Dirty Feet Wellness & Yoga Retreat

Kimberly Manthey // Urbino, Italy

In short

Escape to the Italian countryside with our well-rounded Italian Yoga Retreat. Urbino is located in a stunning hilly area, at the foothills of the Northern Apennines and the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines. This picturesque medieval city in the Marche region of Italy is a World Heritage Site, nestled on a high, sloping hillside. Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale, rebuilt by Luciano Laurana.

During this retreat, we will stay seven nights in a comfortable 4-star country side resort. Practise daily yoga overlooking the Umbrian hills, stroll through the streets of Urbino learning about the magnificent history and visit the famous Raphael's house and artworks. We will explore the local vineyards for wine tasting and for those wanting to see nature, we will set off for a Kayaking tour. One full day is allocated for unwinding in the onsite spa/sauna or by the pool. Urbino is well-known for its divine cuisine; each night, we will recharge with a slow-paced Italian style of dining and living.

Single, twin, triple and quad shared rooms available. Note* If you would like to share a room, it's required that you fill the other spaces. If you are a solo traveller and would like to share, please get in touch, we will try our best to find you a suitable roommate. Alternatively, the single room rate will apply.

This retreat is suitable for all ages and levels of practitioners.



  • Daily yoga
  • 7 night accommodation
  • Fine dining & local cuisine (two meals per day)
  • Kayaking tour
  • 2-hour sauna/spa pass
  • Wine tasting tour
  • Walking tour of Urbino
  • Cooking class
  • Day trip to Pesaro with lunch at Gibas fine dining

In depth

Let the Journey Start


Hi, I am Kimberly Manthey, your retreat host.

Day 1

Ciao! Welcome to Urbino. Check-in and unpack before meeting for an afternoon stroll to explore the resort and a poolside apéritif. Yoga and group dinner at the well re-known onsite restaurant.

Day 2

Unwind and settle into the relaxing Italian way of life. Morning yoga overlooking the Umbrian foothills, followed by breakfast. Take some time this morning to get familiar with your surroundings and enjoy a 2-hour spa/sauna session. Early evening yoga and later the group takes a walk to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a night of local dinning.

Day 3

Let's Explore. Wake up with the sounds of nature and meet for your morning yoga practice. Today you will set off by bus to a kayaking tour followed by group lunch. Enjoy your afternoon by the pool or in the spa, and spend dinner as you wish.

Day 4

A day to replenish. Morning yoga workshop followed by breakfast. Enjoy some quiet time by the pool or explore the resort. Later you will head to Urbino for a walking tour of the Medieval Walled city and group dinner. Transfers back to the resort.

Day 5

To the coast, we go. Morning yoga practice, followed by breakfast. Pack your day bag because we are off to visit the East coast of Italy. The first stop is the city of Pesaro, free time to hit the shops, relax on the beach or visit the beautiful sites of Pesaro. Later we will depart for the national park for a fine dining lunch at Gibas, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Spend the evening as you wish.

Day 6

Italian style. Morning yoga practice followed by breakfast. Today you will have an Italian cooking class, followed by a resort and wine tasting tour. Group dinner at the stunning Nonno Ciro and later transfered back to your resort.

Day 7

Your final day on retreat. Awake to an extended morning yoga practice followed by breakfast. This day is solely for you. Spend your final retreat day as you wish, relaxing by the pool or in the spa, book an additional tour like horse riding, E-biking, take a hike or visit another town nearby. Afternoon yoga practice and closing circle followed by our final group dinner.

Day 8

It's time to say goodbye. Enjoy our last breakfast as a group, and depart for your next destination with the sweet memories of Italy.

The Host

Kimberly Manthey

Kimberly Manthey, founder of Dirty Feet Yoga and Wellness has been instructing yoga teachers and everyday people for over 25 years. Pulling from multiple styles of Yoga, Kimberly’s mission is to bring together the body, mind, and spirit each and every time she crosses your path.

She began yoga in 1997 as a means of stress reduction when her high powered corporate career, grief over the death of her father, and a brand new marriage all collided and caused her to re-evaluate her purpose.

In addition to leading several yoga retreats nationwide, and internationally, she has coached corporate sales teams, schools, and hundreds of individuals, and brings with her, a unique blend of humor and story telling. Comfortable instructing to all levels of yoga, her classes can range from gentle and soothing to powerful and dynamic.

She looks forward to meeting you wherever you are on your journey in life. Namaste!