Tuscan Villa Holiday
La Bella Vita
Live a healthy version of La Bella Vita — with sunrise yoga and walks in wildflower meadows, days rich in sunshine and poolside lounging, afternoons melting into the perfect massage or siesta and nights sharing our wine and food family-style under the stars — true luxury in elegant simplicity.
Flow of a day
On this Mediterranean-style retreat enjoy a leisurely morning, savor an Italian cappuccino and the soothing quiet of the Tuscan countryside. Take a morning stroll through the fields and forest, enjoying the luxury of pure peace and breathtaking beauty. At 10:30, we meet in the yoga studio for a beautifully blended hatha-vinyasa yoga clas.
Sit down to a lunch of mouthwatering salads, soups and other healthy Tuscan delights. Many people prefer to stay in and relax in the afternoon, to swim, read, stroll or try their hand at bocce ball. But for those who like to explore in this historic region, we invite you to a surprise excursion and wine-tasting event at the villa with the charming Pietro, who will introduce you to the nuances of Tuscany’s beloved Sangiovese grape. Add-on activities, available on request, include massage, horseback riding and a cooking class with our villa chef, Marion Riedmiller.
At sunset we reconvene for a relaxing Yin yoga, pranayama and meditation session to prepare us for a magical evening ahead. . . enjoying our dinner family-style under the stars, in full appreciation of la bella vita!
Historic Hilltop Villa
Sleep in history, luxury and comfort! Our 800-year-old stone villa, on a rural country estate between Florence and Siena, has been elegantly restored with authentic materials and modern amenities. All ten rooms have peaceful views that take you back in time – while charming you into the present moment.
June 16—22, 2019
Near Florence & Siena
Spaces are limited!
PRICING & LOGISTICS
We pick you up in Florence and bring you 1.5 hours to our private villa.
Meet at the Florence train station (SMN) at 2:30 for group pick-up.
We offer two return vans back to Florence, 8:00 am and 11:30 am (on a first come basis).
We support you in living your unique balance of downtime, connection and fun!
Included in the package is a surprise cultural day excursion into the local area plus a delicious wine tasting with wine master Pietro, in the villa's beautiful wine cellar.
All afternoons are free to bask poolside with a book, enjoy an afternoon massage or siesta, try your hand at Italian cooking or have an adventure on horse-back.
Well-traveled nomad, Nina Butler, weaves breath, strength, flexibility and awareness into a moving meditation that accommodates beginners and advanced practitioners. While her practice is strong, her teaching is sensitive and heart-oriented, supporting students to practice within their personal pace and rhythm. Read more about Nina here.