Italy Retreat 2016

Tuscan vineyards Italy Retreat 2016

Join me for my 8th Annual Italy Retreat 2016 for Women (SOLD OUT) Inquire for 2017 Retreat
September 5-16, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of living in a Tuscan villa? I have. And I’m excited to invite you to live your dream! From September 5-16, 2016 you and a small group of like-minded fun-loving women can enjoy the trip of a lifetime during my 8th Annual Italy Retreat For Women to Live La Dolce Vita, the Sweet Life.

We have our own personal Italian chef at the Tuscan Villa, spectacular panoramic views of mountains and the gorgeous Valdichiana (Golden Valley) in Tuscany, ten minutes from Cortona, Italy. We enjoy our own private swimming pool, and walk the trails that meander through grape vineyards and olive groves, on the grounds of our 16th Century beautifully renovated villa–the fruits of which we will be savoring with our meals.

During our day trips, in a private van, we explore the nearby towns of Greve, Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona, Assisi, and a healing thermal springs to melt away any stress that the silence of the villa has not yet taken care of. A day to relax and rejuvenate. Oh, and a cooking class will round out our la dolce vita adventure.

Italian Riviera, Italy

Before we travel to our Tuscan Villa, we spend our first four nights in a lovely hotel on the Italian Riviera in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre. While here we adventure to other seaside villages along the coast—Portovenere, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore. We swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, hike one of the trails around the mountainside to the neighboring village, eat delicious local food, take ferry and train rides, and shop in the quaint stores filled with local products

Bring your open, willing, friendly mind.

As you probably already know, travel is transformational. When you travel, and allow yourself to immerse in another culture, you change. For the better.

During my most recent Italy Retreat, Ann shared her experience, “My time with Lenora was definitely one of the best trips ever. I enjoyed the beauty, the variety of experience, the physicality of getting around. It was all balanced with the experience of doing coaching sessions and workshops—fun and experience with some depth and insights.”

‘The Sweet Life’, la dolce vita, is all about enjoying an enriched life, changing limiting beliefs, and living a happier life, living your dreams–Unlimited La Dolce Vita!  It means savoring  adventure, making life at home sweeter, having fun with friends, cooking together, walking together, learning together –all in the spirit of la dolce vita.  The ultimate la dolce vita experience is to come to Italy with me!

As if Italy in itself isn’t enough to transform a woman’s desire for la dolce vita, the addition of small amounts of time set aside throughout the trip to learn and adopt practices that I have used for 25 years to free women from their limiting beliefs, makes the results of being in Italy even more profound. Like a fine delicious Italian meal served in increments over a long evening spent sharing stories, digesting, and enjoying each other’s company, I serve my 12-hour workshop on dissolving limiting beliefs and living the sweet life in small tastes simmering over the course of the trip.

So, we will visit three of the 20 regions of Italy–Liguria, Tuscany and Umbria.

WORKSHOP PART: Details of the WORKSHOP aspect of this Italy Retreat can be found at this post.

We will also stay in a lovely hotel in Monterosso on the Italian Riviera, the northernmost village of the Cinque Terre, for four nights. While there, we’ll take short trips to Portovenere, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

On your own, you can arrive a day early, on Sunday, September 4 and visit Pisa so you can enjoy the leaning tower of Pisa, and the Duomo (Church) and Baptistry right next to it. This will give you an extra night’s rest before we journey together on Monday morning, September 5 to the Cinque Terre from Pisa, Italy.

Italy Retreat 2016 Pricing:

  • DOUBLE room with roommate  is $2450 USD. (See below what is included)
  • SINGLE room is $3450 USD.

INCLUDED in above price:

  • 11 nights in hotel & villa
  • 12-hour Sweet Life Workshop
  • 11 Breakfasts in hotel & villa
  • 7 Dinners in the villa
  • 2 Privately Guided Tours (Siena, Assisi)
  • 5 day trips with driver from the villa to Siena, Assisi, Thermal Springs Spa Day, Cortona, & one other town in Tuscany.

 NOT INCLUDED in above price: Bring to ITALY (estimated $545)

  • 4 Dinners in Cinque Terre, 11 Lunches, ground transport, train, ferry in Cinque Terre (estimated$545)

Estimated Amount:

  • $2450 Double room including list above
  • +  545 Amount needed in Italy (see NOT included amount)
  • $2995  Subtotal for those in Double rooms OR
    $3995 Subtotal for those in Single Room

NOT INCLUDED in either price above:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (estimated $100) Buy from Insure My Trip at 800-487-4722 to include medical evacuation
  • Airport Shuttles  (estimated $100) To and from Pisa, and from Tuscan Villa to Florence Airport

This does not include souvenirs and shopping!

$500  Non-refundable Deposit due NOW to hold your reservation. I prefer check or money order. If you pay by Pay Pal or credit card, you will need to add 3% to the total sent to me.


We will all meet at the Pisa Train Station on Monday, September 5, by 11:00am as we will take the train together to the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. (If you want to spend Sunday night, September 4 in Pisa for a rest and to be sure you make it in time, we will discuss that).

I’m recommending arriving into Pisa International Airport on either Sunday, September 4 or Monday, September 5, but departing from Florence Airport on Friday, September 16. Florence is closer to the villa.

We all make our own flight reservations, but we discuss before hand. Secondly, you need to do two coaching sessions with me before paying, discounted two for $75. To learn more about my sweet life happiness coaching.

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