In between the fantastic yoga classes, wonderful massages and delicious meals you may just want to relax by the pool or curl up in a hammock with a good book.

But if you have the energy all kinds interesting destinations await.

Atri and the neighbouring villages

Atri, our nearest town, is a charming place easy to explore on foot in half a day or more. It is thought to date from about 300 BC and boasts some impressive architecture including a 13th century cathedral as well as interesting museums, shops, cafes and restaurants. The views from the city walls extend more than 180 degrees from the sea to the east to the mountain ranges in the west.

Casoli is a quaint little village within easy reach of Shanticentre - a 10 minute bicycle ride or a good half hour walk. It has a lovely piazza with good coffee bars, a beautiful church and a little lane with large paintings on the walls of the houses, making it a very interesting place to visit.

The coast

We are about 20 minutes drive from the Adriatic coast, where you can find sandy and stony beaches alike and even a nature reserve in Pineto, where the beach is lined with pine groves. This is where we like to do our special beach yoga session, followed by a picnic and some swimming, sunbathing and generally high quality relaxation.

The mountains

We are about 40 minutes away from the foothills of the Apeninne mountain range but you only have to walk a few metres to see the mountains in thier glory! The beautiful Calanchi National Park just outside Atri is a great place where you can walk in nature with a stunning mountain backdrop. We can also arrange day trips to the mountains themselves, where you can relax, picnic and take in the wonderful fresh air.