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8 Days Mind And Body Wellness Meditation Retreat In Tuscany, Italy

Villa Montecastello, Strada di Pieve a Castello, 53035 Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy

Meditation Retreat in Italy

Join health, wellness, and weight loss expert, Liz Josefsberg, in the Tuscan countryside for an unforgettable, life changing adventure. During this week-long journey, you will be inspired, uplifted, and challenged to be your best you. Daily meditations and workouts will be balanced with some of life's great pleasures because enjoying the best things in life is a key ingredient to achieving your goals.

Meet the instructors

Liz
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Highlights

  • Daily workout and meditation sessions
  • Morning group wellness session and afternoon pool aerobics
  • 1 60-minute massage and 2 one on one personalized sessions with Liz
  • Vineyard tour and tasting and visit Siena for an afternoon of exploration
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Library

Villa Montecastello will be your private Tuscan oasis during this week-long retreat. Hopefully, you will immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature, eat to your heart’s content, and to relax by the pool with a glass of Prosecco and soak in the sprawling views of the Tuscan countryside. Each room is uniquely furnished with the utmost attention to detail.

All rooms offer luxury hand-ironed linens, hand-made olive oil soap and shampoo, freshly cut flowers, and air conditioning. Villa Montecastello offers eight room options of varying sizes and pricing, each is filled with beautiful antiques, warmth, and charm. The Villa Montecastello has many shared sitting areas both inside and out, a library filled with books about Italy, food and wine, as well as a professional chef’s kitchen where your cooking classes will take place.

Program

During this magical week, Liz will lead you on a personal journey of a lifetime, educating, empowering, and inspiring you to live your healthiest life through simple ideas, all while showing you that this can be done while having the time of your life.

Daily activities

Saturday

Scattered arrival to Villa Montecastello, light lunch upon arrival. Time to relax, freshen up, and soak it all in. Afternoon tour of the property and farm followed by an outdoor meditation surrounded by lavender. Sunset prosecco reception and welcome dinner at Villa Montecastello.

Sunday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10:00 Daily workout and meditation followed by a group wellness session
  • Lunch at Villa Montecastello
  • Private one on one sessions with Liz begin
  • Massage sessions begin
  • Free time to enjoy the pool, a good book, and good company
  • 18:45 Meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner at Villa Montecastello

Monday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10:00 Daily workout and meditation followed by a group wellness session
  • Lunch at Villa Montecastello
  • 14:00 Depart for Siena, UNESCO Heritage site, for an afternoon of exploration on your own
  • Dinner out in Siena on your own

Tuesday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10:00 Departure for Montalcino for a vineyard tour and tasting at a boutique Brunello winery
  • Lunch in Montalcino with unbeatable views over wine country followed by free time to explore Montalcino
  • 17:00 Back to Villa Montecastello for pool aerobics and an evening meditation
  • Dinner at Villa Montecastello

Wednesday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10.00 Daily workout and meditation followed by a group wellness session
  • Lunch at Villa Montecastello
  • Afternoon Tuscan cooking class: Learning the importance of food digestibility and healthy fats in your diet, plus the ABC’s of olive oil
  • 18:30 Meditation
  • Dinner at Villa Montecastello, enjoying a meal of our own creation

Thursday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10:00 Morning in the kitchen with Liz for practical meal planning for everyday living
  • 12:00 Depart for a winery tour and tasting with lunch. After that, you will visit the charming medieval walled in hill town San Gimignano for amazing gelato and free time to explore
  • 19:00 Evening Meditation
  • Dinner at Villa Montecastello

Friday

  • 09:00 Breakfast is served
  • 10.00 Daily workout and meditation followed by a group wellness session
  • Lunch at Villa Montecastello
  • Private one on one sessions with Liz begin
  • Massage sessions begin
  • Free time to enjoy the pool, a good book, and good company
  • 19:00 Meditation
  • 20:00 Farewell dinner at Villa Montecastello: make your own pizza in the 1000-year-old restored outdoor pizza oven

Saturday

  • 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 Breakfast, goodbyes, and scattered departure for airports

Included excursions

  • Visit Montalcino for a vineyard tour and tasting at a boutique Brunello winery
  • A winery tour and tasting with lunch and a visit to the charming medieval walled in hill town San Gimignano for amazing gelato and free time to explore

Instructors

Liz Josefsberg

Location

Located one hour south of Florence, the villa is surrounded by olive groves, with vineyards and nature reserves at its base. Villa Montecastello is a full size working organic farm, producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil, as well as a unique and vast assortment of garden produce and herbs which will be used in your meals and cooking classes throughout the week. The villa is home to an array of farm animals including the local breed of Cinta Senesi pig, donkeys, chicken, and guinea fowl.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas

Food

During this retreat, you will be provided with daily breakfast and dinner. You will also get the opportunity to taste your own cooking in the Tuscan cooking class!

Daily breakfast buffet includes locally baked goods and produces, coffee, tea, and juice. Special breakfast items are available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily workouts
  • Daily meditation
  • Cooking and wine class
  • Group talks
  • Day trips to local hamlets and cities
  • Winery visits
  • Transport to Siena to explore the town on your own
  • Visit to the charming medieval walled in hill town San Gimignano for amazing gelato and free time to explore
  • 1 60-minute massage
  • 2 one on one personalized sessions with Liz
  • 7 nights accommodations at Villa Montecastello
  • Welcome Prosecco reception
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • House wine served with dinner from Montecastelli professionally curated selection
  • All local transportation as described in the itinerary
  • Airport pickup and drop off at Florence airport

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra beverages outside of meals
  • Transportation or activities outside of the itinerary

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Peretola Airport (FLR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Montecastelli will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 27, 2019
Departure: Saturday August 3, 2019

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