Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy
Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy

Pilates holidays in Italy with Life Holidays

Pilates, quality accommodation, private catering and a whole programme of activities. While you relax, we look after all the details so that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your trip.


Why come on a Pilates holiday?
 A week of Italian sunshine, set amidst olive and lemon trees in the stunning gardens of our hand picked villas, Pilates everyday improving your technique,(optional cooking lessons) great wine and wonderful food, beautiful pool and jacuzzi. Time for sightseeing, wine tasting, shopping, relaxing, and sunbathing. All wrapped up in a bundle of fun and friendship!  You can do everything or you can do very little, we are very aware that this is YOUR time, so you get to choose! You may arrive knowing no one, but you will leave with a wealth of friends and lifetime memories. Our guests keep returning (we must be doing something right!) and sometimes twice a year!  
Our Pilates holidays are suitable for all levels. We will contact you prior to your holidays to discuss all your relevant requirements and medical history. This allows for your Pilates experience to be totally personalised.

The Benefit - "Pilates is the single most efficient and effective exercise you can do"
Pilates has become the ultimate in fitness techniques. It lengthens, strengthens and tones the body, working on the deep postural muscles through slow controlled exercises and correct body posture. Suitable for first time exercisers, very safe for those with back problems - Pilates is fully supported by medical professionals, yet it can challenge the top athlete!


Sample Itinerary for your week with us.

The Itinerary here is purely a sample and will depend on which venue and activity you choose.

Private transfer from Palermo Airport to our stunning Sicilian villa. Time to enjoy a welcome aperitivo on the terrace followed by a light supper prepared at the villa by our very own personal Italian chef.

Buon Giorno!  Rise and shine Pilates lesson to start the day. Breakfast al fresco followed by hands-on cookery lesson and then some lunch. Free time in the afternoon to relax, enjoy the pool or go for a stroll into the local village. Evening Pilates followed by an aperitivo and dinner at the villa.

Invigorating Pilates session as the day awakens before breakfast. Then off to a wine tasting at Planeta, a leading winemaker in Sicily. We have our private tasting at Ulmo - Planeta's private estate on the shores of Lake Arancio. Time for some fresh air at the ocean (to dissipate the wine fumes!) followed by an early evening Pilates lesson on the beach. Appetites awakened its back to the villa for a sumptuous dinner.

This morning we will hold individual Pilates assessments and lessons.  Lunch on the villas' terrace and then some free time. Enjoy a stroll into the local town or if you prefer relax by the pool with your favourite book. Early evening Pilates before dinner.

An early breakfast before our departure for the beautiful archeological park of Segesta. Then
onto Castellamare De Golfo for a stroll around this lovely fishing village and lunch. Off to
Tonnaro de Scopello for a swim in crystal clear waters, a tiny jewel of a fishing village made
famous in the movie Oceans 12. In the afternoon we will visit Erice for some local shopping and a stroll around this medieval town and then take the cable car down, returning back to the villa for aperitivo and dinner.

Start the day with Pilates and breakfast. Followed by your second cookery lesson and lunch.
Afternoon relaxing by the pool. An early evening Pilates lesson at the villa followed by dinner
at Da Vittorio’s stunning beach side restaurant as the sun begins to set. Giorgio Locatelli
recently said .... My favourite place is Da Vittorio Ristorante, a fish restaurant on the beach in Porto Palo di Menfi. There's no menu, but the antipasti might include red prawns, octopus in oil and lemon juice or marinaded anchovies - whatever the fishermen have caught that day - and the mains might be pasta with sea urchins, pasta with mixed seafood, or catch of the day grilled on the barbecue.Daily Telegraph 2015

Pilates before breakfast. Departure for Marsala and optional wine tasting. Marsala is a lovely
Baroque town famous for the dessert wine of the same name, which was actually created by a
soap merchant from Liverpool in 1773. Time then for an afternoon boat trip to Mozia island
just off the coast to see the amazing salt pans. Returning then to nearby Marsala for a short visit. Then its back to the villa for our farewell dinner.

Breakfast and late morning departure for Palermo Airport.

*Please note this is a sample itinerary. All activities are subject to change, dependent on weather conditions, location, and Italian life!


What's included in your bespoke Pilates Holiday

                         7 nights private accommodation in beautiful villa with pool
                         Italian chef (all dietary requirements catered for)
                         Sunset dinner at the beach
                         All meals at the villa, unlimited wine and Prosecco

                         Lunch at Castellamare
                         Fresh local produce and typical Sicilian dishes
                         Private wine tasting at local winery
                         Local boat trip (optional at approx 5 Euros)
                        10 hours of Pilates lessons
                        Personal Pilates assessment
                        2 x 3 course cooking lessons
                        Cable car transfer (optional at approx 5 Euros)
                        Bath robes and Jacuzzi
                        All excursions in air conditioned minibus     
                        Transfers from airport (subject to flight times, please ask when booking)






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International Travellers

We have many guests from all over the world and with our all inclusive holidays you don't need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates. Direct flights are now available from USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia to airports in Italy. If you need help or advice please contact us and we will be delighted to advise on the best options.


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