The Yogadventure retreats are held at the Il Portico retreat center, in the region of Apulia, approximately 250 miles south of Rome. Il Portico is set in the beautiful scenery of Valle d'Itria, surrounded by the evergreen of the olive trees. The valley is 15 miles from the lovely beaches of the Adriatic Sea and 23 miles from the Ionian Sea. At 1200 feet above sea level Il Portico welcomes you with the magical domes of six Trulli and three Lamie, which are residential structures that date back to the 16th Century.
The landscape of the entire valley of Itria is dominated by those remarkable stone buildings, the Trulli are round with a conic roof and the Lamie are square with a wavy roof. All of the structures have amazingly thick walls. The retreat center is one mile from Cisternino, a lovely ancient village, and the walk is beautiful. There are many places of historical and archeological interest in the region. Tours of the area are available with a local bilingual driver. At this time the weather is beautiful and we will be able to swim in the nearby Adriatic Sea. It is the cleanest sea in the Mediterranean region.