Singing Ourselves Home
with Sophia Efthimiou
18-24 September 2024
Five days of soul-singing in the heart of Puglia, Italy
18-24 September 2024
Starting from £795
Soothe the soul and elevate the spirits
Villa Sant’ Annina is delighted to be collaborating with the wonderful Sophia Efthimiou for the second time on a singing holiday in Puglia in September 2024.
Sophia is a beautiful soul with a unique ability to bring people together through the medium of song. She creates welcoming and joyful spaces for harmony singing, with equal encouragement for new and experienced singers alike. Her playful teaching style helps students relax and feel into the depth of the music, creating deep, connected experiences for all involved.
With a truly global repertoire of music to draw on, Sophia will bring songs from different cultures and traditions. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with a diverse and very fresh sound. As Sophia says herself,
"Singing holidays are a wonderful opportunity to deepen our relationship with our voice. Away from our regular schedules and habits, with all the practicalities of life taken care of, we can sink more deeply into the present moment, where creativity arises."
Read the sample itinerary here.
Watch this highlights video from
Singing Ourselves Home 2023
You’ll be singing 2-3 hours per day in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Puglia, Italy. Villa Sant’ Annina is a unique holiday home based up in the foothills of the Valle d’Itria, near the charming, medieval town of Cisternino.
The villa sits behind forested hills which overlook the southern Adriatic sea. It is a private space with its own extensive grounds, swimming pool and tennis court.
This is a holiday after all, so there will be plenty of time for rest and relaxation. Enjoy spectacular views and even better sunsets from the rooftop terrace or cool off with a soak in the large, kidney-shaped pool.
The extensive grounds are a joy to explore with ancient olive trees, abundant fig trees and blooming, white-blossoming almond trees amongst the charming drystone walls and fields of wildflowers. It’s the perfect place to find your voice and sing with joy.
There will be two optional yoga classes with the wonderful Marilena Marici of Shri Yoga, as well as three optional activity afternoons, during your stay.
Begin each day at your own pace before the morning's singing session starts around 11 am. You should expect to sing for around 2 hours.
Each day there is time after lunch to rest during the afternoon's siesta. In Italy, this is typically between 1 pm - 4 pm as this is the hottest time of day. However, this is simply free time for guests to use how they wish. You could enjoy a swim, work on your tan, or organise a knockabout on the tennis court.
On three afternoons, there are optional visits to the beautiful local towns and countryside. On two days there is an evening singing session (1 hour long) alongside the morning singing session.
Sample la dolce vita - the sweet life
Testimonials from Singing Ourselves Home - September 2023
Don't just take it from us! Get a feel for what to expect from some of last year's singers.