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Tuscan Writing Retreat: Summer 2023

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

Join us for an experience of a lifetime in this incredible Destination Writing Retreat - Write, workshop, eat, drink, swim, walk, explore, nap, get massages...repeat.


Writer, meet Tuscany!

Bask in the Tuscan sun, explore medieval villages, taste famous wines, take a cooking class, eat local food, meander through olive groves...and write! Inspiration is everywhere in this breathtaking region of Italy. And yes, this is the actual villa!


Our Days Under the Tuscan Sun


Vacations are meant for leisure and travel is meant for exploring. And writing begs for stability and flourishes in community - Our writing retreat will be a beautiful balance of these elements.


• Each day, you will have ample time to write and even read! (a great source of inspiration)

• You will have a 1:1 conference with your writing coach (that's me!) specific to your project

• You will have the chance to workshop your writing (two writing workshops will be held)

• Craft Talks will be given that focus on specific points of writing

• Journal Writing Prompts will be provided for each day of the retreat

• Some afternoons will be left open for exploring the Tuscan Countryside, nearby medieval cities,s and Florence if desired


Grid of 6 images with the title "The Villa" Image 1, "The Foyer" shows a spacious open entry with a curved staircase and brightly lit, inviting corridors. Image 2, "The Pool", shows a lit pool at sunset extending off the back of the villa. Warm lighting sets off the villa and seating surrounds the pool. Image 3, "The Kitchen," shows a rustic-yet-spacious kitchen with wood cabinetry, brick work, and multiple windows. Image 4, "Living Room 1," highlights a vaulted ceiling with arched entries, comfortable furnishings, beautiful rugs, and a stone fireplace. Image 5, "The Study," highlight comfortable seating and inlaid stone bookshelves, covered in books form floor to ceiling. Image 6, "The Dining Room," highlights a stunning dining area with large table, floor-to-ceiling windows, and ample lighting.

Sample Day of the Retreat

(with the exception of some afternoons for exploring the area)

  • 9am wake up, coffee or tea, breakfast and grounding journal writing prompt

  • 10am Intention Setting for the day

  • 10:30am-12:30pm Writing Session

  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30-2:30pm Siesta

  • 2:45pm Craft Talk* / Writing Excercise, snack OR Writing Workshop*

  • 4-5pm Writing Time and 1:1 coaching session*

  • 5-7pm Free Time / Swimming / Reading / Strolling / Chatting

  • 7:30/8pm Dinner then maybe a nighttime swim or luxurious bath in your private bathroom before heading to bed (see below)

Grid of 6 images with the title "The Bedrooms." Image 1, "Beige Room" shows a spacious room with open windows, a large cast-iron bed, and beige linens. Image 2, "Blue Room" shows a spacious room with open windows, a large cast-iron bed, comfortable sitting chairs, and white and blue linens. Image 3, "Green Room" shows a spacious room with open windows overlooking the surrounding greenery, a large bed with pink linens, comfortable chairs and small table, and art on the walls. Image 4, "White Room" shows a spacious room with open windows, a large bed, comfortable in-room seating, and white linens.  Image 5, "Orange Room" shows a spacious room with opened arch windows, a large cast-iron bed, comfortable seating, a small table, and orange linens. Image 6, "Twin Room" shows a spacious room with open windows, two smaller cast-iron beds, white linens, and a small area that might be used as a writing nook.

The Details

  • Check in starts Sunday 12pm, July 2nd / Check out Saturday by 10am July 8th

  • The retreat runs from Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, with dinner between 7- 8pm (it is customary to eat around 8pm)

  • You have the option to arrive early, starting Thursday, June 27th (ask about cost for additional nights)

  • Transport can be arranged from the airport to the villa (not included)

  • You have the option to rent a car, with a discount, through Avis (ask for details)

  • There are buses and trains to surrounding towns and cities, including Florence


Meals

  • Chef-prepared meals will be served once per day for the retreat (Monday-Friday)

  • Fresh bread, fruits, veggies, cheese, eggs, meats, etc will be available for self-serve breakfasts and lunches (Monday-Friday)

  • A small pizzeria is a short jaunt away; a larger town with more shops is nearby

  • We will eat out at local restaurants 1-2 nights (not included)

  • Special Requests - If you have any food allergies or need vegan or vegetarian options, please let us know in advance



Travel Insurance & Pricing

Three types of travel insurance are included to protect your trip under specific circumstances. Additional insurance is required (ask for more details).

  • Exact Price depends on room choice (does not include airfare or transport from the airport)

  • Included in the price: the villa, the workshops, the craft talks, the 1:1 coaching, "spot" coaching, daily journal writing prompts

  • See meals (above) for what is included

  • A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot (additional deposit for extra days)

  • Payment plans accepted (request details)

  • Invoiced payments are accepted using credit cards or bank transfers

Grid of 6 images with the title "The Bagni." Image 1, "Gold Bathtub" shows a spacious bathroom with gold decor, a warm paint scheme, fresh flowers, and a beautiful painted wall with a large tub-side window. Image 2, "Blue Bathtub" shows a spacious bathroom with open windows, a pedestal sink with large vanity mirror, a small cabinet, and wall tile. Image 3, "Fancy Tub" shows a spacious bathroom with gold-adorned mirror, pedestal sink, fresh flowers, and beautiful wall paintings. Image 4, "Double sink/Tub" shows a bathroom with dual sinks and counter space in a galley configuration with a large tub and window at the end. Image 5, "INDULGE" shows a close-up of candles, tea, and fresh flowers next to a filling bathtub. Image 6, "Shower" shows a bathroom with standing glass shower, open windows, a basin sink, fresh flowers, and beautiful views.

Ready to learn more?

Spots at this exclusive writing retreat are filling up fast. To learn more, click Register Now using the button below and fill out the form to schedule your free consult call. We'll discuss options, costs, payment arrangements and a project you are interested in working on during the retreat! More information coming soon!





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