Live luxuriously and enjoy the abundance of beauty, serenity, and comforts of living in a private villa overlooking the sea and the colorful town of Positano.
Move mindfully at your own pace so you can do as little or as much as you’d like. Yoga classes, meals and included activities are planned but always optional. The rest of the time is yours to relax at the villa, go on excursions, stroll the streets of Positano or pamper yourself with some in-house spa treatments.
Yoga practice will be offered on most mornings before breakfast. In the evening, a restorative yoga class will help you relax and sleep more deeply. Appropriate for beginning and intermediate level students, classes emphasize the wisdom in honoring your strengths and limitations and to be grateful for all that your body can do. All classes are taught by Lisa Hampton.
The scent of lemons, fresh fish, soft cheeses and irresistible pastries: the culinary delights of a beautiful land. A cuisine abundant in fish, seafood, and fruit and vegetables ripened to perfection in the Mediterranean sun. Whether it’s a plate of flavor-packed pasta or a lusciously light fish dish made with the catch of the day, you’ll enjoy some of the most delicious specialities of the region.
Visit to Ravello
Set nearly 1200 feet above the sea, Ravello is the hidden treasure of the Amalfi coast and home to iconic cliffside gardens. Along with its ravishing gardens, Ravello is known for its extraordinary views. We’ll visit the 13th century Villa Rufolo with its terraced gardens and Villa Cimbrone, famous for its Terrace of Infinity. We also will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the villa’s gorgeous restaurant, Il Flauto di Pan.
The Idyllic Isle of Capri
With its jaw-dropping natural beauty, Capri is the most famous of all the islands in Italy. With delicious cuisine, world-class shopping, breathtaking views, it’s no surprise that the island is beloved by islanders and travellers. We’ll spend a full day exploring Capri by circumnavigating the island by boat, stopping at several grottos including the betwitching blue grotto. If open, we will definitely go inside! Then, we’ll explore by land visiting many of the islands unique and gorgeous sites. It’s a day to be savored.
Valle delle Ferriere
Lush and primitive, the Valle delle Ferriere is a spectacular nature reserve in the hills above Amalfi. Our hike up through this enchanting valley is thick with lemon groves, lush ferns, abandoned mills, and waterfalls. With giant ferns and imposing rocky walls and an almost fairytale-like atmosphere, we’ll discover an authentic side of the Amalfi Coast.
A luxurious historic villa above Positano with a sweeping view of the Mediterranean, Villa San Giacomo is one of the most exclusive staffed holiday homes on the whole of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
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Villa San Giacomo dates back to 1741, when wealthy merchants constructed the luxurious residence on the hill overlooking the harbor of Positano, from where they would be able to see their ships sailing in from sea. With frescoed ceilings, precious furniture and artworks, the villa was renovated in 2013 and offers an elegant and spacious home for our week of retreat.
Villa San Giacomo offers an idyllic and magical setting perched on the hills above Positano, the gem of the Amalfi Coast. With over 3700 sq. ft. of terraces to practice yoga, dine, read, relax, watch sunsets, and simply take in the wonder of the moment, your experience will be unforgettable.
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Where an 18th Century Italian Villa is Home
A Retreat to Remember
The Amalfi Coast of Italy is so unique, so incredibly stunning that it doesn’t seem to be real, yet it is. And with Villa San Giacomo as your home for the week, the experience offers you an abundance of beauty, charm, and luxury. Imagine practicing yoga with the expansive Mediterranean sea before you and taking a deep breath, you realize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”