4-hours of group singing each day focusing on chorus, technique and development combined with yoga and bodywork. All of this while staying in sensational and luxury accommodation.
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Four hours of group singing each day
One and a half hours of group yoga each morning
One-to-one singing lesson (optional)
One-to-one yoga bodywork session (optional)
Stay in the lap of luxury
Private and unique accommodation
Rural location in the heel of Italy set within a 2.5-hectare olive estate.
All meals (and wine with dinner), transfers and tuition
Maybe it’s our dreamy accommodation that makes a Singing Retreat so memorable. Or perhaps it’s just sipping that seemly tastier Gin and Tonic while watching the sunset over ancient Pugliese olive groves. Whatever it is, there’s a certain kind of magic that springs out from its fertile ground – something that comes from the music, the location, from the food and possibly from Italy itself.
This Singing Retreat has all the ingredients to be a delicious dish, but what makes it taste so unforgettable is the warmth and intimate connection between a group of friends who just LOVE to sing.
This is a seven-night Singing Retreat in the Heel of Italy staying in unique and luxury private accommodation. You’ll experience group morning yoga as the sun rises over a thousand olive trees and eat the healthiest and most delicious food Italy can muster from its already packed and scrumptious pantry.
4-hours of group singing each day, as well as one-to-one singing and Yoga sessions, will be the mainstay of our week in the sun. We’ll be opening up our voices, learning new techniques – both as individuals and as a group – and discovering the joy of singing with confidence within a safe and nurturing group of likeminded people.
Private and luxurious
Outside: Trulli Andrea sits on a hilltop at the centre of a 2.5-hectare olive estate. This lofty position affords guests not only sweeping 360-degree vistas of the Valle d’Itria’s wooded hills but total privacy too. The houses are set amongst a broad expanse of manicured lawns, which are crisscrossed by paths, peppered with olive trees and delimited by large areas of stone-flagged terraces. But Trulli Andrea’s genuinely unique feature is its mirrored sets of outdoor amenities. Each house has a splendid pool (one of which has an infinity edge and a Jacuzzi corner), a comfortably furnished sitting area and a dreamy al fresco dining area.
Inside: accommodation at Trulli Andrea is spread over two immaculately restored sets of Trulli. Both have a light, and airy feel and both are furnished with considerable style and attention to detail. The main entrance of the first set of Trulli takes you into a large dining area with vaulted stone ceilings and a beautiful large dining table. Two wide arches lead from this space to the excellent kitchen which overlooks the pool area, a series of sitting areas furnished with design pieces and comfy sofas.
The first double bedroom, which has views of the pool, is accessed via a corridor leading from the study, while the other two bedrooms, a double and a double/twin are found on the other side of the dining area. All three bedrooms have beautifully finished en-suite shower rooms, and the double/twin has its own access to the surrounding terraces.
The second set of Trulli, situated about 40m from the first, is very similar in style and layout. The main entrance takes you into an ample open-plan area, which includes a dining area with table seating for 10, two well-articulated living areas, one with a designer fireplace, and a smaller one with a pair of deep sofas. A short corridor leads from this area to the sleeping quarters which comprise of a double master suite with en-suite shower, a second double bedroom, also with en-suite shower room, and a double/twin bedroom, whose shower room is accessed from near the dining room.
Ostuni Puglia, Italy
EVERYTHING was done well. Nothing was too much trouble for Alex and Temi. The whole experience was really enjoyable and left me feeling so happy.I can’t wait to go on my next singing holiday!
'A memorable holiday!'
Singing by the beautiful Weißensee with the warm and hugely talented Unthanks delivered all that I’ve come to expect from holidays with Alex and Temi: a lovely setting, infectious good humour and the pleasure of music-making led by exceptional and delightful musicians. Throw into the mix an evening performance with local singers leading to a laughter-filled exchange of songs stretching into the wee hours and I’m left with memories of one of the most joyful experiences of my musical life.
Small is beautiful
We think it’s the little things in life that matter the most. That’s why we only take small groups on our singing holidays. We want you to eat in tiny restaurants where mamma still cooks the food and stay in cosy, exquisite nests that feel like home.
We want you to get the maximum from every opportunity – from the incredibly talented professionals who teach you right through to the inspirational performance spaces that might otherwise be inaccessible.
A small group allows us to focus on the little details that can make all the difference and on you as an individual rather than just a face in the crowd. Most importantly though, a small group engenders a warmth and intimate connection between ‘friends’ who just LOVE to sing.