Zen Sicily is a project that comes from the heart.
Our purpose is to share the wonderful place that we are so lucky to call home, with anyone who wish to discover and experience nature and its rythms.
Our story begins with an old house, built in the XIX century in the middle of the Sicilian countrydise. Originally held by the granfather Don Ignazio, the estate works as a farm for a long time and then becomes a place for the whole family to spend their summer looking for some relief from the sweltering heat of Sicily.
When Salvatore, the youngest son of Don Ignazio, inherited the house from his father years after, he decided to combine the two vocations of that unique place: the farm activity and the holiday house. In 2007, together with his wife Graziella, Case Don Ignazio opens its doors to guests from all over the world as a holiday farm.
As their daughter Roberta later joined the family activity after travelling and studying around the world, she wanted to add her personal touch. As a yoga pratictioner in life, she thought this could be the chance to create a unique reality in the south east of Sicily: Zen Sicily, a yoga retreat centre inside a farm.
Since yoga practice is much more than making shapes on the mat, a retreat by Zen Sicily gives the participants the chance to deepen the connection with their own self and with nature, following the slow life rythm. Healthy delicious food cooked with love, cozy accomodations to relax and the most welcoming family ready to take care of any needs are what makes this place unique.
Meet the family: Salvatore with his huge knowledge about agriculture and Sicilian traditions, Graziella and her gift to transform the simplest ingredients in delicious meals, Roberta always smiling and ready to help, Ignazio – the young one – that takes care of any small detail of the farm.
Come and join us for the most authentic yoga experience ever!