Immerse your mind, body and soul in the picturesque beauty of Italy and experience a rejuvenating retreat unlike any other. Join me on an unforgettable journey where we'll delve into the heart of nature, exploring organic farms bursting with vibrant blooms that will ignite your creativity and feed your soul. We will play with flowers (of course!), indulge in the region's finest wines through an enchanting vineyard tour, savor the essence of Italian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class, and discover the joy of crafting floral designs/installations inspired by the lush surroundings. Together, we'll embrace the simplicity and authenticity of life, returning to our roots amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with nature, nourish your soul, and cultivate lasting memories in one of the world's most enchanting destinations. Sign up now and embark on a journey of inspiration and renewal.
Join us in the spectacular Tuscan countryside for a week of nature, architecture, art, history, culture, cuisine...and flora! Together, we'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Val d'Orcia, an off-the-beaten-path part of Tuscany that's featured in movies like "Gladiator," "The English Patient," and Franco Zefferelli's "Romeo and Juliet," and the recent Netflix series, "Medici." We'll visit hidden gems like a nearby Romanesque abbey, tour a prestigious Montalcino winery, and enjoy the most charming, medieval and Renaissance-era towns of Tuscany like Siena and Pienza.
We'll have the exclusive use of a gorgeous old country house villa located on a 900 hectare family-owned estate. An hour and a half from Florence, and fifteen minutes from Montalcino (renowned for its rich Brunello wine) the villa is nestled amid some of the world's most inspiring landscapes. Surrounded by the family's olive groves and vineyards, the villa has a pool and several panoramic sitting areas, the grounds are perfect for plenty of peace and quiet...a great place to dance like nobody's watching.
The villa also has wifi, a washing machine (no dryer!), air-conditioning and we'll have our own private chef.
Authentically Tuscan, the villa has been beautifully refurbished but still maintains its original character. With both single and double rooms, private and shared bathrooms, the villa can sleep up to eighteen guests.
The villa has a swimming pool and plenty of places to lounge and play. A converted barn is now an extra living area / yoga studio and also houses a ping pong table.
Each of the villa's rooms is spacious and comfortable. Some boast views across the valley while others face the thick trees in the back. Crickets and frogs can be heard in the evenings.
Using the villa as a base during the week, for five days and nights, we'll embrace slow travel, engaging in authentic ways with the region's art, history, cuisine, gardens, landscapes and people. Amber will lead us in foraging for flora, creating and designing our own wild bouquets using what we gather from the glorious Italian fall landscape.
Designed to be a soul-nourishing, sensory week, on this retreat you will let go of the demands of your days and be taken care of while enjoying the company of other like-minded individuals.
We'll visit hidden gems like a nearby Romanesque abbey, tour a prestigious Montalcino winery, and enjoy the most charming, medieval and Renaissance-era towns of Tuscany like Montepulciano, Siena and Pienza.
We'll have a top local chef cooking us typical, Tuscan cuisine -- including beautiful breakfast spreads and delectable dinners. Local wine and spirits are included, no extra cost.
We'll have a cooking class at a nearby, top-rated historical castle winery. Afterwards, we'll eat what we've made and enjoy tasting the wineries perfectly paired wines.
Shared rooms start from £2950
Prices are per person and include:
ROUNDTRIP PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM FLORENCE TO VILLA
FIVE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
ALL MEALS EXCEPT ONE LUNCH
PRIVATE WINE TASTING OF BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
PRIVATE ORGANIC FARM TOUR WITH PECORINO CHEESE TASTING
GUIDED TOUR OF SIENA
ENTRANCE TO GIARDINI LA FOCE
LUNCH & TASTING AT PRESTIGIOUS WINERY
FORAGING & BOUQUET MAKING WITH AMBER
VISIT TO A LOCAL FLOWER FARM
COOKING CLASS, WINERY TOUR & BRUNELLO TASTING
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ORGANIZED EXCURSIONS