Beneath The Tuscan Sky

Women's Wellness Retreat

June 14--21, 2015

See Italy at its heart, the way it was meant to be seen.
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A one-of-a-kind experience

Spend 8 days and 7 nights in the Italian countryside. Refresh your spirit, uplift your soul, and reward your body with this memorable experience.
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Let the magic wrap you like a warm hug

Whether it is the Liberty-style symmetry, its position on a hilltop, the history, or the warm feeling it exudes, the Villa is a special place. It has a lovely balance of privacy with modern amenities and proximity to cultural treasures.

And the views: on one side is Lago Tresimino with its sunlight-on-the-water views and on the other--a picture perfect panorama of vineyards, olive orchards, villages and rolling hills that might be justified in thinking it's a painted scrim.

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Relax and enjoy:

  • Fresh pressed juice on the veranda overlooking the rolling hills, vineyards, and olive orchards of Castiglione del Lago.
  • Mind/body yoga in the shade of the Villa's own olive orchard.
  • A bike ride along the Italian countryside for a special lunch at the quaint Picola Trattoria Guastini.
  • Ancient Roman hot springs in a nearby town (you'll not find this on the internet, known only to locals).
  • A trip to Cortona (yes, it's more beautiful than in the movie) for lunch, shopping and a visit to an Etruscan well dating back to 400BC.
  • Daily fitness training, body conditioning, and meditation.
  • A cooking class on Italian specialties from our chef Rosanna Urbinati
  • Fresh, organic, on-program whole food meals
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Pleased with what I saw and felt:

On my reconnaissance trip (I say smiling) I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the countryside. I knew this was a place for an unforgettable retreat and couldn't wait to share it with you. I'm planning a restorative experience that brings you in touch with that perky, lovely gal that you are.
Most of these pics were snapped on my iphone, no special lenses or retouching. The first photo on the page (above) was snapped as I looked out the bedroom window. It's truly this beautiful in Castiglione del Lago, on the border between Tuscany and Umbria.
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A few particulars:

We depart LAX (or the airport of your choice) June 14th, 2015 and will rendezvous at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, also known as Fiumicino the following day. A driver will pick us up and deliver us to the Villa. More information to come regarding events of the week and what to bring. June is the first month of summer, poppies and lavender will be in bloom. All transfers to and from events as outlined in our retreat agenda are covered as well as most meals at the Villa. All rooms are deluxe suites. Prices start at 3350.00. Shared room discounts available. A nonrefundable 1,000. deposit will secure your place. Airfare is not included. For information on group airfare rates contact Patty Leoni (818) 802-8800 or

For any other information contact Loa (818) 399-5345 or

This event will sell out. As of 7-25-14, I have nine spaces available.

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You're just going to have to experience it for yourself...