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About The Retreat.

Welcome to the Intentions Retreat, an exclusive wellness retreat hosted by Jennifer Ursillo in Puglia, Italy. This is not your average yoga retreat. The emphasis of this retreat is on fitness, restorative yoga, Italian culture, food, wine and enjoying the beauty of Puglia. This retreat is designed to help you live more intentionally and to fully embrace la dolce vita aka the sweet life.



Each morning, you'll begin your day with a 90-minute workout and finishes with restorative yoga and meditation. This mindful practice will help you connect with your body and mind, release stagnant energy and set the tone for your day ahead.


Throughout the retreat, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities designed to help you experience the beauty and culture of Salento, the southern most tip of Puglia. This includes a beautiful hike along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, a hands-on Orecchiette cooking class, a boat excursion sailing through Adriatic and Ionian Sea, an authentic lunch and dinner off property and so much more. During your free time you can book a spa treatment to help you unwind and de-stress, use the sauna or just relax by the pool or in the beautiful courtyard.


Throughout your stay, Jennifer will be on hand to offer personalized guidance and support, helping you to set and achieve your intentions and live your best life. This luxury wellness retreat in Salento, Italy promises to be an unforgettable experience with amazing humans that will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and inspired to live a more intentional life. 


If you're interested in booking the Intentions Retreat, email

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Your Host

Jennifer Ursillo

Jennifer is a highly experienced yoga teacher and personal trainer who is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health and live a balanced life. Jennifer is very fond of this particular region of Italy as she has spent many seasons in Puglia over the past 20+ years. It is a dream of hers to share this undiscovered hidden paradise with you where her roots come from.

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4 Suites

40 sqm, 1 bedroom with a king bed, bathroom with walk-in shower and/or bathtub, view of the town square, magnificently decorated with original frescoes ceilings and cracks combined with bare walls. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Steeped in Italian history, the suites feature frescoed ceilings and original floors from the 19th century as well as views of the central piazzetta of Gagliano del Capo.

History and modernity combine to stunning effect in the suites, which have black steel-framed wardrobes custom-made by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba as well as contemporary master artworks such as a lightbox by Simon d’Exea illuminating the room, lamp by Luigi Presicce, Pino Pascali’s picture taken by Claudio Abate, Eva Jospin’s wreath, Carla Accardi’s lithography, Niccolo Gandolfi’s photo and Christian Frosi’s photo.

  • 40 sqm (430sqft)

  • 1 king bed

  • Town square or pool view

  • Max occupancy 2 adults

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Shower

Single $12,000
Double $8,500/ person

Rooms & Pricing

4 Junior Suites

30 sqm, 1 bedroom equipped with king size bed, bathroom with walk-in shower, courtyard view, beautifully decorated with frescoes ceilings and original floors from the 19th Century, max occupancy 2 adults 

Facing the lush courtyard, the Junior Suites feature masterpieces by celebrated artists, and most boast frescoed ceilings and original floors from the 19th century.

The custom made minimalistic furnishings such as black steel framed wardrobes enhance the beauty of the aristocratic history. The paired-back style strengthens the power of the contrast between history, contemporary art and function.

  • 30 sqm (301 sqft)

  • 1 king bed

  • Courtyard view

  • Max occupancy 2 adults

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Shower

Single $10,000
Double $6,500/ person
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1 Royal Junior Suite

The highlight of the Royal Junior Suite is its bathroom, conceived as an art installation, where a rainshower falls from a 6-meter high ceiling on a basin designed by Italian artist Andrea Sala.

The Royal Junior Suite showcases a lightbox by Simon d’Exea that’s both an art piece as well as functional at the same time, illuminating the room. The uniqueness of this Suite is the royal bath with its 6 meters high rain shower and basin designed by the iconic Italian artist Andrea Sala, a livable art installation.


Special bathroom features also include twin sinks from Ceramica Flaminia and backlit mirrors. Design, contemporary art and history coexist in order to convey a one-of-a-kind energy.

  • 45 sqm (484sqft)

  • 1 king bed

  • Courtyard view

  • Max occupancy 2 adults

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Artistic Shower

  • Double vanity

Single $11,000
Double $7,500/ person

1 Black Suite
(sold out)

Our top room. Accessible from an internal staircase from the 1800’s and located on the terrace of Palazzo Daniele is our Black Suite. A 75m² studio, including a kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower, a living room and a large 1500sqm terrace; view of the town square and courtyard. Maximum occupancy 2 adults.

Passing through the frescoed halls of Palazzo Daniele and opening an ancient secret door, a steep stone staircase leads to an invisible black cube with clean aesthetics, furnished with minimal design, important artworks by such artists as Thea Djordjadze and Francesco Arena, and a few pieces that evoke memories.

This contemporary 85 sqm penthouse is perched atop the palazzo and has a commanding view of the property. The living room, an urban jungle, is furnished with a Lirico Sofa by Driade and a fully furnished kitchen. In the bedroom, dramatically draped linen hides the wardrobe and the minimal bathroom with freestanding washbasin.

The biggest thrill, though, is the 1500sqm private terrace, an outdoor space that circles the palazzo central courtyard.

1 floor suite, 1 bedroom with double bed, walk in shower, 1500 sqm of private terrace, views on the beauty of the entire Palazzo

Please note that there is a steep flight of stairs to access the black suite, which is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

  • 85 sqm (914 sqft)

  • 1 double bed

  • 1500 sqm ( 16.145 sqft) terrace

  • Courtyard and pool view

  • Max occupancy 2 people

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Shower

Single $13,000
Double $8,500/ person
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The cuisine is crafted upon layers of ancient Salento and Apulian tradition. The focus of the Palazzo’s kitchen is bringing guests back to the very beginning, respecting the seasons along with simple, nearby ingredients that allow for outstanding dishes created by combining ancient and contemporary techniques. The Palazzo offers the experience of four local cooks, each with strong personalities and generational roots in the Salento region. The kitchen’s focus is keeping each dish essential – free of all artificial, unnecessary components.

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Natural Wine

The food philosophy is combined to the concept of Natural Artisanal Wine that speaks of love for the land and respect for times and manual practices, far from business at all costs, natural wine today is consolidated reality, culturally necessary, made up of people, sacrifices, real wines in short, spontaneous fermentations, indigenous yeasts and zero use of chemistry, a real wine.

What's Included?

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  • Outdoor spaces: swimming pool, courtyard, orangery and spa with sauna 

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Daily cleaning

  • Daily movement practice 

  • Excursions and activities 

  • Transportation to and from Brindisi Airport or Lecce train station

What's Not Included?

  • Flights are not Included in this package price

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

  • Massage/Spa treatments - optional & not included

  • Ala carte dining between meals.

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Who is this retreat for? 

  • This is a unique and luxurious experience for active travelers, culture enthusiasts, art and architecture lovers, foodies, wine connoisseurs and adventurers who enjoy an off the radar stunning location.

Do I need to be of a certain fitness or yoga level to join the retreat?
  • All levels are welcome! Jennifer is highly experienced in teaching multilevel group classes and is an expert in modifying for beginners or experts.

What is the closest airport?
  • Brindisi airport (BDS)

What is the closest train station?
  • Lecce

When is the last day to sign up?
  • August 1st

How many participants will be attending?
  • With only 10 unique rooms, this retreat is capped at 20 people.

How do I secure my spot?
  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your spot on the retreat. This is a non-refundable deposit. The remaining 50% is due 60 days before the retreat on August 1st. If a booking is made less than 60 days before the commencement day of the retreat, the full balance is due immediately.

What is the cancelation policy?
  • 60 days or more prior to the commencement date of the retreat: all payments will be refunded, minus the non-refundable deposit. Less than 60 days prior to the commencement date of the wellbeing retreat: 100% of the payments will be forfeited. In case of a no show by you, 100% of the payments will be forfeited. 

  • Please note that your 50% deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances unless there is a Force Majeure Case. Such circumstances shall include but shall not be limited to acts of God, war, government regulations or intervention, disaster, epidemic, fire, flood, civil disorderor terrorist act within the city. In such circumstances, a voucher will be issued to use to book a future retreat. Alternatively, you will be offered a full refund.

  • More details on Terms And Conditions contract signed upon booking.

What are the payment methods?
  • Zelle, Venmo and bank wires are accepted for all payments. You are responsible for any fees applied by your bank when processing the wire transfer.

What excursions and activities are included?
  • There will be hiking along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, a hands-on Orecchiette cooking class, a boat excursion sailing through Adriatic and Ionian Sea, an authentic lunch and dinner off property and so much more.

Check in and checkout:
  • The retreat will officially start on October 1st at 6pm. You will be allowed to check into your room from 2pm onwards. Check out on October 6th will be 10am. You are welcome to depart earlier to meet the needs of your personal agenda. 

  • Puglia is a hidden gem in Italy. I highly recommend a weekend stay before and/or after the retreat in two places: Valle D’itria and Lecce.

  • Probably the most popular area of Puglia, famous for the Trulli, is the Valle d’Itria. Marked by cute white houses, the trulli and beautiful landscapes in a valley, the Valle D’Itria is worth visiting. Alberobello is the main town for the trulli, but also in the surrounding towns such as Cisternino, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. The dreamily beautiful Borgo Egnazia is one of the loveliest places to stay in all of Italy.

  • Lecce is a Salento must see. This small city is nicknamed “The Florence of the South” due to its beautiful baroque architecture. It’s well worth spending a day or two away from the coast to explore the golden, extravagantly carved churches, picturesque piazzas, and excellent bars and restaurants.

  • A highly recommended hotel for Lecce is The Risorgimento Resort. 

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