La Rosa, Puglia
Below is a guide to our upcoming trip in Puglia, please take a look through and if you have any questions you can always give us a call to chat on 0203 235 0122.
When flying to Puglia you can arrange flights to two airports.
1h 30m drive to La Rosa
Private taxi cost approximately 110euro each way
1h drive to La Rosa
Private taxi cost approximately 90 euro each way
If you’re booking our recommended flights or any that coincide we will be providing a subsidised transfer for £19 each way. Once you’ve booked the trip we will ask you to complete a short ‘yoga profile form’ where you can let us know what transfer options you would like. Please find our recommended flights below for each retreat.
5-12 October 2019 flights
5 October Gatwick Flight EZY8365 departing 08.40, arriving Bari 12.25
12 October Bari Flight EZY8366 departing 12.55, arriving Gatwick 15.00
20-27 June 2020 flights
20 June Gatwick Flight EZY8365 departing 08.40, arriving Bari 12.25
27 June Bari Flight EZY8366 departing 12.55, arriving Gatwick 15.00
Your driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall to meet you. Look out for the destination yoga sign. Check-in at the yoga center is at 17.30(pm) and check-out on the last day will be at 9.30 (it isn’t possible to arrange arrival/departure outside of these times). On the day of arrival, if on the recommended flights, the group will stop off in the local town of Martina Franca. Guests will have the option for some site seeing or to enjoy lunch before being taken to La Rosa for the 17.30 check in time. The luggage will be taken directly to La Rosa.
If you’re your flight is considerably delayed and you miss the transfer, you will need to get a taxi to the hotel. In this case we will refund any transfer fee you have paid to us.
Our chosen venue, La Rosa Dei 4 Venti, is situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in the heel of Italy’s boot. Nearby there is a choice of beaches, as well as local historic towns to visit and the venue can arrange transport to visit these during the week. Please note La Rosa Dei 4 Venti is a yoga ashram, not a boutique hotel and therefore there is not a full hotel service.
The telephone number at the venue is: +39 080 4490224 or +39 340 7120770
Address: Strada Monti del Duca 302 – Zona H – Martina Franca, Taranto, Puglia
What to bring
For the daily yoga and other activities you should bring:
• loose comfortable clothing for yoga
• a pair of trainers if you would like to go walking/hiking
• fleece/ long-sleeved sports top for morning yoga
• hat (large brimmed hat or a cap)
•a suitable sun block cream
• shower gel, shampoo (only soap is provided at this family-run venue)
• a slip on pair of shoes/flip flops and socks (guests are asked to only wear shoes outside and socks inside the buildings at La Rosa)
For the evenings:
• comfortable clothing – evenings are very relaxed and casual
• a warm top/jumper as temperatures can be lower in the mornings and evenings
• mosquito repellent
Also don’t forget:
• swimming costume
• reading material
There is no laundry service on-site so please bring hand-wash if you would like to do some washing during the week. La Rosa di 4 Venti will provide hangers if needed.
Hairdryers are provided in each of the rooms.
If you are bringing any electrical equipment, the adaptor plug required is the European 2-pin.
Guests will be provided with one pool towel during their stay. It is possible to change these for a small fee payable directly to the venue.
Meals and Refreshments
The retreat includes delicious and healthy cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The venue follows a ph alkaline diet philosophy inspired to offer the rich flavours of Italy through healthier and lighter recipes. On the dining terrace guests can help themselves to herbal teas, jugs of drinking water, fresh fruit and delicious homemade cake in the afternoons. Please note that other drinks are chargeable:
-Coffee from the machine: 1euro per drink
-Bottled water: 1euro.
An honesty list is used and guests are asked to pay at the end of the week in cash. Guests are welcome to bring English breakfast teabags or instant coffee along with them to use whilst away.
La Rosa di 4 Venti’s massage therapist offer a range of massages for €60 for an hour. Any massages that you book at the yoga centre will be added to your bill when you check-out.
Please note that the therapist is organised through La Rosa and not destination yoga.
Telephones and internet
There is mobile phone coverage at La Rosa Dei 4 Venti. Wi-fi is available in the communal areas and you can connect to this free of charge.
In advance of your trip, you can get a better idea of the weather by checking the following website and searching for Martina Franca
If you hold a full passport from the UK, Ireland, and other EU countries, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you require no visa to enter Italy.
Money and currency
All of your scheduled yoga, accommodation and meals are included in the cost, and so you will only need money (Euro) for additional food and beverages, massage, local tips, laundry and private transfers. Please bring euros along with you to pay for any extras.
Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your trip. It is also essential that you provide us with the name of your insurance company and a 24 hour emergency insurance contact number.
We also recommend that you get a European Health Insurance Card which allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Areas (EEA) countries at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Applying for the card is free (and only takes 2 minutes) and it is valid for up to 5 years. Presenting the card entitles you to any treatment that may become necessary during your holiday. This card is NOT an alternative to travel insurance, however – it is important to have both a European Health Insurance Card and a valid travel insurance policy. To apply for your free card, please click here
Emergency contact details
During office hours 9am- 6pm UK time you can reach us on 0203 235 0122. 7 days before your retreat we will contact you with our emergency contact numbers that you can use whilst you’re away.
We look forward to welcoming you in Italy.
the destination yoga team!