where the valley of Saint Francis of Assisi lies, with his four main hermitages set in the mountains, this is where the saint gave his teachings to the world. We are 2 hours from Assisi and 1 hour from Orvieto, famous for its wine, ceramics, architecture and art.
Local specialities and food
• Casperia and its surroundings are famous for:
• Wild mushrooms
• Fresh organic seasonal fruit and vegetables
• Local bread, bruschetta, Panzanella and real Italian pizza
• Many varieties of fresh pasta
• Local cow, sheep and goats cheeses, and delicious organic ice creams
• Our local Sabina Biological Olive Oil is recognised as amongst the best in the world.
• Santa Lucia and Ratto di Sabina are good local red and white wines.
• Pure mountain spring drinking water