Novoli Yoga & Retreats

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande
Novoli (LE)
Puglia Italy

Nestled in the fertile and lush Valle della Cupa, Novoli Yoga & Retreats beckons as a tranquil sanctuary where man and earth walk hand in hand, embracing a harmonious existence. Drawing inspiration from Kundalini yoga philosophy, guests are invited to forge a connection and find true love and understanding within themselves and the world around them. Step into a timeless realm steeped in history and art, where the common spaces of the mansion embrace guests with conviviality and regenerative harmony.

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • 24 guests

Best for: Yoga, corporate retreats and seminars, large groups of friends and family

From: €50,000/week


  • Pool
  • Is the pool heated?
  • Spa or Gym Facilities
  • Safe
  • On site security / porter
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bikes

The Property

Nestled in the fertile and lush Valle della Cupa, Novoli Yoga & Retreats beckons as a tranquil sanctuary where man and earth walk hand in hand, embracing a harmonious existence. Drawing inspiration from Kundalini yoga philosophy, guests are invited to forge a connection and find true love and understanding within themselves and the world around them. Step into a timeless realm steeped in history and art, where the common spaces of the mansion embrace guests with conviviality and regenerative harmony.


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After nearly six years of meticulous restoration, this extraordinary estate stands as a testament to the transformative power of self-awareness and the divine experiences that await within. The ultimate goal of the property is to become a shining example of mindful living where the spirit is free to manifest joyfully in every human endeavor.

Indulge in the loving embrace of our ten cozy rooms, one apartment, and one suite, where comfort knows no bounds. Novoli Yoga & Retreats is a place where existence, love, and self-expression harmoniously intertwine. Discover a realm of genuine splendor, where guests can reconnect with themselves, others, and the universe, recharging their spirit to illuminate the world beyond. The inner courtyard becomes an idyllic setting for summer breakfasts, adorned with a romantic white wisteria pergola, old-fashioned garden tables and chairs, a barbecue, and a pizza oven. These elements combine to create magical and convivial gatherings, fostering cherished moments and shared memories.

Guests will awaken to breakfasts crafted from the freshest produce harvested from our orchard and organic garden, brightening each day with a burst of natural flavors. As evening sets in, the rooftop bar awaits, providing moments of relaxation against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty. The splendid view of Lecce Cathedral’s bell tower and the surrounding countryside, illuminated by the vibrant hues of Salento's awe-inspiring sunsets offer guests unparalleled views. Throughout the day, guests can craft their own herbal tea or replenish water at the bar stations located on each floor.

Outside, sensory and experiential paths meander through more than five hectares of diverse nature, inviting meditative contemplation amidst intoxicating scents and captivating sensations. Let the melodies of evening birdsong and breathtaking sunsets punctuate your tranquil stay at the resort.

There are a wide range of facilities and activities to cater to the diverse interests of guests. For those who enjoy sports, there is a spacious soccer field for friendly matches. Additionally, the fitness space provides a dedicated area to pursue favorite exercises at one's own pace. For those who prefer the outdoors, the property boasts a 250-meter-long path adorned with fragrant and blooming bushes, providing an ideal setting for jogging, running, exercising, or even roller-skating. Indoor entertainment options abound with the well-equipped game room, featuring billiards, pinball, table football, and ping pong. Additionally, our library offers a serene space for book lovers to immerse themselves in captivating stories and indulge in quiet contemplation.

To satiate your culinary desires and unwind with a refreshing drink, we offer two distinctive bars. The first is nestled poolside in the enchanting olive grove, allowing you to sip your favorite beverage while immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. The second is our magnificent Rooftop bar, affording breathtaking views of Salento's mesmerizing sunsets—an ideal spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of nature's spectacle. For those seeking a sense of connection and inspiration, our fire garden features a brasero—an inviting space for communal gatherings, meaningful conversations, and even dances. It also provides a serene ambiance for reading and listening to inspiring texts under the captivating starlit sky.

As a ‘green resort’, Novoli Yoga & Retreats’s relentless pursuit of harmony goes hand in hand with a commitment to ecology and innovation. Every aspect of the structure is designed and built to be eco-friendly, adhering to the highest European standards. Respect for the environment is ingrained within the very fabric of property, with state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels harnessing the abundant solar energy of Salento, leaving no ecological footprint. The owners cherish water as a precious resource, collecting rainwater in three little lakes for agricultural uses. In addition, there is a phyto-purification eco-lagoon and a food-forest. Natural, sparkling, osmotic, or low-fixed residue water are all produced on the property.

Bedrooms Configuration

Novoli Yoga & Retreats is composed of 10 rooms, 1 apartment and 1 suite.

Viola Room
23 sqm with a terrace of 23 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

In the Viola Room, Luxury meets spiritual awakening in perfect harmony, in a remarkable space dedicated to the sixth chakra.

Measuring 23 square metres, the room is complemented by an equally spacious terrace of 23 square metres. Imagine relaxing on the terrace, enveloped by the stunning purple wisteria vine, adorned with fragrant jasmine and purple inflorescence shrubs, and embraced by the gentle breeze. Nestled within this natural oasis, an outdoor shower invites guests to experience the sensation of warm cascading water, accompanied by delicate wisteria petals, evoking a scene reminiscent of a Botticellian Venus.

Inside, a regal king size bed awaits, promising nights of blissful comfort. The bathroom is a true marvel, featuring captivating elements. The self-illuminating washbasin, the trompe l'oeil glass door, the custom-made wrought-iron furniture, and the designer chandelier combined create an enchanting ambiance with a touch of cosmopolitan air, immersing guests in a world of luxury.

Bianca Room
19 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

The Bianca Room is a true testament to the grandeur and where the seventh chakra reigns supreme. Prepare to be enchanted within this regal space, adorned with a king size bed fit for royalty. The room embraces the essence of Salento-style decor, featuring exquisite white shabby finishes that evoke a sense of tranquility. Elements inspired by the local peasant life have been meticulously reinterpreted with refinement, and a stunning, giant 19th-century luminaria graces the head of the bed, casting a soft, mesmerizing glow.

The bathroom, is adorned with artfully arranged white tiles and brushed rose gold fittings. Within this serene sanctuary, a comfortable bathtub awaits, inviting guests to unwind and soak away their cares.

Step out onto the sprawling 30 square metre terrace, and embrace the possibility of sleeping under the stars in a round bed adorned with delicate mosquito nets. A beautiful sliding vase acts as a stylish partition, separating the Bianca Room from the adjacent Blu Room. Should the occupants of both rooms desire moments of conviviality, the vase can be opened, allowing for shared experiences and cherished memories.

Blu Room
18 sqm with a terrace of 19 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

Within the captivating Blu Room, an exquisite sanctuary connected to the fifth chakra awaits guests. Measuring 18 square metre, the Blu Room boasts a generous 19 square metre terrace, providing ample space to unwind and revel in the surrounding beauty.

The room is adorned in mesmerizing shades of Klein blue and gold. The floor, covered in a lustrous resin, reflects the golden hues, casting a warm and inviting glow throughout the space. At the heart of the room stands a magnificent king size bed, crowned by a canopy of blue and gold fabric. The furnishings, exclusively designed by a local artist, are as unique as they are captivating, infusing the room with an artistic flair that enhances the overall experience. The bathroom is a true jewel, where majolica tiles, adorned with intricate patterns, create a mosaic of colors and textures. Golden stucco frames the tiles, adding a touch of refinement.

The Blu Room offers a special feature that sets it apart - a private pool nestled on the terrace. Imagine immersing in its soothing waters, whether it’s during the warmer months or a blissful soak in the hot water during winter.

Verde Room
18 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

Inside the serene Verde Room, an enchanting space is intricately connected to the fourth chakra. Measuring a cozy 18 square meters, the Verde Room boasts a crescent-shaped terrace adorned with a forged iron frieze. Guests are greeted by a king size bed, accompanied by a headboard crafted from precious woods sourced from the Gallipoli cathedral. The open wardrobe shelves and tabletop also bear the same remarkable wood, creating a seamless and sophisticated aesthetic. Illuminating the space are custom-designed lights by the owner, complemented by bucolic-inspired antique furniture pieces, an artist's lamp, and botanical accents, all adding a touch of rustic charm and warmth. Various shades of green envelope the space, creating an atmosphere of tranquility, balance, and rejuvenation.

The bathroom, adorned with a fossil sink and vibrant colored pebbles, is reminiscent of a pristine natural landscape. A small balcony extends from the facade. The floor, crafted from natural resin, adds a touch of contemporary elegance while maintaining a connection to the earth's natural elements.

La Mia Africa Suite
81 sqm | 2 beds | 1 ensuite bathroom

The captivating La Mia Africa Suite is an 81-square-metre haven that immerses you in the enchantment of African inspiration. Beneath the vaulted ceilings, a 22-square-metre living room, invites guests to relax and unwind. The 20-square-metre dressing room provides a touch of elegance and convenience, complete with an additional single bed for added comfort. The centerpiece of the suite is the magnificent 23-square-metre bedroom, featuring an imposing four-poster king size bed. Monkeys playfully adorn upholstery and lamps, while other animals seemingly stroll through the rooms, creating an atmosphere of wonder and intrigue. Throughout the suite, collections of shells and a crystal hot-air balloon-shaped chandelier add a touch of whimsy.

The beautiful bathroom boasts a copper bathtub, an oversized mirror, and a Murano chandelier. Every detail, from the accessories to the antique glass and mirror furnishings, has been meticulously curated to create a profusion of surprising elements that elevate your experience to new heights.

On the facade, a carved Limoges ceramic medallion depicting St. Dominic and Our Lady of the Rosary serves as a reminder that this place is under their protection. St. Dominic, the patron saint of astronomers, watches over the property, where the stars shine brightly.

Jolly Room
27 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

Be prepared to be enchanted by the delightful Jolly Room with its unique features and charming ambiance. A luxurious king size bed invites guests to a restful night's sleep. What truly sets this room apart is its breathtaking frescoed Star Vault, portraying a captivating scene of a quiver with arrows and other ancient weapons, hinting at the possibility that the house may have served as a hunting lodge in its past.

The bed itself appears to be suspended, creating a feeling of weightlessness and ethereal beauty. Transparent glass furniture further enhances the sense of openness and spaciousness. Adding to its allure, the room features a loft area, providing an additional space for relaxation, meditation, or even extending the room itself.

The room is complemented by a bathroom featuring a jacuzzi tub, allowing guests to unwind and rejuvenate. The privileged vantage point of the Jolly Room, offers a picturesque view of the garden complex that lies in front of the resort.

Brittany Room
13 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

The charming Brittany Room is in the historic wing of the property, boasting an intimate size of 13 square metres. This hidden gem on the ground floor offers an exclusive gateway to the ancient citrus grove, granting guests privileged access to its fragrant delights.

Within its walls, a world of opulence awaits guests where they can gaze upon the double star vault, adorned with a mesmerizing blend of pink and blue marbled hues. The Murano chandelier casts a soft, enchanting glow, illuminating the antique Breton bateau bed that awaiting its guests. Adding to the allure, the 17th-century Louis Philippe wardrobe stands as a testament to the timeless elegance of the room. Every detail has been thoughtfully curated, including the scenic bathroom, featuring a sculptured basin that adds a touch of artistry to your daily routines. As you traverse the Ostuni stone floor, you'll be transported back in time, immersed in an atmosphere of antiquity and cherished grandeur.

The furnishings in the Brittany Room are part of the owner's cherished family heritage, originating from this very region. Each piece tells a story, inviting you to become a part of the rich tapestry of history that permeates these walls.

While the Brittany Room may be the smallest in our esteemed establishment, it exudes a warmth and coziness that is unrivaled.

Maria Antonietta Room
24 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

The esteemed Maria Antonietta Room is a spacious retreat spanning 24 square metres. At the heart of this room lies a magnificent king size bed, inviting guests to relax and unwind in absolute luxury. But that's just the beginning—step out onto the private terrace, spanning an impressive 21 square metres, where a haven of tranquility awaits. Delight in the embrace of a charming lounge, nestled beneath a pergola adorned with a tapestry of roses, clematis, jasmine, and thunbergia.

Situated in a secluded location at the entrance to the olive grove, the Maria Antonietta Room offers a sense of serenity and privacy like no other. The double barrel vault adds an architectural masterpiece to the space, captivating the eye and immersing you in its timeless beauty. Inside, you'll discover a boudoir-style double bed, adorned in powdery colors that exude an air of sophistication. The room is tastefully adorned with copper and crystal chandeliers and sconces, casting a warm and enchanting glow throughout. Baroque armchairs artfully mingle with modern antiques, creating a unique blend of classic and contemporary aesthetics that epitomize refined taste.

Inside the the jeweled bathroom, an exquisite fusion of bronze and powder colors await its guests. As you traverse the Ostuni stone floor, you'll feel a sense of timeless grandeur underfoot, further enhancing your enchanting experience.

Rossa Room
21 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

Experience a harmonious connection with your inner self in the enchanting Rossa Room, where every detail has been thoughtfully curated to align with the Mulhadara chakra—the first energy center. The king-size bed invites guests to relax and rejuvenate within luxurious surroundings. This 21 square metre haven is nestled on the ground floor of the new wing, providing direct access to the inner courtyard. Bask in the serenity of the space which shares a patio with the Arancione Room and Gialla Room, and enjoy its exclusive access to the solarium and a tranquil lounge area.

The Rossa Room is infused with Indian charm, featuring authentic antique furniture and textiles that the owners personally acquired during their numerous trips to the Indian subcontinent with each piece carries its own captivating story. The resin floors, adorned with natural pigments, provide a pleasant sensation as you walk barefoot—a house policy that enhances the overall ambiance of comfort and relaxation. In the Rossa Room’s bathroom, you'll discover a double sink and shower, carefully imbued with the Indian atmosphere that permeates the space.

Arancione Room
23 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

The captivating Arancione Room, aligned with the Svadhishtana chakra, celebrates the color orange—a hue that symbolizes creativity, passion, and vitality.
Step into a realm of comfort and luxury, where a king-size bed awaits its guests. This 23 square metre room, nestled within the new wing of the building, shares the same delightful outdoor spaces as the Rossa and Gialla rooms. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the patio, unwind in the solarium with its tranquil waterfall, or find solace in the shade of the magnificent mulberry tree in the inviting sitting area.

Drawing inspiration from the vast and vibrant continent of Africa, the Arancione Room reflects the owners' deep affection and experiences from their travels and time spent living there with its rich cultural tapestry, the custom-made furniture crafted from high-quality paddock wood, an Ethiopian-print armchair, and furnishings sourced from the continent.
Indulge in the spaciousness of the Arancione Room, complete with a generous dressing room. The bathroom is adorned with precious majolica tiles, a custom-made sink and bathtub, and shower. The natural resin floor throughout the room provides a sense of freedom and liberation, allowing you to enjoy the space barefoot and truly connect with your surroundings.

Gialla Room
22 sqm | 1 bed | 1 ensuite bathroom

The Gialla Room is a haven that harmonizes with the Manipura chakra, the third energy center associated with personal empowerment and confidence.

Guests’ comfort is ensured with its king size bed. Situated in the new wing of the building on the ground floor, this 22 square metre room offers a delightful view of the courtyard and shares the same enchanting outdoor spaces as the Rossa and Arancione rooms.

Inspired by the mystique of Asia, the Gialla Room transports you to a realm of cheerfulness and harmony. Jute, straw, bamboo, Balinese roots, and treasured travel memories adorn the space, creating an ambiance that immediately evokes an energetic and uplifting spirit—the very essence of the Manipura chakra.

The Gialla Room's bathroom is pleasantly surprising with its modern and meticulously designed space featuring a captivating blend of white and yellow tones. Affectionately referred to as the "boiled egg bathroom," its unique charm adds a touch of playfulness to your experience. Indulge in the refreshing and spacious shower, complete with comfortable seating, offering a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation. The Ostuni stone floor underfoot adds a touch of authenticity, grounding you in a sense of serenity and tranquility.

Mexico a Novoli
54 sqm | 2 beds | 1 ensuite bathroom

Experience the vibrant essence of Mexico in Novoli, a Latin American-inspired oasis that pays homage to the beloved country of Tarandev. Situated on the ground floor, this accommodation radiates the rich cultural tapestry of Mexico and offers a truly unforgettable experience.

The magnificent prickly pear tree, just outside the window, served as a source of inspiration for the design and ambiance of this space. Providing a space for conducting workshops in holistic or artistic subjects. Spanning a generous 54 square metres, it comprises various delightful spaces including a small living room adorned with joyful and vibrant colors. The sofa bed provides additional accommodation for two, ensuring comfort for all.

A kitchen adorned with typical Salento majolica tiles, reminiscent of the geometric shapes found in Mayan temples, invites guests to indulge in the pleasure of preparing their own meals and savor moments of privacy within the comfort of their own space.

The highlight is the magnificent bedroom, featuring an extraordinary extra king size bed. Inspired by Mayan temples, this bed is a unique piece specially designed by the owner, reflecting the artistic passion and dedication to creating a truly memorable experience. Adorning the walls are original travel mementos from Mexico and Peru, infusing the space with stories and memories from the owner's explorations. The bathroom exudes an atmospheric aura, with a playful tub set against a backdrop of colorful local tiles. A scenic lamp, resembling a full moon suspended in the sky, adds an enchanting touch.

Facilities and Services

The La Mia Africa Suite, Mexico a Novoli, and all of the other rooms, except the Maria Antonietta Room, are thoughtfully designed and equipped with air conditioning, free wifi, a kettle with tea and coffee, a safe, a bathroom kit and towel set, a frigobar, and luggage storage.
The Maria Antonietta Room also offers the same level of comfort and convenience, including air conditioning, free WiFi, a kettle with tea and coffee, towel set, bathroom kit, frigo bar, and a safe.
Reception is available to guests 24 hours/day.

Pool and Spa

Nestled within the serene olive grove, guests will find a magnificent 17-meter pool thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. As you approach, you'll be captivated by its unique features, including a cascading wall, an enchanting overflow design, and inviting hammocks that beckon relaxation.

The Blu Room features its own private pool on its terrace – unique to this room only.
For wellness enthusiasts, prepare to be amazed by the spa, a space that has transformed grape extraction tanks into a haven of rejuvenation and relaxation. Here, beauty permeates every corner, as it is revered as the fundamental ingredient for the salvation of the ‘whole’.

The transformed the historic wine-pressing room into a truly special space, where guests can embark on a self-guided journey by personalizing their experience and enjoy the facilities privately or with friends. Begin in the relaxation room, where tranquility sets the tone for the spa visit. Continue to the room equipped with heated benches and loungers, perfect for indulging in scrubs or treatments (booking a therapist in advance is required). Then, immerse in the pool adorned with water games, including a refreshing waterfall and invigorating whirlpools. Experience the frigidarium, where one can rejuvenate their senses with a dip in cold water, followed by a visit to the hammam and the sensory showers.

Nestled within our olive grove, you'll discover another spa oasis. Here, you can unwind in the 9-seat Finnish sauna, luxuriate in the outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by ancient olive trees, and bask in the sun on our beautiful solarium. Find respite under the shade of bougainvillea trees in our cozy sitting area. An additional room awaits, offering a magnificent stone pool specially designed for balneotherapy and various massages inspired by different traditions. Here is where the dedicated massage area can be found.

Novoli Yoga & Retreats is proud to offer Kundalini yoga, a unique and transformative practice that awakens the spiritual energy within. Kundalini yoga is a specialized form of yoga that focuses on activating the dormant energy located at the base of the spine. By combining physical postures, controlled breathing techniques, mantra chanting, and meditation, this practice aims to unlock the potential for personal and spiritual growth.

Special Touches

Indulge in delightful mornings with the complimentary breakfast. Every morning, start your day on a delicious note as you savor the flavors of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other organic ingredients.

Good to Know

It is house policy to walk barefoot inside the premises.
For smokers in the group, smoking is only permitted on the rooftop.



Nearest Airport: Brindisi 45Km. Bari 165Km.
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Novoli Yoga & Retreats is not just a retreat – it's a testament to the owners’ commitment to Mother Earth and the restoration of balance in the world. More than five hectares of verdant land serve as a vital green lung, brimming with biodiversity and rare treasures that will enchant the senses.

At the heart of Novoli Yoga & Retreats lies a magnetic sanctuary, the Church. A haven of peace and timelessness, the restored altar and refined decor create a serene ambiance. The exquisite stained-glass windows, designed by the owner herself, cast ethereal light upon the pink Sicilian marble floors and white walls. An important candelabra and an ancient bell restored to the roof complete this sacred space, where ancient books and cherished furnishings are carefully preserved. Just outside the church, you'll discover an ancient citrus grove, where centuries-old grapefruit, lemons, and oranges infuse the air with their intoxicating fragrance, inviting you to experience a moment of tranquility.

Follow the romantic ‘Path of Lovers’, adorned with roses, honeysuckles, and a myriad of flowers, leading to an ancient gate that opens to a restored medieval village. This historical site radiates ancient fervor and simplicity.

Delve into the garden used for synergistic agriculture, where 28 raised culture boxes produce organic vegetables and herbs, destined to delight the guests’ taste buds during breakfasts and meals at the resort’s restaurant. Take a moment to pause by the pond, providing a haven for local fauna and contributing to the thriving ecosystem.

Explore the orchards, where the richness of Salento soil reveals itself through quinces and small, delectable pears. Wander through the Sicilian Garden, a triangular haven filled with prickly pears, almond trees, and pistachio trees, with beehives producing the estate's exquisite honey. Engage in fitness and wellness on the health trail, a 250-meter path lined with fragrant shrubs, allowing you to exercise amidst nature's splendor.

Lose yourself in the Mediterranean Grove, a tapestry of eucalyptus and false pepper trees, adorned with fragrant shrubs of the Mediterranean scrub, providing a sanctuary for local birdlife. In the Organic Garden, accompanied by a soothing pond used for Phyto depuration, take leisurely strolls and revel in the bucolic ambiance. Finally, the Lower Garden holds hidden treasures, inviting you to explore and uncover its delights.

Experience the enchantment of our wonderful olive grove, boasting over 500 thriving trees. This magical space beckons you to find solace, practice meditation, and listen to the symphony of nature while enjoying moments of pure peace. As the seasons unfold, the ancient perimeter walls come alive with the vibrant hues of pomegranates and the delicate scent of tuberoses, adding a touch of elegance to your journey.

At Novoli Yoga & Retreats, the owners believe that dining is an essential part of the holistic experience offered. The resort features a spacious restaurant, as well as enchanting outdoor locations where you can savor authentic breakfasts or lunches crafted from fresh, predominantly home-grown ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the owners' origins in the land of Oil (Salento) and the land of Salt (the Marais Salants of Guerande in Brittany), our restaurant bears the evocative name Olio e Sale. From Mediterranean influences to French savoir-faire, every bite will transport you to a realm of gastronomic bliss.

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2024 Rates per week:€50000
Exclusive use of the spa, not including therapies:An additional €8000/week

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Weekly rental: €50,000
Exclusive use of the Spa: €8000/week. Therapies not included.

Included in the fee:
- daily maid
- daily breakfast
- utilities
- taxes
- Concierge Service
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is required 50 days prior to the check-in.
It is possible to rent single Rooms, on a non-exclusive basis. Enquire within.


A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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